Opinion

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: New commissioners can invest in the future

To the Editor:

The citizens of Lee County can be congratulated for electing commissioners who will act with the best interests of all.Commissioners, indeed all government officials, need to look at the "big picture" and the future.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Progress doesn’t follow party lines

While the Sanford City Council debates whether to ask the N.C. Legislature to repeal the law that made Sanford elections partisan, we suggest that members not “ask” lawmakers to rescind the rule, but demand it be abolished altogether.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Leaders need to do more to stop Duke’s plan

To the Editor:

I am upset and disappointed in the apparent lack of concern and action of the Lee County commissioners and city council members in response to Duke Energy’s deceptive plan to transport and dump toxic coal ash in Lee County.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

LETTER: Let the healing begin

Letter to the Editor:

The Dec. 17 edition of The Sanford Herald set a new high mark for local, journalistic prowess, insight and courage…in my opinion.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

LETTER: Commissioners, ‘prepare to feel the heat’

To the Editor:

Good Afternoon, Commissioners. Today, by the way, we celebrate Bill of Rights Day.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: We’re not lacking voices, we’re lacking reason

Can you honestly remember a period in your lifetime when society has been more divisive?


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commissioners, ‘prepare to feel the heat’

To the Editor:

Good Afternoon, Commissioners. Today, by the way, we celebrate Bill of Rights Day.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Stop stealing wreaths

To the Editor:

This letter is for the person who is stealing wreaths off graves. I put a lighted cross on my brother’s grave at Lemon Springs Baptist Church cemetery. A few weeks later it was gone. I put a wreath on my husband’s grave at St. Andrews Church cemetery, and a week later it was gone.
 


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Still waiting for winter to arrive

Through my first two months in Sanford, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many new people, some of them community leaders, readers of The Herald, neighbors, and countless others.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs up

As we turn the page on the week that was – and it obviously wasn’t Lee County’s best week – there is something to look forward to, something in the “good” column that speaks and reflects well of this place we live.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Only one world view is right

To the Editor:

After reading Irene Smith’s latest missive to the editorial board I pondered her list of “life and death challenges.”


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Not such a simple request

To the Editor:

Due to my monthly power bill doubling or put another way, the highest ever in 33 years, I called Duke Power Company.


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Police have duty to protect, serve — and communicate

Sanford may be more than 800 miles from Ferguson, Mo., but on Wednesday night, it was too close for comfort.


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: No issue more important than environment

Jim Womack replied online to a Letter to the Editor and said, "I was unaware that 'community activism' was one of the print objectives of the Herald.”


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Past commission should be commended

To the Editor:

Through editorials, articles and letters to the editor, The Sanford Herald has certainly given its readers ample coverage of the actions taken by the newly-elected Lee County commissioners.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: New EPA rules might be too late for Sanford

The public outcry both locally and statewide regarding Duke Energy’s plan to move 8 million tons of coal ash to Lee County has been strong, decisive and is gaining momentum.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: So who pays?

To the Editor:

I am a stockholder in Duke Energy, although not by choice. I owned stock in companies, including Progress Energy, which were taken over, in a somewhat unscrupulous fashion, by Duke Energy.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: 'Big governments' and broken promises

To the Editor:

After seeing Sunday’s editorial cartoon of the huge, beautifully wrapped present that was tagged “Peace on Earth” one might mistakenly assume that it was from God.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

EDITORIAL: The role of emotion and fair play in the Duke coal ash fight

People in Lee County who care about the environment, and are distressed over the idea of millions of tons of coal ash being transported and stored here, are in a quandary:


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: 'Old' board was playing politics

To the Editor:

I read the editorial in Thursday edition of the paper four times trying to figure out what point the writer was trying to convey to the readers.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Rant itself was sophomoric

To the Editor:

Jana Fields Todd called the recent actions of the Lee County Board of Commissioners sophomoric. I would say that word perfectly fits the rant about those actions.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: New commissioners need adult supervision

To the Editor:

After convening the first meeting on Dec. 1, it only took minutes for the new Lee County Board Commissioners regime to show that it is following the Barack Hussein Obama method of governing. Like Obama, it is obvious that the regime thinks that the public is either too dumb to understand or doesn’t care about their God-given and constitutional rights.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Editorials show split personality

To the Editor:

There is a distressing split personality in the Sanford Herald these days. The journalism is first rate,  your reporters are accurate and balanced in their coverage of community news. The paper’s coverage of the recent election was superb.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

The tattoo Mom didn’t give me

If that was indeed “Mom” we saw on the front stoop of Mom’s Tattoos, then she sure was an imposingly large mother.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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