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Editorial

  • A sad ending

    It should have been a time to sit back and relish his accomplishments. Instead, former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are caught up in the midst of a criminal scandal.
        Whatever the outcome, McDonnell’s legacy is tarnished and his political career is finished. Even worse, revelations of his questionable ethics likely cost the Republicans one, if not several statewide offices. And those losses have already proven costly to the conservative values McDonnell touted during his tenure in office.

  • Blood in the water

    Democrats can smell the blood in the water. And they’re going for the throat.
        Republicans may have no one to blame but themselves.
        It was just two years ago that Republicans chose not to share committee assignments with Democrats, using Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling’s vote as a tie-breaker to grab power in the state Senate. It may have seemed like a good idea at the time; but now that power’s gone and the Dems are upping the ante on the power grab.

  • Send out the clowns

    he story this week in the New York Daily News stated that there is a growing shortage of clowns.
        Please. They’re just looking for them in the wrong places.
        While membership in the clown trade organizations may be plummeting the number of jokers filling the halls of Congress and the federal government continues to multiply. It appears the circus has left the big top and headed straight for D.C.

  • No surprise

    You get what you pay for. Or in this case, who you vote for.
        Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration has shown its true colors from Day 1 of taking office, so nothing should surprise us now.
        But it is a little disheartening that a bill to uphold the constitutional rights of the commonwealth’s citizens is so easily dismissed by the governor.

  • Make a decision

    The time for delays is over; it’s time to make a decision.
        Long before the city of Bedford’s decision to revert to a town; long before the county and then city officials sat down to hammer out a voluntary reversion agreement; long before that reversion became effective on July 1 of last year; and long before a meeting Jan. 28 between the county supervisors and the school board on the subject, the need for a new secondary school in the Liberty Zone was a top priority for the county school system.

  • For the kids

        Adults have many responsibilities when it comes to children.
        We feed them, house them and clothe them.  We provide for their education and for their well-being.
        We give them opportunities to have fun, and we provide them with models on how they should live their lives.
        Those last two responsibilities came into play in the furor over the Bedford Central Recreation Association.

  • McAuliffe: Watch what you say in the pulpit

    He is who we thought he was.
        Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation that would prohibit state censorship of certain military chaplains’ sermons, even though it easily passed through both the House and Senate Chambers. If there’s any silver lining, there just may be enough votes to override the governor’s short-sighted veto.

  • Believest thou this?

    Matthew 27:50-54
    Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

  • Time to move on project

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors and the County School Board need to move ahead with securing the money, the site and the plans of the new middle school in the Liberty Zone.

  • With much humility

    We have to remember; we must never forget.
        Some 1,000 people showed up Monday at the National D-Day Memorial for the annual Memorial Day ceremony there.
        Wherever we are, we must never forget.
        The price of our freedom has been too high to forget.
        The cost to countless families over the years must always be honored: mothers mourning the loss of a child; spouses the loss of a partner; children the loss of a parent. A nation the loss of its innocence.