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Letters

  • Letters 05/04/16

    Rate increases unneeded

        At its April 12 and 26,2016 meetings, Bedford Town Council voted to increase the Electric Utilities rate, the Meals tax and rejected the Transient Occupancy tax. As a council member and Chair of the Finance Committee, I recommended against and voted against these increases because I believe they are unnecessary.
    Electric Rate Increase

  • Letter 04/20/16

    Unfair?

        Whether or not you support Donald Trump for President, aren’t you tired of the drama?
        I believe every eligible voter has a right to support whomever he or she pleases.  However, may I suggest that you become informed as to how and why the process works the way it does.  

  • Letter 04/06/16

    Pay him his dues

        I’m not a Trump supporter, however, I’ll listen and pay him his dues. His hypothetical answer on whether a woman should be punished “IF” abortion was illegal; his answer was correct. If it’s against the law to have an abortion a woman should be punished. But it’s not the law.

  • Letter 03/30/13

    Fresh Air
    volunteers
     
        National Volunteer Week marks a special time of year for The Fresh Air Fund, and I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks to our wonderful Fresh Air volunteers, hosts and supporters in Greater Lynchburg. Their continued dedication to our New York City children is exemplary for all community members and truly embodies the spirit of the 2016 National Volunteer Week, which is from April 10th to April 16th.

  • Letter 03/23/16

    What about
    the custodians?

        I work for Bedford County Schools. I worked for a number of years at Forest Elementary School. We had a great staff and leadership. I’m now in charge of custodians at BSTC which is another great school, staff and leadership.

  • 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 05/24/17

    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 05/31/17

    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 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.

  • Letter 06/21/17

    Thank you

        On behalf of the Bower Center for the Arts, I would like to thank the community of Bedford for attending and supporting the 8th Annual Crawfish Festival held on Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Over 400 people attended the Festival, which is the lead fundraising event for the Center. Proceeds from the Festival provide funding for ongoing art programs, classes, camps, performances and exhibits.