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Today's Opinions

  • Trump conned a lot of Christians

        During the election, there was a stupid sign in Bedford County along U.S. 460 East that claimed to quote Donald Trump. It read “No one reads the Bible more than I do.”
        Sounds like him, doesn’t it? We know how he brags about himself. No one knows more, or does anything better, than him. But if people really believe that he’s some sort of private holy man, reading the Bible all the time, well, they’re easy to fool.

  • Pay study results anticipated in advance

    By Steve Wilkerson
    Chairman
    Bedford County Board of Supervisors

        It has come to my attention that there are some questions regarding the timing of the implementation of Bedford County’s pay and classification study. I wanted to take a moment to discuss the timeline of events regarding the eighteen month process that led to the adoption of a new pay plan for the County’s employees.

  • letter 11-23-16

    Stupid people?

        I am not a bit amused to be called stupid for voting for Donald Trump.

  • Let’s give thanks for our democracy

        Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, a day that should include, along with eating so much that we lapse into a coma after dinner, an attitude of thanks for what we have and the good things that have happened over the year.

  • Letters 11-16-16

    A good hire

        I was reading this week’s newspaper, and on the front page was a story about a policeman named Chevon Thompson.
        I had the pleasure of meeting him at the YMCA about a month ago. He was working out in the weight room. And I said to myself, man that’s a big fellow. After watching him for a little while working out, I finally asked him which football team he played for.

  • Our nation’s veterans deserve recognition befitting of their sacrifice

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Veterans deserve our respect every day

    America’s veterans know the meaning of sacrifice. They’ve spent weeks, months, and years away from home and loved ones. They’ve missed birthdays, anniversaries, Thanksgiving dinners, and first steps. Some have experienced physical trauma that we can see while others carry their wounds on the inside.

  • World War I: From boot camp to the battlefield

    By James F. Burns
    Professor emeritus
    The University of Florida

        Carroll Hosbrook, a farm boy from Ohio, found himself in a small French village on Nov. 11, 1918.