Opinion

May. 10, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Death of a cousin, her presence, her essence

To The Editor:

Your name was always safe in her mouth. I believe my name was and I believe everyone else’s name was as well.


May. 08, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Sauls resignation was for the best

Given the attention the Sanford Area Growth Alliance has been getting lately as a new entity


May. 08, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Natural disasters can unite people

To the Editor:

I thank Zach Potter and The Herald for the interview (published May 1) with Rich Kirik and his first-hand experience with the powerful earthquake in Nepal that killed and injured thousands of people, and destroyed much property.


May. 07, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: It’s time for a change in status quo

To the Editor:

Do you believe Washington, D.C., is broke? Do you believe those in D.C. are willing or capable of curbing their power?


May. 06, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Mural project adds to Sanford’s brand

The answer to the question about what exactly Sanford’s “brand” is — that thing our community is best known for or identified with — varies depending on the source.


May. 06, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Those teenagers!

To the Editor:

I had quite an experience last week when I attended a meeting of the teen group at the Sanford Boys & Girls Club led by William “Mr. J” Jefferson.


May. 06, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: We’re not done yet

To the Editor:

It’s not a “done deal” in Rockingham County.


May. 05, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

We, the people, need to take our country back

To the Editor:

Over the last decade, both the Republican and the Democratic parties have lost their focus. Both have focused on fundraising and the power of the party, working hard since the passage of Citizens United to impress rich and powerful individuals and corporations to get donations.


May. 03, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Night in a cardboard box

It took me about two hours to fall asleep Friday night, which, considering my predicament, felt like forever.


May. 03, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

I’m aging like a weed

I’m getting older. I get it. But I didn’t realize how much older until about a week ago.


May. 03, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS DOWN: ‘Playing around’ and the LCHS lockdown


May. 03, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Anger is spreading like cancer

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in response to the recent violence that has played out all over Baltimore and has reached all the way to Sanford through the news media.


May. 03, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Editorial was far from balanced

To the Editor:

I read with interest Jim Womack’s Letter to the Editor regarding the editorial from Thursday’s Herald and then the editor’s note afterward


May. 02, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: There is no scientific debate about the fact and causes of climate change

To the Editor:

I took exception when you referred to “climate change deniers” as a term which liberals “lob” at conservatives.


May. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Nature Center: Another chapter in Sanford's comeback story

Although campers, bikers and hikers still are enjoying the great outdoors at San-Lee Park, one of the site's essential components is conspicuously absent.



Apr. 30, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Local leaders must be present to make a difference

The issues facing Sanford and the county as a whole are important and demand the full attention of our elected officials. Representative government works only in correlation to the level of representation.


Apr. 30, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Jenner’s challenge and ours

To the Editor:

Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC was interesting, intriguing, informative and influential.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: We should all recall the strength of unity

A couple of weeks ago, many people in Lee County reflected on the tornado that ripped through our area four years ago


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy's foul play concerning coal ash isn't fair

To the Editor:

I’ve been asked by some of my Chatham and Lee county neighbors to submit as a “Letter to the Editor” comments



Apr. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Hey, watch your $*#&^ language

A mea culpa wasn’t what I expected to hear when I switched on the TV.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: True measure of a school’s performance is quality of product

To the Editor:

Recently The Sanford Herald featured a number of Letters to the Editor critical of the new North Carolina grading standards currently in use to evaluate our public schools.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Let’s stop polluting the environment with politics

Ask people their views on the environment, and their answers likely will fall along party lines.