Opinion

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: N.C. House, District 51

The seat: N. C. House, District 51; two-year term for the district that covers three-fourths of Lee County and the western portion of Harnett County.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: More kids should get involved in election

To the Editor:

I want to thank the nice lady (Mary Ann Ludwick) who wrote a letter about me on Oct. 17. She was very encouraging to me which will help me keep going to bring back American to greatness.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Full disclosure goes both ways

To the Editor:

The author of a recent letter to the editor (published Oct. 18) claimed my affiliation with the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) – via the Energy In Depth program – was not adequately disclosed.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

EDITORIAL: N.C. House 54, Senate 12

Editor’s note: this is the first in a series of editorials featuring The Herald’s endorsements for locally contested races in the Nov. 4 general election, based on a vote by The Herald’s editorial board after interviews with candidates, a review of the questionnaires they completed for the newspaper and their participation in our candidate forums.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: People matter more than politics

To the Editor:

I grew up in Lee County and still have very close ties to the area through family and friends.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Leave your baggage at home

To the Editor:

It is not about the First Amendment, (Kirk) Smith and (Jim) Womack. It’s about civility, decency and statesmanship; that is what the citizens of Lee County have a right to expect from all elected officials 24/7.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Name calling distracts from issues

To the Editor:

Lee County Commissioners Kirk Smith and Jim Womack do have the right to exercise their freedom of speech.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Sloan will be an excellent commissioner

To the Editor,

My wife and I will be voting for Tim Sloan for County Commissioner, District 2, because he is clearly the more qualified candidate.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Your vote does count

To the Editor: 

Dear Friends and Neighbors in Lee County,

Mid-term elections are in less than two weeks.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Vote ‘yes’ for CCCC bonds

To the Editor:

We, the undersigned, want to express our support of the four Central Carolina Community College bonds.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Forums proved valuable for voters

To the Editor:

The Sanford Herald deserves this community’s deep appreciation for sponsoring the two recent candidates’ forums. They were fascinating and informative.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Voting laws compromise democracy

To the Editor:

I have read and heard a lot about the new North Carolina voting laws, and there is much that I don’t understand.



Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Obituaries for Oct. 21


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Check facts before voting


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Column crossed the line


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTERS: Sunday writers worth a try


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: A clear vision

If you took one thing away from the inaugural “Life in Lee County” event held Tuesday, it’s this: Sanford is poised for prosperity and is on the cusp of great things.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Candidates aim to restrict Second Amendment

To the Editor:

In their God-given wisdom, the United States of America’s Founding Fathers were simple and direct in preparing the Second Amendment to the Constitution.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Group biased toward fracking

To the Editor:

Fracking does pose health issues, but according to Katie Brown, spokeswoman for Energy in Depth, it does not.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Young Republicans not at fault

To the Editor:

After recent campaign yard sign theft, the Young Republicans of Harnett County want to set the record straight.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 03:29 PM

LETTER: Mike Stone on the wrong side of issues

To the Editor:
I have to strongly disagree with Brian MacRae on the issue of Rep. Mike Stone.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

LETTER: Kay Hagan’s record speaks for itself

To the Editor:
The majority of North Carolinians showed their concern for our country, had educated themselves, and voted smart in the 2012 presidential election. 


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 03:24 PM

LETTER: Sheriff’s Office needs new leadership

To The Editor:
Time for a new sheriff.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 03:21 PM

LETTER: Placement implies position of newspaper

To the Editor:
On the surface, the “What Others Say” column in the Oct.15 Sanford Herald is a column against gay marriage.