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Today's Opinions

  • Letters 04/08/15

    Crowded
    middle schools

        Forest Middle has been crowded for years and zone transfers to that school are closed.
        Now with the closing of Thaxton Elm., Bedford Middle will be over 95 percent of capacity. Zone transfers to Bedford Middle are now closed as well.
        With the addition of next year’s sixth graders from Thaxton, and the current sixth graders moving up to 7th grade, Bedford Middle is maxed out.

  • Letters 04/01/15

    Bedford Agriculture Conference and Expo a success

        On behalf of the Bedford County Agriculture Economic Development Advisory Board, I want to thank all those that participated in the 2nd Annual Bedford AG Conference and Expo held at the Bedford CVCC campus on Saturday March 14. 

  • Letters 03-25-15

    Delay closing Thaxton Elem.

        Every time I read about the School Board I am saddened by the fact that two of our schools are scheduled to be closed in June.

  • The gift of the conservatives

        I want to thank Rick Howell for his “Cracker Jack box prize” version of American history in his Liberal Agenda last week. I’ve always thought that liberals must be either ill informed or perverse to believe the things they profess to believe. Mr. Howell has a university degree but, not knowing what all is in the curriculum behind a political science degree, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. It may be a bit light on history.

  • Letters 03/18/15

    Funding research

        My husband, Jim was diagnosed with dementia in 2008. I watched him decline over the next several years, ultimately dying in 2011. He gradually lost his memory, his ability to think and his ability to enjoy life.

  • Letters 03/11/15

    Bedford Museum Question

        I have a concern about the relationship that Annie Pollard has with the museum and her position as a Supervisor. From what I see, Ms. Pollard pretty much runs everything day to day at that Museum and sets on the Board for the nonprofit that operates the Museum. She has been doing this for several years and I believe the City, well now the Town and County of Bedford support the Museum as a Charity. I personally like the Museum, good to have something to pull the people off of Route 460 into Town.

  • Letters 03/04/15

    Supports Messier, Willis and Dolley

        After four years of constant failure from our current Board of Supervisors, Bedford voters will soon have a chance to hold their elected officials accountable for closed schools, poor treatment of County employees, and a Supervisor pay raise to the tune of 31.5%. My neighbors, I encourage you to select John Messier, Kevin Willis, and Andy Dooley when you go to the polls on June 9 for the Republican Primary. Here’s why.

  • letters 02/25/15

    Counting our blessings at BCM

        Today was a day for counting our blessings at Bedford Christian Ministries. 
        With the winds howling outside and winter returning this week, some of the volunteers at BCM were sorting and storing the latest donation of food.  While these 1200 lbs. of food came from the food drive recently conducted by the Bedford Walmart, we have been receiving both food and cash donations from many and varied sources in the Bedford community.