Today's News

  • So, do we invade Yemen now?

    Anyone who’s ever been a news reporter, or who follows what we call “news cycles” closely, knows that the slowest period for news on the entire calendar is the week between Christmas and New Years Day.

        There is, usually, nothing of much importance going on, as people and events are caught in a holiday lull.

  • The Senate’s health care deform bill

    If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,

    If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.

    If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat,

    If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.

        So went some of the lyrics of the Beatles’ 60s tune “Taxman.” This song is the first thing that came to my mind as I read about the monstrosity that emerged from the Senate on Christmas Eve.

  • Hardwood 'slay' ride

    Someone forgot to tell Liberty and Brookville that this is the season of good cheer.

  • Full court effort

    With one win, against Altavista, under the Minettes’ belt, the team set out for victory number two against the Amherst Lancers. 

  • This Bud's for you Hokie fans - sports commentary

      Bud Foster made the right move in turning down Georgia’s offer of the Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator position.

    In fact, it was a no-brainer.

  • Wrestling white out

    For the first time in history, the same team won both the River Rumble and the Bedford Brawl.  And, no, it wasn’t Christiansburg or Brookville.

  • Rivermen swim strong

    Staunton River has rarely been accused of being a strong swimming school.

    That appears to have changed, starting with the boys team.

  • Challenging year

    Delegate Lacey Putney, chairman of the House of Delegates Appropriations Committee expects 2010 to be an interesting year.

        “To say that it is going to be an interesting year is to say the greatest understatement since when Noah said, ‘It looks like rain,’” Putney commented.

  • Death row sculpture

    hat do you do when you’re on death row, waiting to take your seat in the electric chair?

        If you were Floyd Allen, one of two men convicted and executed for murder in what’s sometimes known as the Hillsville massacre or Carroll County Courthouse shootout, you made a fairly elaborate wooden sculpture.

  • A look back at 2009

    Barack Obama inauguration


        The new year began with the inauguration of a new president.

        Barack Obama became America’s first black president and local schools made arrangements so that students could watch him take the oath of office on TV.