Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: A harsh reality for many North Carolinians

At one time, not too long ago, Thanksgiving was set aside to be thankful for what we already had, not to think about what we needlessly want. Somehow the holiday has become an exploration in gluttony without guilt.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Thankful, blissful, witty, and wise

To the Editor:

The best part of 2014 for me was and is the making of a new friend — Irene.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Silence on Duke plan deafening

To the Editor:

Perhaps Duke Energy is an expert at safely storing coal ash although recent events would not indicate that they are.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Many reasons to give thanks

To the Editor:

Friends: With the harangue seemingly, never ending, going on around us, with fracking and coal ash poised to move onto these beautiful, green acres we treasure and know so well, I am truly grateful.

Nov. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

A ramble on my unsweet Led Zeppelin dream

I’m not exactly sure how House Speaker John Boehner and aging Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page ended up together in a dream I had earlier this week, but at first I suspected it had something to do with sugar.

Nov. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: Modern Woodmen philanthropy

Nov. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy: Leave us alone

To the Editor:

On Monday, Nov. 17, I attended the Lee County Commissioners meeting and was one of the lucky few to get a seat.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Coach gambled away season

To the Editor:

Who was the “genius” who made the decision for Lee Senior High School’s football team to go for a 2-point conversion at the end of the playoff game last Friday (Nov. 14) night versus Orange (County) High School?

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy counting on stupidity

To the Editor:

Lee County commissioners met on Nov. 17 and learned that Duke Energy has plans to bring 8 million tons of toxic coal ash to our county on 410 acres near Colon Road.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Parents of children with special needs desire assurance

To the Editor:

My heart filled with empathy as I read the article about the mother who threw her son with autism from a bridge in Grant Pass, Ore. Although every life is a gift from God and this mother’s actions should not be condoned, a lesson can be learned from this incident.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: County sold to the highest bidder

To the Editor:

My condolences to the residents of Lee County. Already reeling from economic ruin we were sold to the highest bidder by those elected, sworn and paid to protect out interest.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Bible is authentic

To the Editor:

I have a question within a question, if you will. Why all the fuss and fuming, the allegations about the authenticity of the Bible? After reading the Bible and the little booklet by Martyn Llay-Jones, titled “Authority” and his well written facts of the truth of the Bible scriptures, it still leaves me with a question as to why all the hoopla about the authenticity of God’s words, the Bible.

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Repelling the invasion

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

My encounter with serendipitous shaving cream

Affirmation of life’s hard decisions often come from everyday encounters and when you least expect. Like buying shaving cream at a local drugstore.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Lee County in perilous position

To the Editor:

Does Lee County have a bullseye on it for dirty industry to come and prey upon the uneducated and complacent?

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Little positives came out of past board

To the Editor:

Lee County Commissioner Robert Reives, a community treasure, deserves better than the contemptuous back of the hand he got from his colleague, Kirk Smith, and so does Lee County.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Politicians could learn much from Claire, Cobey

Hundreds of thousands of dollars funneled their way through this year’s midterm elections. Looking back, it’s certain that a good share of that was spent on attack ads.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Corporate welfare not the answer

To the Editor:

I wish to take issue with Commissioner Robert Reives’ recent statements in The Sanford Herald that “Lee County is now open for Business” and his referring to the “bottleneck” with the current board.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: It’s good to be Sanford

To the Editor:

It will be good to see happier letters to the editor now that the political season has come and gone.

Nov. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Saluting veterans

While the rest of us freely exercise our First Amendment rights, and enjoy the other freedoms and privileges that come with being American citizens, some defend our nation’s values and ideals with their lives.

Nov. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Those in higher education must be accountable

To the Editor:

While CNN and the McClatchy news conglomerate breathe sighs of relief from accusations of reckless disregard for the facts with hopes of gaining Pulitzer recognition, the Wainstein report hardly gives the oldest state supported university any respite from the withering investigations by the NCAA, Martin Law Firm, SBI and UNC over the past six years. In short, the Wainstein report confirms the Martin report.

Nov. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Edwards’ HOC award

Nov. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: ID laws need consistency

To the Editor:

Having multiple back problems and having just returned from the doctor for a knee procedure, I was having even more than usual trouble walking today (11/03/14).

Nov. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Environment being sold to highest bidder

To the Editor:

The ink had hardly dried on the newspaper's account of the big Republican win nationwide when here in North Carolina the governor and the powers to be in the state Legislature were holding a closed-door meeting with oil company executives.

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: CRNAs still play vital role

To the Editor:

I am grateful for the work of North Carolina’s Certified Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).