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Today's Opinions

  • Letter 01/27/16

    Straight Outa Bedford?

        Straight Outa Bedford? Are we that dangerous a place?
        I guess the newly elected Supervisor Tommy Scott is trying to make a name for himself, calling for the county to allow permitted county workers to carry concealed handguns at work. Not a good idea.

  • First day of session is a long one

        The 2016 General Assembly session began on Wednesday, January 13.  The first day of every session is a long one, ending with the State of the Commonwealth Address delivered by the Governor to a Joint Session – House and Senate combined – of the General Assembly at 7 p.m.

  • Letters 01/13/16

    A return to
    Southern Civility

        When Robin and I chose Bedford as our final home, she was returning to her hereditary roots and we both were getting a small town like where we grew up. 

  • The descent into chaos

        Last week I mentioned that there seems to be a double standard when it comes to religion in the public school classroom. I noted the same left-wingers who defended a teacher who had students copy the Muslim statement of faith as part of a geography assignment, would have been after that teacher’s head if she had had her students copy a Christian text, such as the Lord’s Prayer.

  • Letters 12/30/15

    Thanks for Charity
    Chug support

        Thanks to the Community for Support of the “Charity Chug”
        On Wednesday, December 9, the Smith Mountain Lake Railroad Group presented to Lake Christian Ministries checks totaling $3100., the contributions generously made by members of  our community and visitors from impressive distances who came to our model train open houses.

  • Letters 12/23/15

    Holiday
    concert thank you

        Bower Center for the Arts would like to thank the Town of Bedford with a Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Grant for co-sponsoring a free holiday concert at Bedford Middle School on December 11. 

  • Letters 12/16/15

    True religious fanaticism

        I’m compelled to highlight the counter-factuals and self-contradicting irony in Rick Howell’s November 25 column “The Bloody Results of Religious Fanaticism.”
        Howell conjectured that the “instigator” of the recent attack on innocents in Paris “violated the real teachings” of Islam. Evidently, only Grand-Imam Howell’s interpretation of the Qur’an and Hadith understands the attacks thus.

  • Letters 12/09/15

    Source of
    comfort

        As a new resident in Bedford County, I have taken note of the significant number of young people that have lost their lives in auto accidents. As a parent that has lost a child, I would like to share a source of comfort, especially during this time of year. (My youngest son was an Iraq War veteran - a victim of PTSD)
        Compassionate Friends is an international support group for parents and families after a child dies.