Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Commissioners right to reinstate gun ordinance

To the Editor:

The Lee County Board of Commissioners should be commended for reinstating the ordinance that bans concealed weapons on county property on Dec. 15.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: Easy to find support for things you favor

To the Editor:

In reference to Jim Womack’s letter, published Dec. 14, “Only one world view is right,” I’m confused.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: New commissioners can invest in the future

To the Editor:

The citizens of Lee County can be congratulated for electing commissioners who will act with the best interests of all.Commissioners, indeed all government officials, need to look at the "big picture" and the future.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Leaders need to do more to stop Duke’s plan

To the Editor:

I am upset and disappointed in the apparent lack of concern and action of the Lee County commissioners and city council members in response to Duke Energy’s deceptive plan to transport and dump toxic coal ash in Lee County.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

LETTER: Let the healing begin

Letter to the Editor:

The Dec. 17 edition of The Sanford Herald set a new high mark for local, journalistic prowess, insight and courage…in my opinion.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

LETTER: Commissioners, ‘prepare to feel the heat’

To the Editor:

Good Afternoon, Commissioners. Today, by the way, we celebrate Bill of Rights Day.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commissioners, ‘prepare to feel the heat’

To the Editor:

Good Afternoon, Commissioners. Today, by the way, we celebrate Bill of Rights Day.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Thanks for a great parade

To the Editor:

I am sure I speak for everyone at the Sanford Christmas Parade to say a special “thank you” to Joe and Yenly Clancy and company, Express Employment Professionals, for making it possible for the beautiful six clydesdales, coach and working crew on the van to come to our town. What a way to bring Ol’ Santa to Sanford.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Stop stealing wreaths

To the Editor:

This letter is for the person who is stealing wreaths off graves. I put a lighted cross on my brother’s grave at Lemon Springs Baptist Church cemetery. A few weeks later it was gone. I put a wreath on my husband’s grave at St. Andrews Church cemetery, and a week later it was gone.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Tribute to Darrell Byerly

To the Editor:

Darrell Byerly died two years ago on Dec. 20, 2012. This is a tribute to him, Marge, his wife, and two sons, Darrell Jr., David and family members. I only learned of his death a few weeks ago and broke down and cried. I often dropped by to see him and Marge; I had not realized that it had been that long. The Bible says in Revelations 14:13, “...Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.”


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Stop stealing wreaths

To the Editor:

This letter is for the person who is stealing wreaths off graves. I put a lighted cross on my brother’s grave at Lemon Springs Baptist Church cemetery. A few weeks later it was gone. I put a wreath on my husband’s grave at St. Andrews Church cemetery, and a week later it was gone.
 


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Only one world view is right

To the Editor:

After reading Irene Smith’s latest missive to the editorial board I pondered her list of “life and death challenges.”


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Not such a simple request

To the Editor:

Due to my monthly power bill doubling or put another way, the highest ever in 33 years, I called Duke Power Company.


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: No issue more important than environment

Jim Womack replied online to a Letter to the Editor and said, "I was unaware that 'community activism' was one of the print objectives of the Herald.”


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Past commission should be commended

To the Editor:

Through editorials, articles and letters to the editor, The Sanford Herald has certainly given its readers ample coverage of the actions taken by the newly-elected Lee County commissioners.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: So who pays?

To the Editor:

I am a stockholder in Duke Energy, although not by choice. I owned stock in companies, including Progress Energy, which were taken over, in a somewhat unscrupulous fashion, by Duke Energy.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: 'Big governments' and broken promises

To the Editor:

After seeing Sunday’s editorial cartoon of the huge, beautifully wrapped present that was tagged “Peace on Earth” one might mistakenly assume that it was from God.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: 'Old' board was playing politics

To the Editor:

I read the editorial in Thursday edition of the paper four times trying to figure out what point the writer was trying to convey to the readers.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Rant itself was sophomoric

To the Editor:

Jana Fields Todd called the recent actions of the Lee County Board of Commissioners sophomoric. I would say that word perfectly fits the rant about those actions.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: New commissioners need adult supervision

To the Editor:

After convening the first meeting on Dec. 1, it only took minutes for the new Lee County Board Commissioners regime to show that it is following the Barack Hussein Obama method of governing. Like Obama, it is obvious that the regime thinks that the public is either too dumb to understand or doesn’t care about their God-given and constitutional rights.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Editorials show split personality

To the Editor:

There is a distressing split personality in the Sanford Herald these days. The journalism is first rate,  your reporters are accurate and balanced in their coverage of community news. The paper’s coverage of the recent election was superb.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: More ‘heavy costs’ to coal ash

A lot of consternation over appearances and impressions and communications provides everyone with a way of avoiding responsibility.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Board has every right to change gun ordinance

To the Editor:

I was disappointed, dismayed and appalled at the editorial in today’s paper “Commissioners lose on the issue.”


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commissioners start with several sophmoric moves

To the Editor:

Merriam-Webster defines the word sophomoric "as having or showing a lack of emotional maturity: foolish and immature."


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Tax increases are coming

To the Editor:

Elections have consequences. As the tax-and-spend majority takes over the Lee County Board of Commissioners