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Letters

  • Letters 10/26/11

    Saddened by news


        As a supporter of law enforcement, and as a public school teacher, I was saddened to hear of the deputy in Bedford being arrested this week for sexual activity with a minor.
        I live in Bedford County and am a fan of Sheriff Brown for many reasons, mainly because of his department’s battle against sexual predators. That being said, I did want to assure myself that the department does everything possible to weed people like Mr. Grubbs out in the initial hiring process.

  • Letters 10/19/11

    Getting the facts


        Ward Armstrong has made a lot of statements recently in the political campaign about Applachian Electric and his opponent, Charles Poindexter.

  • Letters 10/12/11

    Is death an advertisement opportunity?

     
        Is anyone else offended by the funeral home logos that now appear in the obituaries? 
        I think that it is very sad when something that is supposed to honor our deceased is either turned into a revenue opportunity by the paper or a marketing opportunity by the funeral homes or both.  Granted, if one funeral home does it, the others will have to follow.  But, really? 

  • Letters 10/05/11

    Do your

    homework
    and vote

        Please remember as we go into the elections, the School system gets the biggest chunk of your
    tax dollars, whether you have children or not.
        It is time to get educated about who has the best ideas about how that money should be allocated. All the Board of Supervisors can do is decide how much. Once it’s on South Bridge, we need competent fiscal management—vote according to those who have the taxpayers and children of Bedford County in mind.

  • Letters 09/28/11

    Why reversion?


        As a Bedford County resident and business owner, I appreciate the recent article, “Common questions about reversion.” (9/21/11)
        The article was somewhat informative, but I am still confused as to exactly why the decision is being made for Bedford City to revert back to a town. It would be great to read a story that would state, in layman terms, what the positive and negative aspects of this merger between city and county would be.

  • 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.