Opinion

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: What are property owners’ rights?

To the Editor:

In [the Aug.29] “Take 5” column, David McGowan tries to make the case that there is nothing to fear from fracking in North Carolina.


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: A vote for Hagan is a vote for Reid

To the Editor:

Having been involved in politics for so many years in North Carolina, and having been a candidate for public office myself, I understand the importance of honest debate on the issues.


Sep. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Global warming’s demise?


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Fair is on the horizon

The excitement is building as one of Lee County’s most anticipated events is just on our horizon: the 77th edition of the award-winning Lee Regional Fair.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Support for Sen. Kay Hagan

To the Editor:

N.C. Senator Kay Hagan will have one of two debates with Republican challenger Tom Tillis, who has been speaker of the state House of Representatives.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: We desperately need God

To the Editor:

I recently heard a speech given by President Ronald Reagan. It reminded me of his eight years in office and how I felt while he was at the helm.


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Candidate should keep focus on local issues

To the Editor:

Kevin Dodson wrote in Wednesday's Sanford Herald “there can be no healing as long as citizens are quick to judge.” I concur with that much.


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Representative's actions have spoken

To the Editor:

On the radio, America For Prosperity wants women to thank [N.C. State Representative] Mike Stone for more money in our purses. Yeah, right!


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: How is it that 'Water Equals Life'?

To the Editor:

[In traveling around] Lee and Chatham counties, you see “Water equals Life” signs.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Don't be caught off guard by severe weather

North Carolinians have become accustomed to the threat of severe weather year-round, but alert especially is heightened during spring, which is prime time for tornadoes, and hurricane season in the Atlantic, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.


Sep. 03, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Battle over fracking will be fought here

To the Editor:

The Lee County Democrats have injected some sanity into a public debate that has been badly informed on both sides.


Sep. 03, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Don’t rush to judgment

To the Editor:

As a citizen of Sanford, business owner and full-time police sergeant, it disturbs me at some of the comments that the Rev. Ricky Frazier


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

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THUMBS UP: Jobs For Life


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

There's no right or wrong answer in ice bucket challenge

Who could have predicted that in the summer of 2014, dumping an icy container of water on your own head, or someone else's, would be all the rage?


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Back-to-school requires safety mindset

For some, the experience was a novel one — perhaps scary or sad — and for the veterans, it marked a return to familiar territory.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Fracking chemicals should be disclosed

To the Editor:

To the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission — Many Lee County citizens, as you know, of all political persuasions, both those for and against fracking


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Don’t believe anti-drilling hype

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to a letter penned by Joy Hewett from Pittsboro in the Aug. 13 edition of The Herald.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: LCS and the CCCC bonds

The support for the Central Carolina Community College bonds got a solid boost with the announcement that the Lee County Board of Education has given the bonds its unanimous support.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Chamber Chat

Business incubators are not a new concept. According to the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA), Batavia Industrial Center in New York, which opened in 1959, is recognized as the first in the nation. However, the concept of providing assistance to early-stage companies in shared facilities didn’t really catch on until the late seventies.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Dairy Bar’s food, kindness, are missed

To the Editor:

[The following is] a heartwarming experience to the credit of Paul Freedle of the Fairview Dairy Bar.
 


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Elections have consequences

To the Editor:

There is no doubt that a proliferation of letters have filled The Herald of late. It is a sad commentary when one single issue, that is being addressed with respect to safety of air and water and will also produce hundreds of jobs locally, can be so horrifically distorted and smeared.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Hearing gives public a voice in momentous issue

Lee County has seen its share of significant happenings in its time, and all manner of debates that have widened the bounds of community discourse.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Expo is not to be missed

The Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo has become a much anticipated event in Central Carolina each year, catering to a demographic that values the resources, vendors and camaraderie it provides.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Fracking: Hold right ones responsible before it starts

To the Editor:

If anything is accomplished at the public meeting this week on hydraulic fracturing, hopefully it is to remind public officials that they are sworn to protect the public.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Meeting rules are an insult

To the Editor:

The rules for the Mining and Energy Commission and Lee County Board of Commissioners’ joint meeting with the public in August are an insult to all the citizens of Lee and Chatham counties