The issue: Four bond measures for Central Carolina Community College, totaling $23 million
The seats: Four district seats on the Lee County Board of Commissioners; four-year terms.
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.
THE SEAT: LEE COUNTY SHERIFF; FOUR-YEAR TERM
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.
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.
THUMBS UP: A clear vision
If you took one thing away from the inaugural “Life in Lee County” event held Tuesday, it’s this: Sanford is poised for prosperity and is on the cusp of great things.
THUMBS UP: The candidates
Let’s face it. It’s an annoying time of year. Summer’s far back in our rear view mirror.
Fracking’s curious and circuitous journey from a once mysterious and distant notion about natural gas drilling to current Jekyll/Hyde incarnation as economic golden ticket/environmental catastrophe has created a lot of unanswered questions along the way.
THUMBS UP: Foreign exchange
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.
THUMBS UP: Being a giver
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.
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.
THUMBS UP: Autumn’s arrival
Republicans in the U.S. Senate saved the First Amendment last week.
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.
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
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.
THUMBS UP: Jackets, Cavs off to great start