Opinion

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Country’s success lies in the ballot

To the Editor:

Did you ever think about what separates the U.S.A. from the rest of the world?


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Bob Stevens — job well done

Broadway is the much smaller of Lee County’s two municipalities, and its population of 1,267 is a fraction of that of its counterpart, Sanford.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Wearing the 'stupid hat'

To the Editor:

Thanks to [Gov.] Pat McCrory, I now understand what is going on in state government.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: How is Obama's 'transformation' working for you?

To the Editor:

I have a question about several things.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: Let's wage peace instead

To the Editor:

Waging peace is much more difficult than waging war. It is a delicate process


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: Endor Iron Furnace


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,