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Today's News

  • Drug court to begin in Sept.

        Bedford County’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court received state approval for a family drug court on May 9.

        “It’s just a new docket,” explained Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Louis Harrison.
        It’s the same court with the same judge, but it’s a new approach. It involves teamwork with the Department of Social Services, Horizon Behavioral Health, CASA, law enforcement and the schools.

  • Trial delayed

        By Brian Funk
    Landmark News Service

    HILLSVILLE — A jury trial has been delayed for a man charged in connection with the death of a Carroll County deputy in 2017.
        Joseph Alan Lambert, 21, of Goodview, was being pursued by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department in March 2017 when Deputy Curtis Bartlett answered fellow officers’ calls for help. He was on his way to join the pursuit when his patrol vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer at the Interstate 77-U.S 58 intersection.

  • Baseball: Timely offense lifts Cavaliers over Minutemen

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    Jefferson Forest struggled all evening to get runners on base against Liberty in the opening round of the Seminole District Tournamet. The Cavaliers totaled one hit through the first six innings yet still found themselves in a scoreless game with a chance to win in the bottom of the seventh.
        

  • Soccer: Staunton River beats Byrd, rematch set

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    The first matchup between the Lady Golden Eagles of Staunton River and the Lady Terriers of William Byrd ended without a winner. The second matchup between the two teams looked like it was headed the same direction on Friday May 11.
        

  • Softball: Third time's the charm?

    Staunton River’s first matchup in the Blue Ridge District Tournament is set. The Lady Golden Eagles, the tournament’s No. 3 seed, will faceoff against No. 2 Lord Botetourt for the third time this season on Thursday, May 17.
        

    The previous two matchups have looked identical on the scoreboard. Lord Botetourt defeated Staunton River at home 4-2 on Friday, April 13 then again by the same score at Staunton River on Friday, May 4.
        

  • Lady Cavaliers continue domination

    The Jefferson Forest girl’s soccer team has dominated this season in every facet possible. Finishing a perfect 16-0-0 and allowing just two goals all season the Cavaliers entered the Seminole District Tournament as the top seed and will enter the 4D Regional Tournament as the top seed as well.
        

    Heritage got the honors of being the Lady Cavaliers first victim in the Seminole District Tournament and Jefferson Forest wasted no time in scoring. The Lady Cavaliers scored four goals in the first 10 minutes of play.
        

  • Softball: Lemley leads Jefferson Forest

    Throughout the regular season Emma Lemley (107) and Meghan O’Neil (95) combined for 212 strikeouts. In the opening round of the Seminole District Tournament against Liberty Christian Lemley added 16 more strikeouts to her totals.
        

    Lemley pitched a complete seven innings and allowed just one hit while striking out 16 Lady Bulldogs to lead Jefferson Forest to a 8-0 victory in the tournament’s opening round.
        

  • Baseball: Staunton River closes regular season with win over Byrd

    The Staunton River Golden Eagles ride a wave of momentum in the Blue Ridge District Tournament by closing out the regular season with a 8-1 victory over Blue Ridge rival William Byrd.
        

    Starting in the first inning, with two on and one out Nick Funk drove in Matt Marrs with a line drive single. In the second inning Marrs notched an RBI for himself, driving in Logan Ball with a single. Immediately following Marrs’ at-bat Clay Shell hit a sacrifice fly that scored Aiden Brown and gave Staunton River a 3-0 lead.
      

  • Soccer: A pair of hat tricks lifts Liberty

    Two is better than one. For the Lady Minutemen Delaney Snead and Maria Young proved that philosophy true by each recording a hat trick in Liberty’s 7-2 victory over Amherst County in the opening round of the Seminole District Tournament.
        

    Snead had run absolutely wild on the Lady Lancers’ defense. Liberty scored 4-0 victories in each of the regular season meetings between the two teams. In those two games Snead scored five goals.
        

  • District Track & Field

    Liberty- The Minutemen captured two solo district champions at the Seminole District Championship held at Heritage on Wednesday May 9 and Thursday May 10.
        

    Simeon Scott cleared a height of 6-02.00 to win the high jump. Scott’s mark was two inches above the state standard, although he had already qualified for states earlier in the year, and just four inches short of the meet record set a decade ago in 2008.