Opinion: Editorials

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Bread Basket rescue


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: City should consider a pledge to Family Promise

What makes communities like Sanford special is their ability to come together for a worthwhile cause. In this case it was to support and rescue a local organization doing important work.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: In all fairness, ours is the absolute best

In these days of flash mobs, binge TV watching and exponential proliferation in the use of social media, who has the time or the interest for an antiquated, pedestrian tradition found primarily in aging farm communities?


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS DOWN: The low-income student shift


Jan. 15, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Success of SLCPP’s campaign signals belief in new strategy

People believe in a wise investment.


Jan. 08, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Strength in numbers

In the battle against coal ash, residents in Lee and Chatham counties are finding their collective voice in opposing Duke Energy’s plans to dump a combined 20 million tons of coal ash between the two counties.


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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Thumbs up: Keep up the good fight


Jan. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Pipeline of prosperity not all it seems

Dominion Resource’s recent decision to bypass Sanford with a natural gas pipeline is a blessing in disguise.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Project Safe Neighborhoods: Giving the worst offenders a chance to change their ways

We all want the bad guys off the streets.


Dec. 28, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMB UP: Dusty Phillips


Dec. 28, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMB UP: Dusty Phillips


Dec. 26, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Much more than a helping hand

It’s clear that Lee County has some of the most passionate nonprofits in the state.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Guest editorial: Christmas entails many things, including freedom

Christmas carries a lot of different meanings for people. It wells up in each of us feelings of joy, sadness, hope, excitement, and a plethora of other thoughts and emotions.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS DOWN: EPA’s decision


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Progress doesn’t follow party lines

While the Sanford City Council debates whether to ask the N.C. Legislature to repeal the law that made Sanford elections partisan, we suggest that members not “ask” lawmakers to rescind the rule, but demand it be abolished altogether.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: We’re not lacking voices, we’re lacking reason

Can you honestly remember a period in your lifetime when society has been more divisive?


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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As we turn the page on the week that was – and it obviously wasn’t Lee County’s best week – there is something to look forward to, something in the “good” column that speaks and reflects well of this place we live.


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Police have duty to protect, serve — and communicate

Sanford may be more than 800 miles from Ferguson, Mo., but on Wednesday night, it was too close for comfort.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: New EPA rules might be too late for Sanford

The public outcry both locally and statewide regarding Duke Energy’s plan to move 8 million tons of coal ash to Lee County has been strong, decisive and is gaining momentum.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

EDITORIAL: The role of emotion and fair play in the Duke coal ash fight

People in Lee County who care about the environment, and are distressed over the idea of millions of tons of coal ash being transported and stored here, are in a quandary:


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Autumnwood’s groundbreaking


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Fire reminds us not to take parks for granted

Sometimes you don't know what you've got until it's gone.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Regardless of vote, commissioners lose on the issue of concealed carry

The new Democratic majority on the Lee County Board of Commissioners wasted no time this week in shattering all ties with its recent conservative past, designating the Constitution – and particularly the Second Amendment to the Constitution – to the waste bin.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Coal ash impact will have chilling effect on counties

On Monday, the public relations machine of Duke Energy started its daunting task of convincing local government, business and community leaders that the energy provider’s all-but-certain plan to transport and store 20 million tons of coal ash in Sanford and Moncure isn’t all bad.


Nov. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Putting Miller in the Hall