Opinion

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: 'Epidemic' comes to mind


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Polluting water is not OK



Sep. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: Jackets, Cavs off to great start


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Leaders: Do what’s best, not just what’s popular

To the Editor:

We have an epidemic of opinion pollitis.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Water does equal life

To the Editor:

To all “modern earth-worshiping, tree-hugging, Eco-Marxists,” a big thank you for understanding the meaning of sustainability and that “water does equal life.”


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Chick-fil-A founder leaves remarkable legacy

S. Truett Cathy died Monday at the age of 93. Even if the Cathy name is not familiar to you, it’s likely you’re aware of his legacy — and his famous chicken sandwiches.


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: What are property owners’ rights?

To the Editor:

In [the Aug.29] “Take 5” column, David McGowan tries to make the case that there is nothing to fear from fracking in North Carolina.


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: A vote for Hagan is a vote for Reid

To the Editor:

Having been involved in politics for so many years in North Carolina, and having been a candidate for public office myself, I understand the importance of honest debate on the issues.


Sep. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Global warming’s demise?


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Fair is on the horizon

The excitement is building as one of Lee County’s most anticipated events is just on our horizon: the 77th edition of the award-winning Lee Regional Fair.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Support for Sen. Kay Hagan

To the Editor:

N.C. Senator Kay Hagan will have one of two debates with Republican challenger Tom Tillis, who has been speaker of the state House of Representatives.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: We desperately need God

To the Editor:

I recently heard a speech given by President Ronald Reagan. It reminded me of his eight years in office and how I felt while he was at the helm.


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Candidate should keep focus on local issues

To the Editor:

Kevin Dodson wrote in Wednesday's Sanford Herald “there can be no healing as long as citizens are quick to judge.” I concur with that much.


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Representative's actions have spoken

To the Editor:

On the radio, America For Prosperity wants women to thank [N.C. State Representative] Mike Stone for more money in our purses. Yeah, right!


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: How is it that 'Water Equals Life'?

To the Editor:

[In traveling around] Lee and Chatham counties, you see “Water equals Life” signs.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Don't be caught off guard by severe weather

North Carolinians have become accustomed to the threat of severe weather year-round, but alert especially is heightened during spring, which is prime time for tornadoes, and hurricane season in the Atlantic, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.


Sep. 03, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Battle over fracking will be fought here

To the Editor:

The Lee County Democrats have injected some sanity into a public debate that has been badly informed on both sides.


Sep. 03, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Don’t rush to judgment

To the Editor:

As a citizen of Sanford, business owner and full-time police sergeant, it disturbs me at some of the comments that the Rev. Ricky Frazier


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Jobs For Life


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

There's no right or wrong answer in ice bucket challenge

Who could have predicted that in the summer of 2014, dumping an icy container of water on your own head, or someone else's, would be all the rage?


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Back-to-school requires safety mindset

For some, the experience was a novel one — perhaps scary or sad — and for the veterans, it marked a return to familiar territory.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Fracking chemicals should be disclosed

To the Editor:

To the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission — Many Lee County citizens, as you know, of all political persuasions, both those for and against fracking


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Don’t believe anti-drilling hype

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to a letter penned by Joy Hewett from Pittsboro in the Aug. 13 edition of The Herald.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: LCS and the CCCC bonds

The support for the Central Carolina Community College bonds got a solid boost with the announcement that the Lee County Board of Education has given the bonds its unanimous support.