Opinion: Letters to the Editor

May. 30, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Wake up, America

To the Editor:

The Veterans Administration (VA) scandal on veteran health care benefits is nothing more than “slow-walking” patient support to reduce costs.


May. 30, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Sen. Tillis — an alarming prospect

To the Editor:

Thom Tillis in the United States Senate? — an alarming prospect for a beleaguered Democracy


May. 29, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: What will be bill’s fate?

To the Editor:
Americans have learned about a deliberate cover-up to keep our sick military veterans from signing up to get health care in numerous VA centers.


May. 29, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Let’s not rush when it comes to fracking

To the Editor:
In this short session, the [N.C.] Senate has once again put the cart before the horse.


May. 29, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Teacher gets a special note

To the Editor:
Thank you to our parents/guardians (our first teachers) and all educators — grateful for you.


May. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Statements should not be misleading

To the Editor:

Keith Clark’s letter to the editor on May 20 again revealed how he spins a subject to attack those who he dislikes.


May. 22, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Law should not be based on personal beliefs, preferences

To the Editor:

“Bring in the gay sheep and offer them a drink.”


May. 22, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Ole Mill Crank-up coverage was great

To the Editor:

Wonderful coverage of the Ole Mill Crank-up [was] in your Friday, Saturday and Sunday Sanford Herald.


May. 20, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

LETTER: Clean it up, and move on

To the Editor:

After a closed ... [session] Monday night [May 11], County Commissioners Andre Knecht, Kirk Smith and Charlie Parks voted for a motion by Jim Womack


May. 20, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

LETTER: Reading The Herald is exercise for body, mind

To the Editor:

At your annual checkup, do you hear these words: “You need to exercise more”?


May. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Grateful for the assistance

To the Editor:

Last Tuesday evening, May 6, as my wife and I were driving home to Carolina Trace on Highway 87 South


May. 17, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: If we sit out, we can’t complain

To the Editor:

As the recount in the Democratic primary for the Lee County Board of Education nears, many of us are considering the pallid note struck by a dismally low voter turnout.


May. 15, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Linda Watts: ‘not forgotten’

To the Editor:

[Bill] Horner, you have written a fine story in The Sanford Herald on the disappearance of Linda Watts.


May. 15, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Need is great for Helping Hand Clinic

To the Editor:

Thank you for shining a spotlight on the Helping Hand Clinic, one of this community’s irreplaceable treasures.


May. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Events should not be held on Sunday

To the Editor:

After church, we (and three of our grandchildren) went to the Fitness Fest and Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 27, at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Why was the event held on Sunday, rather than Saturday?


May. 07, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Israel will prevail

To the Editor:

I appreciated Katherine McDonald’s article “Holocaust survivor recounts horror” in Saturday’s Herald. I commend Bianka Stumpf for providing Rebecca Hauser an opportunity to share her story.


May. 01, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Help support the Temple

To the Editor:

I have been fortunate to have seen performances of “Cats” in London and Washington, D.C.; however, the [Temple Theatre’s] 30th anniversary presentation of “Cats” was even more memorable.


May. 01, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Civic duty: Go and vote

To the Editor:

I have always heard that a drowning man will grab at a floating straw.


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Negative advertising doesn’t get my vote

To the Editor:

For several weeks, voters have seen your signs by our roadways and in yards, and we have seen your advertisements on our televisions and on our social media.


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Judge owed an apology

To the Editor:

The record of the sitting Lee County Board of Commissioners is one of bad manners, bad decisions and ill-concealed contempt for the board’s constituency.


Apr. 26, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Plenty of politics behind lawsuit

To the Editor:

After reading Wednesday’s article, “Move to dismiss suit is denied,” I realized what a mockery of N.C.’s Court system this lawsuit and its players are creating.


Apr. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Living life on ‘his’ terms

To the Editor:

It seems that if one seriously reads the Bible and actually takes it to heart, it would be very difficult to agree with the substance of the Rev. Ronald Stoker’s opinion expressed in his Sunday article “Easter: A love that never quits.”


Apr. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Thanks to kind locals

To the Editor:

I have lived in Sanford for 22 years, and there are wonderful, caring people.


Apr. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Kudos for Pittsboro’s water quality

To the Editor:

Recently the Town of Pittsboro announced that it is producing some of the best water in the Triangle.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Photos embodied Latinos' value to local community

To the Editor:

I have never seen such awe-inspiring photographs as those of the Via Crucis on the front and back of the A section of The Sanford Herald in the Saturday edition. We should all thank Mr. Wesley Beeson for his insightful accomplishments.