Opinion

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Hincks personified an honest, humble leader

The Sanford Herald has rightfully provided a lot of coverage about Herb Hincks, who passed away a few days ago.


Jun. 10, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Where’s West Lee’s graduation?

To the Editor:

I would like to stand on my desk as a concerned parent and bring attention to an unfair decision at West Lee Middle School.


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 09:52 AM

LETTER: Previous board to blame for tax increase

To the Editor:

A property tax increase is being considered by the current commissioners. This tax increase is necessary because of deliberate action by the previous board.

They grabbed money from Sanford to fund their three-penny cut. Instead of cutting expenses, they spent even more. One scheme resulted in $1.5 million more annually.


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 05:09 AM

Saddling up for the change of seasons

The seat of a tractor, I would presume, is the most advantageous place from which to watch the seasons change.


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Best of the best


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: We need to invest in our community

To the Editor:

The subject of taxes is more volatile around here than the hot button issues of abortion, same-sex marriage and gun control.


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: God’s spirit fills the void of man’s emptiness

To the Editor:

In his interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner said “I would sit in church and always wonder, ‘In God’s eyes, how does he see me?’”


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Hincks truly one of a kind

People in Sanford and Lee County are mourning the loss of former Lee County Commissioner Herb Hincks, who died Monday at the age of 85.


Jun. 03, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Financially empower our youth

To the Editor:

Where have all of the jobs gone for our local teens?


May. 31, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Choosing in the game of life

This year’s high school graduates will take specific and sometimes divergent paths. Some, like myself when I graduated oh so long ago, will move back into academics and enter college in three short months.


May. 31, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Another finance award for city


May. 31, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Pass sweepstakes bill to keep people working

To the Editor:

I am in support of House Bill 922 to regulate the sweepstakes industry in North Carolina


May. 30, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Walking tour of Sanford provided facts, wonder

To the Editor:

I would like to thank the Railroad House Historical Association for hosting a walking tour of downtown Sanford on May 24.


May. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Body cams would be money well spent

Let’s start with the agreed-upon facts, although they are few.


May. 29, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: City should also consider children as it grows

To the Editor:

Recently I emailed the mayor and voiced my opinion about the lack of places for our young children to go.


May. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: More services, most spending, means more taxes

To the Editor:

It’s fascinating to read your overly simplistic editorial about tax increases with a skeptical eye.


May. 27, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

EDITORIAL: County's leaders weigh tax increase

Lee County's governmental leadership — including County Manager John Crumpton and his bosses, the members of the Lee County Board of Commissioners, whom we collectively elected


May. 27, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Vote for good citizens, not political parties

Conservatives have been determined and vociferous in defending partisan local elections in spite of the fact that we got along very well without them for many years.


May. 24, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

At the library with bin Laden, Garfunkel

If you read this week about the U.S. government’s release of “Bin Laden’s Bookshelf,” you may have also perused the list of books discovered at Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan hideout after he was killed there in 2011.


May. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Top investigators


May. 24, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: There is nothing to fear from fracking

To the Editor:

The state’s exploratory natural gas well in Walnut Grove (approximately 57 miles north of Sanford) already is worrying some of the area’s residents.


May. 23, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Pioneers of civil rights movement were visionaries

To the Editor:

With all due respect to Margaret Murchison, who I respect and admire very much, the civil rights movement started in Sanford long before 1963.


May. 22, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Chriscoe set courageous example

Those who accepted the challenge remember the rush.


May. 22, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Public has a right to know party affiliation

To the Editor:

In your editorial on May 15, you advocated a return to nonpartisan elections for the local school board and city council races.  In Revelation 3:15-16, Jesus said


May. 21, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Welding together a future for students

There are a lot of things you might find on a factory floor. Unused parts, grease and maybe the occasional sullied rag. But for 16 students of Central Carolina Community College, they discovered a promising career.