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Editorial

  • Soering again

        Let’s hope Gov. Terry McAuliffe isn’t as irresponsible as Tim Kaine, the last Democrat to serve as Governor of the Commonwealth, when it comes to considering the outlandish request by convicted double murderer Jens Soering to be transferred to a prison in Germany to serve his term.

  • For your sake, watch out for the deer

        Bedford area residents know all too well the tragedy that can come from hitting a deer with a vehicle.
        Last year, county residents were involved in 128 deer-related accidents, among the leaders throughout the commonwealth.
        The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) notes that November is the most dangerous month for deer-related crashes in Virginia and is urging motorists to buckle up, slow down and be observant.

  • Vote on Tuesday

        With all the letters flooding into our office, it’s no secret people have opinions on this year’s races.
        Just remember, your vote counts too.
        It’s important all town and county citizens who are registered to vote exercise their privilege to vote.
        The 2015 General Election will be held this Tuesday, Nov. 3, and there are some important races to be decided. . Voting polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

  • The governor and guns

        Governor Terry McAuliffe, last week, signed an executive order directing actions that he said were designed to keep guns out of dangerous hands by better enforcing existing Virginia law.

  • Register to vote, if you aren’t

        The deadline to apply to register to vote in the Nov. 3, 2015, election is Tuesday, Oct. 13.
        If you haven’t yet registered, you’ve got less than a week to take care of it. You need to register because you need to vote.
        Elections matter.
        And there are plenty of options to register.

  • Get involved

        The best way to assure a student will have success in school is for that student’s parent/guardian to be involved.
        That’s as simple as it gets.
        The more a parent is aware of what their child is learning and doing at school, the more that parent can help make sure the student will succeed.
        If a parent cares, the student is more likely to care as well.

  • Charles Stebbins

        The best way to assure a student will have success in school is for that student’s parent/guardian to be involved.
        That’s as simple as it gets.
        The more a parent is aware of what their child is learning and doing at school, the more that parent can help make sure the student will succeed.
        If a parent cares, the student is more likely to care as well.

  • Local tragedy sends shockwaves across the world

        It didn’t take long for word to spread.
        There had been a shooting at Smith Mountain Lake – on live TV.
        At first there was confusion. But soon it became all too clear.
        Tragedy had struck the Lake community, the media family—and, the world.
        At times like this, people come together.

  • The Declaration of Independence

         When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

  • Move over

        Keep our emergency responders safe – don’t forget, to “Move Over.”
        June is now designated as “Move Over Awareness Month” in the Commonwealth. The designation is the result of the 2014 Virginia General Assembly Session and continues the effort to raise drivers’ attention about this lifesaving law, a recent press release from the Virginia State Police noted.