Opinion: Letters to the Editor

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.

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Elected officials must juggle responsibilities

To the Editor:

Many of our local elected officials -- Lee County commissioners, City Council members, Lee County School Board members -- perform these duties in addition to their regular jobs.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Personal attacks are counterproductive

To the Editor:

The letter to the editor (published Jan. 20) by Lora Light is a perfect example of what's wrong with politics!

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Congress: No accountability to veterans

To the Editor:

It is not about what political party a member Congress belongs to, it is about accountability for government to do what is right.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Commissioners demonstrate hypocrisy

To the Editor:

The recent appointments made by the Democrat-controlled Lee County Board of Commissioners should be disgusting to every county resident and especially taxpayers.


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Free is only part of academic opportunity

To the Editor:

The viewpoint of President Obama and of the editorial writer of your Friday editorial commentary is both too broad and too narrow.

Jan. 08, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: We need to stand together

To the Editor:

Events have cast Lee and Chatham Counties as the "Davids" in a life or death battle against a number of formidable Goliaths: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Jan. 04, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Thankful for Bible's truth

To the Editor:

After reading the AP article “Egypt: Biblical epic ‘Exodus’ banned for ‘historical fallacies,’” I thought of the quote by C.S. Lewis: “There are a dozen views about everything until you know the answer. Then there’s never more than one.”

Jan. 04, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Police still need exact expression of support

Having observed the response to my recent letter to the editor from certain Lee County officials, I think it excellent that the mayor, and at least two county commissioners expressed support for our law enforcement.

Jan. 01, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Thanks for great care

To the Editor:

On Christmas Eve, I had a medical emergency that required a trip to Central Carolina Hospital via ambulance.

Dec. 31, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

LETTER: Proud of the community

To the Editor:

What an absolute pleasant surprise to read of motorcyclists and others singing outdoors to support the Sanford Police force during the heavy rain Christmas Eve.

Dec. 31, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Common sense on concealed weapons correct

To the Editor:

Before I state my case, let me say that I am a  Constitutionalist. I think that the U.S. Constitution is the greatest document ever produced by the hand of man.

Dec. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: New Chatham leadership should be commended

On Dec. 13 Duke Energy announced plans for the storage of almost 3 million tons of coal ash from being stored in Chatham. Just two days later on Dec. 15, the new commissioners took a quick, decisive step to protect the citizens of Chatham from the storage of cancer causing toxic coal ash that include arsenic, lead, mercury, etc. They passed a resolution to prevent disposal of coal ash in Chatham County.

Dec. 28, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: First Amendment research brings more questions

To the Editor:

I have decided in the face of so much outright violence across America to review the First Amendment to the constitution of the United States.