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Today's Opinions

  • STEM Education: A term that is here to stay

    By Thomas Key

  • Automated Workers: The Real Job Killer

    By Cody Williams
    University of Virginia Student
    Bedford resident

  • letters 04/26/17

    Hope for the Heartland

        Early this spring, massive wildfires swept thru the rangelands of western Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. Hundreds of thousands of acres of pasture, thousands of miles of fence, thousands of cattle, numbers of homes were burned and 7 people lost their lives. Local families with friends and relatives that live in that area kept them informed of the situation. I would like to give some credit to the many people that helped out in this awful situation.

  • Letters 04/05/17

    Setting the
    example

        In September I went to the funeral for the police officer in Shelby, North Carolina. I am an uncle of officer Tim Brackeen’s wife. At first I hesitated to go as I expected that the crowd and the traffic would be tremendous. After hearing that a few family members from the Roanoke Valley decided not to go, I made a last minute decision to go to support my sister and my niece.

  • Letters 03/29/17

    Time to TNR

        There’s been great progress at the Bedford County Animal Shelter in recent years that is a tribute to the staff, area animal welfare groups, and residents.
        The number of animals going in has gone down, and the number of animals going out alive has gone up.

  • Letters 03/22/17

    Appreciation for response

        On behalf of Lake Christian Ministries board members, cherished volunteers and the hundreds of SML-area neighbors who we assist each week, I would like to publicly express our awe and sincere appreciation for the Lake Community’s response during the “Roanoke Valley Gives” on-line fundraising event last week.

  • Letter 03/15/17

    Seeking 22nd VA House of Delegates Democratic candidates

        As of yet, Kathy Byron is unopposed for the 22nd Virginia House of Delegates seat.  The Democratic Committees of the 22nd would like to change that by coming up with viable Democratic candidates and we hope you can help.  

  • Letter 02/22/17

    Mama cows thank you

        I would like to thank all of you hard working taxpayers for spending over $10,000 per mama cow to furnish pristine well water for 20 of my cows.