Opinion: Editorials

Jun. 07, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Best of the best


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Hincks truly one of a kind

People in Sanford and Lee County are mourning the loss of former Lee County Commissioner Herb Hincks, who died Monday at the age of 85.


May. 31, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Another finance award for city


May. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Body cams would be money well spent

Let’s start with the agreed-upon facts, although they are few.


May. 27, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

EDITORIAL: County's leaders weigh tax increase

Lee County's governmental leadership — including County Manager John Crumpton and his bosses, the members of the Lee County Board of Commissioners, whom we collectively elected


May. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Top investigators


May. 22, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Chriscoe set courageous example

Those who accepted the challenge remember the rush.


May. 21, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Welding together a future for students

There are a lot of things you might find on a factory floor. Unused parts, grease and maybe the occasional sullied rag. But for 16 students of Central Carolina Community College, they discovered a promising career.


May. 20, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Remembering Coach Guthridge

William Wallace Guthridge may have been a Kansan by birth, but he was a Tar Heel at heart – having stamped his legacy in his long association with the University of North Carolina men’s basketball program.


May. 17, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Couple renews wedding vows


May. 15, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: It's time to correct local elections

Bills involving partisan elections may not have survived the crossover deadline in the General Assembly, but a stalemate continues between legislators in opposing camps.


May. 14, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Teacher of the year is a true art advocate

Congratulations to Wendy Bryant Motley, Lee County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2015.


May. 13, 2015 @ 10:38 AM

EDITORIAL: Raleigh coffee case is a cautionary tale

A cop walks into a Starbucks.

That may sound like the start of a joke, but this story doesn’t end up being very funny.


May. 10, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

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THUMBS UP: News from Static’s merger


May. 08, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Sauls resignation was for the best

Given the attention the Sanford Area Growth Alliance has been getting lately as a new entity


May. 06, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Mural project adds to Sanford’s brand

The answer to the question about what exactly Sanford’s “brand” is — that thing our community is best known for or identified with — varies depending on the source.


May. 06, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: We’re not done yet

To the Editor:

It’s not a “done deal” in Rockingham County.


May. 03, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS DOWN: ‘Playing around’ and the LCHS lockdown


May. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Nature Center: Another chapter in Sanford's comeback story

Although campers, bikers and hikers still are enjoying the great outdoors at San-Lee Park, one of the site's essential components is conspicuously absent.


Apr. 30, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Local leaders must be present to make a difference

The issues facing Sanford and the county as a whole are important and demand the full attention of our elected officials. Representative government works only in correlation to the level of representation.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: We should all recall the strength of unity

A couple of weeks ago, many people in Lee County reflected on the tornado that ripped through our area four years ago


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Let’s stop polluting the environment with politics

Ask people their views on the environment, and their answers likely will fall along party lines.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Doing our part for assault awareness

HAVEN is looking for a few good men: 100 to be exact.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Vaping in boys’ room? Could be a real issue

Back when smoking in the boys’ room was among the more serious rules infractions in schools