• Letters 07/03/13

    Drivers needed

        Thaxton’s Bedford Ride is seriously in need of drivers.
        Are you familiar with the term “attrition?” Some of our drivers have faithfully served as many as 10 years. Attrition is inevitable.
        People in Thaxton depend on our services for non-emergency transportation due to family and relatives are seldom available.

  • Letter 06/26/13

        The Bedford Board of Supervisors vote last week to limit new home sites in Agricultural Preserve lands to 15,500 is a step in the right direction.
        Five members of the Board carefully considered the impact of their decision and wisely voted to limit the growth in buildable lots to “only” 33 percent. Unfortunately, Ms. Pollard and Mr. Arrington, the home builder on the Board, thought it best to fill rural lands with a checkerboard of 20,000+ new houses built randomly throughout the county.

  • Letters 06/19/13

    Appreciates opportunity

        I would like to thank Bedford County Public Schools and AREVA for providing me with the opportunity to work as a career intern in AREVA’s Regulatory Affairs Department during my senior year at Liberty High School.

  • Letters 06/12/13

    The future of SWM

        The management, collection, transportation,  and processing of solid waste is a cornerstone in the continuation of  everyday life in the modern world.  As material consumption rises around the   globe, so does waste disposal. 

  • The stakes are enormously high

    By Senator Tim Kaine

    I’m proud to represent the state that’s more connected to the military than any other. Communities across the Commonwealth are defined by the service members and their families, installations, shipyards, airfields and historical battlefields. So when we’re faced with the issue of sexual assault in our Armed Forces, it shakes the military culture – and the surrounding communities – to the core. 


  • Letters 05/29/13

    Supporting BC employees

        I want to thank the Bedford County Board of Supervisors for supporting a budget that provides meaningful raises for all Bedford County employees, including those working for the school system.
        It is a proven fact that long term economic growth is dependent upon a functional municipal government and a quality school system. This upcoming budget is a positive first step towards economic growth.

  • Letters 05/22/13

    Wants apology

        I fully agree and support the request of the chairman for the Bedford County Board of Supervisors that we move on past the issue of Supervisor Pollards comments.
        I am certain Bedford County teachers will gladly do that when they collectively receive the apology from Supervisor Pollard that they rightfully deserve.

  • Letters 05/15/13

    A vision for
    success or
        I was stunned as I read Annie Pollard’s reference to teachers asking for a raise as “crybabies.”
        I assumed that she was stressed by the difficult decisions faced in regard to funding schools and county commitments. Further, removed from the heat of the moment she would surely apologize and move on to try to balance the needs of teachers to have a reasonable salary with the ability of the community to meet that need.

  • Letters 05/08/13

    Back to the Bible

        Our country was founded on the principle of God’s word because our forefathers realized that there is a superior power than that of man and because God has already defined marriage, man cannot redefine it.
        Man cannot establish same sex marriages without redefining marriage and since God’s law is superior to man’s law, our government has no authority to do so.
        Man can establish same sex unions with the same governmental benefits as married couples.

  • Letters 05/01/13

    It makes sense

        Sheriff Mike Brown requested deputies for all our public schools in Bedford County. He wanted the cost of this to come out of the county’s 2013-2014 budget. In light of what has been happening in our schools over the last year, this makes incredible sense. It would provide some measure of safety for our kids.