Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Coach gambled away season

To the Editor:

Who was the “genius” who made the decision for Lee Senior High School’s football team to go for a 2-point conversion at the end of the playoff game last Friday (Nov. 14) night versus Orange (County) High School?


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy counting on stupidity

To the Editor:

Lee County commissioners met on Nov. 17 and learned that Duke Energy has plans to bring 8 million tons of toxic coal ash to our county on 410 acres near Colon Road.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Parents of children with special needs desire assurance

To the Editor:

My heart filled with empathy as I read the article about the mother who threw her son with autism from a bridge in Grant Pass, Ore. Although every life is a gift from God and this mother’s actions should not be condoned, a lesson can be learned from this incident.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: County sold to the highest bidder

To the Editor:

My condolences to the residents of Lee County. Already reeling from economic ruin we were sold to the highest bidder by those elected, sworn and paid to protect out interest.


Nov. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Bible is authentic

To the Editor:

I have a question within a question, if you will. Why all the fuss and fuming, the allegations about the authenticity of the Bible? After reading the Bible and the little booklet by Martyn Llay-Jones, titled “Authority” and his well written facts of the truth of the Bible scriptures, it still leaves me with a question as to why all the hoopla about the authenticity of God’s words, the Bible.


Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Lee County in perilous position

To the Editor:

Does Lee County have a bullseye on it for dirty industry to come and prey upon the uneducated and complacent?


Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Little positives came out of past board

To the Editor:

Lee County Commissioner Robert Reives, a community treasure, deserves better than the contemptuous back of the hand he got from his colleague, Kirk Smith, and so does Lee County.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Corporate welfare not the answer

To the Editor:

I wish to take issue with Commissioner Robert Reives’ recent statements in The Sanford Herald that “Lee County is now open for Business” and his referring to the “bottleneck” with the current board.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: It’s good to be Sanford

To the Editor:

It will be good to see happier letters to the editor now that the political season has come and gone.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Those in higher education must be accountable

To the Editor:

While CNN and the McClatchy news conglomerate breathe sighs of relief from accusations of reckless disregard for the facts with hopes of gaining Pulitzer recognition, the Wainstein report hardly gives the oldest state supported university any respite from the withering investigations by the NCAA, Martin Law Firm, SBI and UNC over the past six years. In short, the Wainstein report confirms the Martin report.


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: ID laws need consistency

To the Editor:

Having multiple back problems and having just returned from the doctor for a knee procedure, I was having even more than usual trouble walking today (11/03/14).


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Environment being sold to highest bidder

To the Editor:

The ink had hardly dried on the newspaper's account of the big Republican win nationwide when here in North Carolina the governor and the powers to be in the state Legislature were holding a closed-door meeting with oil company executives.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: CRNAs still play vital role

To the Editor:

I am grateful for the work of North Carolina’s Certified Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Tillis: Take up issue of contamination

To the Editor: 

An open letter to Sen. Thom Tillis:


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: A special thank you

To the Editor:

On behalf of my mother Wilma Hunter, my brother Michael and myself, I would like to thank Westfield Rehabilitation & Health Center


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: Death with Dignity Act is a deception

To the Editor:

I am saddened to read about Brittany Maynard‘s suicide.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Rabin worthy of support

To the Editor:

This is in response to Neil Rotter’s Oct. 26 letter to The Sanford Herald.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Vote for anti-fracking candidate

Letter to the Editor:

Recently a friend asked: “How do you know what candidate to vote for since all you hear is bad things about all of them?” 


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Close isn’t enough

To the Editor:

The Republicans have given us an example of how education should be handled in North Carolina.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Americans: Remember right from wrong

To the Editor:

Dear American people, I sometimes wonder of the people of the United States are losing their concept of what is right and what is wrong.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Fracking is a better choice

To the Editor:

Thanks to hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the United States is experiencing an energy production boom that comes with a choice:


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Sloan the right choice for county

To the Editor:

Tim Sloan is exactly the type of new leader we need in Lee County.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Support conservative candidates

To the Editor:

As election day nears I feel compelled to stir up my peers with the following address.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Republican platforms best for nation

To the Editor:

It appears some readers agree with The Herald’s endorsement of candidates only when they are in agreement with their favorite candidate.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: CCCC bonds should include marketing building

To the Editor:

When the North Carolina General Assembly established the community college system, it provided opportunities for financial independence for thousands of its graduates.