Opinion

Feb. 01, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: Obama’s 529 reversal


Feb. 01, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Being reminded of the ‘see and be seen’ mantra

My phone buzzed at just before 8:30 this past Tuesday night with a text from a former co-worker, asking simply: “Are you OK?”


Feb. 01, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Are we still a Christian nation?

To the Editor:

Irene Smith’s rebuttal (published in the Friday edition of The Herald) to Kenneth Smith’s letter is the supplement of two widely-held views in our country today by


Feb. 01, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Solutions to the latest ‘gates’

To the Editor:

Ash gate, the mountains of coal ash in ponds waiting to cause trouble.


Jan. 31, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Citizens can’t choose which laws to obey

To the Editor:

You know the letter to the editor is going to be a controversial when the heading “people with misguided beliefs shouldn’t hold elected office.”


Jan. 30, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Mayor should stick to priorities

To the Editor:

It is hard to know where to begin, Kenneth Smith’s letter in Wednesday’s paper is so full of misinformation and wrong assumptions.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: A sound investment

Born in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Charity Tracker is now used in 814 cities throughout the United States. Since 2007, the online database has been used to track nearly 8 million assistance records totaling $230 million for 3 million cases.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: People with misguided beliefs shouldn’t hold office

To the Editor

Fortunately, the Herald’s recent front-page article on Congresswoman Renee Ellmers’ standing on the abortion bill in Congress also gave readers insight into the moral character of two local elected officials.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Coty's news is most welcome

Coty Inc.’s history in Sanford is long and noteworthy. Back when Lee County was primarily an agricultural-based crossroads


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Mayor has it backwards

To the Editor:

In the Jan. 23 Sanford Herald article regarding Congresswoman Rene Ellmers supporting an abortion bill


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Revitalize Sanford and Lee County now

To the Editor:

The mayor and most members of the Sanford City Council have it right: we should move ahead with city modernization and beautification in its entirety, now!


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Thank you to police officers and deputies for their help

To the Editor:

HAVEN (Helping Abuse & Violence End Now) in Lee County Inc. wants to recognize and thank the Sanford Police Department and the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office for their participation in domestic violence training


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Uniting is a better solution than disparaging

To the Editor:

I was disappointed in Irene Smith’s letter (Jan. 23, 2015) because of her non-factual statements and divisive tone.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Letter was just a bad political speech

To the Editor:

Thank you for printing the Jan. 20 letter attributed to Lora Light. It is an excellent example of the kind of lackluster thinking which has typified the far right. “Credentials and qualifications should matter,” it says, but reason and critical thinking matter, too.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: Bread Basket rescue


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Reassuring to see collaboration

To the Editor:

It was uplifting Wednesday morning to see such a good turnout in support of early childhood education programs.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Carlson devoted to community

To the Editor:

I feel the need to respond to the letter to the editor of Tuesday, Jan. 20. The writer disparages the appointment of Carol Carlson to the Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Elected officials must juggle responsibilities

To the Editor:

Many of our local elected officials -- Lee County commissioners, City Council members, Lee County School Board members -- perform these duties in addition to their regular jobs.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: City should consider a pledge to Family Promise

What makes communities like Sanford special is their ability to come together for a worthwhile cause. In this case it was to support and rescue a local organization doing important work.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Personal attacks are counterproductive

To the Editor:

The letter to the editor (published Jan. 20) by Lora Light is a perfect example of what's wrong with politics!


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: In all fairness, ours is the absolute best

In these days of flash mobs, binge TV watching and exponential proliferation in the use of social media, who has the time or the interest for an antiquated, pedestrian tradition found primarily in aging farm communities?


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Congress: No accountability to veterans

To the Editor:

It is not about what political party a member Congress belongs to, it is about accountability for government to do what is right.


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Was it something you said?

We were making our way down the narrow aisle of a small airplane early last Sunday morning, moving toward our seats for the first leg of our flight home from Lexington, Kentucky.


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS DOWN: The low-income student shift


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Free is only part of academic opportunity

To the Editor:

The viewpoint of President Obama and of the editorial writer of your Friday editorial commentary is both too broad and too narrow.