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Today's Opinions

  • Liberals can’t be trusted with our rights

        I always urge people  to read Rick Howell’s “Liberal Agenda.” Mr. Howell does a great job of articulating what liberal “Democrats” believe. I always suggest that they read it and then think about whether they really want to vote for any candidate he likes.
        Last week, Mr. Howell gave us another example of why I believe our Constitutional rights are not safe in the hands of “Democrats.” In this case, the Constitutional right is religious freedom, guaranteed in the First Amendment.

  • He’s made it a terrible year

        2017 is ending much the same way it began: Many millions of Americans are sincerely frightened about our country and the world as long as He Who Shall Not Be Named remains in the Oval Office.
        Surely, very few people will pretend they don’t see what is so painfully obvious. Since January, his behavior, his attitudes, his demeanor, his arrogance, and his astounding ignorance, have all been on display and everyone can see them for what they are.

  • Letters 12/13/17

    Here we go again

        Rick Howell on Oct. 11, 2017, shows his love for the Muslim world by stating the Muslims should be allowed to speak at Liberty University. I do not hate Muslims but Liberty has the right to run their university as they see fit.
        If Rick Howell is so enamored with the Muslim faith he should go spend time in a totally Muslim country with his family and any friends he might have, especially if he has any gay or female friends. I am sure they would all be welcomed with open arms.

  • Letters 12-06-17

    Light a candle

        As a new resident of Bedford County, I have taken note of the significant number of young people that have lost their lives as the result of traffic accidents, sickness, crime and war.
        As a parent that has lost a child, I would like to share a source of comfort, especially during this time of year. (My youngest son was an Iraq War veteran - a victim of PTSD).
        Compassionate friends is an international support group for parents and families after a child (at any age) dies.

  • Christmas Capitol of America

    By Nicole Johnson
    Director of Tourism

        Many of us in Bedford have a long-standing tradition of driving through the Elks Home each December to view the light display.  I remember my parents taking me several times each December.  Christmas just wasn’t complete without seeing the Elks Home, and of course we had to roll the windows down so we could hear the music.  I have continued this tradition with my son, and hope that he will do the same with his children one day. 

  • Sexual harassers put on notice!

        The recent parade of sexual harassment charges against powerful men in entertainment, media and politics surely represents a sea change in the way women will respond in the future to such assaults.
        Hopefully, it will also finally put piggish men on notice that, in this modern era, what your daddy and granddaddy thought they could get away with won’t work anymore. That can only be progress.

  • Good proposals

        From looking at the written proposals the town received on its request for proposals on what to do with Bedford Middle School (BMS), I’d say the town got three good ideas.

  • letter 11/29/17

    One conservative citizen

        Occasionally, something in newspaper editorials inspire me.  Mr. Howell’s 11/22 article “Shame on ‘Christians’ supporting Roy Moore Liberal Agenda” did.
        Before I get into it. I’m saying something about myself even though most of your readers won’t care. I’m aged. I can remember when GOD was finishing up the creation of dirt.  I am a Christian. I am a believer.  I think the Bible is true but not 100 percent.