Today's News

  • Bowser guilty on child porn charges

        Last August 1, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in which an unknown man had been  found inside a Bedford County residence.

  • March draws more than 100

        A protest march, organized on short notice by Tom Messier, a junior at Liberty High School, (LHS)  drew more than 100 to the Vista Foods parking lot last Wednesday.

        The majority of the marchers were high school students, but a number of adults also attended. The signs some marchers carried followed Messier’s admonition of “no bad words.” They all had positive messages.

  • Lake pictorial

        Bedford artist Lisa Floyd has created what she calls the SML Community Painting.

        It’s in the form of a pictorial map that shows Smith Mountain Lake area businesses, sights and icons. One of the icons is “Freedom” the eight-foot tall fiberglass rooster on Scruggs Road that caused quite a stir when a local businessman first set it up.

  • Softball: Liberty tops Staunton River in historic matchup

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor


    Never before had two teams from Bedford County played in the VHSL state softball tournament. That piece of history was rewritten on Tuesday June 5 as Staunton River took on Liberty at Liberty.


  • High School Regional Scoreboard: May 29-31

    Tuesday May 29


    Girls: Jefferson Forest 3, Salem 1
    (JF) Sophia Palladino: 2 Goals
    (JF) Ava Davis: 1 Goal

    Girls: Western Albermarle 7, Liberty 0

    Boys: Western Albermarle 7, Liberty 0


    Staunton River 7, Tunstall 6
    WP: (SR) Avery Adkins: 6.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 4 Ks (1-4)
    (SR) Kelcey Shephard: 2-4, HR, R, 3 RBI
    (SR) Myia Smith: 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI

  • Group 3A/4A State Track & Field

    Jefferson Forest:

    Girls 400 Meter Dash Finals     
    Kylie Litke- 10th Place-1:01.04         

    Girls 800 Meter Run Finals     
    Allison Polk- 11th Place- 2:31.20     

    Girls 1600 Meter Run Finals     
    Leigha Southall- 11th Place- 5:22.54

    Girls 4x400 Meter Relay Finals
    13th Place- 4:20.93

  • 23rd Annual Bedford Rotary Awards

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Staunton River’s Grayson Overstreet and Liberty’s Rebecca Hensley each added a few more accolades to their already superb senior seasons. Overstreet and Hensley were the recipients of the Grand Award, the highest award offered at this year’s Bedford Rotary Awards. Along with that Hensley took home honors in the girls basketball and softball categories while Overstreet also took home honors in the football category.

  • Softball: Back-to-back walk-offs secure 3C Regional Championship

    By:Christian Taylor
    Sports Intern

    Just when it looked like the Liberty High School softball team had run out of gas, the girls reminded everyone of the strength and grit they have—enough to win Liberty’s first ever regional championship.

    “We’ve had so many come-from-behind type games, nothing like quite to this extent, but they’ve been that type of team this year,” said Coach Mike Thompson.

  • Softball: Staunton River stuns Tunstall to capture berth in 3A State Tournament

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Coming off a convincing 7-1 win over Abingdon in the opening round of the 3D Regional Tournament Staunton River stood face-to-face with the region’s equivalent to  Goliath.

    Top seeded Tunstall, a team that demolished Magna Vista 21-4 in the tournament’s opening round, entered the game averaging 11.15 runs per outing while holding opponents to just five runs.

  • Soccer: Jefferson Forest captures 4D Regional Championship


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    Hugs and cheers filled the Jefferson Forest sideline following at 2-1 victory over Blacksburg to capture the 4D Girls Soccer Regional Championship.


    The body language of the Lady Cavaliers remained poised and controlled. As great as a regional championship is they know it is merely a stepping-stone on their quest to repeat as 4A State Champions.