• Letter 01-16-19

    Walls have never worked

        As Day 20 of the government shut-down nears even those indifferent to a wall between us and  Mexico are asking questions. Why a wall when historically walls have never worked. The latest, the Berlin Wall erected during the Cold War by East Germany is no more. There are others, of course.

  • Letters 01-09-19

    ERA worthy
    of support

        As a high school English teacher, I would periodically receive that term paper or essay that was so completely illogical and off target that my red pen felt like drying up on the spot. My red pen has curled up in a ball after the first few lines of the anti-ERA diatribe written by Janet Robey.
        Where to start?

  • Letter 12-26-18

    The “Equal Rights” Amendment is a war on women

        Please humor me as I dig into the nuts and bolts of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Carol Hendrix asked in her December 21, 2018, letter to the editor, “On what basis can any rational person oppose the ERA?” Here are some rational arguments from a rational woman on why I oppose the amendment:

  • Letters 12-19-18

    Kindness is

        On Sunday, December 16, we were on our way to church when we came upon an accident that had just happened and stopped westbound traffic.

  • Letters 12-12-18


        The Town of Bedford has so many things of which to be proud: our beautiful natural scenery, our friendly people,  our small-town style, and our noble D-Day heritage.
        Unfortunately, our treatment of pedestrians who attempt to cross our streets does not fit with the rest of our profile. Drivers all but mow people down!

  • Letters 11/28/18

    A little too far

        Last week Cheryl Evans went out a little too far on a limb to postulate that the perpetrator that tore down Kaine’s sign was a white male with very little formal education whose feelings of impotence were greatly exacerbated by the election of Obama twice.

  • Letters 11/21/18

    Practice the Golden Rule

        At 4:45AM on Election Day, November 6, I put campaign signs for Jennifer Lewis and Tim Kaine beside the drive leading to our local polling place. Someone so offended by this First Amendment exercise mowed them down.

  • Letters 11-14-18

    Bedford Cares

        Bedford Cares would like to sincerely thank the residents of Bedford County and County Shelter Staff for your commitment to humanely managing the feral county population.
        Because of you, Bedford Cares has helped residents sterilize more than 700 feral cats so far this year. That means 700 cats and untold number of kittens kept out of the county shelter.  
        We’re saving lives and saving taxpayer dollars!

  • Letters 11-07-18

    What to do with the schools

        What to do with the Old Middle, Elementary, High School?
        Look no farther than the Jefferson Center in Roanoke or the Harvester in Rocky Mount to answer that question.  Bedford is sitting on a treasure. 

  • Letters Reformation Day 2018

    The price of

        A dollar is not enough.
        A big arms purchase price is enough. So we can end the philosophical debate on the subject and proceed with certainty toward a known exacting price.