Today's Opinions

  • Protecting jobs from government interference

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


  • Working together to grow the economy

    Just days ago President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress to lay out his plan to get Americans back to work and following that speech he sent his legislative proposal to Congress. I appreciate the President’s willingness to address this critical situation and like the President I am committed to finding meaningful ways to deal with our nation’s unemployment crisis. However, we cannot tax and spend our way out of this crisis.


  • A lot to talk about

    By District 2 Supervisor Chuck Neudorfer

        I will be holding my quarterly Town Meeting at the Moneta Library on Saturday morning, Sept. 24, from 10 to 11:30.  There are a lot of topics we can discuss.

  • Pay attention to legislative races

        Campaign signs have popped up everywhere in the Bedford, Roanoke and Lynchburg areas as state legislative races begin to come into focus. Or at least we hope so.

        It’s a shame that the public waits until the last minute to pay attention to Virginia General Assembly campaigns. Then when it finally does, not enough people actually vote.

  • Better to just let him rant

        Tensions in the relations between Turkey and Israel, which have been increasingly sour over the past six years, took a turn for the worse last month after the United Nations affirmed Israel’s right to defend itself by maintaining a blockade on Hamas-controlled Gaza.

  • Letters 09/14/11

    Speak up

        I have great concerns for the direction of Bedford County Public Schools. AYP scores have dropped over the years to the point that no elementary school in the Liberty Zone made AYP.
        Enrollment is declining, think parents are looking at these scores? Amazingly the scores declined at the same time that the “Staffing Standards” were adopted. This adoption reduced our teaching staff, all the while increasing the Central Office. Where are the “Staffing Standards” for Central Office?

  • Remembering September 11th

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As we all come together today – joining with our fellow Virginians and all Americans – we remember the horrific events that took place ten years ago on September 11th, 2001.


  • Honoring the true heroes of September 11th

    By all accounts September 11, 2001 started out as a typical Tuesday. Most Americans were simply going about their daily lives -- children were headed to school, folks were commuting to work. But all of that changed in an instant. At 8:46 that morning the first hijacked airplane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. And in that moment life for all Americans was forever changed.