Opinion: Editorials

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Commissioners right to let voters decide on bond

Every government entity faces what can sometimes seem to be an endless series of difficult decisions that, depending on how the votes fall, will have significant long-term impact on the voters they’re elected to represent and the communities they’re elected to serve.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

GUEST EDITORIAL: The Strangeness of Easter

Easter is a strange story to swallow. Perhaps this is why we’d rather swallow chocolate eggs perplexingly hatched by a bunny rabbit.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

GUEST EDITORIAL: Easter: A love that never quits

Most of us wouldn't be who we are if it wasn't for the stubborn love of someone else.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Broadway Our Way

Downtown Broadway will be very much alive today with the sixth annual Broadway Our Way Festival.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lawsuit over meeting has merit

It was only a matter of time.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: HAVEN serves important role

HAVEN, Lee County’s domestic abuse shelter and support organization, has served families in need for decades now.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Nature's wrath brought out the best in us

That fateful Saturday, April 16, 2011, started out bright, beautiful and sunny. While there had been reports about the potential for severe weather, it was unimaginable how life would change later that afternoon.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Volunteer recipients

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Spring has arrived — savor the season

It’s Saturday. It’s spring. And after enduring an especially harsh winter, Central Carolinians are reveling in the mild weather and pleasantness of being outdoors.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Project Safe Neighborhoods could put large dent in crime

The recent spate of murders and violent crime — it began, you’ll recall, just before Christmas — in our community prompted a growing tide of disbelief, outrage, bewilderment and anger.

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Remembering Ed Paschal

Do you know who coined what was used as Lee County’s official slogan for many years?

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Biscuits make our area delicious

We like our biscuits here in Central North Carolina.

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Saying goodbye to Walter McNeil

It is with great sadness that the Sanford community bids farewell to Walter McNeil.

Mar. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Northwestern ruling

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Part of the solution or part of the problem?

In any community, news of an officer-involved shooting is bound to touch off a torrent of public opinion.

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: 9-11 memorial is fitting tribute to first responders

What do Chatham County and the former World Trade Center in New York City have in common?

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

GUEST COLUMN: The impact of public-private partnerships in N.C.

During one of my many visits to Lee County, I learned about a one-of-a-kind initiative taking place in our local community colleges.

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Another way to spell success: R-E-A-D

Whatever someone's ambitions in life, achieving them starts with a fundamental life skill — reading.

Mar. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: College basketball

The folks up in the Hoosier State may consider themselves the most basketball-centric place around, but it’s hard to argue that Indiana has anything on the Tar Heel state when it comes to roundball.

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Remembering Charlie Watson

For more than 40 years, John Charles Watson walked up and down the streets of Sanford selling copies of The Herald. By the time he’d made his rounds for the last time, back in 1989, he was more than a fixture — he was as ever-present as the depot, the train and the old Railroad House.

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Leave final call with taxpayers

The Lee County Board of Commissioners has a tough task in deciding how to judiciously divide local funds among the many areas supported by taxpayers.

Mar. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Must we come to terms with yet another death?

The shooting last week that took the life of 15-year-old Junior Dolby of Sanford proved gun violence in our community isn’t so isolated.

Mar. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Piggly Wiggly

Lee County is fortunate to have many businesses which are thankful for their customers and find avenues to give back in special ways.

Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: It’s Lee County’s time

An upbeat, refreshing feeling emanated from the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting this week.

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Departure of Womack, Parks means change

Greater interest in local policy making has resulted in, among other things, a pretty full slate of candidates seeking office in the coming May primaries and November’s general election in Lee County.