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Today's Opinions

  • Eric Cantor and ‘The Great Betrayal’

    While one Virginia politician was making national headlines last week, another one lit a fire in the same kind of partisan fight that had brought down the first one.
        Eric Cantor and Phil Puckett may not know each other, but they found themselves front-line players in the same fight: the ideological battle between the few common sense Republicans left, and the “tea party” fanatics who imagine themselves on some holy mission, like the Crusaders of old.

  • Decision needed serious discussion

    By Doris McCabe
    Bedford

        The central issue at the June 9 Board of Supervisors / Planning Board’s public hearing was that zoning regulations effectively blocked an entire industry – Confined Animal Feeding Operations -- from doing business in Bedford County.

  • Making veterans care more accessible

    As more information surfaces, the severe mismanagement and “lack of integrity” within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health system has grown increasingly clear. A nationwide audit of access and wait times at 731 VA facilities was released just days ago. The results were highly alarming and only added to my serious concerns about veterans’ access to medical care. The audit found that more than 57,000 veterans have waited at least 90 days for their first appointment at a VA facility.

  • Making strides toward enhancing our veterans’ health care

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Letters 10-08-14

    Supports Gillespie

        After checking with the city library the following information was provided.  Noticing that Robert C. Sarvis, is again, running as a third-party I am very concerned that he is going to spoil another election.
        Records indicate that in 2011 Robert C. Sarvis ran, unopposed, in the 35th District as a Republican in the senate race against Democrat Dick Saslaw, and lost.

  • Letters 10-01-14

        Kudos to Bedford Parks and Rec.
        Many times it is easy to complain about things, but this letter is to praise the new Parks and Rec administration.
        Since they recently took over, there have been more activities such as bus trips, cards, bingo and classes and new activities and events also like a picnic in the park.    
        Come on people, it only works if y’all take advantage of what’s offered.
        Call Parks and Rec for more info.

  • Pick your battles wisely

        Ukraine has dropped out of the headlines now that we have been launching airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. That doesn’t mean everything has settled down there, nor does it mean that calls, from some quarters, for the United States to get involved haven’t stopped.

  • Letters 09/24/14

    Keep up the
    good work

        I want to thank Mr. Hatchworth for another ‘rant’ filled response...never lets us down. Seems like it’s just my lucky week again...I am in town from a long haul and get to read the never ending saga of The Lone Hackworth vs Sheriff Brown.