Opinion: Letters to the Editor

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!


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Fight to stop this outrage

To the Editor:

The Lee County commissioners who voted to put down the “Welcome” mat to Duke Energy to store coal ash in our county did the wrong thing for all the right reasons.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Facts don’t support statements

To the Editor:

I give Dale Marks high marks for articulating every tired, stereotyped platitude about what’s wrong with this country.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Fracking standards — what are they thinking?

To the Editor:

On March 21 it was reported that the Obama administration issued “standards for wells on federal and Indian lands, requiring disclosure of chemicals and covered storage of waste.”


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Are your kids reading this?

To the Editor:

Do you know what your ninth-grade children and grandchildren are reading?


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Commissioners did the right thing for residents

To the Editor:

The Lee County Board of Commissioners successfully negotiated important concessions from Duke Energy


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Stop selling souls for corporate greed

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in reference to the Kangaroo business losing many jobs after being sold to a Canadian based company.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Greet team leases Arts and Vine Festival

I want to thank Bill Horner and The Sanford Herald for highlighting the Sanford Arts and Vine Festival in the Take 5 article in the newspaper on March 21.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: America should strengthen its relationship with Israel

To the Editor:

President Obama should remember his biblical and American history before he considers taking “a tougher stance toward Benjamin Netanyahu following his decisive Israeli election victory” (March 19 Herald).


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Attend events and support our local musicians

To the Editor:

As I sit here thinking about the Lee County Community Orchestra Concert I attended last weekend, I am perplexed that more in Sanford and surrounding area do not attend.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Measure codifies religious discrimination into law

To the Editor:

The North Carolina Legislature is considering a new law stating that government officials (ie: clerks & magistrates) may disregard the duties of their office if doing so would be against their religious convictions.




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.