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Today's Opinions

  • Obama does something right

        NATO supply trucks are once again crossing through Pakistan on their way to Afghanistan. This came after Hillary Clinton told the Pakistani government that the U. S. is sorry that Pakistani troops were killed when American air strikes hit Pakistani army checkpoints that were reported to be firing on Afghan forces in Afghanistan.
        “We are sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military,” Clinton said in a statement.  She added that mistakes were made by both sides.

  • Helping out or taking advantage

    When the worst of times hit, there tends to be two very different scenarios that happen.
        Ideally, dealing with turbulent times brings out the best in folks. They band together, lock arms and plow through whatever problem they face.
        In most cases that seems to have been the case through the recent devastating windstorm that blindsided folks in and around Central Virginia these past two weeks.
        Thousands lost their electricity, but they tapped into the enormous power of a community coming together.

  • Letters — Fourth of July 2012

    Open invitation

        I would like to take this opportunity to invite Bedford City and County law enforcement to join me for a grandstand view on the Bedford Speedway.
        The Speedway runs the length of Oakwood Street. You may join me at any time, night or day, in my driveway at 1709 Oakwood St.   From my view most vehicles are beginning to reach top speeds as they cross over the knoll near the City/County line. 

  • Happy Fourth Of July

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As Americans across the 5th District come together this year to celebrate Independence Day, we are once again reminded of the importance of our founding principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty that our Founders crafted into the beginnings of this great nation.

     

  • Full repeal is the only option

    This week we received extremely disappointing news as the Supreme Court handed down their much anticipated decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare. In the narrow 5-4 decision the Court ruled the individual mandate, the centerpiece of the President’s health care law, unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause. However, the Court upheld the individual mandate as a tax, striking a blow to the principle of limited government that is laid out in our Constitution and delivering a very bad result for the American people.

  • Safety with fireworks

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

        July 4th always bring the backyard barbecues, family get together and spectacular fireworks celebrations. 
        Many families look forward to making their yearly trek to the local firework’s stand to make purchases for their own fireworks display.  According to the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Uninformed votes

    Stephen M. Stevick,
    Representative
    Bedford Above Board
    Former Planning Commissioner, District 5

  • The Supreme Court gets it right

    Every now and then, the cause for justice, decency and fairness in human relations and governance gets a victory that is so immense you can feel the aura of history around it.
    That’s what happened on June 28, when the conservative-leaning United States Supreme Court, through the leadership of its Chief Justice, John Roberts, affirmed President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.