Jun. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Voters should remember reps stance on fracking

To the Editor:

The other day, I bought a Coca-Cola. As I sipped from the bottle, I read the list of ingredients printed on the label. All of them were listed, but if I gathered each one up, I don't think I'd be able to make a batch of my own Coca-Cola. That's because while the ingredients are listed, the formula that tells you how to make Coca-Cola is not.

Jun. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Sanford’s Mellette
You’ll remember that former Southern Lee High School football star Aaron Mellette, who set all sorts of records during his collegiate career at Elon University, made the roster of pro football’s Baltimore Ravens last year.

Jun. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: 'America is you and me'

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lots to like about being 'well-centered'

Like many other communities across the country, Sanford is inhabited by people of all ilk – those who were born and raised within the city limits; those who grew up here, moved away and eventually made their way back; and those “newcomers” who moved here in their adult years.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: What a disappointment

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Make your voice heard

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Championships are a big deal

It's been hot this week around here, and in Pinehurst, but if you've been down there to the U.S. Open and were lucky enough to step inside out of the sweltering heat indices, you got cool quickly; there's enough HVAC equipment on and around Pinehurst #2 to keep 1,300 homes comfortable in 90-degree heat.

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: House in the Horseshoe — history worth repeating

The home still bears the scars of The American Revolution, and each year, thousands gather on its grounds to watch a true-to-life recreation of a battle between loyalists and American militia.

Jun. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up for Commissioner Parks

For some Republicans, the idea of providing economic incentives for industry (known in their parlance as “corporate welfare”) falls somewhere between Satan worship and free health care for illegal immigrants on the list of things they abhor the most.

Jun. 06, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Innocent until proven guilty

To the Editor:

Let me start by stating that the following comments are mine and do not represent those of the Lee County Board of Commissioners.

Jun. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Editorial board is wrong on lawsuit

To the Editor:

This is in response to The Herald’s May 30 editorial about the dropping the lawsuit against Lee County taxpayers.

Jun. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Fracking: Health, safety too important to rush

To the Editor:

Ray Covington neglected to mention in the two-part Take 5 segment that he is the owner of North Carolina Oil and Gas, a company that, when fracking comes to North Carolina, will profit.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 03:05 PM

LETTER: Citizens deserve an apology

To the Editor:

What a surprise — the lawsuit against Lee County’s Republican commissioners has been dropped. 

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: The world has changed, but has China?

The 25th anniversary of the infamous events in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square is upon us, and watching China’s reaction to the occasion tells us that, in some ways, things haven’t changed in the Middle Kingdom.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Lee commissioner’s claim is unfounded

To the Editor:

As the adage goes, it is impossible to please everyone at once.

Jun. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: Swimming safety

May. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: With fracking passed, now comes the hard part

For better or worse, the process of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, has cleared both houses of the General Assembly. As of Friday, the bill was bound for Gov. Pat McCrory to be signed into law.

May. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Accountability is key

Things tend to get messy, and emotions can get raw, when citizens and the government they support get entangled in legal action.

May. 30, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Wake up, America

To the Editor:

The Veterans Administration (VA) scandal on veteran health care benefits is nothing more than “slow-walking” patient support to reduce costs.

May. 30, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Sen. Tillis — an alarming prospect

To the Editor:

Thom Tillis in the United States Senate? — an alarming prospect for a beleaguered Democracy

May. 29, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: What will be bill’s fate?

To the Editor:
Americans have learned about a deliberate cover-up to keep our sick military veterans from signing up to get health care in numerous VA centers.

May. 29, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Let’s not rush when it comes to fracking

To the Editor:
In this short session, the [N.C.] Senate has once again put the cart before the horse.

May. 29, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Teacher gets a special note

To the Editor:
Thank you to our parents/guardians (our first teachers) and all educators — grateful for you.

May. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up

This Memorial Day weekend, people will be taking advantage of the holiday and traveling to and from various destinations.