Opinion

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

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Autumnwood’s groundbreaking


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: More ‘heavy costs’ to coal ash

A lot of consternation over appearances and impressions and communications provides everyone with a way of avoiding responsibility.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Board has every right to change gun ordinance

To the Editor:

I was disappointed, dismayed and appalled at the editorial in today’s paper “Commissioners lose on the issue.”


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commissioners start with several sophmoric moves

To the Editor:

Merriam-Webster defines the word sophomoric "as having or showing a lack of emotional maturity: foolish and immature."


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Fire reminds us not to take parks for granted

Sometimes you don't know what you've got until it's gone.


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Tax increases are coming

To the Editor:

Elections have consequences. As the tax-and-spend majority takes over the Lee County Board of Commissioners


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: It's time to act

To the Editor:

The Sanford Herald has done a good job in reporting this. John Crumpton has clearly articulated


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Regardless of vote, commissioners lose on the issue of concealed carry

The new Democratic majority on the Lee County Board of Commissioners wasted no time this week in shattering all ties with its recent conservative past, designating the Constitution – and particularly the Second Amendment to the Constitution – to the waste bin.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: A tale of two men

To the Editor:

Once upon a time two men who had never met went to Walmart with their families. Roger arrived just a little after Jose.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Coal ash impact will have chilling effect on counties

On Monday, the public relations machine of Duke Energy started its daunting task of convincing local government, business and community leaders that the energy provider’s all-but-certain plan to transport and store 20 million tons of coal ash in Sanford and Moncure isn’t all bad.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy should scrap dumb plan

To the Editor:

You simply must view the video online called: “Little Blue — a Broken Promise."


Nov. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Putting Miller in the Hall


Nov. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

A misunderstood illness strikes again during trampoline build

It's something many men are afraid to talk about until the reality of the situation is too much to bear and results in injury -- bloody knuckles, blisters and in some cases hair loss.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Nation must extract meaning from tragedy

The images are dramatic: irate figures silhouetted against even angrier-looking flames; tear gas rolling over an incensed crowd; a “Season's Greetings” sign juxtaposed with a line of police in riot gear.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: A harsh reality for many North Carolinians

At one time, not too long ago, Thanksgiving was set aside to be thankful for what we already had, not to think about what we needlessly want. Somehow the holiday has become an exploration in gluttony without guilt.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Thankful, blissful, witty, and wise

To the Editor:

The best part of 2014 for me was and is the making of a new friend — Irene.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Silence on Duke plan deafening

To the Editor:

Perhaps Duke Energy is an expert at safely storing coal ash although recent events would not indicate that they are.


Nov. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Many reasons to give thanks

To the Editor:

Friends: With the harangue seemingly, never ending, going on around us, with fracking and coal ash poised to move onto these beautiful, green acres we treasure and know so well, I am truly grateful.


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

A ramble on my unsweet Led Zeppelin dream

I’m not exactly sure how House Speaker John Boehner and aging Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page ended up together in a dream I had earlier this week, but at first I suspected it had something to do with sugar.


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: Modern Woodmen philanthropy


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy: Leave us alone

To the Editor:

On Monday, Nov. 17, I attended the Lee County Commissioners meeting and was one of the lucky few to get a seat.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Coach gambled away season

To the Editor:

Who was the “genius” who made the decision for Lee Senior High School’s football team to go for a 2-point conversion at the end of the playoff game last Friday (Nov. 14) night versus Orange (County) High School?