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Today's Opinions

  • Waging war on working people

        While President Barack Obama is busy waging economic war against Russia, one should remember that the Russians aren’t the only ones in his sights. He’s also busy waging economic war against working people in the United States.

  • The lessons of Ferguson, Missouri

        It’s too soon to say that peace and quiet dominate the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. But things do appear to have calmed down quite a bit.
        National Guard troops, who had been called in to confront rioting, have left. Even much of the national media is gone.
        Now, it will be up to a grand jury to see what, if any, indictments are issued against the white cop who shot to death a black, unarmed, 16-year-old boy.

  • A Constitutional solution to America’s perpetual debt problem

    March 2, 1995, was a pivotal day in the history of our country.  On that day, the U.S. Senate failed by one vote to pass a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.  The amendment had passed the House of Representatives by the required two-thirds majority and the Senate vote was the last legislative hurdle before being sent to the states for ratification.

     

  • Promoting policies to allow our family farms to prosper

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

  • Letters 12/10/14

    It's a mistake to close Thaxton Elem.

        While driving through the town, I was stopped at Bedford Middle school waiting as buses departed.
        I looked over at the school and parking lot area, and thought to myself, “Wow!The parking lot was packed full of children and the buses had just passed me also packed with children.”
         I wondered how in the world could all these children get the proper education with an over crowded school, much less being a strain on our teachers.

  • Letters 12/03/14

    Medicare Part D enrollment
    deadline nears

        The Bedford Parish Nurse Ministry wants to remind all seniors that the deadline for enrolling in Medicare Part D is Sunday December 7. The plan you are in at midnight Dec 7 is the plan you will be in for all of 2015.
        If you have not yet reviewed your coverage and want help please call Parish Nurse Pam Willoughby at 540-875-8655 for an appointment. There may be extra hours available because of the end of the enrollment period.

  • Letters 11/26/14

    Giving thanks

        This week we’re celebrating Thanksgiving which should mean much more than families getting together to eat turkey.

  • Letters 11-19-14

    Time for an
    explanation

        Sheriff Brown must be planning to run again, nearly every week his picture is in the paper, usually for no good reason.