Today's Opinions

  • Letters 09/02/15

    for Fair

        I would like to express my gratitude for the opportunity to be involved in the Bedford County Fair over this past weekend.
        This overwhelmingly positive event came at a time when the community needed it most. To me, the number of local public servants that stepped up to volunteer funding, time and energy for others effectively demonstrated the compassion I hope to always see from my home town.

  • Letters 08/26/15

    Let the new board make the choice

        The lame duck coalition of County Supervisors--namely Arrington, Parker  and Pollard, along with incumbent Sharp-- seem to be intent on naming a new County Administrator before leaving office in January. Wouldn’t you think the professional and courteous thing to do would be to hand off that decision to the new Board?

    Lynn Barnes

    What’s the rush?

  • Letters 08/12/15

    Masking the inhumane industry

        Shipping and other associated costs which can be reimbursed: Was this the discussion around the table at your local business?  It could have been, however “they” are not shipping paper or food products, they are shipping human beings!

  • Letters 08/05/15

    The issue of
    our time

        After reading Mr. Howell’s “Liberal Agenda” on June 29, I have to question his definition of morality.
        He supports a candidate who views Medicaid as “a moral imperative” and as the “issue of our time” but slams his opponent because she is against abortion. 55 million. That is the conservative number for the number of legal abortions since Roe v. Wade. But Medicaid is the “issue of our time” in the mind of someone like Mr. Howell.

  • Letter 07/29/15

    was a

        The retired D. C. cop who tried to respond to my recent letter starts by praising Sheriff Brown for the great job he’s doing and that both of them had worked for the D. C. Police Dept. I wonder if this is why D. C. has such a violent crime record.
        I’m convinced he and Sheriff Brown have a lot in common--neither know how to tell the truth.

  • Sanctuary cities violate the law and endanger public safety 

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Immigrants who have come to America over the last two centuries refresh, enrich, and restore the promise of American liberty.  The ‎many immigrants who have traversed the path to becoming American citizens – oftentimes through much hardship – have made this country great.  Indeed, we are a nation of immigrants. 


  • Letters 07/15/15

    The sky’s not falling

        The editorial of John Barnhart in the 08 July 2015 Bedford Bulletin missed the mark on several key points.   Mr. Barnhart apparently believes he knows absolute truth.  Yet he makes erroneous historical comparisons and is unable to distinguish Supreme Court cases.

  • Letters 07/08/15

    My perspective on the sheriff

        As a retired DC cop, living at the lake, I would like to comment on some comments I read in your paper last week.
         I am a fairly new resident to the county but my wife’s family has lived here for approximately 20 years. My remarks are in reference to, and support of, another ‘alumni’ of the Metro Police Department, Sheriff Brown.