Opinion

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Commissioners right to let voters decide on bond

Every government entity faces what can sometimes seem to be an endless series of difficult decisions that, depending on how the votes fall, will have significant long-term impact on the voters they’re elected to represent and the communities they’re elected to serve.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Photos embodied Latinos' value to local community

To the Editor:

I have never seen such awe-inspiring photographs as those of the Via Crucis on the front and back of the A section of The Sanford Herald in the Saturday edition. We should all thank Mr. Wesley Beeson for his insightful accomplishments.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Umbilical cord blood needed

To the Editor:

Compassion and generosity are hallmarks of motherhood. As we look forward to this Mother’s Day, there is a singularly meaningful way that expectant mothers can show compassion and give hope to people in need: by donating umbilical cord blood.  


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: No one stands above the people

To the Editor:

“The public is reminded that it is given a generous allocation of three minutes.” This was Lee County Commissioner Jim Womack’s comment to a member of the public during a meeting, as reported in Thursday’s News & Observer.


Apr. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

GUEST EDITORIAL: The Strangeness of Easter

Easter is a strange story to swallow. Perhaps this is why we’d rather swallow chocolate eggs perplexingly hatched by a bunny rabbit.


Apr. 20, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

GUEST EDITORIAL: Easter: A love that never quits

Most of us wouldn't be who we are if it wasn't for the stubborn love of someone else.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Broadway Our Way

Downtown Broadway will be very much alive today with the sixth annual Broadway Our Way Festival.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lawsuit over meeting has merit

It was only a matter of time.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Turn to Christ in trying times

To the Editor:

Walter Williams’s opinion [piece] in Sunday’s Herald, “How to assist evil,” concerning the millions who have been murdered by government killers under the authority of tyrannical leaders


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Rep. Reives is the voice of the people

To the Editor:

Robert Reives is the House District 54 representative in the North Carolina General Assembly.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: HAVEN serves important role

HAVEN, Lee County’s domestic abuse shelter and support organization, has served families in need for decades now.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Orphan puppy finds a home

To the Editor:

My niece and nephew have a farm near “Little Paw Paw Lake” in Michigan.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: No amount of money is worth losing clean water

To the Editor:

I am amazed and horrified by how our government can ignore the facts and put us and our environment in jeopardy just because some money can be made.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: Newspaper is not biased

To the Editor:

The Sanford Herald has never been one-sided on anything, as Frank Del Palazzo accused them of being on Friday, April 11.


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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THUMBS UP: Volunteer recipients


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.