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Get involved

    The best way to assure a student will have success in school is for that student’s parent/guardian to be involved.
    That’s as simple as it gets.
    The more a parent is aware of what their child is learning and doing at school, the more that parent can help make sure the student will succeed.
    If a parent cares, the student is more likely to care as well.


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Charles Stebbins

    The best way to assure a student will have success in school is for that student’s parent/guardian to be involved.
    That’s as simple as it gets.
    The more a parent is aware of what their child is learning and doing at school, the more that parent can help make sure the student will succeed.
    If a parent cares, the student is more likely to care as well.


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Local tragedy sends shockwaves across the world

    It didn’t take long for word to spread.
    There had been a shooting at Smith Mountain Lake – on live TV.
    At first there was confusion. But soon it became all too clear.
    Tragedy had struck the Lake community, the media family—and, the world.
    At times like this, people come together.


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The Declaration of Independence

     When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.


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Move over

    Keep our emergency responders safe – don’t forget, to “Move Over.”
    June is now designated as “Move Over Awareness Month” in the Commonwealth. The designation is the result of the 2014 Virginia General Assembly Session and continues the effort to raise drivers’ attention about this lifesaving law, a recent press release from the Virginia State Police noted.


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Take time to vote this Tuesday

    If you live in District 5, 6 or 7 you need to get out and cast a ballot in the Republican Primary this Tuesday, June 9.
    In each of those districts there are contested elections for the Republican nomination, which it appears will decide who the next supervisor for those districts will be. As of this time, no Democrat or independent has expressed an interest in running against the nominees chosen in the Republican Primary.


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Even his own party doesn’t trust him

By John Barnhart

    A bill that the Senate passed last week ought to provide a good dose of reality for liberal wing-nuts. They like to accuse critics of President Obama’s negotiations with Iran as being warmongers. But, look at who is among those critics.


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Spring swings into gear

    If you can’t find something to do in the Bedford area this weekend, you just aren’t looking.
    There is a lot to do!


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The reason why

    Last week Bedford Democrats invited all of those running for a Board of Supervisors seat to attend their meeting and make their views known. Two of the candidates showed up—a third had planned to attend but couldn’t because of a medical issue.
    The others declined. At least one of those who didn’t attend stated their reason was because they were seeking the Republican nomination.


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More money for schools

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors opted Monday to provide the school system with $735,000 in additional funds for teacher raises. That allocation takes up most of the county’s funds not previously budgeted for the upcoming year.
    That should help calm a bit of the angst felt by teachers and school personnel asking for raises this year. While the supervisors aren’t raising taxes, they are looking positively at the school system’s needs.


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