Opinion: Letters to the Editor

May. 29, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: City should also consider children as it grows

To the Editor:

Recently I emailed the mayor and voiced my opinion about the lack of places for our young children to go.


May. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: More services, most spending, means more taxes

To the Editor:

It’s fascinating to read your overly simplistic editorial about tax increases with a skeptical eye.


May. 27, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Vote for good citizens, not political parties

Conservatives have been determined and vociferous in defending partisan local elections in spite of the fact that we got along very well without them for many years.


May. 24, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: There is nothing to fear from fracking

To the Editor:

The state’s exploratory natural gas well in Walnut Grove (approximately 57 miles north of Sanford) already is worrying some of the area’s residents.


May. 23, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Pioneers of civil rights movement were visionaries

To the Editor:

With all due respect to Margaret Murchison, who I respect and admire very much, the civil rights movement started in Sanford long before 1963.


May. 22, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Public has a right to know party affiliation

To the Editor:

In your editorial on May 15, you advocated a return to nonpartisan elections for the local school board and city council races.  In Revelation 3:15-16, Jesus said


May. 21, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Partisan elections not the answer

To the Editor:

Please lend Lora Light one of your dictionaries. She needs some help with the word “demagoguery,”


May. 20, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Partisan elections help vet candidates

To the Editor:

Your May 15 editorial calling for a restoration of nonpartisan elections misrepresents much about local elections.


May. 19, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Dog fighting is an atrocity and growing

To the Editor:

For many years I’ve been involved with, and directly responsible for, animal rescue. Since moving to Sanford, I’ve learned that the dog fighting business in North Carolina is vast and growing at an alarming rate. This letter is intended to create and increase public awareness of a related atrocity that needs personal action from individuals in order to influence change.
 


May. 17, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Dog fighting is an atrocity and growing

To the Editor:

For many years I’ve been involved with, and directly responsible for, animal rescue.


May. 17, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Herald editorial inconsistent with our history

To the Editor:

In reading your May 15 editorial about restoring nonpartisan elections at the local level, I was reminded of King Solomon’s statement in Ecclesiastes Chapter 10, Verse 2, “A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right, but a fool’s heart to the left.”


May. 15, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Herald publication offers less

To the Editor:

I have to give the Herald Extra a failing grade.


May. 14, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Duke needs to do the right thing

To the Editor:

Human civilization depends on its access to clean water and its ability to harness and leverage water without destroying its life giving essence.


May. 13, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Thank you to the community for support

To the Editor:

Thank you to the community for support.


May. 13, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Former governor demonized

To the Editor:

Former Gov. Charles Brantley Aycock (1901-1905) worked endlessly for universal education and built 700 schools in cities and towns, spreading literacy where there had been none.


May. 12, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Laws attempt to discriminate

To the Editor:

The federal government and several states have passed so-called “religious freedom acts.” These laws are veiled attempts at state-approved religious discrimination. This is quite evident since they’re aimed at permitting government officials and business owners the right to prevent same-sex couples from having equal rights as hetero-sex couples.
 


May. 10, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Death of a cousin, her presence, her essence

To The Editor:

Your name was always safe in her mouth. I believe my name was and I believe everyone else’s name was as well.


May. 08, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Natural disasters can unite people

To the Editor:

I thank Zach Potter and The Herald for the interview (published May 1) with Rich Kirik and his first-hand experience with the powerful earthquake in Nepal that killed and injured thousands of people, and destroyed much property.


May. 07, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: It’s time for a change in status quo

To the Editor:

Do you believe Washington, D.C., is broke? Do you believe those in D.C. are willing or capable of curbing their power?


May. 06, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Those teenagers!

To the Editor:

I had quite an experience last week when I attended a meeting of the teen group at the Sanford Boys & Girls Club led by William “Mr. J” Jefferson.


May. 05, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

We, the people, need to take our country back

To the Editor:

Over the last decade, both the Republican and the Democratic parties have lost their focus. Both have focused on fundraising and the power of the party, working hard since the passage of Citizens United to impress rich and powerful individuals and corporations to get donations.


May. 03, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Anger is spreading like cancer

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in response to the recent violence that has played out all over Baltimore and has reached all the way to Sanford through the news media.


May. 03, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Editorial was far from balanced

To the Editor:

I read with interest Jim Womack’s Letter to the Editor regarding the editorial from Thursday’s Herald and then the editor’s note afterward


May. 02, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: There is no scientific debate about the fact and causes of climate change

To the Editor:

I took exception when you referred to “climate change deniers” as a term which liberals “lob” at conservatives.