Opinion

Jul. 04, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: U.S. Supreme was right in its decision

To the Editor:

As the Rev. MacInnis said in his letter on June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t always get it right.


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

The Declaration of Independence

When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: We can't stay silent when it comes to coal ash

To the Editor:

I was so hoping Charah would tell all (at the Sanford City Council meeting Monday): "We will build a new treatment plant to handle our waste from coal-ash drainage."

 

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Declare independence from meat industry

To the Editor:

Nearly 240 years ago, our founding fathers declared our national independence from Great Britain. This Fourth of July, let's declare our independence from the meat industry. 


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 04:54 AM

EDITORIAL: Stay safe on the Fourth of July

With the July Fourth holiday just days away, it’s a good time for a reminder about the importance of safety while on the highways during the holidays.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 04:53 AM

LETTER: GOP losing on two fronts

To the Editor:

It is with some sadness that I write that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling for the Affordable Care Act has let the Republican Party off the hook.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 04:52 AM

LETTER: Focusing on dirty energy doesn’t make sense

To the Editor:

Thank you to Charles Ritter for his letter (“Local actions against fracking,” June 28) enumerating the risks of fracking.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Campbell University has evolved into world-class institution

From the beginnings of Buies Creek Academy to its current well-regarded status as Campbell University


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Human sexuality more opposing than thumbs

To the Editor:

Years ago Oprah Winfrey shared some research that, as I recall, revealed that most heterosexuals are not completely straight.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Voter fraud is all too real

To the Editor:  

Irene Smith’s recent letter to the editor about voter fraud being a myth revealed more than she probably thinks.


Jun. 28, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Water worlds

“The Land of 10,000 Lakes.” (Officially, there are 11,842 lakes more than 10 acres to in size.) It’s Minnesota’s claim to fame


Jun. 28, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: American Red Cross

While we may not relish in the idea of thinking about the possibility of disaster striking our part of the world, that possibility, as we well know, is a fact of life.


Jun. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Local actions against fracking

To the Editor:

Across the United States, communities are taking control of their futures and well-being by banning fracking within their borders.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Times change and so does society

To the Editor:

Friday, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state laws banning same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. 


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Don't underestimate excessive heat

As debate ensues on any number of topics, we in Central Carolina can agree on one thing — it's hot.


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Community is a source of pride

To the Editor:

Given the political rhetoric our community has witnessed over the past few months, let’s consider the positive.


Jun. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Confederate flag should come down

It’s time for the Confederate flag to be removed from the South Carolina statehouse grounds in Columbia.


Jun. 24, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Widespread voter fraud is a myth

To the Editor:

Your very pertinent editorial in Tuesday’s paper failed to discuss the alleged widespread voter fraud that inspired all the new voter registration legislation springing up like kudzu these days.


Jun. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: America is not a theocracy

The North Carolina Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a misnomer.  It should be titled the "Bible Trumps the Constitution Act."

 

Jun. 21, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Reflections from dads on Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day, an occasion to reflect upon my relationship with my own father (complicated) and with my three children (not so complicated).


Jun. 21, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS DOWN: Hatred

It’s difficult to fathom how someone could go into a church, sit there for nearly an hour then open fire on those in attendance. Yet, it happened this week in Charleston, South Carolina.


Jun. 21, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Freedom of speech carries heavy responsibility

To the Editor:

Before the death, before the blood, before a finger on the trigger, there were words. Someone, somewhere, taught Dylann Storm Roof to hate.


Jun. 21, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Solutions to mental illness within our grasp

To the Editor:

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, and most suicides are a result of untreated mental illness.


Jun. 19, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Dolezal's DNA doesn't lie

The promise of America is, by and large, the absence of barriers. It's essentially our motto: With enough determination and dedication, a person can become anything.


Jun. 19, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: We have lost all common sense

To the Editor:

So, its come to this? A person who actually is genetically a male identifies himself as female, has surgery, applies makeup, dresses accordingly, and "voila!" He is a she!