Opinion

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Combating crime takes all of us

Engage our youth. Impose tougher sentences. Pray.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: What's objectionable about Moral Monday movement?

To the Editor:

I noticed last week on a local Internet source a conservative viewpoint giving the greatest hits for the GOP [Chatham] County Commissioners over the past three years.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Make safety a habit behind the wheel

Preliminary numbers show that seven people died on North Carolina highways during the four-day July Fourth holiday period, the state Highway Patrol is reporting.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: A way of life

To the Editor:

There is absolutely no need to frack in Lee County or perform offshore gas/oil drilling in North Carolina.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Let’s show greatness of our country by showing respect

To the Editor:

I went to see the fireworks at the Ammons Farm and watched a wonderful fireworks display.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: We are a nation of laws

To the Editor:

We need to send the illegal aliens flooding our southern border home.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Dentist deserves recognition

To the Editor:

Some time ago, you featured a letter to the editor sent in by a very appreciative person praising his dentist, who has an office here in Sanford. This person commented on how efficient, patient and accommodating his dentist was in quickly replacing a cap that had fallen off of one of his teeth.


Jul. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: William Waddell

William Waddell has lived a storied life, having now reached the age of 100.
 


Jul. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Road work makes for a smoother ride into the future

No one likes to be inconvenienced. In Central Carolina, we're people on the go and as averse as anyone to being slowed down, even when we know a short-term nuisance makes a long-term improvement possible.


Jul. 04, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Christians must unite for our country's sake

To the Editor:

D.E. Parkerson’s sermon in Sunday's Herald, “Needed: A Declaration of Dependence,” is insightful and provocative.


Jul. 04, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Where's people's respect?

To the Editor:

I am going to vent. I live on a road that is a shortcut to one of the recycle centers, and we get a good amount of trash on the road from this


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Be proactive about safety over weekend

In a crisis, even the brightest and bravest can be rendered helpless and ineffectual.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: The real tax story

To the Editor:

What was wrong with Jonathan Gonia’s letter to the editor [June 28 Herald] about different Lee County municipalities raising taxes this year.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Let’s be a winner, not just a contender

To the Editor:

Growth in local jobs and the economy, with improving prosperity for all, will occur more rapidly, and more permanently, as we better understand the fierce competition around us and how to compete against it.


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Ruling rightly restricts government’s power over business

The reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling Monday in favor of Hobby Lobby has been about as loud and vociferous as you’d expect


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Nonprofits need all the support they can get

To the Editor:

I have spent a good percentage of my time since retirement from CCCC working with community nonprofits in Sanford and Lee County on long-term strategic planning for fundraising.


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: How about a compromise?

To the Editor:

I wonder if Republicans realize that they may be forfeiting all future national elections by refusing to consider immigration reform.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: USA, USA, USA


Jun. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Government should not dictate what we eat, drink

Super-size sodas — larger than 16 ounces — may not be good for our health. The "Big Gulps" of the world contain copious amounts of sugar and calories,


Jun. 28, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Contrast between budgets reveals ideological divide

To the Editor:

This is in response to the coverage by The Sanford Herald of the 2014-2015 budgets passed by the local city and county governments.


Jun. 28, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Nonprofits should not get tax dollars

To the Editor:

In my opinion, the Sanford City Council and the Lee County Board of Commissioners should not be using taxpayer dollars to make donations to nonprofit organizations.


Jun. 28, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: REAL support available for budding entrepreneurs

To the Editor:

In 2001, we purchased an old homestead and store through the estate sale of Harold Williams.


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lee Builder Mart has left its mark

Lee County and Lee Builder Mart grew together in the second half of the 20th century.


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Gratitude felt for many who cared for loved one

To the Editor:

My family and I wish to express our deepest heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the excellent and compassionate treatment and care given to Margery Wright during her recent times of illness.


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: No choice in fracking

To the Editor:

Mr. George Orlovsky [Letter to Editor, June 24] left out one important point when he compared the formula of Coca-Cola to fracking ingredients.