Today's Opinions

  • 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.


  • Growing our economy through sound energy policy

    As I travel throughout the 6th Congressional District meeting with my constituents to gather their thoughts and opinions on the important issues of the day, they continue to express frustration over the stagnant economy. They are feeling the pinch and they are particularly concerned about the rising cost of energy, from the cost at the pump to soaring electric bills. Recent estimates indicate that Americans are paying over $1000 more a year in gas than they were just three years ago.


  • PTA’s roots are from Bedford

    By Nicole Sheppard
    Historian Virginia PTA

        How exciting that the PTA at Bedford Primary was one of 45 units across the nation and one of six local units in Virginia to win a $1000 grant from the National PTA as it honored the 115th anniversary of the founding.  The National Congress of Parents and Teachers (the National PTA) was founded in February 1897.  The National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers was founded in Georgia in 1926.

  • ‘Social issues’ won’t win in November

    Much is being written about Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s marching orders to his Republican troops. “Don’t overreach,” he said, after his party had claimed supreme power in the state senate.
        Last week, he got a strong lesson in how powerfully they ignored him. And they got a lesson in just how much he wants to be Mitt Romney’s running mate.

  • Keep taxes low and regulation light