Opinion

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Little positives came out of past board

To the Editor:

Lee County Commissioner Robert Reives, a community treasure, deserves better than the contemptuous back of the hand he got from his colleague, Kirk Smith, and so does Lee County.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Politicians could learn much from Claire, Cobey

Hundreds of thousands of dollars funneled their way through this year’s midterm elections. Looking back, it’s certain that a good share of that was spent on attack ads.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Corporate welfare not the answer

To the Editor:

I wish to take issue with Commissioner Robert Reives’ recent statements in The Sanford Herald that “Lee County is now open for Business” and his referring to the “bottleneck” with the current board.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: It’s good to be Sanford

To the Editor:

It will be good to see happier letters to the editor now that the political season has come and gone.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Saluting veterans

While the rest of us freely exercise our First Amendment rights, and enjoy the other freedoms and privileges that come with being American citizens, some defend our nation’s values and ideals with their lives.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Those in higher education must be accountable

To the Editor:

While CNN and the McClatchy news conglomerate breathe sighs of relief from accusations of reckless disregard for the facts with hopes of gaining Pulitzer recognition, the Wainstein report hardly gives the oldest state supported university any respite from the withering investigations by the NCAA, Martin Law Firm, SBI and UNC over the past six years. In short, the Wainstein report confirms the Martin report.


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Edwards’ HOC award


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: ID laws need consistency

To the Editor:

Having multiple back problems and having just returned from the doctor for a knee procedure, I was having even more than usual trouble walking today (11/03/14).


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Environment being sold to highest bidder

To the Editor:

The ink had hardly dried on the newspaper's account of the big Republican win nationwide when here in North Carolina the governor and the powers to be in the state Legislature were holding a closed-door meeting with oil company executives.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: CRNAs still play vital role

To the Editor:

I am grateful for the work of North Carolina’s Certified Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Tillis: Take up issue of contamination

To the Editor: 

An open letter to Sen. Thom Tillis:


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: A special thank you

To the Editor:

On behalf of my mother Wilma Hunter, my brother Michael and myself, I would like to thank Westfield Rehabilitation & Health Center


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: Death with Dignity Act is a deception

To the Editor:

I am saddened to read about Brittany Maynard‘s suicide.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Surge in early voting bodes well


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Recap of election endorsements

The seat: N. C. House, District 54

The candidates: Democrat Robert Reives II of Sanford and Republican Andy Wilkie of Goldston


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS DOWN: Political attacks at new low


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Close isn’t enough

To the Editor:

The Republicans have given us an example of how education should be handled in North Carolina.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Americans: Remember right from wrong

To the Editor:

Dear American people, I sometimes wonder of the people of the United States are losing their concept of what is right and what is wrong.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Fracking is a better choice

To the Editor:

Thanks to hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the United States is experiencing an energy production boom that comes with a choice:


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Sloan the right choice for county

To the Editor:

Tim Sloan is exactly the type of new leader we need in Lee County.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Support conservative candidates

To the Editor:

As election day nears I feel compelled to stir up my peers with the following address.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC bond measures

The issue: Four bond measures for Central Carolina Community College, totaling $23 million


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Republican platforms best for nation

To the Editor:

It appears some readers agree with The Herald’s endorsement of candidates only when they are in agreement with their favorite candidate.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: CCCC bonds should include marketing building

To the Editor:

When the North Carolina General Assembly established the community college system, it provided opportunities for financial independence for thousands of its graduates.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Votes can change the future

To the Editor:

It seems that the importance of this election is slipping by some folks. Three races are really important.