Opinion

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 02:12 PM

LETTER: Spirit and soul of America needs reviving

To the Editor:

Neil Rotter’s thought-provoking comments to the editor (published Feb. 6) stirred my emotions and my soul. I want him and others to understand when I asked in my letter “Are we still a Christian nation?” that I was referring to the population of Christians in our nation today—not necessarily to our government; although, the influence of the Holy Spirit and Christians in its formation cannot be denied. I know the spirit, wisdom, and grace of God is still at work in this great nation.


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs down

THUMBS DOWN: That &@$%! vortex

Polar vortex. Arctic vortex. Whatever, man, it’s just cold.


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Cuddles for sale

What’s your favorite part of a party?


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: School leaders bear responsibility

To the Editor:

I would have been amused by the letters from Bill Tatum and Vivian Rosser in the Feb. 11 Herald, were the situation with our local school system not so serious.


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Children already here deserve prioriy

To the Editor:

In her reply to my letter, Pat Cronmiller questions my assertion that those children who are already born should have priority over those yet to be born.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Stop listening to the misinformed on global warming

To the Editor:

Yet another climate denier letter displaying a scientific illiteracy that is a sad indictment of our educational system:


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Grades for schools alarming

To the Editor:

I challenge Bill Tatum’s assertions in his Feb. 11 letter to the editor. Perhaps Tatum needs to take a remedial course in elementary statistical analysis


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: We can slow climate change

To the Editor:

I actually must agree with almost everything Ed Vesalga said in his letter of Feb. 13 regarding climate change.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Beliefs shouldn’t be imposed on others

To the Editor:

I’m always surprised when a prominent public disciple of Christ like the Rev. Bruce MacInnes strays onto the slippery slope of bigotry and hatred. I’ve met the man, and he’s a thoroughly nice guy.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Falling behind

To the Editor:

With the recent release of the public schools’ grades in Lee County, many writers in The Herald are saying, “ignore those scores” and “the important thing is student growth,” so I decided to take a look at the numbers for student growth.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Bad weather gives some rest, but our service providers keep us safe

When the governor, the weatherman, the emergency services folks and the sheriff tell folks to stay off the roads, most people will comply.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Plan is needed for failing schools

To the Editor:

Incredulous! That word leaped into my mind when I read Bill Tatum’s letter to The Herald editor on Feb. 11.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Sidewalks are sign of progress

o the Editor:
A new subdivision is coming to Sanford called Autumnwood. This would be a good time to have curbs, gutters and sidewalks so it could look like a part of the town.


Feb. 15, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: Jobs for Life


Feb. 15, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Calling all greasers: now I understand

There’s something about 50s music I’ve never liked.


Feb. 15, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Wake up or coal ash coming

To the Editor:

By now, I would think that everyone in Lee and Chatham counties would know all about coal ash and the dumps coming to our communities.


Feb. 15, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: State workers should uphold law

To the Editor:

Recently, The Sanford Herald ran a column about a bill introduced in the North Carolina Senate that would absolve government officials of having to issue marriage licenses to gays


Feb. 14, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: 'Educational collectives' espousing myths

To the Editor

President Ronald Reagan once said, “It isn't so much that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so many things that aren't so.”


Feb. 14, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Name calling will not do the work of Jesus

To the Editor:

The Rev. Bruce MacInnes, I had hardly finished reading your letter “All religions are not equal” (published Feb. 10) when I learned that three innocent Muslim students in Chapel Hill were gunned down and killed.


Feb. 13, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Insurer should look at big picture

To the Editor:

Insurance companies run the medical field was proven to me again today. I have been attending Silver Sneakers (an excercise program for older adults), in Sanford.


Feb. 13, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Humans didn't cause global warming

To the Editor:

I have watched UNCTV/PBS since it began on channel 4.  These are facts I learned.


Feb. 12, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: More to the story for community libraries

iTunes, Amazon, Kindle, Nook, even eBay — the list is seemingly endless where readers can get their next fix of fiction online. And unfortunately, bricks-and-mortar libraries have, for some readers, become an afterthought.


Feb. 12, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Release of grades should be welcomed

To the Editor:

Taxpayers should demand a refund from the Lee County Board of Education. We have been paying for a grade A system, while receiving nearly all Cs and Ds.


Feb. 12, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Single grade doesn’t do schools justice

To the Editor:

Recently, North Carolina schools were assigned a letter grade representing the “quality” of each school.


Feb. 11, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: The rare legacy of Coach Smith

The tributes that began to pour in — online and through social media, in newspapers and on broadcasts on television, and in personal stories shared face to face — after the announcement of Dean Smith’s death on Sunday morning provided an unforgettably moving testament to how much he meant to people who knew and admired him.