Opinion: Editorials

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.



Sep. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Autumn’s arrival


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Protecting money

Republicans in the U.S. Senate saved the First Amendment last week.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Thank you for a great ride

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.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Not goodbye — see you around

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


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

EDITORIAL: Saying ‘so long’ to one of a kind

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.



Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Help sought with school project


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Proud to be an American


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

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THUMBS UP: Jackets, Cavs off to great start


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Chick-fil-A founder leaves remarkable legacy

S. Truett Cathy died Monday at the age of 93. Even if the Cathy name is not familiar to you, it’s likely you’re aware of his legacy — and his famous chicken sandwiches.


Sep. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Global warming’s demise?


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Fair is on the horizon

The excitement is building as one of Lee County’s most anticipated events is just on our horizon: the 77th edition of the award-winning Lee Regional Fair.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Don't be caught off guard by severe weather

North Carolinians have become accustomed to the threat of severe weather year-round, but alert especially is heightened during spring, which is prime time for tornadoes, and hurricane season in the Atlantic, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

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THUMBS UP: Jobs For Life


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

There's no right or wrong answer in ice bucket challenge

Who could have predicted that in the summer of 2014, dumping an icy container of water on your own head, or someone else's, would be all the rage?


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Back-to-school requires safety mindset

For some, the experience was a novel one — perhaps scary or sad — and for the veterans, it marked a return to familiar territory.