Opinion

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy counting on stupidity

To the Editor:

Lee County commissioners met on Nov. 17 and learned that Duke Energy has plans to bring 8 million tons of toxic coal ash to our county on 410 acres near Colon Road.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Parents of children with special needs desire assurance

To the Editor:

My heart filled with empathy as I read the article about the mother who threw her son with autism from a bridge in Grant Pass, Ore. Although every life is a gift from God and this mother’s actions should not be condoned, a lesson can be learned from this incident.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: County sold to the highest bidder

To the Editor:

My condolences to the residents of Lee County. Already reeling from economic ruin we were sold to the highest bidder by those elected, sworn and paid to protect out interest.


Nov. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Bible is authentic

To the Editor:

I have a question within a question, if you will. Why all the fuss and fuming, the allegations about the authenticity of the Bible? After reading the Bible and the little booklet by Martyn Llay-Jones, titled “Authority” and his well written facts of the truth of the Bible scriptures, it still leaves me with a question as to why all the hoopla about the authenticity of God’s words, the Bible.


Nov. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Repelling the invasion


Nov. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

My encounter with serendipitous shaving cream

Affirmation of life’s hard decisions often come from everyday encounters and when you least expect. Like buying shaving cream at a local drugstore.


Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Lee County in perilous position

To the Editor:

Does Lee County have a bullseye on it for dirty industry to come and prey upon the uneducated and complacent?


Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Little positives came out of past board

To the Editor:

Lee County Commissioner Robert Reives, a community treasure, deserves better than the contemptuous back of the hand he got from his colleague, Kirk Smith, and so does Lee County.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Politicians could learn much from Claire, Cobey

Hundreds of thousands of dollars funneled their way through this year’s midterm elections. Looking back, it’s certain that a good share of that was spent on attack ads.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Corporate welfare not the answer

To the Editor:

I wish to take issue with Commissioner Robert Reives’ recent statements in The Sanford Herald that “Lee County is now open for Business” and his referring to the “bottleneck” with the current board.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: It’s good to be Sanford

To the Editor:

It will be good to see happier letters to the editor now that the political season has come and gone.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Saluting veterans

While the rest of us freely exercise our First Amendment rights, and enjoy the other freedoms and privileges that come with being American citizens, some defend our nation’s values and ideals with their lives.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Those in higher education must be accountable

To the Editor:

While CNN and the McClatchy news conglomerate breathe sighs of relief from accusations of reckless disregard for the facts with hopes of gaining Pulitzer recognition, the Wainstein report hardly gives the oldest state supported university any respite from the withering investigations by the NCAA, Martin Law Firm, SBI and UNC over the past six years. In short, the Wainstein report confirms the Martin report.


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Edwards’ HOC award


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: ID laws need consistency

To the Editor:

Having multiple back problems and having just returned from the doctor for a knee procedure, I was having even more than usual trouble walking today (11/03/14).


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Environment being sold to highest bidder

To the Editor:

The ink had hardly dried on the newspaper's account of the big Republican win nationwide when here in North Carolina the governor and the powers to be in the state Legislature were holding a closed-door meeting with oil company executives.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: CRNAs still play vital role

To the Editor:

I am grateful for the work of North Carolina’s Certified Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Tillis: Take up issue of contamination

To the Editor: 

An open letter to Sen. Thom Tillis:


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: A special thank you

To the Editor:

On behalf of my mother Wilma Hunter, my brother Michael and myself, I would like to thank Westfield Rehabilitation & Health Center


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: Death with Dignity Act is a deception

To the Editor:

I am saddened to read about Brittany Maynard‘s suicide.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Surge in early voting bodes well


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Recap of election endorsements

The seat: N. C. House, District 54

The candidates: Democrat Robert Reives II of Sanford and Republican Andy Wilkie of Goldston


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS DOWN: Political attacks at new low


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Close isn’t enough

To the Editor:

The Republicans have given us an example of how education should be handled in North Carolina.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Americans: Remember right from wrong

To the Editor:

Dear American people, I sometimes wonder of the people of the United States are losing their concept of what is right and what is wrong.