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Letters

  • Letters 09/18/19

    Supports Lorie Smith

        Franklin County’s future is highly dependent upon the ability of its Board of Supervisors to provide competent responsible leadership and make wise decisions going forward.
        I am supporting Lorie Smith to be our Supervisor because she has the experience, background, temperament, desire and commitment to serve the people of Gills Creek and Franklin County.

  • Letters 09/11/19

    In need of CPR

        I do not normally watch CNN, in my opinion, their fact-free presentation is not worth the candle.
         I traveled last week and so I was subjected to the 24/7 anti-Trump slime-a-thon that CNN plays in airports.  Free speech gives them the right to broadcast whatever ignorant bile they choose, but their continuous slander of our president comes with a price. 

  • Letters 08/28/19

    The power to cure

        As a woman celebrating 3 years breast cancer free, I want to thank each and every one participating in Historic Avenel’s BBQ to Beat Breast Cancer. 

  • Letter 08-21-19

    Kirkland for Sheriff

        I support Deputy James Kirkland as our next sheriff of Bedford County because of his 23 years of experience in law enforcement and his four years in the United States Army.
        He has been a K-9 Handler for 17 years, attended K-9 Explosives Detection School twice for a total of 22 weeks and Explosive Patrol School for two weeks.  Deputy Kirkland also served in Baghdad, Iraq at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center for five months as a K-9 Explosives Handler in 2012. 

  • Letter 08-14-19

    Object to militarization of police

        What a pleasant evening last night, August 6, for the National Night Out designed to build trust between police and citizens.
        There was rockin’ music with people thoroughly enjoying themselves dancing. Bedford library was there engaging with young children and their parents.
        The Health Department had an informative display especially about important immunizations.

  • Letters 08-07-19

    Solar Power

        I love my $8 power bill!
        While my neighbors and co-workers are complaining about their power bills, we had solar panels installed on our roof last year, right on the carport. It feeds into the power grid and was set up to cover most of our power needs. The unit will pay for itself in a few years and then return $$$ on our investment.

  • Letters 07-10-19

    Farms are
    created

        Sixty years ago the last coal fired steam locomotive on the N&W was put to rest.

  • Letters 07-03-19

    Sure Is quiet

        If you haven’t read Doug Mayhew’s letter of 2-13-19, you certainly should.  He made it clear as to how the inter-circle of the Sheriff’s office works.  This is only a small part of the operation. 

  • Letters 06-26-19

    Thank you

  • Letter 06-19-19

        The Board of Directors, Friends of Bedford Hospice House, would like to express our deepest appreciation to the Bedford Community Health Foundation for its most generous grant of $6,000.00. This money will go into our Scholarship Fund, used to provide financial assistance to Bedford Hospice House patients who qualify under standard guidelines for financial aid.