Opinion: Editorials

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Editorial: Growth can come in small packages

Sanford’s business community enjoyed a winning streak last week. Among the noteworthy events were

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Editorial: City’s alcohol ordinance good call for downtown

The question of whether to allow open beer and wine consumption on certain occasions in downtown Sanford is first and foremost an economic one.


Jul. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Editorial: McCrory must lead on Confederate flag issue

The Confederate flag no longer flies over government grounds in South Carolina, but in our own state, the debate remains wafting in the wind.

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Editorial: Listening leads to great discoveries

Every person has a story to tell. That philosophy helps drive our newsroom and is at the heart of those who answer the call of journalism. That and the mission of making a difference.


Jul. 22, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Editorial: The Open’s return to Pinehurst in ‘24

Though it’s not official yet — the formal announcement is imminent — it appears the United States Golf Association is planning to bring the men’s U.S. Open golf championship back to Pinehurst in 2024.

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lets wait awhile


That’s what enveloped the recent Lee County Board of Commissioners meeting

Jul. 15, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: New tech will help boost local library

The lamentable fact that there’s such a great number of people who haven’t darkened the door of a library can be blamed on more than just the fact that book reading is diminishing.

Jul. 12, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS DOWN: Idiots and baiting


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Air monitor needed more than ever

A person will breathe, on average, more than 21,000 times per day — typically with little to no thought.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Protect our classrooms

Lawmakers seem to be staging a piecemeal attack on public education.

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Pay close heed to SCOTUS dissent

A dozen days out from the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, which established the right of same-sex couples to marry in the U.S. under civil law

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.