• Letters 10/07/15

    Challenger’s comments bring concerns

        I watched Sheriff Brown’s opponent on TV Friday, and afterward, researched his background. I see from his bio that he put on the Internet, that he has been here for five or six years, having moved down from New Jersey.

  • Letters 09/30/15

    Cats being killed

        The community needs to know that calling animal control about cats results in cats being killed and nothing more.
        Our tax dollars are being used to kill healthy animals at the Bedford pound. Don’t be under the illusion that cats find homes once brought to the “shelter”.

  • Letters 09/23/15

    ‘Jewel’ of Bedford

        A few years ago, I wrote about Bedford’s “Jewel,” which is Bedford County Nursing Home. Now again, I must sing the praises that they so richly deserve.
        My grandmother, my mom, and now my niece, Nan Hemminger were sent to the Lord from the loving arms of  the nursing home staff. The care received from the staff and administrators far exceeded their individual roles.  We were surrounded by loving, caring, “family” of caregivers.

  • Letters 09/16/15

    Act on climate change

        On Tuesday, September 25, Pope Francis will visit the United States and meet with the President and also a joint session of Congress.
        Our nation, he will remind us, has often led in times of great challenge. We face a great challenge now, a global challenge.

  • Letters 09/09/15

    Why didn’t they show up?

        At a recent Bedford Republican Party meeting, three candidates for the soil and water board were on the agenda to speak to the committee but did not show up.

  • Letters 09/02/15

    for Fair

        I would like to express my gratitude for the opportunity to be involved in the Bedford County Fair over this past weekend.
        This overwhelmingly positive event came at a time when the community needed it most. To me, the number of local public servants that stepped up to volunteer funding, time and energy for others effectively demonstrated the compassion I hope to always see from my home town.

  • Letters 08/26/15

    Let the new board make the choice

        The lame duck coalition of County Supervisors--namely Arrington, Parker  and Pollard, along with incumbent Sharp-- seem to be intent on naming a new County Administrator before leaving office in January. Wouldn’t you think the professional and courteous thing to do would be to hand off that decision to the new Board?

    Lynn Barnes

    What’s the rush?

  • Letters 08/12/15

    Masking the inhumane industry

        Shipping and other associated costs which can be reimbursed: Was this the discussion around the table at your local business?  It could have been, however “they” are not shipping paper or food products, they are shipping human beings!

  • Letters 08/05/15

    The issue of
    our time

        After reading Mr. Howell’s “Liberal Agenda” on June 29, I have to question his definition of morality.
        He supports a candidate who views Medicaid as “a moral imperative” and as the “issue of our time” but slams his opponent because she is against abortion. 55 million. That is the conservative number for the number of legal abortions since Roe v. Wade. But Medicaid is the “issue of our time” in the mind of someone like Mr. Howell.

  • Letter 07/29/15

    was a

        The retired D. C. cop who tried to respond to my recent letter starts by praising Sheriff Brown for the great job he’s doing and that both of them had worked for the D. C. Police Dept. I wonder if this is why D. C. has such a violent crime record.
        I’m convinced he and Sheriff Brown have a lot in common--neither know how to tell the truth.