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Today's Opinions

  • Letters 07-18-12

    No summonses issued

        Regarding the letter to the editor from Dan Overstreet about officers running radar the day after the storm...
        On June 30, Saturday, the Bedford Police Department issued no summonses for the entire day.Although people may see an officer sitting on the roadside or in a parking lot, they are not always running radar during those times.  They write reports in the car, as well as other paperwork, they eat in the car, for all practical purposes, they live in the car for their 12-hour shift. 

  • Growing our economy by getting government out of the way

    Last week the Department of Labor released their monthly report on national unemployment. Unfortunately this most recent announcement simply confirmed what most Americans already know – unemployment remains high and our economy continues to struggle. Last week’s report that unemployment remains at 8.2 percent marked the 41st consecutive month that the national jobless rate was above eight percent.

  • Commentary: Growing fresh fish right around the corner

    By John Graham
    Bedford

        I would like to echo the thoughts of Mr. Forster about our country’s food supply.
        Large corporations do indeed have the ability to lobby and force smaller producers out of the marketplace just as he mentioned. If you have not seen the film documentary Food Inc., (available at the Bedford Library), it puts into frightening perspective the realities of domestic food production – you may never eat another store-bought chicken!

  • Setting the record straight

    By Jim Williams
    Goode

        For the past few months there have been numerous letters and articles to the papers written by Mr. Steve Stevick and a couple others who have bashed the Bedford County Board of Supervisors for not adopting the Planning Commission’s proposed zoning ordinances last year.

  • Passionate Roanoke crowd greets Obama

    It was reported this past weekend that presidential campaign spending in Virginia is the third most of any state, surpassed only by the larger battlegrounds of Ohio and Florida.
    Who would have thought such a thing was possible just a few election cycles ago when Virginia had spent many decades as a rubber stamp victory for any and every Republican nominee?

  • Is Kaine afraid of the Bedford Bulletin?


        Along with the Virginia Press Association’s annual writing contest, the Bedford Bulletin takes part in the annual contest that Landmark Community Newspapers (LCNI) holds. LCNI is the company that owns the Bulletin along with 55 other community newspapers located in several states.
        Tom Wilmoth, our editor, normally writes the editorial that appears in our opinion pages. One that he wrote last year won second place in this year’s contest.

  • Did he really say that?

        “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

  • Letters 07-11-12

    Top of the list

        On May 28, there was a knock on my door to evacuate because a tanker had overturned in the S-curves of U.S. 460 in Montvale.
        This was the second such accident in less than two years. This raises many concerns for the residents nearby. The number one concern is that there was a fatality in this most recent accident. Also there is concern over contamination of the water supply. Last, the detour creates an inconvenience for nearby residents and all who travel this section of the road.