Opinion: Letters to the Editor

May. 08, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Natural disasters can unite people

To the Editor:

I thank Zach Potter and The Herald for the interview (published May 1) with Rich Kirik and his first-hand experience with the powerful earthquake in Nepal that killed and injured thousands of people, and destroyed much property.


May. 07, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: It’s time for a change in status quo

To the Editor:

Do you believe Washington, D.C., is broke? Do you believe those in D.C. are willing or capable of curbing their power?


May. 06, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Those teenagers!

To the Editor:

I had quite an experience last week when I attended a meeting of the teen group at the Sanford Boys & Girls Club led by William “Mr. J” Jefferson.


May. 05, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

We, the people, need to take our country back

To the Editor:

Over the last decade, both the Republican and the Democratic parties have lost their focus. Both have focused on fundraising and the power of the party, working hard since the passage of Citizens United to impress rich and powerful individuals and corporations to get donations.


May. 03, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Anger is spreading like cancer

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in response to the recent violence that has played out all over Baltimore and has reached all the way to Sanford through the news media.


May. 03, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Editorial was far from balanced

To the Editor:

I read with interest Jim Womack’s Letter to the Editor regarding the editorial from Thursday’s Herald and then the editor’s note afterward


May. 02, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: There is no scientific debate about the fact and causes of climate change

To the Editor:

I took exception when you referred to “climate change deniers” as a term which liberals “lob” at conservatives.



Apr. 30, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Jenner’s challenge and ours

To the Editor:

Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC was interesting, intriguing, informative and influential.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy's foul play concerning coal ash isn't fair

To the Editor:

I’ve been asked by some of my Chatham and Lee county neighbors to submit as a “Letter to the Editor” comments



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!