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Letters

  • Letters 12/23/15

    Holiday
    concert thank you

        Bower Center for the Arts would like to thank the Town of Bedford with a Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Grant for co-sponsoring a free holiday concert at Bedford Middle School on December 11. 

  • Letters 12/16/15

    True religious fanaticism

        I’m compelled to highlight the counter-factuals and self-contradicting irony in Rick Howell’s November 25 column “The Bloody Results of Religious Fanaticism.”
        Howell conjectured that the “instigator” of the recent attack on innocents in Paris “violated the real teachings” of Islam. Evidently, only Grand-Imam Howell’s interpretation of the Qur’an and Hadith understands the attacks thus.

  • Letters 12/09/15

    Source of
    comfort

        As a new resident in Bedford County, I have taken note of the significant number of young people that have lost their lives in auto accidents. As a parent that has lost a child, I would like to share a source of comfort, especially during this time of year. (My youngest son was an Iraq War veteran - a victim of PTSD)
        Compassionate Friends is an international support group for parents and families after a child dies.

  • Letters 11/18/15

    A Letter of Thanks

        The board members of Bedford Habitat for Humanity would like to thank the many people who bought tickets for our raffle at Centerfest on October 10, 2015. The Winner of the 12’ x 8’ shed was Kathleen Mitchell.

  • Letters Veterans Day 2015

    Disappointed

        I have never been so shocked - and disappointed,  like a punch in the gut - since I’ve lived on Smith Mountain Lake as I have been during this recent election cycle. 
        The Republican Party of Bedford located its Election Headquarters  at the Lake – next door to the Huddleston Post Office - for the very first time this year and we experienced three instances of theft and vandalism. 

  • Letters to the editor 11-04-15

    Fighting for freedom

        I look at the pictures of those tempest-tossed, huddled masses crowding onto the teeming shores of Europe. Many look like young men of fighting age.
        I read about the illegal immigrants, again, many of whom are men of fighting age, who come across our southern border. And I consider other options.

  • Letters 10-28-15

    Endorses Dooley

        Having known Andy Dooley for over 25 years and working with him as a Commissioner, Bedford County Department of Parks and Recreation, I feel he is the most qualified candidate for District 6 Supervisor. Please vote for Andy Dooley November 3, 2015.

    George Beckwith
    Montvale

    Supports Brown

  • Letters 10/21/15

    Supporting spouses of law enforcement

        Over the past year law enforcement has had a lot of negative criticism.
        So, we the spouses of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and Bedford Police Department are starting a new program to support our spouses in law enforcement. We are in the infant stages of this program; but one of the first items we would like to do is say thank you with this letter.

  • Letters 10/14/15

    Teach your children about guns

        What can be done in today’s environment to protect students and  teachers from being helpless victims of crazed killers as it just happened in Roseburg, Oregon  USA?
        Fear will inspire you or fear can destroy the multitudes. Wake up America! The killings are not disappearing but continue to increase.
        If those students and teachers could have recognized the hopelessness of the situation many lives could have been saved.

  • Letters 10/07/15

    Challenger’s comments bring concerns

        I watched Sheriff Brown’s opponent on TV Friday, and afterward, researched his background. I see from his bio that he put on the Internet, that he has been here for five or six years, having moved down from New Jersey.