Opinion

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Drive sober — and avoid costly consequences

For the life of us, we can’t imagine why anyone in his or her right mind would choose to drive an automobile while impaired by alcohol.

 


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Citizens pay the price

To the Editor:

Most folks in Sanford and southeastern Chatham County know that our water comes via Sanford from the Cape Fear River.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Teachers’ role is to teach

To the Editor:

Re: [The article titled] “Educators take lawmakers to task” [Friday, Aug. 15 Herald]


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: We can’t live without clean air, water

To the Editor:

Fracking — What can be done? [It’s] easy as 1, 2 3!


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

CHAMBER CHAT: Parents can play key role in education process

On Tuesday of this past week, the Chamber delivered 100 gift bags for new Lee County public school teachers. Our schools employ something over six hundred teachers, so this new group represents about 17 percent of the professional staff. These instructors are coming to Lee County from across the United States. Some are in their first teaching job out of college, others are seasoned veterans. The Chamber’s token of appreciation to these new employees included discount coupons and small gifts from local businesses. (We fully acknowledge our ulterior motive — we want these new folks to get to know our businesses and shop locally.)


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Dr. Charles V. Sikes Jr.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Is 2nd District rep afraid to debate?

To the Editor:

I wish to congratulate the citizens of North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Too-high taxes must be addressed

To the Editor:

The Democrat and Republican crap needs to stop.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: No excuse to not buckle up

For the effort of a few seconds, it can save your life or the life of someone you love.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Questions beg answers

To the Editor:

[Rep.] Mike Stone voted to fast-track fracking in North Carolina. He needs to answer questions about fracking


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Be careful of labeling

To the Editor:

First off, I want to thank the Rev. Bruce MacInnes for being a spiritual pillar in our community. Our town is a better place because of his ministry.


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS DOWN: Empty ‘buses’


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Exemplary public servants receive their due

Politicians are elected to serve, but in this post-modern society, we've grown accustomed to witnessing more and more politicians who specialize in politicizing and too often put themselves before their constituency.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: State tax cuts only benefit the wealthy

To the Editor:

For all those who thought they were getting tax relief when the Republicans took over state government, reality is now setting in.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Let's back the good guys

To the Editor:

There are good guys and bad guys in the world. In the current conflict between Israel and Gaza, this becomes abundantly clear although many people have been propagandized into confusion.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: A biblical argument for the death penalty

To the Editor:

I hope to explain to Mr. Chuck Mann (8/5/14 Herald) why a Christian would support the death penalty.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Immigration crisis should be dealt with humanely

To the Editor:

This crisis has come to us in a wave. They are children of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, three of the most violent and corrupt nations in the world now.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: An explanation of Congress

To the Editor:

Congress, a term used frequently by many persons, does not mean the House of Representatives; the term Congress means both the House and the Senate.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: National Night Out shows we are stronger when we stand together

In the fight against crime, there are perhaps no greater assets than the eyes and ears of regular citizens.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Brick Capital funding request raises concerns

To the Editor:

It was quite a shock to read a front page story and see that [Sanford] has spent $7,500 on an assessment study of the Brick Capital Community Development Corporation


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Saving Brick Capital is the right thing to do

To the Editor:

Brick Capital Community Development Corporation is the creation of the City of Sanford.


Aug. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Jobless rate


Aug. 01, 2014 @ 08:56 AM

EDITORIAL: CUOC’s summer program feeds hungry children

Hunger is a serious issue for anyone, but particularly for children.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Speak out about fracking concerns

To the Editor:

N.C. Geological Surveys verify the unique geology where “frackable shale” intersects the aquifer/water table in Lee County up to Jordan Lake Reservoir.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: City should focus on economic growth

To the Editor:

The Herald’s front-page article on July 27 about Sanford looking to urbanize codes shows, again, how self absorbed and ineffective the Sanford City Council is in dealing with the economic needs of city residents.