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Columns

  • One of the deadliest drugs

    By Sheriff Mike Brown

        In light of the large heroin bust made last week, I wish to emphasize the overall importance of getting this drug off our streets and how such a drug can bring a wonderful community like Bedford, to its knees if allowed to fester.  As a Sheriff’s Office we are concerned about getting the heroin addicts help, we are also equally concerned about the damage they inflict on innocent members of society.

  • Why close Thaxton Elementary?

    By Jeannie Crawn
    Thaxton

        When I would drop my child off at Thaxton Elementary School I always felt like I was leaving her with family. Everyone there would greet you with a smile and helped you to the best of their ability.

  • Keeping internet access tax-free

    The clock is ticking down on a key law that protects Internet freedom. On October 1, 2015, a temporary moratorium on state taxation of Internet access will expire.

     

  • Taking necessary steps toward a viable, reliable health care system

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

  • Eight centuries of individual rights

        Monday marked the 800th anniversary of a major event in the development of American freedom. On June 15, 1215, King John of England was forced by both England’s nobles and clergy to sign a document that came to be known as Magna Carta. King John signed multiple copies — actually, he affixed his royal seal to them — and four of these originals still exist.

  • Beating the tea party in Tidewater

        Politics can often be a terrific venue for the mixture of business and pleasure. If you can’t manage it in Tidewater, so close to Virginia Beach, you’ll never figure it out.
        But I had no such trouble last week, working on the campaign of House of Delegates candidate Steve Heretick in Portsmouth and Norfolk.
        Heretick was waging what many considered a nearly impossible task, seeking to end the career of longtime delegate Johnny Joannou in the June 9 primary.

  • A message to our graduates: It’s just the beginning
  • Obama slips in Greece

        You would think President Barack Obama would have enough on his foreign policy plate to keep him busy — and awake at night.

  • No coronation for Hillary Clinton

        Some months back it was fashionable to think that Hillary Clinton might not have even a single opponent on her way to the Democratic nomination for president.
        But now, the Democratic field – while not resembling the crowded subway train in the other party – is growing.

  • Don’t be scammed!

    By Sheriff Mike Brown

         As economic times get tougher for so many, there are always those who find creative ways to steal your money. Bedford County Sheriff’s Investigators have been receiving numerous reports about scams plaguing our county. Please protect yourself and your loved ones.