Opinion

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Nature's wrath brought out the best in us

That fateful Saturday, April 16, 2011, started out bright, beautiful and sunny. While there had been reports about the potential for severe weather, it was unimaginable how life would change later that afternoon.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Big business shouldn't be trusted with health, safety

To the Editor:

I am definitely pro-business, but, public safety and well being should come first. Presently, fracking is bad business.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Appalled by treatment of Greenwood student

To the Editor:

I cannot begin to say how angry and sickened I am about your article concerning the Greenwood child who had no lunch money.


Apr. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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Apr. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Spring has arrived — savor the season

It’s Saturday. It’s spring. And after enduring an especially harsh winter, Central Carolinians are reveling in the mild weather and pleasantness of being outdoors.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Good citizens deserve better

To the Editor:

The Sanford Herald has done a great job providing articles that cover both side of the fracking issue.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Keep abreast of fracking issue

To the Editor:

Mr. [Robert] Stone is “right on” in his letter to The Sanford Herald, “Hold leaders accountable on environmental issues” (April 9, 2014).


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: ‘Papa Eddie’ will always be loved

To the Editor:

Many of you knew Ed Paschal. Many of you knew him as friend, commissioner or colleague.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Missing those ‘good ole’ days’

To the Editor:

Ever long for the “good ole’ days?” I’m sure “good” is based on perspective. No one will argue with me when I say Ed Paschal was a [good person].


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Project Safe Neighborhoods could put large dent in crime

The recent spate of murders and violent crime — it began, you’ll recall, just before Christmas — in our community prompted a growing tide of disbelief, outrage, bewilderment and anger.


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Herald one-sided when it comes to fracking

To the Editor:

The bias of The Sanford Herald regarding shale drilling is utterly disgusting. At first, I thought it just a ploy to sell more non-proofed, undersized newspapers, but your actions prove me wrong.


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Caregivers have much to gain from upcoming class

To the Editor:

Earlier this spring, I enrolled in a cost-free, 18-hour class, at the Enrichment Center of Lee County, “Powerful Tools For Caregivers.”


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: No such thing as Dix Park

To the Editor:

Do not divide the land.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Fraud reports prove value of voter ID law

To the Editor:

If nothing else, Neil Rotter’s letter to the editor of April 2 had impeccable timing.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: What money can’t buy

To the Editor:

My heart bled when I read Kathleen’s Parker’s recent column about the Koch brothers — not for Charles and David, but for all of the rest of us, Democrats and Republicans alike, who are their victims.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Is fracking worth it?

To the Editor:

Last July, Nationwide Insurance spelled out specifically that it would not provide coverage for damage related to fracking.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Hold leaders accountable on environmental issues

To the Editor:

What can you look forward to in TV commercials, besides political ads?


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Paschal knew what it meant to be a ‘servant’

To the Editor:

As The Herald reported last Thursday, Lee County lost a man who served residents well as a longtime county commissioner.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Let’s make Sanford a safer place to live

To the Editor:

This is a comment to the March 18 article on the front page. Our community needs and must take a stand against recent homicides.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Remembering Ed Paschal

Do you know who coined what was used as Lee County’s official slogan for many years?


Apr. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Biscuits make our area delicious

We like our biscuits here in Central North Carolina.


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Duke spill’s effects not yet fully understood

To the Editor:

As a publicly regulated utility, Duke Energy should be eager to share any information it has regarding the composition and hazards of the ash leachate discharged into the Cape Fear River.


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Public being misled on fracking

To the Editor:

Thank you for posting more fracking articles, but the recent article about forced pooling is so misleading.


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: COTA needs public’s help

To the Editor:

“Giving Hope … Making Miracles” — The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) has been doing just that since 1986.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Enjoyed article on local biscuit champ

To the Editor:

I do enjoy reading success stories that happen to hard-working people.