Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Apr. 03, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: Fracking waste is worse than coal ash

To the Editor:

It’s been almost two months since 50,000 to 82,000 tons of coal ash, along with 27 million gallons of contaminated water, were dumped into the Dan River as a result of the Duke Energy coal ash waste disaster.

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: The Lions Club — more than just the fair

To the Editor:

For 79 years, the Sanford Lions Club has been an integral part of Sanford and Lee County.

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Laws amount to voter suppression

To the Editor:

Last year, the North Carolina legislature passed a number of voter repression laws which will disenfranchise many legitimate voters.

Apr. 01, 2014 @ 09:13 AM

LETTER: A big thank you to fire personnel

To the Editor:

This is a letter of praise for our Tramway Fire Department, as well as praise for all Sanford fire department branches.

Apr. 01, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

LETTER: Let’s not add to state’s environmental woes

To the Editor:

I am so glad to see people around here waking up to the threats of fracking!

Mar. 29, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Thanks for the support

To the Editor:

The Stevens Center Board of Directors would like to thank Piggly Wiggly for its support, in particular, (recently) during the Truckload Meat Sale.

Mar. 29, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Poor pronunciation suggests sloppiness

To the Editor:

Have you noticed?

If you have, does it really matter?

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Pondering the meaning of ’acknowledge’

To the Editor:

“Pondering what is the most important function of state government?”

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: God — architect of the universe

To the Editor:

The photo (March 18, Herald) of the smiling scientists reflects the joy they expressed during a news conference at the Harvard Smithsonian Center.

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: To end hunger, poverty, we must work together

To the Editor:

It is presumptuous of me to take issue with such pundits as George Will, Paul Ryan and Pat Moynihan, but I'm a pushy broad, so I'm going to go ahead and do it anyway.

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Remembering Charlie Watson

To the Editor:

I so very much enjoyed the editorial in this past Saturday’s Sanford Herald regarding Charlie Watson. And the re-dedication of Charlie Watson Lane certainly speaks well of Sanford’s appreciation of our past.

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Rift between Lee BOE, BOC is real

To the Editor:

“We get a lot of press saying we’re contentious with the city, and the school board, and things like that, and nothing could be further from the truth.”

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Duke coal ash disaster is only the beginning

To the Editor:

Last month, millions of gallons of toxic sludge from a Duke Energy coal ash storage pit spilled into the Dan River, the third largest environmental disaster of its kind

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Defending the indefensible

To the Editor:

I understand Ms. Wendy Smith’s dilemma with the ... remarks about eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at school.

Mar. 21, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Meeting will inform about housing plan

To the Editor:

It appears that there is an effort underway to place low-income housing [near] Tramway Elementary School.

Mar. 21, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Where is the root of the crime problem?

To the Editor:

Can someone please explain our judicial system to me? On reading the article about Pierre Amerson, [who allegedly killed] a 15-year-old boy in Sanford

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy will do the right thing

To the Editor:

Well, it appears to me that the Democratic activist, environmentalist complainers and news media are at it again.

Mar. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Outlook positive for Wentz

To the Editor:

Evie Wentz, the 9-year-old Moore County girl that received a kidney last month, is doing really well.

Mar. 19, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: We have bigger issues than PBJ sandwiches

To the Editor:

I would like to respond to the letter from Joyce [Smith] in Saturday’s [Herald], Feb. 15, 2014.

Mar. 19, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Corporations are not The People

To the Editor:

The Citizens United [case] is an abomination to our Constitution and to the people of these United States.

Mar. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Cavs have reason to be proud of school

To the Editor:

As a Southern Lee High School parent, I have noticed significant changes at the school over the last seven years. Some of these changes have been subtle, such as an increase in school pride, while other changes are more concrete, such as Southern Lee’s incredible success at the recent state DECA competition.

Mar. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: The solution is a single-payer system

To the Editor:

The Feb. 26 letter from George Orlovsky laments changes associated with the Affordable Care Act, to which he gives the tiresome label “socialized medicine.” The Medicare Advantage “reform” he is defending has been a major contributor to the spiraling costs of health care. As the ACA phases in, it stops the bleeding and brings those overpayments to providers under control, one result being a healthy decline in the federal deficit.

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Responding to the fractivists

To the Editor:

First, let me say that I moved to Sanford from New York, where the governor is preventing oil and gas development by fiat.

Mar. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Keeping our heads in the sand no longer an option

To the Editor:

There arrives a moment when a person must stand and defend his beliefs, and principles, or watch them slowly erode away.

Mar. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Hoping board learns from meeting flop

To the Editor:

I was quite embarrassed, and even felt a little guilty, when the audience was informed of the mix-up at the Carolina Trace gate last Friday evening.