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Today's Opinions

  • Before we go Pink, let’s go Gold

        I think at this point we all know that October is breast cancer awareness month.  
        For a few weeks the world wears pink ribbons, the White House changes to pink, and the NFL covers their players in pink shoes and gloves.  Because of this amazing awareness campaign over the past 30 years the survival rates for this disease have increased dramatically.

  • Don’t suffer third party illusions

            I’m happy to report that my adopted hometown of Roanoke has survived another Donald Trump appearance. His rally at the Berglund Center on Saturday was underwhelming.
        He faced a hall that was only half full. He spoke for just about 30 minutes and left quickly, not even wading into the crowd to greet supporters.
        The main thing on display was the unabashed capitalism of the vendors, who lined nearly every available space along the street outside the building.

  • Some of Hillary’s deplorables

            Hillary Clinton recently called Trump supporters a basket of deplorables. Personally, I think it would be a badge of honor to be called “deplorable” by something as vile as Hillary Clinton. I wonder who all are in her basket of deplorables? Maybe the one union that she declined to seek support from will give us a clue.

  • Letters 09/21/16

    Supports Garrett

        Tom Garrett is the only candidate who will preserve my 2nd Amendment rights.
        As a concerned female citizen who travels frequently, I rely strongly on my right to carry a firearm for protection.

  • Letters 09/14/16

    Republicans made a good choice

        Cheers to the Republican Party of Virginia for voting for a primary rather than a mass meeting to select their 2017 candidates!

  • Not mowing brush anymore

    By Albert Robe
    Bedford

        The town of Bedford is a great place to live.  My family moved here 28 years ago and this is “home” to us.  I take pride in saying that I live in or am from Bedford, Virginia.
        With that said, I come to the point of this letter.  From time to time, I hear of or read an article concerning the need for more tourism in Bedford.  It is at this point that I have become frustrated and/or confused as to a possible cause for this.

  • Education without regimentation

        Schools across America are back in session. Bedford County opened its schools for the new school year on Aug. 15. A few school districts opened earlier and a few later.

  • Letters 09/07/16

    We have never been safe

        Regarding Mr. Barnhart’s comments in “We are no longer safe”  (8-24-2016); when have we ever been completely “safe”? Is a terrorist attack possible? Of course. Is it any more probable than your being in a car accident or run over in the grocery store parking lot, not really. Life is a risk.