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Today's Opinions

  • Black History Month

    Childhood – When I say that I was born in Goode, VA, I mean that literally.  I was born across the railroad tracks in my grandmother’s house in February, 1970.    My mother, Verna Bryant, was an unwed high school senior.  She moved away to Philadelphia to work at the post office when I was eight months old.  I stayed under the watchful care and guidance of my grandmother, Susan Williams.

  • Black History Month

    Childhood – When I say that I was born in Goode, VA, I mean that literally.  I was born across the railroad tracks in my grandmother’s house in February, 1970.    My mother, Verna Bryant, was an unwed high school senior.  She moved away to Philadelphia to work at the post office when I was eight months old.  I stayed under the watchful care and guidance of my grandmother, Susan Williams.

  • All presidents labor in Lincoln’s shadow

        It was great to watch the ceremonies last week commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of America’s greatest president, Abraham Lincoln.

        With Barack Obama’s ascension to the presidency, and his own much-noted admiration for the legacy of Lincoln, the name of the 16th president had been invoked a lot lately.

  • An African solution

        It seems two African countries have found an African solution to an African problem.

  • Ready to go

    By the time this paper hits most mailboxes in Bedford, I’ll be high above the skies en route to the Philippines as part of a medical missions team.

  • Letters

    Thanks to Rick

        My first move when the Bedford Bulletin arrives is to open to the editorial page and read Rick Howell’s column. He does such a great job of demonstrating the ridiculous thought processes of today’s liberals. This week in the Feb. 4th issue he practically gushed defending the pork, oops sorry, “special interest” provisions in this “spend our budget into oblivion” bill.

  • The sad truth about the Internet is that predators are always prowling

    Over the years Operation Blue Ridge Thunder has taken its share of criticism. In fact, during the last sheriff’s race, Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown was often taken to task by claims from opponents that he brought criminals into the community through the effort, because of the nature of the program. Last week’s events in Bedford County should put a halt to such talk.

  • We can’t afford to delay the digital TV transition

    By now just about everyone knows about the digital TV transition.  Three years ago Congress passed legislation setting a hard deadline for television stations to stop broadcasting their signal in analog format.  This transition from analog to digital, known as the Digital TV (DTV) transition, was scheduled to take place on February 17, 2009.  However, this last week Congress passed short-sighted legislation which delays the upcoming DTV transition for four months.