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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thankful to be a Minuteman

    By Foster Garrett

    Student Intern

        It’s an unwritten tradition in my family to name something you are truly grateful for before digging into the Thanksgiving spread, and it is sometimes difficult to pinpoint precisely one thing in my life that I have a deep appreciation for.

  • Education Sec. Betsy DeVos should resign

        Donald Trump’s Cabinet selections were easily the worst in American political history. He either chose people who, like him, were unqualified for their posts, or ideological extremists opposed to the very task their agencies are assigned.

  • Hypocrites!

        Since the news about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment lifestyle broke, not a day has gone by without news of new allegations against different men. Many (why is this not surprising?) have been against politicians.