Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: True measure of a school’s performance is quality of product

To the Editor:

Recently The Sanford Herald featured a number of Letters to the Editor critical of the new North Carolina grading standards currently in use to evaluate our public schools.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Why will good legislation not prevail?

To the Editor:

The NC House of Representatives must disposition pending bills by the end of April for the bills to be eligible to be sent to the Senate for them to take appropriate action. Just a few of these pending bills are:


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Game over

Hillary will be our new president — she must be, period.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: City is accepting responsibility for potential disaster

To the Editor:

By accepting this deal with Duke/Charah you (Sanford City Council members) are accepting responsibility for any potential disaster that may happen! Once again, Duke is hiding from its responsibilities. As you know, the water treatment plant does not treat heavy metals. You also know you can’t treat what you don’t know! It is a fact that coal ash is riddled with many different toxins. Here is a list of known heavy metals in it: lead, mercury, arsenic, chromium, and selenium.


Apr. 19, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Sanford must summon courage to overcome obstacles

To the Editor:

The Sanford Herald has pinpointed various activities Sanford leaders have planned to ensure quality economic growth and to provide stronger social/cultural development in Sanford (and Lee County) over the next decade


Apr. 19, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Do more to protect students exiting buses

To the Editor:

Addressing the extremely serious problem we have with people endangering the lives of our children by passing stopped school buses any help could and should be welcomed.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Standards that measure schools are of no value

To the Editor:

I completely agree with your assessment of the statewide school grading system recently implemented by the Republican majority in the state legislature.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Good deeds don’t need to be publicized

To the Editor:

Dear Irene (Smith), stop by Beaver Creek Baptist Church on Wednesday mornings.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Agriculture should be transparent

To the Editor:

We see recalls of contaminated, unsafe foods in the news almost every day, often when it’s too late to prevent illness.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Election bill will increase taxes across state

To the Editor:

As I read Jim Womack's letter to The Sanford Herald, I saw the most condescending letter ever written to the newspaper.


Apr. 05, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Praise for Senate Bill 650 and Senator Rabin

To the Editor:

I read with incredulity your hatchet job on Senate Bill 650 and our esteemed state senator in the Thursday Herald.


Apr. 05, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commissioners don’t understand transparency

To the Editor:

Recent articles and an editorial in The Sanford Herald further reveals how the Democrat-controlled Lee County Board of Commissioners too often chooses to operate behind closed doors.


Apr. 04, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Hobson’s choice

To the Editor:

Sanford and Lee County are blessed with many characteristics that make it an enjoyable place to work and live.


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Legislators continue to play ‘shell game’ with taxpayer money

To the Editor:

By April 15, tax day, most North Carolina residents will find out that they have been had by the Republican legislature and Gov. McCrory!


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Fight to stop this outrage

To the Editor:

The Lee County commissioners who voted to put down the “Welcome” mat to Duke Energy to store coal ash in our county did the wrong thing for all the right reasons.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Facts don’t support statements

To the Editor:

I give Dale Marks high marks for articulating every tired, stereotyped platitude about what’s wrong with this country.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Fracking standards — what are they thinking?

To the Editor:

On March 21 it was reported that the Obama administration issued “standards for wells on federal and Indian lands, requiring disclosure of chemicals and covered storage of waste.”


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Are your kids reading this?

To the Editor:

Do you know what your ninth-grade children and grandchildren are reading?


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Commissioners did the right thing for residents

To the Editor:

The Lee County Board of Commissioners successfully negotiated important concessions from Duke Energy


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Stop selling souls for corporate greed

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in reference to the Kangaroo business losing many jobs after being sold to a Canadian based company.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Greet team leases Arts and Vine Festival

I want to thank Bill Horner and The Sanford Herald for highlighting the Sanford Arts and Vine Festival in the Take 5 article in the newspaper on March 21.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: America should strengthen its relationship with Israel

To the Editor:

President Obama should remember his biblical and American history before he considers taking “a tougher stance toward Benjamin Netanyahu following his decisive Israeli election victory” (March 19 Herald).


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Attend events and support our local musicians

To the Editor:

As I sit here thinking about the Lee County Community Orchestra Concert I attended last weekend, I am perplexed that more in Sanford and surrounding area do not attend.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Measure codifies religious discrimination into law

To the Editor:

The North Carolina Legislature is considering a new law stating that government officials (ie: clerks & magistrates) may disregard the duties of their office if doing so would be against their religious convictions.