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Letters

  • Letters 12-06-17

    Light a candle

        As a new resident of Bedford County, I have taken note of the significant number of young people that have lost their lives as the result of traffic accidents, sickness, crime and war.
        As a parent that has lost a child, I would like to share a source of comfort, especially during this time of year. (My youngest son was an Iraq War veteran - a victim of PTSD).
        Compassionate friends is an international support group for parents and families after a child (at any age) dies.

  • letter 11/29/17

    One conservative citizen

        Occasionally, something in newspaper editorials inspire me.  Mr. Howell’s 11/22 article “Shame on ‘Christians’ supporting Roy Moore Liberal Agenda” did.
        Before I get into it. I’m saying something about myself even though most of your readers won’t care. I’m aged. I can remember when GOD was finishing up the creation of dirt.  I am a Christian. I am a believer.  I think the Bible is true but not 100 percent.

  • Letters 11/22/17

    ‘It’s Alabama isn’t it?’

        I write to take exception to Rick Howell’s article concerning Roy Moore of Alabama (Nov. 8, 2017). His comment, “it’s Alabama isn’t it?” paint all the people of that state with the same brush.
        How can a person treat all the people from any given area or state the same? Perhaps Mr. Howell has carried out his own opinion poll of Alabama. Who knew?

  • Letters 11/15/18

    Simple gun
    control

        I own a lever action 22 cal. rifle and a 12 ga. pump shot gun. That said, I cannot support the
    NRA and its concerns.
        How do you make an assault rifle into a hunting rifle? With a six shot clip. The numbers of persons impacted by these shooter incidents, are directly related to the large capacity clips used to inflict maxim harm. All clips should have to be permanently modified to a limit of six rounds.

  • Letters 11-08-17

    Rezoning is
    necessary

        Bedford County schools are finally considering the idea of rezoning the county schools. This is not a popular idea in all areas of the county, but it is necessary from both a financial and school capacity perspective.

  • Letters 11-01-17

    Bedford/Franklin
    counties
    welcome Amtrak

        This Halloween, a special “treat” is in store for Southwest Virginia with the launch of passenger train service to and from Roanoke.  As elected representatives of Bedford and Franklin counties, we enthusiastically welcome this important development.
        Traveling by train is gaining in popularity in the U.S. During the last fiscal year, 31.6 million passengers used Amtrak, an all-time record, according to a recent article in Smarter Travel.

  • Letters 10/25/17

    Unsung heroes

        Behind the scenes of an event such as Bedford Get Together (October 14) are many unsung heroes.  

  • Letters 10/18/17

    Edgar Tuck

        We’ve known Edgar Tuck for a number of years and wholeheartedly believe he will make an excellent addition to the county Board of Supervisors as the District 2 representative.

  • Letter 10/11/17

    Here’s one you missed

        A few days ago, I saw a snippet of a story on television. 
        A former Marine who lost both legs in an I.E.D. ambush somewhere in Iraq or Afghanistan was asked about Colin Kapernick’s stunt(s) at these NFL football games.  He strapped on his two prostheses, and gently but firmly lowered himself, without assistance, to the floor.  Then he looked up at the reporter and cameraman and said, “That’s called taking a knee.” He said nothing else.

  • Letters 10/04/17

    Supports Sylvester

        I’m writing to express my support for Fred Sylvester who is running for the District 2 seat of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors.