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Editorial

  • No time to bury your head

    The presidential debates are over and the 2012 elections are two weeks away. This is no time to bury your head in the sand.
        And it’s no time to trust the recommendations of someone else.
        If you’re going to vote, you should take the time to get to know what the candidates stand for. The decisions are too important to do anything less.

  • Now that it’s over...

    Hopefully, by the time you read this, a winner will have been named in this year’s presidential election.
        If not, Heaven help us. The last situation this nation needs is a closer look at more hanging chads. We’re in trouble if this nation has to relive the 2000 debacle again.

  • Election 2012

    The election is over: If your candidate won, it’s time to celebrate; if your favorite lost, it’s not time to despair.
        That’s the great news about this country—there is always hope and there is always the opportunity to work for change.
        Local elections brought some of that change.

  • Don’t forget to shop local

    lot of folks set out this past week to begin marking off items from their Christmas lists.
        That’s good. It’s encouraging to see folks out and about and spending money.
        Just remember as you work your way through those Christmas lists to shop locally as you finish buying those packages for your family and friends this season.
         We owe it to our local merchants to show our support. Those businesses support us all year long.

  • it's time to ramp up production

    ast night the Bedford County School Board and the Bedford County Board of Supervisors were supposed to hold a get-together—a meeting of the minds between the two boards on a variety of issues.
        Let’s hope this meeting proved much more productive than those recently held between them. Putting off action just won’t work anymore; all senseless bickering does is stymie progress.

  • Really Good News

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
        (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
        And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
        And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

  • Have a happy, and safe, New Year

        Christmas is always a wonderful time. Although the weather can be gray and gloomy, the lights and decorations and holiday fun provides a cheerful counterpoint to that.
        Now the Christmas Day is behind us, we have one more celebration ahead of us — New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

  • A good decision

    e would like to offer our congratulations to the Bedford County School Board for their decision concerning Bedford Middle School. It was a wise decision.

  • The 77 percent

        When they opened up their first paycheck this year, most workers found—or will find—that it contains less money.
        That’s because the New Year’s Day tax passage did not prevent the temporary reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from expiring. For the worker making $50,000, that means they’ll be making about $1,000 less this year. About 77 percent of American workers are affected.

  • Reacting vs. being reasonable

    While the Obama Administration has jumped on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut as an opportunity to attack gun ownership, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his School Safety Panel are promising to take a reasonable approach to looking at school safety.
        That’s a breath of fresh air.
        It seems anytime there’s a shooting, anymore, politics raises its ugly, reactionary head.