Today's Opinions

  • Pointing the finger

    By Kitty Jennings

        In response to Letter to the Editor in News & Advance on May 27, 2015, by Gary Hostutler:    Once again, the School Board is pointing the finger at the Bedford County Supervisors for inaction on the new Middle School Project. There needs to be some clarification on this issue.

  • Infrastructure needs must be met

        Not long ago I asked a rhetorical question here, wondering if anyone could provide the details of even one single program of humane reform brought to this country by conservatives.
        No one has offered any serious suggestions, and we know why. In the post World-War II era, reaction to FDR’s New Deal produced a conservative backlash.

  • Fanning the flames of anti-police hatred

        Last year, when Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, the denizens of America’s liberal political swamp all shrieked “racist.” They implied that this happened because the officer is white, there were hardly any black officers on the police force, the police chief was white and five of the city’s six city councilmen are white. The city is 25 percent black.

  • Take time to vote this Tuesday

        If you live in District 5, 6 or 7 you need to get out and cast a ballot in the Republican Primary this Tuesday, June 9.
        In each of those districts there are contested elections for the Republican nomination, which it appears will decide who the next supervisor for those districts will be. As of this time, no Democrat or independent has expressed an interest in running against the nominees chosen in the Republican Primary.

  • Letters 06/03/15

    Innocence lost

        This week a “little bit of innocence” was lost from Bedford.
        As the nice, quiet evening progressed something was taken from Bedford. Yes, it was only two Rocking Chairs that disappeared from the Welcome Center but it was a whole lot of trust and pride that was the largest loss.

  • Letters 05/27/15

    Inaccuracies in argument

        So now Mr. Donald M. Campbell wants to join the tit for tat and I find myself defending the Museum again against inaccuracies.
        The Museum is not a charity, it is a non-profit corporation that employees 5 tax-paying Bedford County residents and also provides employment for a large number of retired volunteers. I wish our funding was automatic, it is not.

  • Thanking those who serve

     By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Remembering the sacrifice, honoring the service

    By Congressman Bob Goodlatte