Opinion: Editorials

Jun. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up for Commissioner Parks

For some Republicans, the idea of providing economic incentives for industry (known in their parlance as “corporate welfare”) falls somewhere between Satan worship and free health care for illegal immigrants on the list of things they abhor the most.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: The world has changed, but has China?

The 25th anniversary of the infamous events in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square is upon us, and watching China’s reaction to the occasion tells us that, in some ways, things haven’t changed in the Middle Kingdom.

Jun. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Swimming safety

May. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: With fracking passed, now comes the hard part

For better or worse, the process of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, has cleared both houses of the General Assembly. As of Friday, the bill was bound for Gov. Pat McCrory to be signed into law.

May. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Accountability is key

Things tend to get messy, and emotions can get raw, when citizens and the government they support get entangled in legal action.

May. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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This Memorial Day weekend, people will be taking advantage of the holiday and traveling to and from various destinations.

May. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Forecast calls for quiet, but you can never tell

Remember hurricanes?

Most of us can recall with some vividness the horrors of the worst ones — Hugo in 1989

May. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Cole’s legacy is her masterpiece

Neolia Cole is a treasure not only in our community, but also throughout the pottery world.

May. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Temple’s on a roll

In a 2009 interview for “Lee County Living” magazine, Temple Theatre’s Peggy Taphorn recounted her most dismal day.

May. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Caterpillar graduates

The Caterpillar youth apprenticeship program is a great program that provides the opportunity for our students to achieve academic credentials and real-world experience.

May. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Crank-Up brings us back to our roots

Many arts and ways of yesteryear have been consigned to history, but thanks to the foresight of some area residents, many of them have not been lost for good.

May. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Teachers do us proud

“ … It is important to know who you teach, not what you teach.”

May. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Let’s ‘bark for our park’

During a recent meeting, the Sanford City Council heard that some projects made possible with municipal bonds were progressing ahead of schedule — several beating the projection by a year.

May. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Mother’s Day

May. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Green, donors deserve praise

Marilyn Green has been a stalwart in pushing the best interests of The Helping Hand Clinic, which serves the medically uninsured of Lee County.

May. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: ‘God hangs on by one vote,’ at least for the time being

The Supreme Court, by a 5-4 margin, upheld this week the opinion that prayers — including those considered Christian — at the start of local council meetings are indeed Constitutional.

May. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Primary election

The early voting period for this year’s primary election has ended. The primary itself comes down to Tuesday, when polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. across North Carolina.

May. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Small sacrifice could be big help to homeless

Can you imagine being without a place to live?

May. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: It's a day for prayer

"One Voice United in Prayer."

That is the theme for the National Day of Prayer, which will be observed today in Sanford — and in many other cities and towns across America.

Apr. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: 2014 Arts & Vine Festival should be on this weekend’s calendar

Got plans this weekend?


Apr. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Sheriff Carter

Apr. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Spring: the goodliest time of the year

Fall is a stunning season, when the leaves lose their green shade and take on vibrant hues from all colors of the rainbow. The temperature dips and the days get shorter — leading us into the holiday season.

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.