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Columns

  • Money wasted

        Time is money.
        For a board of supervisors that prides itself on its thriftiness, the inability to get in tune with the school board and address the construction of a new middle school in the Liberty attendance zone makes little sense.
        This issue isn’t new.
        It’s been on the table for years and was a major player in the reversion agreement between the county and Bedford, prior to reverting to town status.
        So why the delay?

  • Fifth district veterans deserve better

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This past week, as our nation came together on Memorial Day to pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, I traveled across the Fifth District and met with many veterans from Henry County to Brunswick County and from Fauquier County to Danville.

     

  • Thanking those who serve

     By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Remembering the sacrifice, honoring the service

    By Congressman Bob Goodlatte

  • For the last time

    By Bill Mosley
    Bedford

    We closed our store, Bedford Hardware, this afternoon for the last time. And when I say our store, well, in a way I mean our in the sense of the community’s store; for in a way it was always more than a private business. 

  • What could the government be doing better

     By Don Gardner DVM
    CEO Gardner Heifers Inc.
    Huddleston

       Last week, I met with our Congressman Hurt as he toured the Fifth District asking agriculture and small business owners what the federal government could be doing to better serve them.
        That list is certainly a lengthy one. From the EPA which inserts itself into every arena it so desires to a complicated tax code that makes it impossible to plan financially, the federal government stands in the way of our success.

  • It’s true: Republicans are dying off

        I’ve often remarked here that the basic constituency of the national Republican Party is “old white men.” It’s obviously not possible to build a future winning coalition on such a demographic.
        I was right. I refer you to a very informative article on Politico.com, which, by the way, is an essential source if you’re a political animal.

  • An antidote to student debt trouble

        This month has seen lots of graduating university seniors collecting their college degrees at schools across America. Soon, others will be collecting something from them — payments on their student loans. Almost all of these new graduates took on some level of student debt during the process of pursuing their undergraduate degree. I’ve read that the average student loan debt load upon graduation is close to $30,000. This is an average and that, of course, means that some incurred less student debt while some took on substantially more.

  • Honoring our law enforcement officers

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Attend public hearing on rezoning

    By Sandra Boyes
    Bedford

        This is my very first letter to the editor. I have lived in this lovely, safe, convenient Town of Bedford Virginia for 48 years, and up to now, “everything seemed to be pretty much in order.”    I cannot think of a better place in which to have lived with my husband Dave and our five children, David, Lee, Mark, Mary and Paul.  Moving to Bedford gave us a wonderful life.