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Columns

  • Fixing the VA

    America’s veterans put their lives on the line for us. Throughout the history of our nation, brave men and women have faced great danger to protect the freedoms that set us apart from the world. Our veterans served us, and when they return home, it’s our turn to serve them.

     

  • Chairman Update

    Steve Wilkerson
    Chairman, Bedford County Board of Supervisors

        Greetings to all, it’s time to give everyone an update of this year’s activities and the accomplishments of your Board of Supervisors and associated County Departments, so let’s see what’s what. 

  • Trump supporters ‘deplorable?’ Oh, yeah

        The big news in the presidential race last week was Donald Trump’s admission that, yes, Barack Obama, our 44th president, duly elected twice by the American people, was actually born in this country.
        Apparently, Trump is now willing to let Obama and his family stay in the country, since he’s determined, once and for all, the president’s origins. It remains a mystery how and why he thinks this holy mission fell upon him, but, you know, we’re dealing with Donald Trump here, so who knows?

  • Some good ideas

        Bedford County Public Schools is in the process of updating its strategic plan. Dr. Douglas Schuch, the school division’s superintendent, unveiled a draft at this month’s regular school board meeting.

  • Working to ease burdens placed on Main Street

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Stopping DOJ’s slush funds

    It sounds like something out of a television drama. Settlement money from organizations that broke the law is being funneled to left-leaning activist groups. But, unfortunately, it’s not a fictional drama – it’s true!

     

  • IRS urges taxpayers to check their withholding

    The Internal Revenue Service encouraged taxpayers to consider a mid-year tax withholding checkup following several new factors that could affect their refunds in 2017.  Taking a closer look at the taxes being withheld can help ensure the right amount is withheld, either for tax refund purposes or to avoid an unexpected tax bill next year.

  • Not mowing brush anymore

    By Albert Robe
    Bedford

        The town of Bedford is a great place to live.  My family moved here 28 years ago and this is “home” to us.  I take pride in saying that I live in or am from Bedford, Virginia.
        With that said, I come to the point of this letter.  From time to time, I hear of or read an article concerning the need for more tourism in Bedford.  It is at this point that I have become frustrated and/or confused as to a possible cause for this.

  • Roger Ailes and his like-minded buddy

        In the 1970s, before most Americans ever heard of him, Roger Ailes was a Republican operative who worked for Richard Nixon.
        Nixon, as we know, hated the press. Many journalists were on the White House Enemies List.
            Nixon basically began the conservative myth about “the liberal media,” and his student, Ailes, soaked it up.

  • Education without regimentation

        Schools across America are back in session. Bedford County opened its schools for the new school year on Aug. 15. A few school districts opened earlier and a few later.