Jul. 01, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Human sexuality more opposing than thumbs

To the Editor:

Years ago Oprah Winfrey shared some research that, as I recall, revealed that most heterosexuals are not completely straight.

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Voter fraud is all too real

To the Editor:  

Irene Smith’s recent letter to the editor about voter fraud being a myth revealed more than she probably thinks.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Water worlds

“The Land of 10,000 Lakes.” (Officially, there are 11,842 lakes more than 10 acres to in size.) It’s Minnesota’s claim to fame

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: American Red Cross

While we may not relish in the idea of thinking about the possibility of disaster striking our part of the world, that possibility, as we well know, is a fact of life.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Local actions against fracking

To the Editor:

Across the United States, communities are taking control of their futures and well-being by banning fracking within their borders.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Times change and so does society

To the Editor:

Friday, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state laws banning same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. 

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Don't underestimate excessive heat

As debate ensues on any number of topics, we in Central Carolina can agree on one thing — it's hot.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Community is a source of pride

To the Editor:

Given the political rhetoric our community has witnessed over the past few months, let’s consider the positive.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Confederate flag should come down

It’s time for the Confederate flag to be removed from the South Carolina statehouse grounds in Columbia.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Widespread voter fraud is a myth

To the Editor:

Your very pertinent editorial in Tuesday’s paper failed to discuss the alleged widespread voter fraud that inspired all the new voter registration legislation springing up like kudzu these days.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: America is not a theocracy

The North Carolina Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a misnomer.  It should be titled the "Bible Trumps the Constitution Act."


Jun. 21, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Reflections from dads on Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day, an occasion to reflect upon my relationship with my own father (complicated) and with my three children (not so complicated).

Jun. 21, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

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It’s difficult to fathom how someone could go into a church, sit there for nearly an hour then open fire on those in attendance. Yet, it happened this week in Charleston, South Carolina.

Jun. 21, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Freedom of speech carries heavy responsibility

To the Editor:

Before the death, before the blood, before a finger on the trigger, there were words. Someone, somewhere, taught Dylann Storm Roof to hate.

Jun. 21, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Solutions to mental illness within our grasp

To the Editor:

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, and most suicides are a result of untreated mental illness.

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Dolezal's DNA doesn't lie

The promise of America is, by and large, the absence of barriers. It's essentially our motto: With enough determination and dedication, a person can become anything.

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: We have lost all common sense

To the Editor:

So, its come to this? A person who actually is genetically a male identifies himself as female, has surgery, applies makeup, dresses accordingly, and "voila!" He is a she!

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Leaders left a large loophole for Duke Energy

From the outset of Duke Energy’s plans to dump millions of tons of coal ash in Chatham and Lee counties, the nation’s largest electric power company has left communities anxious and unnerved despite claims of dealing in good faith.

Jun. 17, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Carolina fortunate regarding hurricanes — so far

Central Carolina, in fact the entire state, has been fortunate in terms of hurricane activity, as no major storms of that sort have struck in recent years.

Jun. 17, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: None caring Congress for U.S. Navy Vietnam veterans

To the Editor:

It has come of a common opinion amongst Vietnam War veterans that Congress tends to exclude mostly Blue Water Vietnam Veterans for VA benefits.

Jun. 15, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

LETTER: Newspaper got it wrong

To the Editor:

Allow me this opportunity to apologize to the Boys and Girls Cub of Sanford and Lee County, as well Brian Davis, for a story and editorial taking out of context my response to a question posed by The Sanford Herald. That question: "Why you voted the way you did on both the Johnston-Harnett-Lee Community Action change and the Salvation Army Change?"

Jun. 14, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Me and ‘Pinto’

Money was tight during college and one of the things which caused me continual strife was keeping four wheels underneath me.

Jun. 14, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

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THUMBS UP: Coble’s years of service

Jun. 14, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Men are fallible, God is not

To the Editor:

The U.S. Supreme Court does not always get it right. In Dredd Scott (1857) they ruled that black men were property and not citizens.

Jun. 14, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Clarifying nonprofit funding

To the Editor:

On Friday June 12, The Sanford Herald ran a follow-up editorial regarding the Lee County Commissioner’s nonprofit funding decisions.