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Letters

  • Letters 04/18/18

    Preserve the
    BCO venue

        We are residents of Lynchburg and have great interest in seeing the Bedford Orchestra have a facility for their practices and presentations. We have attended every presentation of the Bedford Orchestra for many years. They are an outstanding group with an outstanding director.
        We understand the school will soon be sold. We do hope the town of Bedford can preserve the auditorium as a concert hall.

    Bobby and Carolyn Hemric
    Lynchburg

    When we vote,

  • Letters 04/11/18

    Preserve the MS building, auditorium

        My husband and I recently attended a concert by the Bedford Community Orchestra (BCO) held at the Middle School.
        It was fantastic and the BCO can definitely compete with big city events. What a gem to have such a talented orchestra in such a little town! The sound in the Middle School auditorium is perfect!
        Unfortunately, the future of the building is threatened by a new school building outside of town.

  • Letters 04/04/18

    Sheriff won’t respond

        Sheriff Brown just won’t respond to my editorials, poor fella. He wants his picture in the paper and on TV. If he’ll answer truthfully, which is not likely, I can almost guarantee he’ll get his picture in the paper.

  • Letters 03/28/18

    Recycling benefits us, earth

        If you recycle you may have been told: “You might as well give up on recycling, because it is all going into the landfill.”.
        Wake up people and spread the word that this is not true.
        I talked with Vicky Esposito at  (540) 586-7656 at Bedford County Recycling and this is what I learned: “Bedford County is fully committed to treat your recyclables as treasures.”

  • Letters 03/21/18

    Security and School Safety

        With all the news about school safety, it makes me wonder how safe our schools are. In recent weeks I have observed and inquired about this problem. I have always thought the element of surprise and good planning is the best defense against the enemy.

  • Letters 03/14/18

    The bridge
    problem
     
        Thank you for your article on the truck problem on Wolf Creek Bridge on Dickerson Mill Rd, (March 8, 2018).  After living ½ mile from the bridge for the last 4 years now, I believe there is no easy fix for the issue discussed in the article, and there are other risks on this section of road that must also be addressed.   

  • Letters 03/07/18

    Regrets moving here

        Living in Bedford County is like in a third world country—no law and order as Mike Brown sits and ignores public safety issues.

  • Letter 02/28/18

    A new vision

        I was attracted to the abundance of natural beauty and the potentials when I made my home here in 1990.
        It feels like it’s time for a new vision to take hold here. In this vision county officials and various department heads share a common set of goals and operating principles: service, integrity, mutual respect, practical protections for water and air quality, and for our forests, soils and historic properties.

  • 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.