Today's News

  • Rucker Tibbs Day: Honoring a local legend

        Area residents will have the opportunity to celebrate “a true community legend” this Saturday at New London Airport.

        The Friends of New London Virginia will be holding Rucker Tibbs Day on Saturday, July 6 at the New London Airport.
        Rucker Tibbs is a living legend and, if you show up at the airport, you’ll get to meet him. Tibbs owns Rucker Tibbs Aviation, the fixed base operator at the airport and he’s there every day.

  • Though no longer on the school board, Mickey VanDerwerker has plans to keep busy

        Bright and early Monday morning—even as the City of Bedford sign at the Municipal Building was being taken down, replaced with its new Town of Bedford upgrade—Mickey VanDerwerker was hard at work teaching theater to a group of area youth at Liberty High School.

        VanDerwerker has spent the past 16 years serving as the city’s representative on the Bedford County School Board.

  • Welcome to the Town of Bedford

        Bedford residents woke up Monday morning to find themselves living in a town.

        The city of Bedford is gone; long live the Town of Bedford.
        The long-anticipated reversion of Bedford to town status took effect at midnight Monday with little notice. A few hours later, however, the city sign in front of the municipal building was replaced to officially mark the day.

  • Sports commentary: The crooked game


    Before you know it, Major League Baseball's All-Star Game will be upon us.

    This year, the big fête will be held at New York City's Citi Field, home of the Mets.

    What this means is, in addition to witnessing the mid-summer classic game, we will be force-fed a bunch of pulp designed to glorify all that is New York.

  • Escape to Alcatraz
  • 'D'-Fiant O'Bryant


    Four local soccer lasses were named to the All-State soccer team for the spring season.

    Jefferson Forest's Jessica O'Bryant led the parade.  The just-graduated O'Bryant made the first team as a defender, a fitting ending to a superb career.

  • Big win for Big Islanders


    One is a Jefferson Forest guy.

    The other is an LCA fellow.

    One is built like a linebacker.

    The other looks more like a safety.

    Together, they helped lead Big Island Post 217 to a timely win over Vinton Post 80.

    Cameron Byrd and Tyler Bergin combined to pitch all nine innings in effective fashion to give the Islanders the 7-3 win.  They also posted four RBIs between them.

  • Reducing over-regulation to preserve and create jobs in Virginia’s 5th District

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As I travel throughout Virginia’s 5th District, the negative effects of federal over-regulation in the Dodd-Frank law can be clearly seen along our Main Streets and on our family farms. Fewer businesses are starting and more are struggling – and the lack of access to private capital is negatively impacting our economy by limiting job growth and stifling investment. 

  • Enforcement plays a critical role in immigration reform
  • A long, hot and political summer

    The Summer Solstice passed last week; so we are officially into what promises to be the long, hot summer of 2013.
        Already this year, we have seen devastating tornados, floods, wildfires, and other vicious outbreaks of nature. They seem to follow as consecutive events, one right after another.
        It was reported that May of this year was the third hottest such month ever; surpassed only by May in 2010 and 2012.