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With much humility

We have to remember; we must never forget.
    Some 1,000 people showed up Monday at the National D-Day Memorial for the annual Memorial Day ceremony there.
    Wherever we are, we must never forget.
    The price of our freedom has been too high to forget.
    The cost to countless families over the years must always be honored: mothers mourning the loss of a child; spouses the loss of a partner; children the loss of a parent. A nation the loss of its innocence.


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Remember your jackets!

National Safe Boating Week is this week, just in time to remind us all of the need for safety as Memorial Day arrives and the summer season kicks off.
    The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is reminding all boaters to remember some important safety tips this boating season. 
    Tops among them: to always wear a life jacket while on the water. 


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There's no there, there

    It wasn't a good week for President Obama.
    First the Benghazi debacle hit the fan. Witnesses testified before Congress and the national media finally started doing its job. The result—more than ever, the affair smells of a political whitewashing at the time, and a cover-up of incompetence ever since.


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Appreciating teachers

Many schools will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week this week or next and hopefully students and parents will take that opportunity to let Bedford County’s teachers know they are, indeed, appreciated.
    Unfortunately that sentiment didn’t come out from last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting.


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The Bedford PD supports DRIVE SMART effort

Buckle Up, Phone Down is the theme as the Bedford Police Department joins DRIVE SMART Virginia in supporting Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
    “We call on all drivers in Bedford to avoid any distraction when they’re driving,” Bedford Police Chief James Day warns. “With the number of people I see focused on a phone, and not on the road, distracted driving has really turned into a serious problem. I worry about traffic safety everyday and I wonder when people will begin to realize the true dangers of distracted driving?”


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When tragedy strikes

It was a gruesome scene.
    Just before 3 p.m. Monday afternoon, as the second half of the 23,000 runners participating in the Boston Marathon continued to make their way to the finish line, two bombs went off at the end of that 26.2-mile course.
    At least three people were killed; more than 140 injured.
    It was mass carnage—and mass confusion.
    Many of those injured were children; an 8-year-old child was among those killed.


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Balancing justice

In his closing arguments Monday at the sentencing hearing of Anthony Ware, special prosecutor John Alexander, the Botetourt County deputy commonwealth’s attorney, argued that there’s a perception that folks of means can steal hundreds of thousands of dollars through embezzlement and not face jail time while someone might not be so lucky for taking a few bucks out of the cash register of the local convenience store.


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Making a rec of things

One of the truly unfortunate outcomes of the city’s reversion to town status is that some employees that have provided services to city residents over the years will be losing their jobs as a result of the action.


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Believest thou this?

Matthew 27:50-54 (KJV)


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Opportunity lost

    Last week the Bedford County School Board voted to spend an additional $750,000 to hire seven more teachers to help with secondary school programs as well as eight teachers to work in schools that are currently Accredited with Warning.
    Those appear to be needed areas to shore up some trouble spots in the system.


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