Opinion: Editorials

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: The falling childhood obesity rate


Feb. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: We all need to laugh more

When actor and filmmaker Harold Ramis passed away Monday, the reaction from many of those who heard the news was:


Feb. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Steve ‘Doc’ Underwood


Feb. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Esteem due to all presidents

Who was our nation's greatest president?


Feb. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: CAT sets example of good corporate citizenship

The business community most everywhere is generous in contributing to various causes — and our area is no exception. The Central Carolina region certainly has benefited from such charitable giving.


Feb. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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Feb. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: The art (or lack thereof) of weather forecasting

In times like this, when weather events are the prime topic of discussion around the water-cooler and your favorite social media site, we like going through the exercise of choosing sides.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: And they’re off

At least one thing can be said with certainty about the upcoming elections in Central Carolina: they’re off to an interesting start.


Feb. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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Feb. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: VA’s new outpatient clinic a boost for local veterans

Healthcare is a critical topic for America and all Americans today, but an oft-overlooked aspect of that issue is the care provided to veterans of military service.


Feb. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Sanford is blessed to have 'Mother Gorham'

Helen Gorham is a woman of faith, a woman whose love for God has helped her to spread a message of peace and harmony.


Feb. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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Jan. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Go with the flow on weather calls

A moisture-laden winter storm encroaches upon a Southern state, threatening it with snowfall that some forecasts say will top six inches.


Jan. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: District 54 needs a hero

Falls from political grace are hardly uncommon, even in Central Carolina, but former Rep. Deb McManus’s was a doozy.


Jan. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: CARA

Congratulations to Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption, a local animal shelter which has been chosen for the only MuttNation grant to be awarded in North Carolina.


Jan. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Acts of love change lives

Countless acts of human kindness happen in our society each day. Some command attention; others are only known to the giver, who remains anonymous.


Jan. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Improvements from bonds will be worth waiting for

We tend to be people who get incredibly frustrated when we’re the first car caught on the red-light side of a two-minute stoplight cycle at an intersection, or when a morning drive-through line at our favorite fast food joint doesn't yield our biscuit and coffee in that same span of time.


Jan. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Dr. Bud Marchant joins long list of distinguished citizens

Dr. T. Eston “Bud” Marchant has joined a long list of distinguished local citizens who over the years have made positive contributions in our community.


Jan. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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Jan. 15, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Green, Hall deserve salute

It is with great honor that we announce The Herald’s annual Lifetime Community Achievement Award winners.


Jan. 13, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS: Dandalia owner looking to sell

Dandalia Bakery and Coffee House, a popular Sanford establishment, announced Saturday that it will be closing as the owner tries to sell the business and attend to family issues.


Jan. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity


Jan. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Let’s keep the campaign clean

It seems as if it were just a week or two ago that municipal elections were being contested in Sanford and Broadway, but in this era of long campaigns, it seems like it’s never too early to talk about the next race.


Jan. 06, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS: Something old, something new starting in 2014

It’s a new year, and that means tax reform for North Carolinians.


Jan. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Recyclables

Congratulations to the City of Sanford and its residents for doubling the amount of materials recycled in 2013 compared to previous years as well as a jump of participation from 38 percent in 2012 to 95 percent in 2013.