Opinion

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Part of the solution or part of the problem?

In any community, news of an officer-involved shooting is bound to touch off a torrent of public opinion.


Mar. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: 9-11 memorial is fitting tribute to first responders

What do Chatham County and the former World Trade Center in New York City have in common?


Mar. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

GUEST COLUMN: The impact of public-private partnerships in N.C.

During one of my many visits to Lee County, I learned about a one-of-a-kind initiative taking place in our local community colleges.


Mar. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Pondering the meaning of ’acknowledge’

To the Editor:

“Pondering what is the most important function of state government?”


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Another way to spell success: R-E-A-D

Whatever someone's ambitions in life, achieving them starts with a fundamental life skill — reading.


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: God — architect of the universe

To the Editor:

The photo (March 18, Herald) of the smiling scientists reflects the joy they expressed during a news conference at the Harvard Smithsonian Center.


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: To end hunger, poverty, we must work together

To the Editor:

It is presumptuous of me to take issue with such pundits as George Will, Paul Ryan and Pat Moynihan, but I'm a pushy broad, so I'm going to go ahead and do it anyway.


Mar. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Remembering Charlie Watson

To the Editor:

I so very much enjoyed the editorial in this past Saturday’s Sanford Herald regarding Charlie Watson. And the re-dedication of Charlie Watson Lane certainly speaks well of Sanford’s appreciation of our past.


Mar. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Rift between Lee BOE, BOC is real

To the Editor:

“We get a lot of press saying we’re contentious with the city, and the school board, and things like that, and nothing could be further from the truth.”


Mar. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: College basketball

The folks up in the Hoosier State may consider themselves the most basketball-centric place around, but it’s hard to argue that Indiana has anything on the Tar Heel state when it comes to roundball.


Mar. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Remembering Charlie Watson

For more than 40 years, John Charles Watson walked up and down the streets of Sanford selling copies of The Herald. By the time he’d made his rounds for the last time, back in 1989, he was more than a fixture — he was as ever-present as the depot, the train and the old Railroad House.


Mar. 22, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Duke coal ash disaster is only the beginning

To the Editor:

Last month, millions of gallons of toxic sludge from a Duke Energy coal ash storage pit spilled into the Dan River, the third largest environmental disaster of its kind


Mar. 22, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Defending the indefensible

To the Editor:

I understand Ms. Wendy Smith’s dilemma with the ... remarks about eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at school.


Mar. 21, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Meeting will inform about housing plan

To the Editor:

It appears that there is an effort underway to place low-income housing [near] Tramway Elementary School.


Mar. 21, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Where is the root of the crime problem?

To the Editor:

Can someone please explain our judicial system to me? On reading the article about Pierre Amerson, [who allegedly killed] a 15-year-old boy in Sanford


Mar. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Leave final call with taxpayers

The Lee County Board of Commissioners has a tough task in deciding how to judiciously divide local funds among the many areas supported by taxpayers.


Mar. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy will do the right thing

To the Editor:

Well, it appears to me that the Democratic activist, environmentalist complainers and news media are at it again.


Mar. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Must we come to terms with yet another death?

The shooting last week that took the life of 15-year-old Junior Dolby of Sanford proved gun violence in our community isn’t so isolated.


Mar. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Outlook positive for Wentz

To the Editor:

Evie Wentz, the 9-year-old Moore County girl that received a kidney last month, is doing really well.


Mar. 19, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: We have bigger issues than PBJ sandwiches

To the Editor:

I would like to respond to the letter from Joyce [Smith] in Saturday’s [Herald], Feb. 15, 2014.


Mar. 19, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Corporations are not The People

To the Editor:

The Citizens United [case] is an abomination to our Constitution and to the people of these United States.


Mar. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Cavs have reason to be proud of school

To the Editor:

As a Southern Lee High School parent, I have noticed significant changes at the school over the last seven years. Some of these changes have been subtle, such as an increase in school pride, while other changes are more concrete, such as Southern Lee’s incredible success at the recent state DECA competition.


Mar. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: The solution is a single-payer system

To the Editor:

The Feb. 26 letter from George Orlovsky laments changes associated with the Affordable Care Act, to which he gives the tiresome label “socialized medicine.” The Medicare Advantage “reform” he is defending has been a major contributor to the spiraling costs of health care. As the ACA phases in, it stops the bleeding and brings those overpayments to providers under control, one result being a healthy decline in the federal deficit.


Mar. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Piggly Wiggly

Lee County is fortunate to have many businesses which are thankful for their customers and find avenues to give back in special ways.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: It’s Lee County’s time

An upbeat, refreshing feeling emanated from the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting this week.