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Letters

  • Letters 06/07/17

    Supports Wilkerson

        It is with pleasure that I endorse Steve Wilkerson for r-election as a member of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors for District 3 in the June 13 Republican Primary.

  • Letters 05/31/17

    Supports Wilkerson in District 3

        I’m writing this letter in support of Steve Wilkerson for Bedford County District 3 Supervisor.  Full disclosure:  He is my son. 

  • Letters 05/24/17

    You won’t be disappointed

        I strongly urge everyone to kick off the summer season at Smith Mountain Lake with two premier performances: Lakeside Singers and the brand new Lake Pops, both sponsored by Smith Mountain Arts Council. You will not be disappointed!

  • Letters 05/17/17

    Faith, family and freedom

        Having choices through elections is an American standard; preferring one choice does not necessarily mean that we are adamantly or rudely opposed to another.  It simply means that we prefer one for specific reasons and we make that choice. 

  • Letters 05/10/2017

    Driven to
    distraction

        Just as sure as the sun rises in the east, two or three times a year Billy Hackworth writes to the Bedford Bulletin complaining about Sheriff Mike Brown. Why is that? He may have some good points, but they are obscured by his obsession with and vendetta for Sheriff Brown.

  • Letters 05/03/17

    National Dog Bite Prevention Week

        In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week.
        I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this “National Dog Bite Prevention Year.”
        Pet owners’ efforts are critical when you consider the number of Postal Service employees attacked by dogs last year reached 6,755 - more than 200 higher than the year before.

  • letters 04/26/17

    Hope for the Heartland

        Early this spring, massive wildfires swept thru the rangelands of western Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. Hundreds of thousands of acres of pasture, thousands of miles of fence, thousands of cattle, numbers of homes were burned and 7 people lost their lives. Local families with friends and relatives that live in that area kept them informed of the situation. I would like to give some credit to the many people that helped out in this awful situation.

  • Letters 04/05/17

    Setting the
    example

        In September I went to the funeral for the police officer in Shelby, North Carolina. I am an uncle of officer Tim Brackeen’s wife. At first I hesitated to go as I expected that the crowd and the traffic would be tremendous. After hearing that a few family members from the Roanoke Valley decided not to go, I made a last minute decision to go to support my sister and my niece.

  • Letters 03/29/17

    Time to TNR

        There’s been great progress at the Bedford County Animal Shelter in recent years that is a tribute to the staff, area animal welfare groups, and residents.
        The number of animals going in has gone down, and the number of animals going out alive has gone up.

  • Letters 03/22/17

    Appreciation for response

        On behalf of Lake Christian Ministries board members, cherished volunteers and the hundreds of SML-area neighbors who we assist each week, I would like to publicly express our awe and sincere appreciation for the Lake Community’s response during the “Roanoke Valley Gives” on-line fundraising event last week.