Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Pondering away our nation

To the Editor:

If I were to drop a $100 bill on the sidewalk at the door of the Lowe’s Home Improvement on a Saturday afternoon, what do you think soon will happen to that bill? Duh.


Mar. 22, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Lee County's environment and lifestyle in jeopardy

To the editor:

Dear commissioners: My husband and I chose to move to Lee County nine years ago from Los Angeles. Between us, we have lived in eight states now. Our choice was influenced, to a large degree, by the beauty of the area and the state, but particularly for Lee County's healthful environment and the lifestyle offered. We believe these critical criteria are now in jeopardy.


Mar. 22, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Commissioners must fight for citizens

To the Editor:

An open letter to Lee County commissioners: I strongly urge you to reject any interest in the dirty deal with Duke Energy. If you accept this deal you are selling out our environment, watershed, the health and welfare of the citizens of Lee County and future generations.


Mar. 21, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Dismayed by actions of Burr and Tillis

To the Editor:

As an American who loves his country, I am appalled at the recent actions of our two North Carolina senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis. With 45 of their Republican colleagues, they recently put their signatures to a letter directed to the leaders of Iran, the purpose of which was to sabotage delicate ongoing negotiations to contain Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons.
 


Mar. 21, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Commissioners misguided

To the Editor:

I attended the County Commissioners meeting Monday. The agenda had no items relating to Duke’s proposed coal ash dump in Lee County, but the final item on the agenda was a closed session to “receive legal advice.”


Mar. 20, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commission's first priority is safety of residents

To the Editor:

To the Lee County Board of Commissioners: 8 million tons of coal-ash is scheduled to be hauled by rail and roadway into Lee County beginning this year.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Fight against ‘mountain of coal ash’

To the Editor:

To our commissioners: A crime of unprecedented proportions is being planned against the people of Lee County.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Dumb as dirt

To the Editor:

This article is in response to the “experts talk toxicity reuses.”


Mar. 15, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Those denying same-sex marriage are on the wrong side of history

To the Editor:

Jacquelyn Wilson is barking up the wrong tree if she believes the “data” she quotes in her letter (published March 11) is a credible basis for denying same-sex couples the right to marry with all the protections legal marriage provides.


Mar. 15, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Schools need to own bad letter grades

To the Editor:

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of education studies at the John Locke Foundation gave a speech in Lee County Monday evening with several interesting facts.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Tax money shouldn’t be used to test drill

To the Editor:

I was dismayed to read in the News and Observer on March 6 an article titled, “McCrory’s budget stays the course.”


Mar. 11, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Survey numbers don't add up on same-sex marriage

Letter to the Editor:

On April 28, the Supreme Court will determine if the US Constitution allows states to ban same sex marriage. I have read two opposing articles on the subject published on the same date, March 6.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Lawmakers have to say ‘no’ to Duke Energy

To the Editor:

If a person asks me to pinpoint an issue facing the citizens of Lee County, it would be: The process of laws under the U.S. Constitution and the N.C. State General Assembly. The laws passed by the majority in both houses have been a failure to the citizens of Lee County. If they do not tell Duke Energy no coal ash dumps in Lee County, then the DENR has got to say “no!”


Mar. 08, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Residents need to raise voices against coal ash

To the Editor:

There are so many questions about the proposed coal ash dump to be sited in the Colon community.


Mar. 08, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Leaders need conviction and character

To the Editor:

William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan: men who were truly statesman and leaders.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Thank You Representative Robert Reives II

To the Editor:

North Carolina Rep. Robert Reives II has exhibited strong leadership by exhibiting concern for public safety and should be commended for not hesitating to protecting our health and our environment.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Social workers also impact lives

To the Editor:

Issues of teacher pay and teacher morale are constantly making news headlines. I admire and respect those who choose to enter the teaching profession.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Public education is soulless

To the Editor:

Instead of being suspicious that an ulterior motive is behind the state’s grading system, school board members should support fellow member Sandra Bowen who wants to “look at what’s resulting in these failures.”


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy’s plan offers no recourse

Every time Duke Energy talks about coal ash disposal in Lee and Chatham counties they tell us that they want to be good neighbors.  The truth is that they are not planning on being neighbors at all.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Facts back climate change

To the Editor:

It is with a good deal of trepidation that I comment on global climate change. I have come to the realization that it is difficult to change anyone’s mind on this subject. So I will try a different approach.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Good neighbor, really?

To the Editor:

Duke Energy’s admission to polluting North Carolina waters, resulting in criminal charges and a $100 million settlement does not sound like a good neighbor.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 02:04 PM

Spirit and soul of America need reviving

To the Editor:

Neil Rotter’s thought-provoking comments to the editor (published Feb. 6) stirred my emotions and my soul. I want him and others to understand when I asked in my letter “Are we still a Christian nation?” that I was referring to the population of Christians in our nation today—not necessarily to our government; although, the influence of the Holy Spirit and Christians in its formation cannot be denied. I know the spirit, wisdom, and grace of God is still at work in this great nation.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 02:12 PM

LETTER: Spirit and soul of America needs reviving

To the Editor:

Neil Rotter’s thought-provoking comments to the editor (published Feb. 6) stirred my emotions and my soul. I want him and others to understand when I asked in my letter “Are we still a Christian nation?” that I was referring to the population of Christians in our nation today—not necessarily to our government; although, the influence of the Holy Spirit and Christians in its formation cannot be denied. I know the spirit, wisdom, and grace of God is still at work in this great nation.


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: School leaders bear responsibility

To the Editor:

I would have been amused by the letters from Bill Tatum and Vivian Rosser in the Feb. 11 Herald, were the situation with our local school system not so serious.


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Children already here deserve prioriy

To the Editor:

In her reply to my letter, Pat Cronmiller questions my assertion that those children who are already born should have priority over those yet to be born.