Opinion

May. 21, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Partisan elections not the answer

To the Editor:

Please lend Lora Light one of your dictionaries. She needs some help with the word “demagoguery,”


May. 20, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Remembering Coach Guthridge

William Wallace Guthridge may have been a Kansan by birth, but he was a Tar Heel at heart – having stamped his legacy in his long association with the University of North Carolina men’s basketball program.


May. 20, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Partisan elections help vet candidates

To the Editor:

Your May 15 editorial calling for a restoration of nonpartisan elections misrepresents much about local elections.


May. 19, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Dog fighting is an atrocity and growing

To the Editor:

For many years I’ve been involved with, and directly responsible for, animal rescue. Since moving to Sanford, I’ve learned that the dog fighting business in North Carolina is vast and growing at an alarming rate. This letter is intended to create and increase public awareness of a related atrocity that needs personal action from individuals in order to influence change.
 


May. 17, 2015 @ 05:05 AM

Temple Theater's production holds a deeper meaning

To say the performance I recently attended of "Hairspray" at Temple Theatre was good would be a drastic understatement.


May. 17, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Couple renews wedding vows


May. 17, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Dog fighting is an atrocity and growing

To the Editor:

For many years I’ve been involved with, and directly responsible for, animal rescue.


May. 17, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Herald editorial inconsistent with our history

To the Editor:

In reading your May 15 editorial about restoring nonpartisan elections at the local level, I was reminded of King Solomon’s statement in Ecclesiastes Chapter 10, Verse 2, “A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right, but a fool’s heart to the left.”


May. 15, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: It's time to correct local elections

Bills involving partisan elections may not have survived the crossover deadline in the General Assembly, but a stalemate continues between legislators in opposing camps.


May. 15, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Herald publication offers less

To the Editor:

I have to give the Herald Extra a failing grade.


May. 14, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Teacher of the year is a true art advocate

Congratulations to Wendy Bryant Motley, Lee County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2015.


May. 14, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Duke needs to do the right thing

To the Editor:

Human civilization depends on its access to clean water and its ability to harness and leverage water without destroying its life giving essence.


May. 13, 2015 @ 10:38 AM

EDITORIAL: Raleigh coffee case is a cautionary tale

A cop walks into a Starbucks.

That may sound like the start of a joke, but this story doesn’t end up being very funny.


May. 13, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Thank you to the community for support

To the Editor:

Thank you to the community for support.


May. 13, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Former governor demonized

To the Editor:

Former Gov. Charles Brantley Aycock (1901-1905) worked endlessly for universal education and built 700 schools in cities and towns, spreading literacy where there had been none.


May. 12, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Laws attempt to discriminate

To the Editor:

The federal government and several states have passed so-called “religious freedom acts.” These laws are veiled attempts at state-approved religious discrimination. This is quite evident since they’re aimed at permitting government officials and business owners the right to prevent same-sex couples from having equal rights as hetero-sex couples.
 


May. 10, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

I answered the phone. It went downhill from there

I had just climbed off my bike after an early evening ride and was moments away from stepping into the shower when our home phone rang.


May. 10, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: News from Static’s merger


May. 10, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Death of a cousin, her presence, her essence

To The Editor:

Your name was always safe in her mouth. I believe my name was and I believe everyone else’s name was as well.


May. 08, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Sauls resignation was for the best

Given the attention the Sanford Area Growth Alliance has been getting lately as a new entity


May. 08, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Natural disasters can unite people

To the Editor:

I thank Zach Potter and The Herald for the interview (published May 1) with Rich Kirik and his first-hand experience with the powerful earthquake in Nepal that killed and injured thousands of people, and destroyed much property.


May. 07, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: It’s time for a change in status quo

To the Editor:

Do you believe Washington, D.C., is broke? Do you believe those in D.C. are willing or capable of curbing their power?


May. 06, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Mural project adds to Sanford’s brand

The answer to the question about what exactly Sanford’s “brand” is — that thing our community is best known for or identified with — varies depending on the source.


May. 06, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Those teenagers!

To the Editor:

I had quite an experience last week when I attended a meeting of the teen group at the Sanford Boys & Girls Club led by William “Mr. J” Jefferson.


May. 06, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: We’re not done yet

To the Editor:

It’s not a “done deal” in Rockingham County.