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Letters

  • Letters 02/21/18

    Keeping the lake
    at full pond

        It is amazing that the level of Smith Mountain Lake can be constantly at 4’ to 5’ below full pond on a constant basis but cannot be kept at a constant full pond.
        The simple solution would be, don’t release any more water than what is coming into the lake. I believe that is what the pump back system from Leesville Lake was designed for.
    The severe consequences are:

  • Letters 01/31/18

    Thank You Bedford Fire And Rescue

        To the citizens of Bedford. I would like you to know, we have a small group of dedicated men and women scattered throughout our area, who deserve a huge shout out! It is our local Bedford Fire, Rescue and 911 Dispatchers, who respond to our call for help – daily.
        I live within 5 to 6 minutes from town and on the morning of January 19th, my family had a situation that was out of our hands and could have been devastating to us, without the quick response of this team.

  • Letter 01/17/2018

    Trump’s record

        I guess I am one of the worst people, according to Rick Howell. He also states that he correctly called “The Great Stupidity of 2016.”
        Apparently Rick Howell is either stupid or brain dead. Our President (Everybody’s American President), the President of our country has turned the economy around in less than a year, lowered the unemployment rate, caused the stock market to have many record highs.

  • Letter 01/10/18

    Conserving water

        The Bedford Regional Water Authority has asked the users of the new $42 million water line & filtration plant to start the New Year off by conserving water.

  • Letters 12-27-17

    Family Finances

        Consider the “if” followed by the “then”. I hope to get a raise next year; I have a chance of getting a raise next year; no chance of a raise next year and, if the company makes substantially improved profits, I might get a raise (a.k.a. trickle down).

  • Letters 12/13/17

    Here we go again

        Rick Howell on Oct. 11, 2017, shows his love for the Muslim world by stating the Muslims should be allowed to speak at Liberty University. I do not hate Muslims but Liberty has the right to run their university as they see fit.
        If Rick Howell is so enamored with the Muslim faith he should go spend time in a totally Muslim country with his family and any friends he might have, especially if he has any gay or female friends. I am sure they would all be welcomed with open arms.

  • 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.