Aug. 05, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Editorial: Is Lee now gaining a competitive edge?

For the dozens of business, industry and governmental leaders who have been involved in the creation and development of the Sanford Area Growth Alliance the last few years, the mantra from the beginning has been unmistakable.

Aug. 05, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Letter: Downtown Sanford business revitalization

The ongoing cityscape work in downtown Sanford, enabled by the citizens’ of Sanford bond approval, championed by the mayor, the Sanford City Council and Downtown Sanford Inc., is impressive and reassuring.

Aug. 05, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Letter: Trump a good example of a bad example?

To the Editor:

It’s an interesting thought that Donald Trump could have the sharky smartness superfluous supercilliousness and shocking sock it to me-ness to save our ship.

Aug. 04, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Confluence of alarming matters

To the Editor:

North Carolina is the 12th most rapidly growing state in the nation. The area surrounding Lee County is growing at twice the statewide rate while Lee County is stagnant. Population projections show that Lee County is expected to lose population from net migration, while the surrounding counties of Wake, Harnett, Moore and Chatham are projected to grow at double-digit rates. That trend is projected to continue for the next 20 years!


Aug. 04, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Back to the past? Or forward to the future?

To the Editor:

All citizens need to be aware that Lee County is at a crossroads. The choices ahead represent whether our county will revert to the past or move toward the future.

Aug. 02, 2015 @ 05:05 AM

Confessions of an ‘innie’

The 20 of us sat around tables in a horseshoe formation in a room inside a Greensboro office complex.


Aug. 02, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: Dedicated dispatchers


Aug. 02, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Letter: Congratulations to groups for their accomplishments

To the Editor:

During the annual NC Lactation Consultants Conference in Wilmington last month two organizations in Lee County

Aug. 02, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Letter: Comparisons to America and Nazi Germany

To the Editor:

Rep. Robert Reives II, recently commented, "In my discussing Nazi Germany, I don't run into things in modern day America that I think we can fairly equate to Nazi Germany . . ."

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Letter: Democracy means stepping outside comfort zone

Kathryn Trogdon’s excellent report on the Lee County Democratic Party forum for city council candidates got me to thinking about the different realities held by people who live in the same place.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Editorial: Saying so long to Dot’s Alterations

Dot Hall’s one-woman business is tucked away in a small nook among a nondescript set of office in a rather unobscured location

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Letter: Walter Roberts a real hero

To the Editor:

We read with interest the article about our friend Walter Roberts expecting anytime to see mentioned his work with the young boys who played little league baseball in Sanford in the 1950s and 1960s.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Editorial: Growth can come in small packages

Sanford’s business community enjoyed a winning streak last week. Among the noteworthy events were

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Letter: The ignorant shall inherent the earth

To the Editor:

We need to thank the editor for raising the white flag, or is it the yellow stripe?

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Letter: Who do you trust?

To the Editor:

Who do you trust?

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Editorial: City’s alcohol ordinance good call for downtown

The question of whether to allow open beer and wine consumption on certain occasions in downtown Sanford is first and foremost an economic one.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Letter: Roadways might send wrong image for Sanford

To the Editor:

If you travel on Highway 1 through North Carolina, you will notice sections of the highway carry different names.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Letter: Listening helps us grow spiritually

To the Editor:

I am thankful we can enjoy freedom of the press under the First Amendment of the Constitution and also for editors of the Sanford Herald who offer a means for the people to have their voices heard.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: The music of Faith


Jul. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Lawn trouble

I’ve gone into detail before about my loathsome attitude when it comes to lawn work.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: ‘God doesn’t need you’

To the Editor:

“God doesn’t need you.” This is what visiting the Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Bird Flu devastating U.S. egg industry

To the Editor:

The United States egg industry is reeling from a colossal outbreak of avian flu, mostly among egg-laying chickens.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Editorial: McCrory must lead on Confederate flag issue

The Confederate flag no longer flies over government grounds in South Carolina, but in our own state, the debate remains wafting in the wind.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Letter: Mockingbird, a mockery?

To the Editor:

It wasn’t on my shopping list and at $11.65, it wasn’t in my price range. "When To Kill A Mockingbird" flew into my cart while shopping at K-mart recently