• Letter 01/27/16

    Straight Outa Bedford?

        Straight Outa Bedford? Are we that dangerous a place?
        I guess the newly elected Supervisor Tommy Scott is trying to make a name for himself, calling for the county to allow permitted county workers to carry concealed handguns at work. Not a good idea.

  • Letters 01/13/16

    A return to
    Southern Civility

        When Robin and I chose Bedford as our final home, she was returning to her hereditary roots and we both were getting a small town like where we grew up. 

  • Letters 12/30/15

    Thanks for Charity
    Chug support

        Thanks to the Community for Support of the “Charity Chug”
        On Wednesday, December 9, the Smith Mountain Lake Railroad Group presented to Lake Christian Ministries checks totaling $3100., the contributions generously made by members of  our community and visitors from impressive distances who came to our model train open houses.

  • Letters 12/23/15

    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

        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


        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

    Supports Brown