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Today's Opinions

  • Americans need tax reform not tax increases

    Many Americans continue to struggle with unemployment and an increased cost of living due in large part to our sluggish economy. They are looking to Washington to advance policies that tear down the barriers to job creation and get our nation back on the right track.

     

  • Work Force Project a great success

        After receiving numerous complaints of trash on the sides of the roads from residents in many areas of the county, Board of Supervisor member Bill Thomasson and I researched the legalities of possibly utilizing inmates for community service.

  • Again, Kaine wins debate over Allen

    It was my pleasure to go to Blacksburg last week and see the fifth and final debate between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen in Virginia’s important U.S. Senate race.
        Kaine won again, as he clearly had the last time, and some observers say that Kaine has gone 5-0 in debates against Allen this year.

  • An exercise in Democracy?

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors is faced with the task of filling a vacancy in its midst. The District 2 supervisor's seat became vacant when Chuck Neudorfer resigned in a fit of pique two weeks ago and walked out of a supervisors meeting when he didn't get his way on a planning commission appointment.
        The supervisors are moving quickly. The window for interested persons to apply for the seat closes at 5 p.m. this Friday. The board of supervisors are scheduled to interview candidates on Monday, Nov. 5.

  • No time to bury your head

    The presidential debates are over and the 2012 elections are two weeks away. This is no time to bury your head in the sand.
        And it’s no time to trust the recommendations of someone else.
        If you’re going to vote, you should take the time to get to know what the candidates stand for. The decisions are too important to do anything less.

  • Letters 10/17/12

    I apologize

        I must apologize to the citizens of the Second District of Bedford County. 
        I have been very privileged to have received your vote to represent you on the Bedford County Board of Supervisors.  It was an honor you gave me and I tried to fulfill it as I tried to represent you and all of Bedford County during my time on the Board. 

  • 5th District job creators tour

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Over the past two years, I have spent time traveling across the 5th District and meeting with job creators from Southside up to Greene County. Recently, we drove over 1400 miles around the district to meet with our farmers and this past week, I visited with Main Street Businesses in Danville, Halifax, Rocky Mount, Bedford, and Charlottesville.

     

  • Has ‘moderate Mitt’ returned?

    During the Republican primaries, one of Mitt Romney’s advisers got in trouble for saying that once the nomination was won the campaign could use an “Etch-a-Sketch” and, well, reinvent some of its positions.
        For people already inclined to doubt Mitt Romney’s transformation from moderate Northeastern Republican to dyed-in-the-wool right-winger, it was considered evidence that they were correct all along.