Opinion

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: It's time to act

To the Editor:

The Sanford Herald has done a good job in reporting this. John Crumpton has clearly articulated


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Regardless of vote, commissioners lose on the issue of concealed carry

The new Democratic majority on the Lee County Board of Commissioners wasted no time this week in shattering all ties with its recent conservative past, designating the Constitution – and particularly the Second Amendment to the Constitution – to the waste bin.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: A tale of two men

To the Editor:

Once upon a time two men who had never met went to Walmart with their families. Roger arrived just a little after Jose.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Coal ash impact will have chilling effect on counties

On Monday, the public relations machine of Duke Energy started its daunting task of convincing local government, business and community leaders that the energy provider’s all-but-certain plan to transport and store 20 million tons of coal ash in Sanford and Moncure isn’t all bad.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy should scrap dumb plan

To the Editor:

You simply must view the video online called: “Little Blue — a Broken Promise."


Nov. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Putting Miller in the Hall


Nov. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

A misunderstood illness strikes again during trampoline build

It's something many men are afraid to talk about until the reality of the situation is too much to bear and results in injury -- bloody knuckles, blisters and in some cases hair loss.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Nation must extract meaning from tragedy

The images are dramatic: irate figures silhouetted against even angrier-looking flames; tear gas rolling over an incensed crowd; a “Season's Greetings” sign juxtaposed with a line of police in riot gear.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: A harsh reality for many North Carolinians

At one time, not too long ago, Thanksgiving was set aside to be thankful for what we already had, not to think about what we needlessly want. Somehow the holiday has become an exploration in gluttony without guilt.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Thankful, blissful, witty, and wise

To the Editor:

The best part of 2014 for me was and is the making of a new friend — Irene.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Silence on Duke plan deafening

To the Editor:

Perhaps Duke Energy is an expert at safely storing coal ash although recent events would not indicate that they are.


Nov. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Many reasons to give thanks

To the Editor:

Friends: With the harangue seemingly, never ending, going on around us, with fracking and coal ash poised to move onto these beautiful, green acres we treasure and know so well, I am truly grateful.


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

A ramble on my unsweet Led Zeppelin dream

I’m not exactly sure how House Speaker John Boehner and aging Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page ended up together in a dream I had earlier this week, but at first I suspected it had something to do with sugar.


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Modern Woodmen philanthropy


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy: Leave us alone

To the Editor:

On Monday, Nov. 17, I attended the Lee County Commissioners meeting and was one of the lucky few to get a seat.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Coach gambled away season

To the Editor:

Who was the “genius” who made the decision for Lee Senior High School’s football team to go for a 2-point conversion at the end of the playoff game last Friday (Nov. 14) night versus Orange (County) High School?


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy counting on stupidity

To the Editor:

Lee County commissioners met on Nov. 17 and learned that Duke Energy has plans to bring 8 million tons of toxic coal ash to our county on 410 acres near Colon Road.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Parents of children with special needs desire assurance

To the Editor:

My heart filled with empathy as I read the article about the mother who threw her son with autism from a bridge in Grant Pass, Ore. Although every life is a gift from God and this mother’s actions should not be condoned, a lesson can be learned from this incident.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: County sold to the highest bidder

To the Editor:

My condolences to the residents of Lee County. Already reeling from economic ruin we were sold to the highest bidder by those elected, sworn and paid to protect out interest.


Nov. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Bible is authentic

To the Editor:

I have a question within a question, if you will. Why all the fuss and fuming, the allegations about the authenticity of the Bible? After reading the Bible and the little booklet by Martyn Llay-Jones, titled “Authority” and his well written facts of the truth of the Bible scriptures, it still leaves me with a question as to why all the hoopla about the authenticity of God’s words, the Bible.


Nov. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Repelling the invasion


Nov. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

My encounter with serendipitous shaving cream

Affirmation of life’s hard decisions often come from everyday encounters and when you least expect. Like buying shaving cream at a local drugstore.


Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Lee County in perilous position

To the Editor:

Does Lee County have a bullseye on it for dirty industry to come and prey upon the uneducated and complacent?


Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Little positives came out of past board

To the Editor:

Lee County Commissioner Robert Reives, a community treasure, deserves better than the contemptuous back of the hand he got from his colleague, Kirk Smith, and so does Lee County.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Politicians could learn much from Claire, Cobey

Hundreds of thousands of dollars funneled their way through this year’s midterm elections. Looking back, it’s certain that a good share of that was spent on attack ads.