Opinion

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Group encompasses spirit of giving

It’s difficult to single out just one local organization whose good works have contributed to the betterment of our community, and say it’s “the best.”


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Thank You Representative Robert Reives II

To the Editor:

North Carolina Rep. Robert Reives II has exhibited strong leadership by exhibiting concern for public safety and should be commended for not hesitating to protecting our health and our environment.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Social workers also impact lives

To the Editor:

Issues of teacher pay and teacher morale are constantly making news headlines. I admire and respect those who choose to enter the teaching profession.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Take severe weather seriously

Recent weeks have proven to be a challenging time for Central Carolinians – and North Carolinians in general. Winter weather has had a major impact on our lives, with missed work for some and missed time in the classroom for students.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Public education is soulless

To the Editor:

Instead of being suspicious that an ulterior motive is behind the state’s grading system, school board members should support fellow member Sandra Bowen who wants to “look at what’s resulting in these failures.”


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy’s plan offers no recourse

Every time Duke Energy talks about coal ash disposal in Lee and Chatham counties they tell us that they want to be good neighbors.  The truth is that they are not planning on being neighbors at all.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

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Mar. 01, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

The one-minute lamentation of being late

Hurry up and read this column, please, because I’m late.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Facts back climate change

To the Editor:

It is with a good deal of trepidation that I comment on global climate change. I have come to the realization that it is difficult to change anyone’s mind on this subject. So I will try a different approach.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Good neighbor, really?

To the Editor:

Duke Energy’s admission to polluting North Carolina waters, resulting in criminal charges and a $100 million settlement does not sound like a good neighbor.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 12:09 PM

EDITORIAL: Charlotte's non-discrimination plan sets a dangerous precedent

Charlotte is North Carolina’s banking and financial center and, as the state’s largest city, it has been a trend-setter in many areas. But the city’s council is moving down a dangerous path as it prepares to vote on a controversial non-discrimination ordinance.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 02:12 PM

LETTER: Spirit and soul of America needs reviving

To the Editor:

Neil Rotter’s thought-provoking comments to the editor (published Feb. 6) stirred my emotions and my soul. I want him and others to understand when I asked in my letter “Are we still a Christian nation?” that I was referring to the population of Christians in our nation today—not necessarily to our government; although, the influence of the Holy Spirit and Christians in its formation cannot be denied. I know the spirit, wisdom, and grace of God is still at work in this great nation.


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS DOWN: That &@$%! vortex

Polar vortex. Arctic vortex. Whatever, man, it’s just cold.


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Cuddles for sale

What’s your favorite part of a party?


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: School leaders bear responsibility

To the Editor:

I would have been amused by the letters from Bill Tatum and Vivian Rosser in the Feb. 11 Herald, were the situation with our local school system not so serious.


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Children already here deserve prioriy

To the Editor:

In her reply to my letter, Pat Cronmiller questions my assertion that those children who are already born should have priority over those yet to be born.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Stop listening to the misinformed on global warming

To the Editor:

Yet another climate denier letter displaying a scientific illiteracy that is a sad indictment of our educational system:


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Grades for schools alarming

To the Editor:

I challenge Bill Tatum’s assertions in his Feb. 11 letter to the editor. Perhaps Tatum needs to take a remedial course in elementary statistical analysis


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: We can slow climate change

To the Editor:

I actually must agree with almost everything Ed Vesalga said in his letter of Feb. 13 regarding climate change.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Beliefs shouldn’t be imposed on others

To the Editor:

I’m always surprised when a prominent public disciple of Christ like the Rev. Bruce MacInnes strays onto the slippery slope of bigotry and hatred. I’ve met the man, and he’s a thoroughly nice guy.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Falling behind

To the Editor:

With the recent release of the public schools’ grades in Lee County, many writers in The Herald are saying, “ignore those scores” and “the important thing is student growth,” so I decided to take a look at the numbers for student growth.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Bad weather gives some rest, but our service providers keep us safe

When the governor, the weatherman, the emergency services folks and the sheriff tell folks to stay off the roads, most people will comply.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Plan is needed for failing schools

To the Editor:

Incredulous! That word leaped into my mind when I read Bill Tatum’s letter to The Herald editor on Feb. 11.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Sidewalks are sign of progress

o the Editor:
A new subdivision is coming to Sanford called Autumnwood. This would be a good time to have curbs, gutters and sidewalks so it could look like a part of the town.


Feb. 15, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

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