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Today's Opinions

  • The value of an education

    Jami Key knows the value of an education.

        She saw her parents sacrifice so she could go to college. The closest library to her home was miles away, but her parents always found a way to get her there so she could “load up on books.” They also purchased a World Book Encyclopedia set for her and sacrificed to help her get into college.

        Those efforts paid off.

  • Letters

    Unloading the debate

        To what might we compare the debate between the Christian and Naturalist worldviews?  We can liken it to a tractor-trailer driver delivering to Georgia Pacific in Big Island. 

        As Debbie, our driver, descended southward down route 501, something on a nearby mountainside caught her attention.   Approaching the plant, Debbie recognized the mountainside diversion as a series of large rocks arranged to read, “WELCOME TO BIG ISLAND.”

  • Stimulus funds help education

    Recently, a group of more than a dozen superintendents and school officials from around the 5th District had the opportunity to sit down with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to talk about the challenges and opportunities in our education system. I convened this roundtable to give school districts the opportunity to communicate directly with the Secretary about what’s working and what’s not in Virginia schools.

  • Cemetery now a neighborhood eyesore

    Behind 112 Donegal Lane, and viewed from Leatherwood Place, the 150 year old Jopling graveyard has been used as a dump by vandals. Surrounded by modern houses with well-kept yards, who would do such a thing?

  • Cemetery now a neighborhood eyesore

    Behind 112 Donegal Lane, and viewed from Leatherwood Place, the 150 year old Jopling graveyard has been used as a dump by vandals. Surrounded by modern houses with well-kept yards, who would do such a thing?

  • Cemetery now a neighborhood eyesore

    Behind 112 Donegal Lane, and viewed from Leatherwood Place, the 150 year old Jopling graveyard has been used as a dump by vandals. Surrounded by modern houses with well-kept yards, who would do such a thing?

  • A monument to Stalin?

        There are times that call for standing your ground, no matter what, when you are right. There are other times when graciously backing off is the better choice.

        The reasoning behind Dr. William McIntosh’s decision to include a bust of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin at the National D-Day Memorial is correct. Dr. McIntosh sees all these sculptures as teaching tools and Stalin has an important lesson to teach us.

  • Letters

    Articles helped

     

        I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Bedford Bulletin for its fine coverage of Bedford House during the last month. 

        The front page article of the Challenge Grant for the Endowment Fund was read in all parts of the county and engendered many of the generous donations that we received.  In fact, I will credit the newspaper coverage with helping us to almost double our goal of $30,000 to meet the $100,000 challenge!