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Today's Opinions

  • Fifth district veterans deserve better

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This past week, as our nation came together on Memorial Day to pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, I traveled across the Fifth District and met with many veterans from Henry County to Brunswick County and from Fauquier County to Danville.

     

  • Letters 06/03/15

    Innocence lost

        This week a “little bit of innocence” was lost from Bedford.
        As the nice, quiet evening progressed something was taken from Bedford. Yes, it was only two Rocking Chairs that disappeared from the Welcome Center but it was a whole lot of trust and pride that was the largest loss.

  • Letters 05/27/15

    Inaccuracies in argument

        So now Mr. Donald M. Campbell wants to join the tit for tat and I find myself defending the Museum again against inaccuracies.
        The Museum is not a charity, it is a non-profit corporation that employees 5 tax-paying Bedford County residents and also provides employment for a large number of retired volunteers. I wish our funding was automatic, it is not.

  • Thanking those who serve

     By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Remembering the sacrifice, honoring the service

    By Congressman Bob Goodlatte

  • For the last time

    By Bill Mosley
    Bedford

    We closed our store, Bedford Hardware, this afternoon for the last time. And when I say our store, well, in a way I mean our in the sense of the community’s store; for in a way it was always more than a private business. 

  • What could the government be doing better

     By Don Gardner DVM
    CEO Gardner Heifers Inc.
    Huddleston

       Last week, I met with our Congressman Hurt as he toured the Fifth District asking agriculture and small business owners what the federal government could be doing to better serve them.
        That list is certainly a lengthy one. From the EPA which inserts itself into every arena it so desires to a complicated tax code that makes it impossible to plan financially, the federal government stands in the way of our success.

  • It’s true: Republicans are dying off

        I’ve often remarked here that the basic constituency of the national Republican Party is “old white men.” It’s obviously not possible to build a future winning coalition on such a demographic.
        I was right. I refer you to a very informative article on Politico.com, which, by the way, is an essential source if you’re a political animal.