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Today's Opinions

  • Protect your home, family from fire

    What’s the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course, states the Virginia Department of Fire Programs.

        This year’s campaign focuses on preventing the leading causes of home fires — cooking, heating and electrical equipment, as well as candles and smoking materials. Additionally, it urges people to protect their homes and families with life-saving technology and planning.

  • Letters 10/05/11

    Do your

    homework
    and vote

        Please remember as we go into the elections, the School system gets the biggest chunk of your
    tax dollars, whether you have children or not.
        It is time to get educated about who has the best ideas about how that money should be allocated. All the Board of Supervisors can do is decide how much. Once it’s on South Bridge, we need competent fiscal management—vote according to those who have the taxpayers and children of Bedford County in mind.

  • The House is working to help spur job creation

    We spent this past District Work Week making more stops across Central and Southside Virginia to meet with, hear from, and talk to 5th District Virginians.

     

  • We must work together to create jobs

    With the national unemployment rate hovering around nine percent, millions of Americans are still struggling to find work. The constant threat of out-of-control spending, higher taxes, and excessive regulation from Washington has resulted in job creators sitting on the sidelines, and the worst unemployment in decades.

  • Be a part of the solution

    By Cindy and Danny Torrence

  • Turn around before it’s too late

        Michelle Bachmann suggested, last month, that the earthquake in Virginia and Hurricane Irene indicate that America is under divine judgement because of the federal government’s policies.

  • Letters 09/28/11

    Why reversion?


        As a Bedford County resident and business owner, I appreciate the recent article, “Common questions about reversion.” (9/21/11)
        The article was somewhat informative, but I am still confused as to exactly why the decision is being made for Bedford City to revert back to a town. It would be great to read a story that would state, in layman terms, what the positive and negative aspects of this merger between city and county would be.

  • TRAIN Act helps get the economy on the right track

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    With unemployment remaining unacceptably high across the 5th District and the country, the U.S House of Representatives has focused on promoting pro-growth policies that would remove the federal government as a barrier to job creation and help get our economy back on track.