Today's News

  • Woman to serve 90 days on animal cruelty charge

        A Thaxton woman received a three-year sentence with all but 90 days suspended on a felony animal cruelty charge in Bedford County Circuit Court Tuesday.

        Shelby Lynn Gordon pleaded guilty to the felony charge and withdrew her appeal of 10 misdemeanor charges from General District Court. Those included four driving suspended charges, four contempt charges and two animal abuse charges.

  • Raintree holds community day event

        Raintree Village Apartments held its fourth annual community day Friday. 

  • Ospreys focus on fundementals at camp

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Ospreys invaded the Westlake YMCA from July 16-20 for their annual boys and girls basketball camps.

    Split into two different three-hour sessions, the girls started the day off from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and after a short hour break the boys took the floor at 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.

  • Volleyball: Staunton River posts winning record at Liberty Camp

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The Staunton River Volleyball team spent the past week in Lynchburg on the campus of Liberty University for the Liberty University Volleyball Camp.

    Stretching from Friday July 14 until Thursday July 19 the Lady Golden Eagles participated in drills and clinics with over 180 campers and teams from all over the state of Virginia and a few teams outside the state.

  • Liberty and Staunton River Fall Tryout Information

    Liberty Minutemen

    Cross Country

    Head Coach: Catherine Padgett

    • Practice starts Monday July 30 (Meet in Coach Padget’s room)

    • Monday-Friday 3 p.m.-5p.m.


    Head Coach: Chris Watts

    • Practice starts Monday July 30 at LHS

    • Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


  • Where’s the civility on the right?

        Poor, pitiful Sarah Huckabee Sanders. After a long, hard day of lying for Donald Trump, she just wanted a decent meal. Alas, she was frustrated by “rude liberals” who need to learn something about civility.
        This is what we’re being told, anyway, by people who always seem to find a way to defend, rationalize and justify this horrific regime in the Oval Office.

  • Getting rid of the police is stupid

        If you’re looking for evidence that the so called “Democratic” Party is utterly irresponsible, check out the recent calls by “Democrats” to abolish ICE.

  • The first to respond

    “I actually saw the first plane aim for the building, and I knew I was going to the largest fire of my life.”

        The above statement was made by FDNY Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Pfeifer. Pfeifer, the last remaining fire chief who responded on 9/11, is now retired.

  • BCSO charges Thaxton man with rape for alleged July 5 incident

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation of an alleged rape that occurred on July 5 in the Forest area of Bedford County.
        According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, the victim and alleged suspect were acquaintances. During the course of the investigation Joshua Adam Caudill, 27, of Thaxton was identified as the suspect.

  • Lynchburg man faces abduction, malicious wounding charges

        On Wednesday, July 11, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Bedford Memorial Hospital advising a woman was being treated in their emergency room. 
        The woman had severe injuries to her face.
        According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, the woman told investigators who had assaulted and strangled her.