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Today's Opinions

  • Letters 12/10/14

    It's a mistake to close Thaxton Elem.

        While driving through the town, I was stopped at Bedford Middle school waiting as buses departed.
        I looked over at the school and parking lot area, and thought to myself, “Wow!The parking lot was packed full of children and the buses had just passed me also packed with children.”
         I wondered how in the world could all these children get the proper education with an over crowded school, much less being a strain on our teachers.

  • Letters 12/03/14

    Medicare Part D enrollment
    deadline nears

        The Bedford Parish Nurse Ministry wants to remind all seniors that the deadline for enrolling in Medicare Part D is Sunday December 7. The plan you are in at midnight Dec 7 is the plan you will be in for all of 2015.
        If you have not yet reviewed your coverage and want help please call Parish Nurse Pam Willoughby at 540-875-8655 for an appointment. There may be extra hours available because of the end of the enrollment period.

  • Letters 11/26/14

    Giving thanks

        This week we’re celebrating Thanksgiving which should mean much more than families getting together to eat turkey.

  • Letters 11-19-14

    Time for an
    explanation

        Sheriff Brown must be planning to run again, nearly every week his picture is in the paper, usually for no good reason.

  • Letter 11-12-14

    Profits over
    protection

        “Abortion clinics in Virginia are ‘beautiful, immaculate, clean facilities” declared NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Executive Director Tarina Keene in a January 17, 2013, interview, with HuffPost Live. 
        Perhaps Ms. Keene was being led through the facilities blindfolded; how else could she ignore the unsanitary conditions, the blood splattered doorways, bloody surgical scrubs, untrained assistants or unlicensed abortionists?  

  • A renewed opportunity to forge a brighter future

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    It is a great honor to represent Fifth District Virginians in Congress, and I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to continue serving you for the next two years. Tuesday’s election significantly changed the dynamics in Washington, and with that change comes renewed opportunities to advance policies that will address the most pressing issues facing our country.

     

  • Letters 11-05-14

    School closures not necessary

  • Letters 10-29-14

    Stakes too high

        When I was on line for our last election, two women behind me were talking. One said, “Who are we even voting for?” Her friend answered, “Oh, I don’t know - I just always vote for the Republican!” The stakes are too high for us to have this view.