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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Letters 09/17/14

    Wasted money

        Hurray for Sheriff Brown. He has received another award, gotten his picture in the paper for more undeserved recognition.
        The article goes on to say that the award is given “to an individual in recognition of their contributions to and support of the National Sheriff’s Association President.” This means you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.

  • Letters 09/10/14

    What about
    Otter River?

        As the Bedford County School Board moves to make cuts in it's budget, again   more schools are facing the real probability of closing next year.  This time it will either be Thaxton Elementary or Bedford Primary that will be axed by the board.

  • Letters 09/03/14

    ‘The lessons of Ferguson, Missouri’

        I have been doing so well.
        I read the “Liberal Agenda”, take a deep breath, put the paper down, and go about my life without responding to it. But I can only take so many lies.

  • Letters 08/27/14

    Lift restrictions

        Since the Franklin County Board of Supervisors are the elected representatives for the Franklin County Districts, we feel it most important to bring a significant problem to their attention. Many of us, after enjoying many years on our 22,000-acre Resort Lake, find ourselves unable to sell our homes.

  • The facts of life

    Within the next month, the Bedford County School Board will most likely decide on which other school it will close at the end of this school year.
        The board already voted to close Body Camp Elementary in the Staunton River attendance zone and either Bedford Primary or Thaxton Elementary will likely be chosen as the school to close in the Liberty zone.
        The decision won’t be easy.

  • Letters 08/20/14

    Committed to recycling

        I noted in your August 6, 2014, edition a letter to the editor from Ellen Mackey concerning the action of the Town Council to discontinue curbside recycling.  Mrs. Mackey in her letter mentioned a July 24, 2014, meeting of Council at which many pro recycling citizens expressed their disappointment in the discontinuance of curbside recycling.