Opinion



Sep. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Autumn’s arrival


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Protecting money

Republicans in the U.S. Senate saved the First Amendment last week.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Thank you for a great ride

Today is likely to be one of the most difficult of my life as it is my official last full-time day at The Herald.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Not goodbye — see you around

Although I celebrated my 29th anniversary of full-time work at The Herald last month, I actually started working in the newsroom 37 years ago


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

EDITORIAL: Saying ‘so long’ to one of a kind

I began working at The Herald during a week that R.V. Hight was on vacation. But by the time I met him, he was spoken of so often and with such affection, I felt as though I knew him already.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Vote them out

To the Editor:

Our General Assembly and governor in Raleigh have virtually destroyed the once meaningful Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and turned it into a puppet organization.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: NFL: 'National Foolishness League'

To the Editor:

I would like to share my views about the recent rash of domestic violence/stupidity.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: 'Epidemic' comes to mind


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Polluting water is not OK



Sep. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

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THUMBS UP: Jackets, Cavs off to great start


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Leaders: Do what’s best, not just what’s popular

To the Editor:

We have an epidemic of opinion pollitis.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Water does equal life

To the Editor:

To all “modern earth-worshiping, tree-hugging, Eco-Marxists,” a big thank you for understanding the meaning of sustainability and that “water does equal life.”


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Chick-fil-A founder leaves remarkable legacy

S. Truett Cathy died Monday at the age of 93. Even if the Cathy name is not familiar to you, it’s likely you’re aware of his legacy — and his famous chicken sandwiches.


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: What are property owners’ rights?

To the Editor:

In [the Aug.29] “Take 5” column, David McGowan tries to make the case that there is nothing to fear from fracking in North Carolina.


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: A vote for Hagan is a vote for Reid

To the Editor:

Having been involved in politics for so many years in North Carolina, and having been a candidate for public office myself, I understand the importance of honest debate on the issues.


Sep. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Global warming’s demise?


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Fair is on the horizon

The excitement is building as one of Lee County’s most anticipated events is just on our horizon: the 77th edition of the award-winning Lee Regional Fair.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Support for Sen. Kay Hagan

To the Editor:

N.C. Senator Kay Hagan will have one of two debates with Republican challenger Tom Tillis, who has been speaker of the state House of Representatives.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: We desperately need God

To the Editor:

I recently heard a speech given by President Ronald Reagan. It reminded me of his eight years in office and how I felt while he was at the helm.


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Candidate should keep focus on local issues

To the Editor:

Kevin Dodson wrote in Wednesday's Sanford Herald “there can be no healing as long as citizens are quick to judge.” I concur with that much.


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Representative's actions have spoken

To the Editor:

On the radio, America For Prosperity wants women to thank [N.C. State Representative] Mike Stone for more money in our purses. Yeah, right!


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: How is it that 'Water Equals Life'?

To the Editor:

[In traveling around] Lee and Chatham counties, you see “Water equals Life” signs.