• Letters 11/13/13

    Arming teachers in Bedford schools

        As a former resident of Bedford City I am writing concerning the arming of teachers in Bedford City/County classrooms.
        In the event that a gunman comes into a classroom the teacher will have to shift gears from her lesson, go to her desk, unlock the desk, take out the handgun, unlock the trigger-guard and fire back at a the gunman. This, of course, will not happen because by then the teacher and students will have been fired upon and probably killed or injured.

  • Letters 11/06/13

    Who has been hurt?

        The author of an October 22 letter to the editor stated that he was unable to identify the “millions of people hurting from Obamacare.” An October 29 article in the Washington Post might be of assistance in that task.

  • Letters 10/30/13

    Record of public service

        It is our duty in this political climate of suspicion to elect competent leaders. The leader is Terry Austin, candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates for the 19th district.
        Terry has an impeccable record of public service making him the ideal candidate for this office.

  • Letters 10/23/13

    Time for some protectionism

        To emphasize the effects of the partial government shutdown, a T.V. news program interviewed a woman who asked “How am I going to feed my kids?” Perhaps the question might be, how many working people does it take to support our country’s social programs?
        More than we have!

  • Letters 10/09/13

    Only’ $34 million

        The Bedford Water Authority insists that they will “only” spend $34 million on their Lakes to Forest Plan, or “whatever we can afford.” I worked many years in the Federal government and have experienced this fairy tale many times before. It’s a nightmare version of the movie “Groundhog Day.”

  • Letters 10/02/13

    serving as a mentor
        With the new school year under way, I’d like to make our community aware of a wonderfully meaningful experience that has been in our area since 1997. 

  • Letters 09/18/13

    Helping our

        George C. Lussier Jr. from the American Legion spoke to the 9-11 Prayer Breakfast about Operation Comfort Warriors. The information he gave us is important for all churches and organizations in our county that are interested in helping our veterans.

  • Letters 9/11/13

    Fertilizer or
    poison: You be the Judge

        Over 13,000 acres of Bedford County farmlands are being “fertilized” with human and industrial waste from sewage treatment plants in New Jersey and northern Virginia.

  • Letters 09/04/13

    There is a crisis
        “We don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt,” President Obama boldly stated in a March interview with “Good Morning America.” The national debt in the United States stands at $16,882,459,082,109. Can you even say that number? If this is not a debt crisis, what is?

  • Letters 08/28/13

        Which part of John Barnhart’s sanctimonious mind allowed him to compare the Watergate scandal to the lethal attack on an American embassy? In Libya?
        His entire piece threw a stadium quality spotlight on a proverbial barking dog, instead of the burning building behind the yapping. The Benghazi attack isn’t about the Capitol Hill Blame Game -- it’s about the loss of life and measures being taken to strengthen security holes.