Opinion

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC bond measures

The issue: Four bond measures for Central Carolina Community College, totaling $23 million


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Republican platforms best for nation

To the Editor:

It appears some readers agree with The Herald’s endorsement of candidates only when they are in agreement with their favorite candidate.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: CCCC bonds should include marketing building

To the Editor:

When the North Carolina General Assembly established the community college system, it provided opportunities for financial independence for thousands of its graduates.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Votes can change the future

To the Editor:

It seems that the importance of this election is slipping by some folks. Three races are really important.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee County Board of Commissioners

The seats: Four district seats on the Lee County Board of Commissioners; four-year terms.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Voters have a clear choice

To the Editor:

During this campaign season, The Sanford Herald has provided outstanding coverage of the issues and where candidates stand on them.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Endorsements are regressive

To the Editor:

My wife and I truly enjoy The Sanford Herald all through the year.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Lee County Board of Education

The seat: Lee County Board of Education; four-year term. There are six candidates for three at-large seats. Board members Linda Smith and John Bonardi are not seeking re-election; incumbent Mark Akinosho is seeking a second term.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Bonds will benefit future students

To the Editor:

I am a current student at Central Carolina Community College.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Endorsements not in community’s best interest

To the Editor:

The local newspaper should act as the conscience of the community and print the news.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Dodson will put property owners first

To the Editor:

Fracking is a big issue in Lee County.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

U.S. Congress, Second District


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Newspaper endorses status quo

For the last month, I have received two or more giant postcards in my mailbox every day. One of the glossy money-wasters touted the virtues of State Sen. Ronald Rabin. The other was a mendacious character assassination of his opponent, Joe Langley. As Langley pointed out in The Sanford Herald forum recently, he has not reciprocated in kind, running a thoughtful, pertinent campaign on the issues.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

LETTER: Law hurting Medicare

To the Editor:

I urge your publication to publish an editorial urging Congress to pass the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act (H.R. 1102) and (S. 117). An Oct. 5 60 Minutes report “The Cost of Cancer Drugs” (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-cost-of-cancer-drugs/) cited Dr. Hagop Kantarjian, MD, Chair of the Department of Leukemia at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, as saying that one thing that has to change is the law that prevents Medicare from negotiating for lower prices.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lee County Sheriff

THE SEAT: LEE COUNTY SHERIFF; FOUR-YEAR TERM


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Teachers deserved to be recognized

To the Editor:

Thank you Chris DeLambert!


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Rabin is out of touch

To the Editor:

There is one thing you hear over and over from Sen. Ron Rabin ad nauseam — Brad Salmon is calling me old (boohoo) and out-of-touch.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: N.C. House, District 51

The seat: N. C. House, District 51; two-year term for the district that covers three-fourths of Lee County and the western portion of Harnett County.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: More kids should get involved in election

To the Editor:

I want to thank the nice lady (Mary Ann Ludwick) who wrote a letter about me on Oct. 17. She was very encouraging to me which will help me keep going to bring back American to greatness.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Full disclosure goes both ways

To the Editor:

The author of a recent letter to the editor (published Oct. 18) claimed my affiliation with the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) – via the Energy In Depth program – was not adequately disclosed.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

EDITORIAL: N.C. House 54, Senate 12

Editor’s note: this is the first in a series of editorials featuring The Herald’s endorsements for locally contested races in the Nov. 4 general election, based on a vote by The Herald’s editorial board after interviews with candidates, a review of the questionnaires they completed for the newspaper and their participation in our candidate forums.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: People matter more than politics

To the Editor:

I grew up in Lee County and still have very close ties to the area through family and friends.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Leave your baggage at home

To the Editor:

It is not about the First Amendment, (Kirk) Smith and (Jim) Womack. It’s about civility, decency and statesmanship; that is what the citizens of Lee County have a right to expect from all elected officials 24/7.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Name calling distracts from issues

To the Editor:

Lee County Commissioners Kirk Smith and Jim Womack do have the right to exercise their freedom of speech.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Sloan will be an excellent commissioner

To the Editor,

My wife and I will be voting for Tim Sloan for County Commissioner, District 2, because he is clearly the more qualified candidate.