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Today's Opinions

  • 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

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        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.

  • A horrible and disgraceful president

        The American presidency has always been the office we hold in the highest esteem. Our history demonstrates that it should be held by people of the best quality, who are experienced and able to do the job.
        We’ve truly had some giants; the first president, George Washington, set the example of transferring power democratically to the next one, something extremely rare at the time.

  • Helping out

        Liberty High School Principal Dr. Kathleen Dills has plenty to be proud of when it comes to her students and staff.
        The school may be the smallest high school in the county, but it’s making a huge impact.
        The Minutemen have adopted a high school from Ingleside, Texas, to help the Mustangs overcome the devastation their school suffered because of Hurricane Harvey. The flooding that came as a result of the record-setting rain that fell swept through the school, damaging it inside and out.

  • Slavery is not a modern issue

        I noticed from Rick Howell’s  last column that he’s still fighting battles that were settled 150 years ago. He really needs to do some serious reading on American history. If he does, there are a few facts that he will discover.
        The first fact is that there are no slaves in America. The 13th Amendment, ratified at the end of 1865, outlawed slavery in the entire United States. Today, there are no slaves in the United States and haven’t been any slaves in the United States for 150 years.