Today's Opinions

  • Trump won

        I often tell people that they should read Rick Howell’s “Liberal Agenda” because he does a good job of articulating the crazy way liberals think. Last week, among other things, he spouted the standard “Democratic” propaganda line that President Donald Trump did not win the 2016 election.
        Perhaps most liberals can be excused for believing this line because they are ignorant. Mr. Howell, however, does not have that excuse. He has a degree in political science from Lynchburg College and he should know better.

  • In praise of Sen. Tim Kaine

        There are some very good reasons why U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, is so popular in what is now the “Blue” state of Virginia.
        Yes, our Commonwealth, which was once a Republican guarantee, has left the dark side and now communes with the righteous and the just, if I may put it spiritually.

  • It’s time to pray—daily—for our nation

    By the Rev. John Salley

        If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land (2 Chronicles 7.14).

  • Letters 10-17-18

    Thank You for your support

        On behalf of Boys With a Dream, we would like to thank each of our sponsors, as well as walkers who came out Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 and participated in our Fun/Walk Fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Roanoke. Although we are a small organization, we sincerely appreciate the support from the businesses of this community, along with the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas.

  • Supporting the LU Crew Team

    Submitted by the Smith Mountain Lake Water Safety Council

        With a substantial boathouse and dock investment in the Mitchell’s Point area, Liberty University has made Smith Mountain Lake the home waters for its crew team. We, as lake residents and users, play a key role in the safety and success of the forty plus young athletes on the LU Crew Team. They need our help right now.

  • Don’t say ‘it isn’t about race’

        I adopted some rules for myself after the tragic result of the 2016 presidential election, as many others did, too.
        I resolved to never use, in print here, or in conversation, the words “President” and “Trump” together, as one would say President Obama or President Reagan. And I haven’t.

  • Trump made economy great again

        President Donald Trump’s policies have made America’s economy grow and this rising tide has lifted most boats.
        Hispanic unemployment, now at 4.5 percent, is the lowest it has been since the Bureau of Labor Standards started tracking it 45 years ago. Construction hiring is booming and the federal labor department said, two weeks ago, that there are 315,000 more people working in the industry than there were a year ago. It’s reached the point where contractors are having trouble filling jobs in skilled trades.

  • Melding the old with the new for a great business balance

    Vicki Gardner
    Executive Director Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce.