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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.

  • 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.

  • Letters 01/13/16

    A return to
    Southern Civility

        When Robin and I chose Bedford as our final home, she was returning to her hereditary roots and we both were getting a small town like where we grew up. 

  • Putting patients first

    Should patients or big government mandates come first? That’s the question Congress recently asked President Obama by sending a repeal of his signature health care law to his desk.

     

  • Losing concealed carry reciprocity

    By Joel Hoeffner
    Minot, ND

        I am Active Duty Military stationed in Minot, ND. I own a home and property in Bedford,VA and will return there after I retire from the military.