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Today's Opinions

  • Stewart’s a drag on the GOP statewide

        With the Labor Day holiday just around the corner, voters will settle in for the midterm elections of 2018, which are likely to end in a stunning repudiation of this scandal-plagued, dishonest and corrupt president.
        Just about every day, Donald Trump demonstrates anew why he is setting new standards for the phrase “worst president ever.” It’s simply amazing to watch this clownish figure prove over and over again why he’s not fit to be where he finds himself.

  • More humor from Rick Howell

        Rick Howell’s Liberal Agenda is always hilarious when he starts talking about the Bible. This is because Mr. Howell makes it clear that he doesn’t understand it well. Sometimes I wonder if he has ever read it at all.

  • Standing together

        This week, on their editorial pages, newspapers across this nation are standing together to support the role journalism plays in a free society. We support that effort.
        Journalists should not be branded as an “enemy of the people” as our President has said. Journalism plays a key role in helping to get information out to the people that otherwise wouldn’t be known.

  • Letters 08/08/18

    Prayer In Schools

        As public schools open shortly across the land,this letter to the editor written 50 years ago appeared  May 16, 1968, written by the late Mrs. Lula Falls of Forest. She was a frequent writer to the Bedford Bulletin and wrote this letter when she was 82 years old. The timely message it contains still applies to our school system today and consequently because the American public has not heeded the message,the present generation continues to suffer.

    Submitted by Steve Everett

    Dear Editor,

  • Blind faith isn’t admirable

    By Beck Stanley
    Bedford

        Faith in an individual or an idea is admirable. Blind faith is not. Despite vivid evidence of a cultural crisis at Bedford County Public Schools under the leadership of Drs. Doug Schuch and Mac Duis, some elected officials remain steadfast in their support of these men.
        Here’s why you shouldn’t trust them.

  • ‘End times’ obsessions don’t justify Trump

        Last week, I wrote about the residents of a small Alabama town filled with white Trump supporters who resented the civil rights movement, obsessed over abortion, and regarded Trump’s election as “God’s plan.”
        By their own words, townspeople revealed their prejudice (“slaves were valued”), their hatred of Hillary Clinton, referred to as “of Satan,” and something else: Their obsession with what’s commonly known in fundamentalist Christian circles as “the end times.”

  • Renovating a town

        We frequently see buildings renovated, but Bedford is looking at plans to renovate a town. At least they plan to renovate the downtown area.
        Back in May, Mary Zirkle, the town’s economic development coordinator, held a well-attended public meeting with a representative from Hill Studio of Roanoke.  Hill Studio is an urban planning firm. The goal was to get citizen input for a project called School-to-School, a plan to revitalize the center of Bedford.

  • Education on the cutting edge

        On Monday, Liberty Middle School officially opens to students.
        Parents and students can get a look at the new school at this Thursday’s Open House (August 9), which will take place all day. What they will find is a school on the cutting edge of learning.
        LMS has plenty of bells and whistles and will be a showcase of learning for Bedford County Public Schools. The Liberty zone, as well as the entire county, has plenty to be proud of with the new school.