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Editorial

  • 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.

  • Dealing with gangs

        Living in Bedford County can sometimes shield us a little from what many others deal with on a daily basis.
        And then we get a wake up call.
        That came this past week when a teenager’s body from Lynchburg was found on Roaring Run Road. Authorities are calling the homicide of the teen the result of MS-13 gang-related activity involving several undocumented illegal aliens.
        Folks got concerned.

  • He is Risen!

    John 19: 5-6
    5 When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”
    6 As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!” But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.”

    Luke 23:44-47
    44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,

  • Turning point

        April 25, 2017.

        That date won’t carry the weight that Feb. 18, 2001, did but both will serve as major turning points for the sport of NASCAR.
        On that tragic date in 2001 at Daytona International Speedway,  Dale Earnhardt took his final lap, crashing into the retaining wall at the speedway on the final lap of the race. It would be announced a few hours later that Earnhardt, the sport’s most popular driver of his time, had perished in the crash.

  • Playing politics

        The state of politics in Bedford County is that if you want to get elected to the Board of Supervisors you have to be endorsed by the Republican Party.
        That’s why, for the second election in a row, a primary will likely determine who gets elected to the board.
        Party politics should not be at play when it comes to local officials such as the supervisors.

  • Be safe out there

        National Safe Boating Week is May 20-26. 
        As with any such designation, the week is to serve as a reminder of what is important all year long. With Memorial Day upon us, marking the unofficial beginning of the summer season, it’s always important to take note of safety precautions when out on your boats and other crafts.
        The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is using this week to remind all boaters to stay safe this summer, and always wear a life jacket while on the water.

  • Council gets its cake; and eats it too

        Bedford Town Council took action last week to deal with a request that wanted to bring fortune telling into the town.
        It appears council has learned how to have its cake and eat it too.
        Council effectively repealed a town ordinance that banned such practices in the town. In addition, however, council voted not to allow fortune tellers as a permitted use in either of the town’s two business zones.

  • Inauguration Address
  • Let it go

        Some just aren’t willing to let it go.
        Though Donald Trump easily won the needed votes to cruise to an Electoral College victory for president, many of the liberal elite and those within the national media are now pushing for recounts and even an overturn of the Electoral College system.
        Anything to keep the pot stirred up and try to delegitimize Trump’s victory.
        It’s quite a turn of events.