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Today's Opinions

  • Trump was right

        Let me preface this column by reminding folks that I am not a Donald Trump fan. He wasn’t my first choice for the Republican Party nominee last year. He wasn’t my second or third choice either. I was appalled by the choice the two parties handed me and, during the debates between him and Satan’s Sister, I often wished the earth would split open and swallow them both like Dathan and Abiram in the Old Testament (Numbers 16:31-33) so we could start over with better candidates.

  • Letters 09/27/17

    Fred IS For Bedford

        Fred Sylvester is running for Bedford County Supervisor in District 2.  I suspect that all Bedford County residents agree that we need to increase and improve the levels of service in certain areas such as schools, police, fire and rescue, broadband access and more.  But, we are all concerned about increasing taxes.

  • Drop of Ink

        I do everything. Not only have I added SCA President to my pile of responsibilities, but I am now the Bedford Bulletin’s intern until April. For those of you who haven’t heard of me, however, allow me to introduce myself:

        I am Foster Garrett.
        Seventeen years ago, a party raged. People poured in from the streets and filled the house, dancing and chattering. However, the party is not what people remember when they think of that night.
        They remember me.

  • Fanciful ‘facts’ that don’t ring true

        Usually, when John Barnhart and I have a back-and-forth here in our respective columns, I’m happy to let him have the last word. It seems important to him.
        This time, however, I must break precedent, because there were a few claims in his column about Charlottesville that simply must be disputed.

  • Preying on the ill informed

        As I’ve mentioned before in this space, all the flap about Confederate monuments is strictly political. It’s an effort by the left to try to make up for their bankrupt ideology. They have no good ideas, so they attack symbols in an effort to give the impression that they are doing something. They are aided by the fact that so many people are ignorant or ill informed about American history.

  • Time to become presidential

        It’s time for President Donald Trump to start acting presidential.
        This past weekend, President Trump decided to take on NFL players who have kneeled in protest during the playing of the National Anthem. In a speech in Alabama on Friday, he demanded that NFL owners get rid of any players who follow through with that protest.

  • Letters 09/20/17

    Do something
    positive

        It is always amusing when someone who has no children attempts to advise parents on how to raise their offspring. It is equally ludicrous when someone outside the faith assumes the position of advisor to Christians by telling them what they and their churches should do in response to racism.
        On the Opinion page of the Bedford Bulletin, last week, a regular columnist appeared to think that his perception of Christians was more important than reality.

  • Enhancing our community with autumn decor

    By Vicki Gardner
    Executive Director
    Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce

        Soon we will welcome Autumn with it’s amazing colors, blue skies and all the joy associated with harvest, feasts, family and togetherness.  Fall in our mountain, lake and quaint ‘towns’ region is prime for tourism.  Now is the time for the business community to roll out the welcome mat leading to your door with a brilliant fall theme.