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Letters

  • Letter 08/23/17

    Give an hour a week

        As the new school year begins, I’d like to make our community aware of a wonderfully meaningful experience that has been in our area for several years: The Big Brothers Big Sisters Site-Based Mentor Program.
        It is designed to pair a caring adult with a child in need of extra support.  They meet once weekly at school for about an hour during the child’s lunch/recess time.

  • Letter 08/09/17

    Be careful out there

        There seems to be an up-tick in the number and severity of incidents around the lake over the past several weeks.
        Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Rescue reports:
        * We have had two drownings at the lake this year.
        * Two 14 year old children were very seriously injured while operating jet skis in Hatcher Creek. The skis collided with each other at speed resulting in the injuries.

  • Letters 08/02/17

    Outlaw this
    practice

        Regarding your editorial on civil forfeiture (7-26-2017), if the judges sitting on what are supposedly the “we the people’s” courts had any intestinal fortitude and morals, civil forfeiture would not exist.

  • Letters 07/19/17

    A rush job

        Understanding Health Care, which I don’t fully, or nearly fully or mostly at all.
        One might assume, politicians would have invited representatives from some of the 58 countries that DO have universal health care, to make suggestions for the framing our countries Health Care program. Or, the same politicians might have held town hall meetings BEFORE the ink was wet, to secure constituents input in prioritizing the programs elements most important to them.

  • Letters 07/11/17

    A safe experience
     
        On behalf of the Smith Mountain Lake Water Safety Council and Lake law enforcement, we would like to congratulate and thank the SML boating community for its nearly perfect adherence to the No Wake Fireworks protocol for on-water fireworks viewing this past Independence Day weekend.

  • Letters 06/28/17

    Voicing their
    resistance

        In Bedford County this past weekend, dozens of people gathered to voice their resistance to what is happening to this country under its current leadership. 

  • Letter 06/21/17

    Thank you

        On behalf of the Bower Center for the Arts, I would like to thank the community of Bedford for attending and supporting the 8th Annual Crawfish Festival held on Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Over 400 people attended the Festival, which is the lead fundraising event for the Center. Proceeds from the Festival provide funding for ongoing art programs, classes, camps, performances and exhibits.

  • Letters 06/07/17

    Supports Wilkerson

        It is with pleasure that I endorse Steve Wilkerson for r-election as a member of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors for District 3 in the June 13 Republican Primary.

  • Letters 05/31/17

    Supports Wilkerson in District 3

        I’m writing this letter in support of Steve Wilkerson for Bedford County District 3 Supervisor.  Full disclosure:  He is my son. 

  • Letters 05/24/17

    You won’t be disappointed

        I strongly urge everyone to kick off the summer season at Smith Mountain Lake with two premier performances: Lakeside Singers and the brand new Lake Pops, both sponsored by Smith Mountain Arts Council. You will not be disappointed!