Opinion: Editorials

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Blood donors


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: T-shirts show faith in future graduates

The year 2026 may seem like the distant future, but any parent knows how quickly a dozen years can pass.

 


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Citizens are right ones to decide CCCC bonds

Now it's up to the voters.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Student is case study in success

It's hard to know whether it's better to characterize Addie Gonzalez as an overcomer or an over-achiever.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Public debate


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Fire did not destroy spirit of Dairy Bar

Every community has its treasures — which in Sanford certainly includes businesses.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Bob Stevens — job well done

Broadway is the much smaller of Lee County’s two municipalities, and its population of 1,267 is a fraction of that of its counterpart, Sanford.


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Endor Iron Furnace


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Combating crime takes all of us

Engage our youth. Impose tougher sentences. Pray.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Make safety a habit behind the wheel

Preliminary numbers show that seven people died on North Carolina highways during the four-day July Fourth holiday period, the state Highway Patrol is reporting.


Jul. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: William Waddell

William Waddell has lived a storied life, having now reached the age of 100.
 


Jul. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Road work makes for a smoother ride into the future

No one likes to be inconvenienced. In Central Carolina, we're people on the go and as averse as anyone to being slowed down, even when we know a short-term nuisance makes a long-term improvement possible.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Be proactive about safety over weekend

In a crisis, even the brightest and bravest can be rendered helpless and ineffectual.


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Ruling rightly restricts government’s power over business

The reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling Monday in favor of Hobby Lobby has been about as loud and vociferous as you’d expect


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: USA, USA, USA


Jun. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Government should not dictate what we eat, drink

Super-size sodas — larger than 16 ounces — may not be good for our health. The "Big Gulps" of the world contain copious amounts of sugar and calories,


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lee Builder Mart has left its mark

Lee County and Lee Builder Mart grew together in the second half of the 20th century.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Council’s prayerful decision

Over the last few years, the debate over legislative prayer has changed the way many counties and municipalities start their meetings.
 


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Don't be done in by the dog days of summer

Saturday may be the first official day of summer, but blistering temperatures have arrived ahead of the season. And with the thermometer consistently breaking 90 lately, this is likely just the beginning.


Jun. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lottery is not the answer — jobs are

Lee County's poverty rate is nearly 18 percent, which means that almost one in five households here have combined annual income falling below figures the federal government says put you in economic hardship — about $23,500 for a family of four or about $12,000 for an individual.


Jun. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Personal safety is everyone's responsibility

The hot days of summer clearly have not deterred the criminal element from wreaking havoc for many in the area.


Jun. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Sanford’s Mellette
You’ll remember that former Southern Lee High School football star Aaron Mellette, who set all sorts of records during his collegiate career at Elon University, made the roster of pro football’s Baltimore Ravens last year.


Jun. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lots to like about being 'well-centered'

Like many other communities across the country, Sanford is inhabited by people of all ilk – those who were born and raised within the city limits; those who grew up here, moved away and eventually made their way back; and those “newcomers” who moved here in their adult years.


Jun. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Championships are a big deal

It's been hot this week around here, and in Pinehurst, but if you've been down there to the U.S. Open and were lucky enough to step inside out of the sweltering heat indices, you got cool quickly; there's enough HVAC equipment on and around Pinehurst #2 to keep 1,300 homes comfortable in 90-degree heat.


Jun. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: House in the Horseshoe — history worth repeating

The home still bears the scars of The American Revolution, and each year, thousands gather on its grounds to watch a true-to-life recreation of a battle between loyalists and American militia.