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Today's Opinions

  • Mixed feelings about immigration

        I have mixed feelings about the immigration debate.
        Immigration is good. We have some fine businesses in this area that are owned and operated by immigrants. All of us are descendants of immigrants. My German ancestors came here at some point before 1848 as that was the year my great-grandfather George Barnhart was born. He was born in New Jersey,

  • We are better than this

        It’s been a busy weekend for those opposing President Trump.
        Locally, in Lexington, the owner of the Red Hen Restaurant—following an apparent vote by her restaurant staff—booted the president’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the rest of her party, from the establishment because they didn’t like the POTUS’s politics.

  • Letters 06/20/18

    Thankful for
    project

        I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all involved in The Bedford Remembers Project.

  • Dunbar’s ‘trippy road’ finally ends

        Republican Cynthia Dunbar has now managed to lose a congressional nomination race in two House districts, one in which she never announced a candidacy but simply showed up to compete.
        Sixth District Republicans made a reasonable choice when they nominated Del. Ben Cline. Many of them were convinced that Dunbar and the district party chair had tried to cheat their way to the nomination, at one point even hatching a plan to disqualify all the Amherst County delegates.

  • Itx will never be back

        Last Tuesday I voted in the Republican primary. I cast my ballot for Nick Freitas.    

  • Top 20 things to do with the kids this summer

        Summer is here and parents have extra time to spend with their children. It’s a chance to make memories that will last a lifetime -- memories that both you and your children will forever cherish.
        So what can you do? The organization What To Do With The Kids has put together a list of 20 fun things that parents can do with their kids. Pick a few and make those memories!
     

  • Letters 06/13/18

    Farm Bill needs to be passed

        On May 18, the House was not able to pass H.R. 2 which outlines the 2018 Farm Bill. A vote to reconsider this bill will be held June 22. Outspoken opponents could possibly force delays preventing H.R. 2 from passing before the current Farm Bill expires this fall.
        I live in Bedford County on a 850-acre grain farm. As a lifelong farmer, the Farm Bill has a significant impact on my family.

  • Banking bill will help rural Virginia

    By Senator Mark R. Warner
    (D-VA)

        We all know the stock market is booming. The economic recovery that began at the end of President Obama’s term has continued to gain steam under President Trump. In cities like Washington, D.C., it is almost like the great recession never happened.
        But when you get outside the beltway, to rural communities across Virginia, you get a different picture.
        The truth is, rural America continues to feel the lingering symptoms of the financial crisis.