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Today's Opinions

  • Maybe it would be better to do nothing

        It looks like nobody is too keen on immigration reform, even the “Democrats.” Earlier this month, shortly after Senator Charles Schumer brought up the subject at a news conference, Senator Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, quickly said that it wouldn’t be addressed during this Senate work session. He didn’t offer an idea of when the “Democrats” would bring it up.

  • Two thumbs up

    Bedford County residents enjoyed a double-dose of good fortune last week. First the county supervisors passed a budget without raising taxes and then the world’s best bass fishermen put on a four-day show that thousands enjoyed and will continue to pay dividends to this region for months, and possibly years, to come.

  • Letters

    Disappointed program won’t continue

        Last summer I was privileged to attend Friday’s at the Museum hosted by the Bedford County Museum.

  • Thurman

    enealogical Library continues to honor Confederate History Month with another story about buildings that have a link to the War Between the States. Last week we wrote about Fancy Grove in the southern part of the county. This story is about another home that was near there.

  • Put a liberal on the Supreme Court

        With the impending resignation of Associate Justice John Paul Stevens from the U.S. Supreme Court, President Obama will get at least one more chance to select a justice.

        Obama took a relatively safe road with his choice last year of Sonia Sotomayor. As the first Hispanic on the court, she was a historic pick. But she was, and remains, a person with what is basically a middle of the road political philosophy.

  • Eye of the storm?

        When I lived in Norfolk, a quarter of a century ago, the place took a direct hit from a Category I hurricane.

  • Guardians of good taste

    So you want a vanity license plate? Take note: You just can’t say anything you want. The word crew is watching.

        The Department of Motor Vehicles keeps a close watch on what you’re trying to say on those plates and if you get too racy, your effort won’t travel far. 

        Good for the DMV. License plates are no place for Virginia residents to slip their filth into the public domain.

  • Letters

    Clarification to editorial

    Editor’s note: Last week’s editorial on the Bedford County Public Schools budget stated that the Early College program was a casualty of this year’s budget. While the school system’s support of the program is ending, CVCC is still offering the program. The following letter was submitted from CVCC about the program.