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Editorial

  • Volunteers

        Bedford Main Street Inc. has one full-time employee, yet its showcase event —Centerfest— will bring in thousands to the Centertown area this weekend. One person can’t do this alone -- it’s the volunteers who will make this event a success.
        The Agape Center in Moneta serves hundreds of families every month, yet relies on 250 volunteers from some 30 churches to keep the ministry going.

  • Candidates Forum

        This Thursday, Oct. 13, a Candidates Forum will be held for Bedford’s Town Council candidates.
        It’s a good chance for those candidates to be heard; it’s a good chance for Bedford’s residents to take time to listen to them prior to the Nov. 8 election.
        House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Jr. (1912-1994), in his first political campaign in 1935, stated that “All politics is local.” Now that has become a popular saying when it comes to politics as a whole.

  • A good step

        It’s obviously not built yet, but it’s certainly a move in the right direction.
        Last week, the town of Bedford’s Economic Development Authority announced it had entered into an exclusive arrangement with Dogwood Development Company to negotiate and plan the feasibility of the construction of a business-class hotel in the town of Bedford.
        This is the shot in the arm the town needed and a good next step as it seeks to build tourism in the area.

  • Election Day Holiday

        The day after a presidential election should be a national holiday.
        It would give those celebrating the victory of their candidate the chance to recuperate. For those whose candidate lost, it would give them the opportunity to see that the sun will still come up, no matter who got elected.
        If President Obama had any sense, he would have declared that national holiday as an executive order sometime Tuesday, before all the votes were counted.
        The truth is we all deserve a break.

  • The ‘uneducated’ voter

        It’s really a shame that some supporters of Hillary Clinton have resorted to name calling when it comes to trying to discern why their candidate lost.
        President-elect Trump’s supporters have been labeled as “uneducated,” “racist” and “stupid.”
        Take this week’s Liberal Agenda column that appears on this page. Rick Howell writes: “We just let legions of the uneducated choose our president...”

  • Give thanks

    Isaiah 12 NIV

    4 In that day you will say:
    “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.
    5 Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.

    I Thessalonians 5 NIV

    16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    Psalms 107:1 KJV

  • A great job!

        Congratulations to the Staunton River football team -- its players and coaches.
        Congratulations to the Staunton River school body and staff -- who celebrated with their classmates on such a phenomenal season.
        Congratulations to the Staunton River community at-large -- the many who turned out Friday morning for the send-off to Williamsburg and to the many who made their way east to Williamsburg to cheer the Golden Eagles on during Saturday’s 3A State Championship game.

  • The King is born

    Luke 2
        1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

  • Supporting law enforcement

        Every day men and women put on their uniforms and go out into the streets to help make our communities a better and safer place to live. We have much to be thankful for when it comes to our law enforcement officers -- especially here in the town of Bedford and Bedford County.

  • He’s surprised us before

        Former Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello has entered Virginia’s gubernatorial race, seeking the Democratic nomination for governor for the November 2017 election.
        Perriello’s entrance into the race, challenging current Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam for the nomination, was a surprise to many in the Party, but then Perriello has provided political surprises before.