May. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Accountability is key

Things tend to get messy, and emotions can get raw, when citizens and the government they support get entangled in legal action.

May. 30, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Wake up, America

To the Editor:

The Veterans Administration (VA) scandal on veteran health care benefits is nothing more than “slow-walking” patient support to reduce costs.

May. 30, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Sen. Tillis — an alarming prospect

To the Editor:

Thom Tillis in the United States Senate? — an alarming prospect for a beleaguered Democracy

May. 29, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: What will be bill’s fate?

To the Editor:
Americans have learned about a deliberate cover-up to keep our sick military veterans from signing up to get health care in numerous VA centers.

May. 29, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Let’s not rush when it comes to fracking

To the Editor:
In this short session, the [N.C.] Senate has once again put the cart before the horse.

May. 29, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Teacher gets a special note

To the Editor:
Thank you to our parents/guardians (our first teachers) and all educators — grateful for you.

May. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up

This Memorial Day weekend, people will be taking advantage of the holiday and traveling to and from various destinations.

May. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Forecast calls for quiet, but you can never tell

Remember hurricanes?

Most of us can recall with some vividness the horrors of the worst ones — Hugo in 1989

May. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Statements should not be misleading

To the Editor:

Keith Clark’s letter to the editor on May 20 again revealed how he spins a subject to attack those who he dislikes.

May. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Cole’s legacy is her masterpiece

Neolia Cole is a treasure not only in our community, but also throughout the pottery world.

May. 22, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Law should not be based on personal beliefs, preferences

To the Editor:

“Bring in the gay sheep and offer them a drink.”

May. 22, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Ole Mill Crank-up coverage was great

To the Editor:

Wonderful coverage of the Ole Mill Crank-up [was] in your Friday, Saturday and Sunday Sanford Herald.

May. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Temple’s on a roll

In a 2009 interview for “Lee County Living” magazine, Temple Theatre’s Peggy Taphorn recounted her most dismal day.

May. 20, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

LETTER: Clean it up, and move on

To the Editor:

After a closed ... [session] Monday night [May 11], County Commissioners Andre Knecht, Kirk Smith and Charlie Parks voted for a motion by Jim Womack

May. 20, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

LETTER: Reading The Herald is exercise for body, mind

To the Editor:

At your annual checkup, do you hear these words: “You need to exercise more”?

May. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Caterpillar graduates

The Caterpillar youth apprenticeship program is a great program that provides the opportunity for our students to achieve academic credentials and real-world experience.

May. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Crank-Up brings us back to our roots

Many arts and ways of yesteryear have been consigned to history, but thanks to the foresight of some area residents, many of them have not been lost for good.

May. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Grateful for the assistance

To the Editor:

Last Tuesday evening, May 6, as my wife and I were driving home to Carolina Trace on Highway 87 South

May. 17, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: If we sit out, we can’t complain

To the Editor:

As the recount in the Democratic primary for the Lee County Board of Education nears, many of us are considering the pallid note struck by a dismally low voter turnout.

May. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Teachers do us proud

“ … It is important to know who you teach, not what you teach.”

May. 15, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Linda Watts: ‘not forgotten’

To the Editor:

[Bill] Horner, you have written a fine story in The Sanford Herald on the disappearance of Linda Watts.

May. 15, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Need is great for Helping Hand Clinic

To the Editor:

Thank you for shining a spotlight on the Helping Hand Clinic, one of this community’s irreplaceable treasures.

May. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Let’s ‘bark for our park’

During a recent meeting, the Sanford City Council heard that some projects made possible with municipal bonds were progressing ahead of schedule — several beating the projection by a year.

May. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Mother’s Day

May. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Green, donors deserve praise

Marilyn Green has been a stalwart in pushing the best interests of The Helping Hand Clinic, which serves the medically uninsured of Lee County.