Opinion: Editorials

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

The Declaration of Independence

When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 04:54 AM

EDITORIAL: Stay safe on the Fourth of July

With the July Fourth holiday just days away, it’s a good time for a reminder about the importance of safety while on the highways during the holidays.

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Campbell University has evolved into world-class institution

From the beginnings of Buies Creek Academy to its current well-regarded status as Campbell University

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: American Red Cross

While we may not relish in the idea of thinking about the possibility of disaster striking our part of the world, that possibility, as we well know, is a fact of life.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Don't underestimate excessive heat

As debate ensues on any number of topics, we in Central Carolina can agree on one thing — it's hot.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Confederate flag should come down

It’s time for the Confederate flag to be removed from the South Carolina statehouse grounds in Columbia.

Jun. 21, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

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It’s difficult to fathom how someone could go into a church, sit there for nearly an hour then open fire on those in attendance. Yet, it happened this week in Charleston, South Carolina.

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Dolezal's DNA doesn't lie

The promise of America is, by and large, the absence of barriers. It's essentially our motto: With enough determination and dedication, a person can become anything.

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Leaders left a large loophole for Duke Energy

From the outset of Duke Energy’s plans to dump millions of tons of coal ash in Chatham and Lee counties, the nation’s largest electric power company has left communities anxious and unnerved despite claims of dealing in good faith.

Jun. 17, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Carolina fortunate regarding hurricanes — so far

Central Carolina, in fact the entire state, has been fortunate in terms of hurricane activity, as no major storms of that sort have struck in recent years.

Jun. 14, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

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THUMBS UP: Coble’s years of service

Jun. 12, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Nonprofit funding decision doesn't add up

Year after year, local nonprofits tout their value to the Lee County Board of Commissioners and try to secure funding help.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Duke’s track record doesn’t inspire confidence

Ever since Duke Energy first foisted its coal ash storage plan on Lee and Chatham counties, its repeated assurances of environmental responsibility have rung hollow.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Hincks personified an honest, humble leader

The Sanford Herald has rightfully provided a lot of coverage about Herb Hincks, who passed away a few days ago.

Jun. 07, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Best of the best

Jun. 05, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Hincks truly one of a kind

People in Sanford and Lee County are mourning the loss of former Lee County Commissioner Herb Hincks, who died Monday at the age of 85.

May. 31, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Another finance award for city

May. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Body cams would be money well spent

Let’s start with the agreed-upon facts, although they are few.

May. 27, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

EDITORIAL: County's leaders weigh tax increase

Lee County's governmental leadership — including County Manager John Crumpton and his bosses, the members of the Lee County Board of Commissioners, whom we collectively elected

May. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Top investigators

May. 22, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Chriscoe set courageous example

Those who accepted the challenge remember the rush.

May. 21, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Welding together a future for students

There are a lot of things you might find on a factory floor. Unused parts, grease and maybe the occasional sullied rag. But for 16 students of Central Carolina Community College, they discovered a promising career.

May. 20, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Remembering Coach Guthridge

William Wallace Guthridge may have been a Kansan by birth, but he was a Tar Heel at heart – having stamped his legacy in his long association with the University of North Carolina men’s basketball program.

May. 17, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Couple renews wedding vows

May. 15, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: It's time to correct local elections

Bills involving partisan elections may not have survived the crossover deadline in the General Assembly, but a stalemate continues between legislators in opposing camps.