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Today's Opinions

  • Providing more information for a safer workplace

    Americans work an average of 8.9 hours each day. That’s no small amount of time, and we all deserve to know that our work environments are safe from those whose behavior may cause us harm.

     

  • Remembering a true American hero

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last Wednesday, Allen Huddleston of Bedford passed away at the age of 97.  Mr. Huddleston was the last living member of the Bedford Boys.  I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Huddleston’s passing, and our thoughts and prayers remain with his friends and family.  We lost a true American hero this week, and we owe a debt of gratitude for his faithful service to our nation. 

  • Letters 05/11/16

    Change in old guard

        From the Bower Center renovation, to tax abatement and economic development programs, to Bedford Main Street, we have definitely seen a change in the old guard that once prevented Bedford from flourishing.

  • Trump is like Obama in some ways

        Now Donald Trump is the only Republican candidate left standing. Both Ted Cruz and John Kasich have thrown in the towel.

  • Letters 05/04/16

    Rate increases unneeded

        At its April 12 and 26,2016 meetings, Bedford Town Council voted to increase the Electric Utilities rate, the Meals tax and rejected the Transient Occupancy tax. As a council member and Chair of the Finance Committee, I recommended against and voted against these increases because I believe they are unnecessary.
    Electric Rate Increase

  • Of our American rights and freedoms, which one would you choose to celebrate and why?

    By Megan Horsley
    Jefferson Forest HS Good Citizen Sponsored by Peaks of Otter NSDAR

        Most people would assert that the right to bear arms or the freedom of religion should be celebrated because this is what makes America unique.  However, these rights would not be possible if the right to free speech was not a part of the United States Constitution.  The freedom of speech allowed the founding fathers to create the democratic government that American citizens take for granted today.

  • Letter 04/20/16

    Unfair?

        Whether or not you support Donald Trump for President, aren’t you tired of the drama?
        I believe every eligible voter has a right to support whomever he or she pleases.  However, may I suggest that you become informed as to how and why the process works the way it does.  

  • Letter 04/06/16

    Pay him his dues

        I’m not a Trump supporter, however, I’ll listen and pay him his dues. His hypothetical answer on whether a woman should be punished “IF” abortion was illegal; his answer was correct. If it’s against the law to have an abortion a woman should be punished. But it’s not the law.