Opinion

Jan. 08, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: We need to stand together

To the Editor:

Events have cast Lee and Chatham Counties as the "Davids" in a life or death battle against a number of formidable Goliaths: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

An obstruction, not a straitjacket

It’s with neither incredulity nor resignation that I face getting not just older, but – by some definitions, including the one I held for the first half of my life for anyone over 50 as – “old.”


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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Thumbs up: Keep up the good fight


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Thankful for Bible's truth

To the Editor:

After reading the AP article “Egypt: Biblical epic ‘Exodus’ banned for ‘historical fallacies,’” I thought of the quote by C.S. Lewis: “There are a dozen views about everything until you know the answer. Then there’s never more than one.”


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Police still need exact expression of support

Having observed the response to my recent letter to the editor from certain Lee County officials, I think it excellent that the mayor, and at least two county commissioners expressed support for our law enforcement.


Jan. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Pipeline of prosperity not all it seems

Dominion Resource’s recent decision to bypass Sanford with a natural gas pipeline is a blessing in disguise.


Jan. 01, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Thanks for great care

To the Editor:

On Christmas Eve, I had a medical emergency that required a trip to Central Carolina Hospital via ambulance.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

LETTER: Proud of the community

To the Editor:

What an absolute pleasant surprise to read of motorcyclists and others singing outdoors to support the Sanford Police force during the heavy rain Christmas Eve.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Project Safe Neighborhoods: Giving the worst offenders a chance to change their ways

We all want the bad guys off the streets.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Common sense on concealed weapons correct

To the Editor:

Before I state my case, let me say that I am a  Constitutionalist. I think that the U.S. Constitution is the greatest document ever produced by the hand of man.


Dec. 28, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMB UP: Dusty Phillips


Dec. 28, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMB UP: Dusty Phillips


Dec. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Stop the insanity: Selfies gone wrong

For the most part, I consider myself savvy with social media. I can tweet, post and share with the best of them. I have an account on all the major social media, have built websites, blogs and alike.


Dec. 28, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: First Amendment research brings more questions

To the Editor:

I have decided in the face of so much outright violence across America to review the First Amendment to the constitution of the United States.


Dec. 28, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Officer’s help greatly appreciated

To the Editor:

I want to express my sincere gratitude toward Officer Quick who came to my house quickly when the moving company I hired would not remove my items from their truck.


Dec. 26, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Much more than a helping hand

It’s clear that Lee County has some of the most passionate nonprofits in the state.


Dec. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: A Christmas prayer

To the Editor:

Dear Heavenly Father,


Dec. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commissioners should demonstrate support for police

To the Editor:

In light of recent events, I find it necessary to formally request the Lee County Board of Commissioners draft a resolution voicing their support for local law enforcement.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Guest editorial: Christmas entails many things, including freedom

Christmas carries a lot of different meanings for people. It wells up in each of us feelings of joy, sadness, hope, excitement, and a plethora of other thoughts and emotions.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: God is not our despair, but our hope

Letter to the Editor:

Dear American people.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Santa: America is Hurting

To the Editor:

Dear Santa,


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

The Christmas Tree code

Each year, since our kids were old enough to read, the presents have gone under our Christmas tree without tags.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS DOWN: EPA’s decision


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Commissioners right to reinstate gun ordinance

To the Editor:

The Lee County Board of Commissioners should be commended for reinstating the ordinance that bans concealed weapons on county property on Dec. 15.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: Easy to find support for things you favor

To the Editor:

In reference to Jim Womack’s letter, published Dec. 14, “Only one world view is right,” I’m confused.