• Letters 12/21/11

    Forgiveness: A great gift

        After leaving Vista Foods onto Washington Street, going west, I was stopped at the stoplight.
        As I wanted to turn right on Bridge Street, I knew a moment of contemplation was ahead for me (no right turn without a green light). I gazed at Bedford Hardware and saw something that sort of took me by surprise. The sign/banner simply said, “Christmas, a time for forgiveness.”

  • Letters 12/14/11

    Reaching out

        Bedford Domestic Violence Services would like to reach out to those in the Bedford area who may be a victim of domestic violence and do not know about our services.
        We offer a 24 hour Hotline (540)587-0970, that you can call if you have questions concerning what may be going on in your life or home.

  • Letters 12/07/11


        I would like to comment on how good the Christmas lights in town look. They  are finally up facing the street. They look a w e s o m e! Way to go.

    Sharon Graham

    Thanks for change

        First, I would like to “Thank” Frank West for his letter regarding the Christmas lights in downtown Bedford.

  • Letters 11/30/11

    What’s wrong

        This is to address the letter by Bill Isaac, published in last week’s Bulletin.
        His second sentence of the third paragraph states: “I didn`t vote for Sheriff Brown simply because he has the R beside his name and I`m a transplant from Detroit and a union worker for the past 25 years.”  I submit that he is a prime example of what`s wrong with this country today.

    Robert Earl Craig


  • Letters 11/23/11



        Congratulations to all of our elect Bedford County Board of Supervisors and Sheriff Mike Brown. Although I do not live in District One I did help campaign for Bill Thomasson, as well as for Sheriff Mike Brown.

  • Letters 11/09/11

    The search for Robbie Wood

        On Tuesday Oct 26 as I was studying for the Air Force Association’s Cyberpatriot competition, I got a phone call. It was from an officer at my local Civil Air Patrol squadron, of which I am the Cadet Commander, calling to see if I could get a search team together for a missing person search. With the help of the other cadets with me, I activated the phone tree and was able to get a search team together in less than an hour.

  • Letters 11/02 /11

    Good intentions, unintended


        The purpose of this letter is to inform Bedford County citizens that the Board of Supervisors are proposing changes to the Zoning Ordinance that have numerous  unintended consequences that could adversely impact citizens while changing the appearance of much of the County.

  • 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?