Mar. 22, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Commissioners must fight for citizens

To the Editor:

An open letter to Lee County commissioners: I strongly urge you to reject any interest in the dirty deal with Duke Energy. If you accept this deal you are selling out our environment, watershed, the health and welfare of the citizens of Lee County and future generations.

Mar. 21, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Dismayed by actions of Burr and Tillis

To the Editor:

As an American who loves his country, I am appalled at the recent actions of our two North Carolina senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis. With 45 of their Republican colleagues, they recently put their signatures to a letter directed to the leaders of Iran, the purpose of which was to sabotage delicate ongoing negotiations to contain Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons.

Mar. 21, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Commissioners misguided

To the Editor:

I attended the County Commissioners meeting Monday. The agenda had no items relating to Duke’s proposed coal ash dump in Lee County, but the final item on the agenda was a closed session to “receive legal advice.”

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Making pets a priority

Ask people about their families, and you'll likely get a listing that includes a spouse, children, parents, siblings — and often pets.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commission's first priority is safety of residents

To the Editor:

To the Lee County Board of Commissioners: 8 million tons of coal-ash is scheduled to be hauled by rail and roadway into Lee County beginning this year.

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Money isn’t the answer to coal ash dilemma

Did you see what Duke Energy just did?

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Fight against ‘mountain of coal ash’

To the Editor:

To our commissioners: A crime of unprecedented proportions is being planned against the people of Lee County.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Let the games begin

March Madness.

It’s here.

As if we needed reminding?

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Dumb as dirt

To the Editor:

This article is in response to the “experts talk toxicity reuses.”

Mar. 15, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

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THUMBS UP: Generosity is served

Mar. 15, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

On being married to Mrs. Fix-It

I can’t technically say I’m married to Mrs. Fix-It because, really, wouldn’t that make me Mr. Fix-It?

Mar. 15, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Those denying same-sex marriage are on the wrong side of history

To the Editor:

Jacquelyn Wilson is barking up the wrong tree if she believes the “data” she quotes in her letter (published March 11) is a credible basis for denying same-sex couples the right to marry with all the protections legal marriage provides.

Mar. 15, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Schools need to own bad letter grades

To the Editor:

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of education studies at the John Locke Foundation gave a speech in Lee County Monday evening with several interesting facts.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Bullying has become a matter of life and death

With academic and social pressures looming large, school can be an imposing place for any student.

Mar. 12, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Sanford on the cusp of a retail renaissance

The economy, both locally and nationally, has had its share of twists and turns in recent years, but signals of a rebound are as common as the signs that spring is on its way.

Mar. 12, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Tax money shouldn’t be used to test drill

To the Editor:

I was dismayed to read in the News and Observer on March 6 an article titled, “McCrory’s budget stays the course.”

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Sanford lucky to have Dossenbach’s

"Luck is when opportunity meets with preparation.”

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Survey numbers don't add up on same-sex marriage

Letter to the Editor:

On April 28, the Supreme Court will determine if the US Constitution allows states to ban same sex marriage. I have read two opposing articles on the subject published on the same date, March 6.

Mar. 10, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Lawmakers have to say ‘no’ to Duke Energy

To the Editor:

If a person asks me to pinpoint an issue facing the citizens of Lee County, it would be: The process of laws under the U.S. Constitution and the N.C. State General Assembly. The laws passed by the majority in both houses have been a failure to the citizens of Lee County. If they do not tell Duke Energy no coal ash dumps in Lee County, then the DENR has got to say “no!”

Mar. 08, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

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THUMBS UP: Drug arrests

Mar. 08, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Calming the storm

Is it OK to go outside again?

Mar. 08, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Residents need to raise voices against coal ash

To the Editor:

There are so many questions about the proposed coal ash dump to be sited in the Colon community.

Mar. 08, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Leaders need conviction and character

To the Editor:

William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan: men who were truly statesman and leaders.

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Group encompasses spirit of giving

It’s difficult to single out just one local organization whose good works have contributed to the betterment of our community, and say it’s “the best.”

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Thank You Representative Robert Reives II

To the Editor:

North Carolina Rep. Robert Reives II has exhibited strong leadership by exhibiting concern for public safety and should be commended for not hesitating to protecting our health and our environment.