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Letters

  • Letters 09/21/11

    BCM addresses local need


        The fact that over 3,300 children in Bedford City and County are at risk of hunger came as no surprise.  The figure was cited in a recent article that focused on The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank’s recent survey. 

  • Letters 09/14/11

    Speak up


        I have great concerns for the direction of Bedford County Public Schools. AYP scores have dropped over the years to the point that no elementary school in the Liberty Zone made AYP.
        Enrollment is declining, think parents are looking at these scores? Amazingly the scores declined at the same time that the “Staffing Standards” were adopted. This adoption reduced our teaching staff, all the while increasing the Central Office. Where are the “Staffing Standards” for Central Office?

  • Letters 09/07/11

    Timing of repairs


        I know that the state has to watch its budget with the economy as it is these days. This is especially true with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). That is why it was very puzzling when I saw the repaving being done on eastbound US 460 around Bedford.  It is not that it wasn’t needed, but the timing of it being done. 

  • Letters 08/31/11

    Bedford County Family Farm Tour a successß


        Approximately 300 visitors came out for the 2011 Family Farm Tour held at Lil Docs Llamas and Alpacas in Huddleston on August 20. 

  • Letters 08/24/11

    Tribute to

    Annis McCabe

        Annis McCabe was one of Bedford County’s many blessings. Annis passed away on August 16. A memorial service celebrating her life was held on August 19 in the beautiful garden of the Sedalia Center, the cultural arts facility north of Bedford City which she and her husband, the late Dr. William McCabe, helped establish.

  • Letters 08/17/11

    B.E.S.T.

    supports local education

  • Letters 08/10/11

    Parents

    involvement

        Did our superintendent of Bedford County Public Schools, Dr. Schuch, ever consider parents when he began making changes to our schools? I don’t think so.

  • Letters 08/03/11

    Finishing the job


        On July 3 our small family farm received quite a lot of damage from a severe thunderstorm. Six houses were without power due to the electric pole being splintered and the transformer being shattered. Our Bedford electric department came almost immediately and worked diligently into the night to restore power to the homes and then came back on July 4 and waited out another storm to finish the job. Our thanks to the men who responded to the call.

  • Letters 07/27/11

    Thank you

  • Letters 07/06/11

    Don’t just dump unwanted pets


        We are Bedford County residents who live on a rural gravel road.  It seems that our road is a popular road for dropping unwanted kittens, puppies or pets.  We love animals and have pets of our own who are all spayed or neutered to keep down the pet population.