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Letters

  • 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 11/30/16

    Give Trump a chance

        In a column two weeks ago called “Liberal Agenda” the writer expressed an infatuation for Hillary Clinton that a great wave of middle-class, tax-paying voters in our democratic country did not agree with.

  • Letters 10/19/2016

    Supports Johannessen for Council

        Bruce Johannessen is not a politician.
        Bruce Johannessen is:
        • A gentleman
        • Intelligent, thoughtful and a great listener
        • A dedicated volunteer and involved with myriad civic activities, including the Bower Center for the Arts, The Bedford Public Library, The Elks Lodge, and Emory & Henry College
        • Reflective, fair and balanced

  • Letters 10/12/16

    Supports  Johannessen

        We are most fortunate to have several highly qualified candidates running for positions on Bedford’s Town Council this November.
        The two incumbents, Tim Black and Stacy Hailey, have both proven themselves to be dedicated to our community through their participation in assorted committees and organizations, such as Bedford Main Street, the Farmers Market, etc.; their regular appearances at community-wide events; and their active participation in Council meetings and functions.

  • Letters 06/29/16

    Businesses help make program
    a success

        On behalf of Bedford County Public Schools I’m writing to express gratitude to area businesses that helped make this year’s Teacher of the Year program a success. This program rewards our top educators each year and would be impossible without the support we’re provided from business owners throughout the community.

  • 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.

  • Letter 12/02/15

    More info needed

        I just read in my free Thanksgiving edition of the Bedford Bulletin that Liberty High School has hired a new varsity basketball coach. The seven paragraph article relates the new coach’s experience, his intuitive reaction after meeting with the Principal and another coach, and his outlook for the upcoming season.