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Today's Opinions

  • Letters 03/02/16

    Agree to disagree

        I have been approached by several individuals wondering if I intended to respond to Travis Witt’s letter entitled “On being a political extremist.”

  • letters 02/24/16

    Home Tour loses a friend

        It is with great sadness that we and other members of the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour management board learned about the recent passing of local resident David Lowry, a dear friend and supporter of the Home Tour.

  • Letters 02/03/16

    Christians
    and guns

        Recently Mr. Rick Howell wrote  about Christians and guns that deserves a thoughtful response.

  • Letter 01/27/16

    Straight Outa Bedford?

        Straight Outa Bedford? Are we that dangerous a place?
        I guess the newly elected Supervisor Tommy Scott is trying to make a name for himself, calling for the county to allow permitted county workers to carry concealed handguns at work. Not a good idea.

  • The House continues to fight for our national security

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • No more free passes

    A free pass at Disney World is one thing, but a free pass for nations wishing to destroy our way of life has no place in America’s foreign policy. In President Obama’s final State of the Union address, he spoke at length about looking toward the future. There is nothing more important to the future than protecting the United States from the threats of hostile nations like North Korea and Iran. However, the Obama Administration’s foreign policy is giving them a free pass.

     

  • First day of session is a long one

        The 2016 General Assembly session began on Wednesday, January 13.  The first day of every session is a long one, ending with the State of the Commonwealth Address delivered by the Governor to a Joint Session – House and Senate combined – of the General Assembly at 7 p.m.

  • Newman will serve as President Pro Tempore

    By Sen. Steve Newman
    Senate District 23

        On the coldest day in Richmond of the new year, the General Assembly began its 2016 session.  This year’s 60-day session is the first of the four-year Senate term.  That means the first day of session begins with all 40 senators elected last November taking their oath of office.