Today's Opinions

  • 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

  • What if?

    What would you do “if” given the chance to do something good?
        When would you try to accomplish that task “if” time wasn’t a hindrance? Who would you try to help “if” money wasn’t a concern?
        Where would you go “if” you had the opportunity to go anywhere?
        How would you use an extra day “if” given those seconds, minutes and hours?
        What if?
        Well, today’s your day.

  • Letters 02/22/12

    Thanks to Ms. Guzi

        Now that the forced resignation of County Administrator Kathleen Guzi, by some members of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors has been accomplished, it’s now time to thank Ms. Guzi for her many years of service to our community. 

  • Preserving the american dream in honor of our veterans

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Our country continues to face great challenges as we work toward balancing our budget, getting Americans back to work, and putting our nation on a fiscally sustainable course.  And though this battle will not easily be won, it is a battle that we must continue to fight if we want to preserve the American Dream for our children and grandchildren.


  • A reckless and irresponsible budget

    This past week, President Obama sent his budget proposal for fiscal year 2013 to Congress. A budget proposal which contains more failed attempts to tax, spend, borrow and bail our way out of the economic difficulties that the country faces. It is these same reckless fiscal policies that have so far failed to jump start our economy.

  • Statewide Burning Law now in effect

    By  Marci L. Stone
    Deputy Chief
    Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue

        Virginia’s Statewide Burning Law went into effect on  February 15, also marking the start of spring fire season. 
        This law prohibits open burning before 4 p.m. each day between February 15  and April 30, 2012.  This statewide law has been implemented annually because open burning has become a major cause of wildland fires throughout our state and across the nation.