Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Maybe this effort to raise tax will work

Maybe the third time will be a charm.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Facts don’t support statements

To the Editor:

I give Dale Marks high marks for articulating every tired, stereotyped platitude about what’s wrong with this country.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Fracking standards — what are they thinking?

To the Editor:

On March 21 it was reported that the Obama administration issued “standards for wells on federal and Indian lands, requiring disclosure of chemicals and covered storage of waste.”

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Are your kids reading this?

To the Editor:

Do you know what your ninth-grade children and grandchildren are reading?

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

The attraction of distraction, or The Myth of the Multitasker

I’m not sure what compelled my high school history teacher to say what she did to our entire class three decades ago, but I’ve never forgotten it.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Arts and Vine’s free admission

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Commissioners did the right thing for residents

To the Editor:

The Lee County Board of Commissioners successfully negotiated important concessions from Duke Energy

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Stop selling souls for corporate greed

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in reference to the Kangaroo business losing many jobs after being sold to a Canadian based company.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Greet team leases Arts and Vine Festival

I want to thank Bill Horner and The Sanford Herald for highlighting the Sanford Arts and Vine Festival in the Take 5 article in the newspaper on March 21.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: County had little choice but to make deal

While Duke Energy’s multi-million offer for coal ash storage has been hotly debated, it’s hard to argue that the Lee County Commissioners have been the proverbial rock in a hard place through this ordeal.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: America should strengthen its relationship with Israel

To the Editor:

President Obama should remember his biblical and American history before he considers taking “a tougher stance toward Benjamin Netanyahu following his decisive Israeli election victory” (March 19 Herald).

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Commission needs to adopt open discussions

Last night Lee County commissioners voted 5-1 to accept up to $12 million from Duke Energy in exchange for dumping as much as 8 million tons of its coal ash within the county.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Attend events and support our local musicians

To the Editor:

As I sit here thinking about the Lee County Community Orchestra Concert I attended last weekend, I am perplexed that more in Sanford and surrounding area do not attend.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Measure codifies religious discrimination into law

To the Editor:

The North Carolina Legislature is considering a new law stating that government officials (ie: clerks & magistrates) may disregard the duties of their office if doing so would be against their religious convictions.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

GUEST EDITORIAL: Commissioners left powerless by legislature in fight against Duke Energy's coal ash

I normally stay out of political fights like this, but after Monday night, my position has to change.

If residents want to see who voted to place coal ash in Lee County, go to the North Carolina Legislature’s webpage and pull Senate Bill 729 from the 2014 session. Make sure you see who sponsored the bill. They are the ones who developed the plans to place coal ash in clay mine pits in North Carolina. Because Lee County is the clay/brick capital of North Carolina, the bill gave Duke the right to place coal ash in the county without approval of the local government.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Pondering away our nation

To the Editor:

If I were to drop a $100 bill on the sidewalk at the door of the Lowe’s Home Improvement on a Saturday afternoon, what do you think soon will happen to that bill? Duh.

Mar. 22, 2015 @ 05:00 AM



Mar. 22, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Lee County's environment and lifestyle in jeopardy

To the editor:

Dear commissioners: My husband and I chose to move to Lee County nine years ago from Los Angeles. Between us, we have lived in eight states now. Our choice was influenced, to a large degree, by the beauty of the area and the state, but particularly for Lee County's healthful environment and the lifestyle offered. We believe these critical criteria are now in jeopardy.

Mar. 22, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Commissioners must fight for citizens

To the Editor:

An open letter to Lee County commissioners: I strongly urge you to reject any interest in the dirty deal with Duke Energy. If you accept this deal you are selling out our environment, watershed, the health and welfare of the citizens of Lee County and future generations.

Mar. 21, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Dismayed by actions of Burr and Tillis

To the Editor:

As an American who loves his country, I am appalled at the recent actions of our two North Carolina senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis. With 45 of their Republican colleagues, they recently put their signatures to a letter directed to the leaders of Iran, the purpose of which was to sabotage delicate ongoing negotiations to contain Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons.

Mar. 21, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Commissioners misguided

To the Editor:

I attended the County Commissioners meeting Monday. The agenda had no items relating to Duke’s proposed coal ash dump in Lee County, but the final item on the agenda was a closed session to “receive legal advice.”

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Making pets a priority

Ask people about their families, and you'll likely get a listing that includes a spouse, children, parents, siblings — and often pets.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commission's first priority is safety of residents

To the Editor:

To the Lee County Board of Commissioners: 8 million tons of coal-ash is scheduled to be hauled by rail and roadway into Lee County beginning this year.