Opinion: Editorials

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: A harsh reality for many North Carolinians

At one time, not too long ago, Thanksgiving was set aside to be thankful for what we already had, not to think about what we needlessly want. Somehow the holiday has become an exploration in gluttony without guilt.


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Modern Woodmen philanthropy


Nov. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Repelling the invasion


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Politicians could learn much from Claire, Cobey

Hundreds of thousands of dollars funneled their way through this year’s midterm elections. Looking back, it’s certain that a good share of that was spent on attack ads.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Saluting veterans

While the rest of us freely exercise our First Amendment rights, and enjoy the other freedoms and privileges that come with being American citizens, some defend our nation’s values and ideals with their lives.


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Edwards’ HOC award


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Surge in early voting bodes well


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Recap of election endorsements

The seat: N. C. House, District 54

The candidates: Democrat Robert Reives II of Sanford and Republican Andy Wilkie of Goldston


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS DOWN: Political attacks at new low


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC bond measures

The issue: Four bond measures for Central Carolina Community College, totaling $23 million


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee County Board of Commissioners

The seats: Four district seats on the Lee County Board of Commissioners; four-year terms.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Lee County Board of Education

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.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

U.S. Congress, Second District


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lee County Sheriff

THE SEAT: LEE COUNTY SHERIFF; FOUR-YEAR TERM


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: N.C. House, District 51

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.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

EDITORIAL: N.C. House 54, Senate 12

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.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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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.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: The candidates

Let’s face it. It’s an annoying time of year. Summer’s far back in our rear view mirror.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Air monitoring grant good news for Lee

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.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Foreign exchange

 

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.


Sep. 28, 2014 @ 05:05 AM

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THUMBS UP: Being a giver


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. 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.