Opinion

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Not such a simple request

To the Editor:

Due to my monthly power bill doubling or put another way, the highest ever in 33 years, I called Duke Power Company.


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Police have duty to protect, serve — and communicate

Sanford may be more than 800 miles from Ferguson, Mo., but on Wednesday night, it was too close for comfort.


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: No issue more important than environment

Jim Womack replied online to a Letter to the Editor and said, "I was unaware that 'community activism' was one of the print objectives of the Herald.”


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Past commission should be commended

To the Editor:

Through editorials, articles and letters to the editor, The Sanford Herald has certainly given its readers ample coverage of the actions taken by the newly-elected Lee County commissioners.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: New EPA rules might be too late for Sanford

The public outcry both locally and statewide regarding Duke Energy’s plan to move 8 million tons of coal ash to Lee County has been strong, decisive and is gaining momentum.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: So who pays?

To the Editor:

I am a stockholder in Duke Energy, although not by choice. I owned stock in companies, including Progress Energy, which were taken over, in a somewhat unscrupulous fashion, by Duke Energy.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: 'Big governments' and broken promises

To the Editor:

After seeing Sunday’s editorial cartoon of the huge, beautifully wrapped present that was tagged “Peace on Earth” one might mistakenly assume that it was from God.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

EDITORIAL: The role of emotion and fair play in the Duke coal ash fight

People in Lee County who care about the environment, and are distressed over the idea of millions of tons of coal ash being transported and stored here, are in a quandary:


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: 'Old' board was playing politics

To the Editor:

I read the editorial in Thursday edition of the paper four times trying to figure out what point the writer was trying to convey to the readers.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Rant itself was sophomoric

To the Editor:

Jana Fields Todd called the recent actions of the Lee County Board of Commissioners sophomoric. I would say that word perfectly fits the rant about those actions.


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

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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

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THUMBS UP: Putting Miller in the Hall