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Today's Opinions

  • Protecting your private property rights

  • Farm Bureau files for judgment in Chesapeake Bay case

    By Donald Lewis
    Goode

        I agree with the law suit against the EPA.
        I am concerned they do not mention the chemical companies’ involvement in the Chesapeake Bay pollution of the nitrogen and phosphorus. The Monsantos and other big rich chemical companies have overloaded farmers for years. The cow manure is not the cause as our government is trying to make us believe.

  • A productive week

        This week Virginia entered into its fourth budget stalemate in 11 years.  This one, however, is very different from those that have occurred previously.

  • Reject anyone selling theocracy

    The United States of America has a long and honorable tradition of separation of church and state. Our Founding Fathers did not intend to form a theocratic “Christian nation.”
        The men (no women or blacks, remember) who founded this country had very differing views about religion. They knew what religious wars between Catholics and Protestants had done to Europe.

  • This is an exciting year


        One of the more memorable ads in this year’s Superbowl was a Mayan apocalypse themed Chevy commercial. The only thing that survives, other than Chevy trucks, are Twinkies. I was glad to see that the Twinkies survived as they were one of my favorites when I was a kid.

  • Celebrating the arts

    Congratulations to Sara Braaten, executive director of the Bower Center for the Arts, on being recognized for her work over the past three years at the Center.
        The James River Council for the Arts & Humanities recently presented her with the Arts Volunteer Award from the organization, noting that as the volunteer director of the non-profit, she was recognized for “almost single handedly transforming a quiet, little-known group into a lively and exciting center for the visual and performing arts.”

  • Letters 02/29/12

    Speaking out

        I am and have been a citizen of Bedford County for over 60 years.  I normally try not to get involved in politics and government matters. But this situation with our former County Administrator, Kathleen Guzi, is weighing on my mind, and I feel it is time for me to speak out.

  • 5th District Virginians demand a sensible energy policy

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This past week, I traveled throughout the 5th District, making numerous stops in local businesses and neighborhoods in order to talk with Central and Southside Virginians about the pressing issues facing our nation that are most important to them.