Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Student is case study in success

It's hard to know whether it's better to characterize Addie Gonzalez as an overcomer or an over-achiever.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Dairy Bar is irreplaceable

To the Editor:

Early this morning, as I slept, oblivious for awhile longer, my America disappeared.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Stay informed on fracking

To the Editor:

Keep a fracking file.

Yes, no or undecided about fracking?

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: Public debate

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Fire did not destroy spirit of Dairy Bar

Every community has its treasures — which in Sanford certainly includes businesses.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: More than a restaurant

To the Editor:

Dictionary.com defines the words restaurant and friendship as follows:

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Stop the criticizing

To the Editor:

Over the last four years, there have been many lies told about the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Park your panic and get informed

To the Editor:

Let’s talk about hydraulic fracturing calmly for a moment.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Country’s success lies in the ballot

To the Editor:

Did you ever think about what separates the U.S.A. from the rest of the world?

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Bob Stevens — job well done

Broadway is the much smaller of Lee County’s two municipalities, and its population of 1,267 is a fraction of that of its counterpart, Sanford.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Wearing the 'stupid hat'

To the Editor:

Thanks to [Gov.] Pat McCrory, I now understand what is going on in state government.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: How is Obama's 'transformation' working for you?

To the Editor:

I have a question about several things.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: Let's wage peace instead

To the Editor:

Waging peace is much more difficult than waging war. It is a delicate process

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: Endor Iron Furnace

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Combating crime takes all of us

Engage our youth. Impose tougher sentences. Pray.

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: What's objectionable about Moral Monday movement?

To the Editor:

I noticed last week on a local Internet source a conservative viewpoint giving the greatest hits for the GOP [Chatham] County Commissioners over the past three years.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Make safety a habit behind the wheel

Preliminary numbers show that seven people died on North Carolina highways during the four-day July Fourth holiday period, the state Highway Patrol is reporting.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: A way of life

To the Editor:

There is absolutely no need to frack in Lee County or perform offshore gas/oil drilling in North Carolina.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Let’s show greatness of our country by showing respect

To the Editor:

I went to see the fireworks at the Ammons Farm and watched a wonderful fireworks display.

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: We are a nation of laws

To the Editor:

We need to send the illegal aliens flooding our southern border home.

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Dentist deserves recognition

To the Editor:

Some time ago, you featured a letter to the editor sent in by a very appreciative person praising his dentist, who has an office here in Sanford. This person commented on how efficient, patient and accommodating his dentist was in quickly replacing a cap that had fallen off of one of his teeth.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: William Waddell

William Waddell has lived a storied life, having now reached the age of 100.

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Road work makes for a smoother ride into the future

No one likes to be inconvenienced. In Central Carolina, we're people on the go and as averse as anyone to being slowed down, even when we know a short-term nuisance makes a long-term improvement possible.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Christians must unite for our country's sake

To the Editor:

D.E. Parkerson’s sermon in Sunday's Herald, “Needed: A Declaration of Dependence,” is insightful and provocative.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Where's people's respect?

To the Editor:

I am going to vent. I live on a road that is a shortcut to one of the recycle centers, and we get a good amount of trash on the road from this