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Today's Opinions

  • Letters 01/28/15

    Pay raise

        There is still a 31.5 percent pay raise sitting in the county budget for the Bedford County Board of Supervisors.

  • Letters 01/14/15

    Supporting law enforcement

        2015?
        We are one race, the human race. The way we think separates and divides us. The demonization of law enforcement that is seemingly becoming more pervasive in our nation should not be happening. This is 2015, we are one half century beyond 1965, or are we?

  • Letters 01/07/15

    Following the founding Fathers

        I wish to respond to the article written by Mr. Rick Howell, Obama Acts Correctly on Immigration (The Bedford Bulletin, 26 November 2014). 

  • 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.

  • Reform the tax code to stimulate growth, create jobs, and raise wages

    By Robert Hurt

    As I travel across Virginia's Fifth District, I often hear from my constituents about how unnecessary bureaucratic red tape is hindering job growth and making life more difficult for working Virginians. Our nation’s outdated and complicated tax code is a perfect example of the federal government standing in the way of strengthening our economy for our nation’s families and small businesses.

     

     

  • Racism and the criminal justice system

    In the wake of the two latest instances of police killings of unarmed African-American men, we find ourselves in yet another conversation about racism and our system of criminal justice.
        As if the Michael Brown situation in St. Louis wasn’t questionable enough, it’s the lack of indictment of the officer who blatantly killed 43-year-old Eric Garner, that has again sparked outrage.

  • Comparing apples and doggie dumplings

        It’s always funny when Rick Howell in his Liberal Agenda accuses conservatives of something, and immediately proceeds, in the same column, to do exactly what he’s accused conservatives of doing. He did that last week when he attempted to defend President Obama’s executive order on immigration by comparing it to President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation after writing “Extremism produces its own logic.”  He inadvertently proved his own point.

  • 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.