Opinion

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Workplace illnesses just on the horizon

The leaves are beginning to fall, signaling another change of season, and with fall’s colors come another kind of sign we’ll see throughout the next couple of months — those outside local pharmacies advertising flu shots.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: AFP should be held accountable

To the Editor:

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has a long relationship with the Chatham County Conservative Voice (CCV) and the Chatham County GOP, and [it] is linked to the Second Congressional District GOP.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: We can’t afford not to pass CCCC bonds

To the Editor:

Central Carolina Community College has an excellent history of serving Lee County residents well both in providing educational opportunities and in promoting civic growth over the years.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Ellmers has been an outstanding advocate

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to Mr. [Neil] Rotter’s Aug. 15 letter to the editor about Rep. Renee Ellmers. I researched further his comment that Rep. Ellmers advocates that “men must speak down to a women’s level.” The full content of her original comments called for the Republican Party to reach out to women and bring the message down to a personal level. Rather than dwell on charts and graphs, what are the individual issues women face on a daily basis? She advocated a closer look at what the Republican Party could do to impact women’s challenges by advocating commonsense solutions that fix real problems.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Swann Station golf event is a win-win

To the Editor:

I am not a member of Swann Station Baptist Church but have now played golf in their last two fundraisers at Ponderosa Golf Course. My compliments to the organizers and the participants.


Sep. 28, 2014 @ 05:05 AM

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THUMBS UP: Being a giver


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Putting Smith in minority would be for the best

To The Editor:

There he goes again! [Lee County Commissioner] Kirk D. Smith is seeing concerned citizens voicing their concerns as a communist/Marxist threat


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Creating a sustainable world

To the Editor:

Last Sunday, hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Let’s hear it for teachers

To the Editor:

As always, in the run up to an election, education is a major hot topic. This has been an exceptional year in regard to education in North Carolina, and we have learned a lot.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Proponents of turn lane project deserve thanks

Those of us who live on Cedar Lane Road and in the surrounding area owe a debt of gratitude to those responsible for adding a turn lane at the Cedar Lane/15-501 intersection.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Rosser lives on through legacy

For many of us who knew him, it's hard to believe that more than a decade has passed since the death of J. Fletcher Rosser.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Seeing red

To The Editor:

The mind works in mysterious ways, and I don't understand [Lee County Commissioner] Kirk Smith.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: N.C. needs honest reps

To the Editor:

This letter is intended to address the fracking issues [over] which most citizens have fought and lost.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: The Bible contains timeless truths

To the Editor:

David Limbaugh’s column in Saturday's Herald about using God’s word in evangelization is so true.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Forums can give voters insight into candidates

November’s general election is just under six weeks away, but that doesn’t mean there’s time to lose preparing yourself to vote smartly.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Voters should approve proposed CCCC bonds

To The Editor:

The upcoming vote on whether or not to sell bonds to raise money for CCCC is an important one.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commissioner’s letter was beyond the pale

To the Editor:

[Lee County] Commissioner Kirk Smith’s recent letter claims that his comments are supported by “historical facts.”


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Inspired, fascinated by ‘The Roosevelts’

To The Editor:

The Roosevelts, a PBS Special, was very special.




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.