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Today's Opinions

  • Accessing energy and creating jobs for Virginians
  • Fancy Farm

        The Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library celebrates Confederate History Month with a series of stories about Bedford County locations that played a role in the War Between the States.

        This week we feature the home “Fancy Farm.” The following appears in the book  “The Peaks of Otter, Life and Times” by Peter Viemeister:

  • Our health care vision will endure

        Political fallout from the health care battle is still being recorded, even as many Americans are beginning to realize the justice and the decency of universal health care.

        I hope everyone saw the picture on the front page of the March 27 Roanoke Times. Hundreds of people were lined up to take advantage of an annual dental care clinic that’s offered free. There they were, the uninsured in full view, getting up early, probably before dawn, to stand in line for the care that they can’t afford.

  • We’ll need all the Republicans we can get

        Now that ObamaCare has been signed into law, we are stuck with the same sort of socialist monstrosity that is contributing to the slow suffocation of Europe’s economies.

  • Happy Easter

    Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

        But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

        All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

  • Finally: It’s a right, not a privilege

        There are two things you can count on in the United States: Decency always triumphs in our public policies in the end; conservatives fight it every step of the way.

        So it’s been in the long battle over health care reform, finally signed into law after the courageous efforts of President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and one great American who wasn’t here to see the fruits of his life-long labor, Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts.

  • School budget is reasonable

        “I think this is a reasonable budget.” — District 4 school board member Gary Hostutler

       

        Mr. Hostutler is absolutely correct. The budget the county school board adopted is a reasonable budget. It’s not perfect, but it is reasonable.

  • Letters

    Thanks for

    keeping schools open

        I would like to say thanks to our Board of Supervisors and School Board members for keeping our schools open for the future of all our children, and staff.

        I know this was a tough decision for all of them. Our schools are very important to us and our community.

        Also a big thanks to everybody from Thaxton and Body Camp for all the time spent working together as a community.

    Nancy Walker

    Bedford