Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Single grade doesn’t do schools justice

To the Editor:

Recently, North Carolina schools were assigned a letter grade representing the “quality” of each school.


Feb. 11, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Labeling is not disabling

To the Editor:

Reportedly, assigning our public schools a letter grade was not to shame them. But you can’t wear a grade of F, D, C or even B without it wearing on your pride and spirit.


Feb. 11, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: A better means to measure success of schools

To the Editor:

Given the formula as dictated by the North Carolina General Assembly for determining letter grades for each school in the state


Feb. 10, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: All religions are not equal

To the Editor:

At the recent National Prayer Breakfast the president essentially stated that all religious faiths have the potential for good and evil. He cited atrocities carried out in the name of religion and kindnesses done by people of faith. However, he failed to mention that the atrocities were all carried out by Islamists and the kindnesses by Christians.


Feb. 08, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Don’t trust climate science

To the Editor:

This is in repsonese to “History will judge leaders who ignore climate change” by Jay Calendine published Wednesday, Feb. 4


Feb. 08, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commitment trumps grading schools

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in response to the state report card that has given our schools a grade of A, B, C, D or F.


Feb. 07, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commissioners actions not trivial

To the Editor:

It is regrettable that you chose to trivialize the actions of the Lee County Board of Commissioners as they passed resolutions opposing fracking in Lee County and the Mining and Energy Commission regulations that pretend to regulate fracking in North Carolina.


Feb. 06, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: A matter of faith opposed to religion

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to Robert Watson’s letter of Feb. 1 and to that of Pat Cronmiller’s on Jan. 29.


Feb. 06, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: No right to judge

To the Editor:

I read this letter (from Pat Gronmiller, published Feb. 3) twice just to make sure I got what this woman was saying about abortion and pro-choice.


Feb. 05, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: School report cards a deliberate attack

The state is planning to release school report cards on Thursday and continue what seems to be a very deliberate attack on students, teachers, and administrators.


Feb. 04, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: History will judge leaders who ignore climate change

To the Editor:

Climate change is in the news right now, less as predictions for future conditions as descriptions of what is happening now.


Feb. 03, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Pro-choice means you’re for abortions

To the Editor:

In reply to Robert Stone’s letter in Saturday’s Herald, of course abortion is a controversial topic. Those on the pro-life side believe that abortion is killing an innocent child. I am on that side and do not understand the premise of a “woman’s right to choose.” That leaves out one person in the equation — the unborn baby. Or put another way should a woman’s right to choose have precedence over another’s right to life?


Feb. 03, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Citizens have a say in societal issues

To the Editor:

In response to Irene Smith’s response to my letter regarding abortion and poverty, I will give her credit with making some good points.


Feb. 01, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Are we still a Christian nation?

To the Editor:

Irene Smith’s rebuttal (published in the Friday edition of The Herald) to Kenneth Smith’s letter is the supplement of two widely-held views in our country today by


Feb. 01, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Solutions to the latest ‘gates’

To the Editor:

Ash gate, the mountains of coal ash in ponds waiting to cause trouble.


Jan. 31, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Citizens can’t choose which laws to obey

To the Editor:

You know the letter to the editor is going to be a controversial when the heading “people with misguided beliefs shouldn’t hold elected office.”


Jan. 30, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Mayor should stick to priorities

To the Editor:

It is hard to know where to begin, Kenneth Smith’s letter in Wednesday’s paper is so full of misinformation and wrong assumptions.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: People with misguided beliefs shouldn’t hold office

To the Editor

Fortunately, the Herald’s recent front-page article on Congresswoman Renee Ellmers’ standing on the abortion bill in Congress also gave readers insight into the moral character of two local elected officials.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Mayor has it backwards

To the Editor:

In the Jan. 23 Sanford Herald article regarding Congresswoman Rene Ellmers supporting an abortion bill


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Revitalize Sanford and Lee County now

To the Editor:

The mayor and most members of the Sanford City Council have it right: we should move ahead with city modernization and beautification in its entirety, now!


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Thank you to police officers and deputies for their help

To the Editor:

HAVEN (Helping Abuse & Violence End Now) in Lee County Inc. wants to recognize and thank the Sanford Police Department and the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office for their participation in domestic violence training


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Uniting is a better solution than disparaging

To the Editor:

I was disappointed in Irene Smith’s letter (Jan. 23, 2015) because of her non-factual statements and divisive tone.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Letter was just a bad political speech

To the Editor:

Thank you for printing the Jan. 20 letter attributed to Lora Light. It is an excellent example of the kind of lackluster thinking which has typified the far right. “Credentials and qualifications should matter,” it says, but reason and critical thinking matter, too.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Reassuring to see collaboration

To the Editor:

It was uplifting Wednesday morning to see such a good turnout in support of early childhood education programs.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Carlson devoted to community

To the Editor:

I feel the need to respond to the letter to the editor of Tuesday, Jan. 20. The writer disparages the appointment of Carol Carlson to the Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity.