Opinion: Editorials

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

Apr. 19, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

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THUMBS UP: Volunteer scholarships

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Be discerning when making online donations

Michigan family needing help with funeral expenses and a college fund. A team from a Philadelphia high school wanting to attend the Robotics World Championship. A wildlife conservancy trying to protect its rangers as they safeguard dwindling numbers of rhino.

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Population numbers a letdown

It’s good, but not good enough.

That was the sentiment of city officials, in particular Mayor Chet Mann

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: WCC shooting sadly underscores need for training, preparedness

Monday’s tragic murder at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro will be classified by some as a school shooting, and technically, it was because it occurred on a school campus.

Apr. 12, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Duke’s championship

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Performance grades leave room for improvement

Education can be a fertile ground for disagreement, but when it comes to school performance grades, administrators and educators across the state are singing the same tune.

Apr. 09, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Building an inclusive community means success

We’re better together than apart.

Apr. 08, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Taking CC Works statewide just makes sense for N.C.

We've touted the benefits of Central Carolina Works, the public-private initiative created right here in Lee County, in this space before.

Apr. 04, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Lower gas prices

Apr. 02, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

EDITORIAL: Put an end to forced partisan elections

We’re not happy about this.

Sen. Ronald Rabin, R-Harnett, and three other sponsors filed Senate Bill 650 Monday to implement partisan elections statewide.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Maybe this effort to raise tax will work

Maybe the third time will be a charm.


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Arts and Vine’s free admission

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: County had little choice but to make deal

While Duke Energy’s multi-million offer for coal ash storage has been hotly debated, it’s hard to argue that the Lee County Commissioners have been the proverbial rock in a hard place through this ordeal.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Commission needs to adopt open discussions

Last night Lee County commissioners voted 5-1 to accept up to $12 million from Duke Energy in exchange for dumping as much as 8 million tons of its coal ash within the county.