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Letters

  • Letters 04/05/17

    Setting the
    example

        In September I went to the funeral for the police officer in Shelby, North Carolina. I am an uncle of officer Tim Brackeen’s wife. At first I hesitated to go as I expected that the crowd and the traffic would be tremendous. After hearing that a few family members from the Roanoke Valley decided not to go, I made a last minute decision to go to support my sister and my niece.

  • Letters 03/29/17

    Time to TNR

        There’s been great progress at the Bedford County Animal Shelter in recent years that is a tribute to the staff, area animal welfare groups, and residents.
        The number of animals going in has gone down, and the number of animals going out alive has gone up.

  • Letters 03/22/17

    Appreciation for response

        On behalf of Lake Christian Ministries board members, cherished volunteers and the hundreds of SML-area neighbors who we assist each week, I would like to publicly express our awe and sincere appreciation for the Lake Community’s response during the “Roanoke Valley Gives” on-line fundraising event last week.

  • Letter 03/15/17

    Seeking 22nd VA House of Delegates Democratic candidates

        As of yet, Kathy Byron is unopposed for the 22nd Virginia House of Delegates seat.  The Democratic Committees of the 22nd would like to change that by coming up with viable Democratic candidates and we hope you can help.  

  • Letter 02/22/17

    Mama cows thank you

        I would like to thank all of you hard working taxpayers for spending over $10,000 per mama cow to furnish pristine well water for 20 of my cows.

  • Letter 02/15/17

    Always good for a laugh

        Rick Howell’s belief in the lessor intelligence of those who failed to support Hillary must include the expectation that none of us know what the Court ruled in “denying” Gore his shot at the White House.

  • Letters 02/08/17

    Two Emmylou’s and a Dwight
     
        When did concerts become so expensive?  My BFF-husband priced upcoming Emmylou Harris, also “Da-Wight” Yoakum.  My Stars, $100 a ticket!  Howcome?  Willie/Merle, John Anderson, and Pam Tillis were more generous (about $40-$50 a ticket), David Crosby $69.  Super-talented Tellico at Bower Center awhile back was less than $20.

  • Letter 02/01/17

    Payback time

        The recent editorial entitled “The Height of Hypocrisy” by John Barnhart was excellent.
        The Obama administration and the DNC was appalled by the Russians interfering in our recent election as if  this has never occurred in human history. The fact of the matter is that many countries are engaged in hacking, cyber attacks and open espionage. 

  • Letter 01/25/17

    Just like a tax cut

        Although a few folks do not have an internet/telephone connected data device, the most of us do. Even those without a direct need for internet service may need to ride in an ambulance that needs that mobile connection to the hospital, while they try to save our lives. Internet is an infrastructure requirement just like electricity, just the way life is now.

  • Letters 01/18/17

    Roanoke’s
    sewage
        
        I picked up a Bedford Paper last week and the headline read,  “The Valve is Turned: and the Water is Flowing.”