Today's Opinions

  • Letters 11-14-18

    Bedford Cares

        Bedford Cares would like to sincerely thank the residents of Bedford County and County Shelter Staff for your commitment to humanely managing the feral county population.
        Because of you, Bedford Cares has helped residents sterilize more than 700 feral cats so far this year. That means 700 cats and untold number of kittens kept out of the county shelter.  
        We’re saving lives and saving taxpayer dollars!

  • Each did ‘their bit’

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

  • Democratic ‘Resistance’ takes back the House!

        Disgust at the clownish and corrupt figure in the White House led many millions of Americans to the polls Nov. 6, where they chose the only entity they could to stop him in at least one branch of the Congress: the Democratic Party.
        Democrats, at last count, won at least 32 seats in the House of Representatives, taking back that chamber from the Trumpanzees and assuring Americans there will finally be a restoration of checks and balances in our national government.

  • Messages sent

        Voters sent two messages in the Nov. 6 election.
        The first message was sent to President Donald Trump. Both the so called “Democratic” Party and President Trump, himself, billed this election as a referendum on the president. Like Barack Obama in 2010, President Trump lost.

  • Letters 11-07-18

    What to do with the schools

        What to do with the Old Middle, Elementary, High School?
        Look no farther than the Jefferson Center in Roanoke or the Harvester in Rocky Mount to answer that question.  Bedford is sitting on a treasure. 

  • We need to confess our sins

    By 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).

  • He loves to court hatred and division

        It took an awful lot of gall for Donald Trump to say that “we need to unify” after the mailed bombs from one of his crazed supporters and the fatal shooting of Jewish worshippers in Pittsburgh.
        A call to unify? Coming from him? No one has done more to divide us than this hateful, spiteful, miserable pretender who, in fact, specializes in racist wolf whistles and appeals to hatred.

  • Were the polls right this time?

        As of this writing, I don’t yet know how the election turned out. We haven’t had our own presses for over a decade and contract our printing out to others, so we have to have all our pages electronically transferred to the folks who print the Bulletin on their schedule. Their schedule dictates we have our pages finished and transmit them by late Tuesday afternoon. Therefore, there are not yet any election results for me to see.