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Opinion & Analysis

  • First Column: A little about me

    My name is Margaret Pascale, I was born and raised in the Lynchburg/Campbell County/Bedford area.
        I am a Brookville High School alumnae as well as an alumnae of Lynchburg College. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management in May of 2014.

  • Extra Points: Concealed Carry Class

        This past weekend I was able to spend four hours taking a concealed carry class and learned more about having a permit and carrying a gun than I ever thought I needed to know.
        First, let me start by saying I am an avid hunter and have used and been around firearms since I was young. My dad took me out on my first hunt when I was 5 years old and we ended up shooting a beautiful buck.
        My mom and dad also signed up and took the class with me, so we made this a family affair.

  • Extra Points: Almost the Holidays

    Thanksgiving is already here which means Christmas is almost here and it has also been one of my favorite holidays.
        However, it is amazing how early they put out the Christmas stuff, last year they barely had Halloween stuff down before the Christmas/Holiday stuff was put out. This year, forget it, they had all of the Holiday stuff out before Halloween was even here.
        Next year they will probably have all the Holiday stuff out in September and Halloween and Thanksgiving won’t even really be acknowledged.

  • Extra Points: November

        The past few weeks have been crazy, people were so concerned about making sure everyone got out and voted and when they did and the polls we had been hearing on the news channels for the last three months were wrong people took to the streets.
        Of course, this is not the first time in the last year people have taken to the streets for protests and it definitely isn’t the first time that the protests turned into riots.

  • Between the Lines

    By Tom Wilmoth
    Editor
    news@bedfordbulletin.com

        I rarely find myself on the same side of an issue with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but every now and then the ultra liberal Supreme Court Justice gets something right.
        Rarely doesn’t it happen, but this week I found myself cheering Ginsburg on for comments she made to journalist Katie Couric.

  • Extra Points: While I was gone

        After two weeks of not being able to do anything it feels nice to finally be able to get up and about and even get out and about. I am also excited to be back on the field and courts this week and looking forward to seeing some great games.
        I want to apologize to anyone who normally follows me on twitter for play-by-play updates, I have been out with a ruptured appendix but no worries the play-by-plays will continue this week.

  • Extra Points: Approaching October

        Wow, it has been a full year since I started this job and let me just tell you, Bedford County sent me on a ride of a lifetime. Getting to the know the athletes, the teams and the schools has been amazing. Of course, it’s always a pleasure to write about these teams and speak to all the coaches.

  • Extra Points: Sept. 14

        This year’s NFL season started this past week, finally, and there has been a lot of controversy around the NFL players and other athletes who are now choosing to take a knee or sit during the National Anthem.
        While I agree they have every right to do that because the soldiers who have fought, been injured and even lost their lives did it for us to continue to have our freedom. We all have the right to free speech and I think it is good that people exercise their rights.

  • Extra Points: August 24

        The NFL has instituted new rules for the 2016 season - not too many and most won’t really make a difference.
        First, the injured reserve list. Teams no longer have to designate an injured player to return, however if a player is put on the injured reserve they have to stay there for a minimum of six weeks.
        I believe the only change there is players no longer have to be designated to return.

  • Extra Points: August 17

        The summer Olympics have been nothing but amazing this year. So many world records are being set and also a lot of firsts happening in this Olympics.
        During day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympics, Usain Bolt finished first in the 100m, for the third time. The Olympics saw a marriage proposal on the podium at a medal ceremony. The Olympics also handed out its first medals for Golf since 1904.