Today's News

  • He can’t win with ‘the race card’

        After last week’s Congressional testimony by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, some basic facts of Russia’s support for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and its aftermath are clear.
        First, the campaign willingly and enthusiastically accepted help from the foreign government of Russia in order to “get dirt” on Hillary Clinton. That was, very simply, treason. They’ve lied about it ever since.

  • The tweet was calculated

        The current theme in the media about President Donald Trump’s “go back where they came from” tweet is that it was just some reckless spur of the moment thing. In reality, it wasn’t a case where he just couldn’t help himself. It wasn’t some crazy tweet, something that he did on the spur of the moment after getting up to pee in the middle of the night. This tweet was calculated. His goal was to unite the “Democratic” Party.

  • Sales tax holiday is this weekend

        The upcoming 2019 Virginia Sales Tax Holiday begins on Friday, August 2, 2019, at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.
        The annual three-day sales tax holiday aims to help families save money on back-to-school purchases and encourage Virginians to take necessary precautions during hurricane season.

  • 3 prosecutors join Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office

        The Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office has three new prosecutors as part of its team.

        Scott Albrecht, Christopher Dolen and Lawrence Steele have all joined the office within the past two months. Two of them bring experience from the defense side of the judicial system to their role as prosecutors.

  • Martin brings local experience to Bower Center job

        Susan Martin, the new director of the Bower Center, plans to bring her 20 years of non-profit management experience and local business contacts to her new job.

        Martin had been president of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce for 11 years before she left last year to go to work for   Ross  IEF, a private company that had a contract to do workforce development in the Roanoke area.

  • Stickney takes on new role

        Stacey Stickney is excited about her new job.

        She has worked for the Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office for eight years and is now deputy commonwealth’s attorney. She replaces Stephanie Ayers who is now a judge. Judge Ayers serves on the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and works two days in Bedford and two days in Lynchburg every week.
        “It’s nice to have the opportunity to grow and take on a new challenge.” Stickney said.

  • Classic performance

        Jeanne Craig showed an aptitude for playing the piano the first time she tried to play.

  • Treasure of a lifetime

    For 6-year-old Luke Overstreet, his family’s vacation to Myrtle Beach will be one to remember for a lifetime.

  • SRHS Coach Miller uses soccer as a universal language

    By: Rod Short
    Sports Editor

        Actions may speak louder than words, but other times, words aren’t even needed at all. Staunton River Soccer Coach Brian Miller has found that’s sometimes true during summertime stays in Nepal.

  • Bedford players score in All-Area baseball selections

    By: Rod Short
    Sports Editor

        High school baseball may be over, but Jefferson Forest, Liberty and Staunton River players continue to make news as 11 players were recently mentioned on the All-Area team.
        Griffin Agee and Jackson Cherry from Jefferson Forest made the first team along with Nick Funk from Staunton River.