LETTER: Positivity for front page

Aug. 14, 2013 @ 04:55 AM

To the Editor:

Lee County is a community full of people who need people.

The Herald’s entire front page on Saturday, Aug. 10, well illustrates ... that we do need each other. We do care and we do share. ...

Quick Reads included: Moncure Lions Club and Sanford Lions Club host an evening of entertainment with local bands to raise money for a local food bank; the W.B. Wicker Alumni Committee is meeting ... reminding me that we should take time to be mindful of our history and the bonds that bind us. 

The Tractor Supply Company will hold its annual customer and pet appreciation week with sale items throughout the pet department. Pets are invited and I fully intend to show off my chihuahua-mix advertised in The Herald last month, July 9, as a CARA orphan named “Garth." ...

The Lee County Board of Education will meet ... as many boards of education do across the country. Still, it’s nice to take a moment to be thankful and appreciative that our leaders ... work very hard to provide maximum educational opportunity for our citizenry. 

The article, “Obama Signs Student Loan Deal,” informs us that the federal government has signed into law a measure restoring lower interest rates to rein in the cost of a college education.

Also, on the topic of education, “Innovation Center impresses N.C. Secretary of Commerce.” ... The Innovation Center is housed in Central Carolina Community College’s Industrial Training Center ... its mission is to improve the economic well being and quality of life for all North Carolinians. 

In the Take 5 article, Teresa Dew Kelly, executive director of the Christians United Outreach Center, expresses that she is grateful our community has chosen CUOC as the non-profit of choice in the “Best of Lee County” for 2013. I say, “Congratulations CUOC volunteers, supporters and Ms. Teresa. That’s even sweeter than that large pile of sweet potatoes they’ve recently been trying to give away.”

The Herald’s feature article on Aug. 10, “Neighbors Helping Fish” is about a group of locals in the Carbonton Road area who raised about $2,600 without the aid of any organized group. It was just neighbors pitching in dollars, brawn or electrical skills to build an aeration fountain. ...

Thanks to The Herald’s Bill Horner, R.V. Hight and the rest of the staff and delivery crew who bring as much positivity as they can to our front page.

Vivian Rosser 

Sanford