Opinion

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Anchors Aweigh


Mar. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: With fight over, CCCC lands in capable hands

The Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees saga is finally over with the selection of four trustees, two of whom will be returning to the board.


Mar. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: The significance of STEM

In a time and economy where silver linings can be scarce, some local students are making the future look very bright.


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Knowing what it is like to struggle

To the Editor:

Who knew [peanut butter and jelly] was not just for lunch anymore?


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Vote them out in November

To the Editor:

“If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance; If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor ... PERIOD.”


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: Issues to consider in upcoming elections

To the Editor:

The Herald’s front-page article on Feb. 22, covering the recent budget discussion by the Lee County Board of Commissioners, should be important to everyone.


Mar. 05, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

EDITORIAL: A hero stands up for transparency

When Republicans assumed control of state government in North Carolina, Gov. Pat McCrory led the rallying cry for a more open, transparent government.


Mar. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Do not fall for Satan’s deception

To the Editor:

The Herald’s Feb. 27 article, “Snake handlers firm in belief,” records the danger in building a doctrine around one phrase in the Bible.


Mar. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Let’s leave the judgment to God

To the Editor:

It is with some trepidation that I sit at my keyboard to take issue with the Rev. Bruce MacInnes, a man for whom I have enormous respect.


Mar. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: People of faith must stand firm

To the Editor:

Have you wondered why there seems to be an all-out war on gender in America?


Mar. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: The falling childhood obesity rate


Feb. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

PBJ comment was not the real story

Who knew of the disdain that Lee County’s progressives would have toward our wheat, peanut, strawberry and grape farmers? This is no surprise, as the recent Convergent Nonprofit Solutions survey of our elite community leaders reveal the low regard held toward our agri-businesses, a segment of our economy that generates more than $235 million each year for Lee County and employs more than 4,000 people.


Feb. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: We all need to laugh more

When actor and filmmaker Harold Ramis passed away Monday, the reaction from many of those who heard the news was:


Feb. 26, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Welcome to socialized medicine

To the Editor:

I would like to respond to a letter written by Constance Bell requesting Congress protect funding for the Medicare Advantage program.


Feb. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Lee County needs a real Tea Party

To the Editor:

Tyrants have hijacked the GOP label and tainted the Tea Party brand.


Feb. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Fear should not thwart state’s energy potential

To the Editor:

American-made products have a reputation for quality. State and federal regulators ensure our products are safe, meet high standards and provide value to consumers.


Feb. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Could fracking sponsors have ulterior motives?

To the Editor:

Would Gov. Pat McCrory, Sen. Bob Rucho and other sponsors of fracking want to sabotage a 7,500-acre “live, work and play” community that would bring hundreds of businesses and thousands of new workers and homeowners to Chatham County?


Feb. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Steve ‘Doc’ Underwood


Feb. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Esteem due to all presidents

Who was our nation's greatest president?


Feb. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Renewable energy is the answer, not shale gas

To the Editor:

Shale gas is not the answer to lowering carbon emissions.


Feb. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Congress should protect funds for health plans seniors rely on

To the Editor:

As a retired registered nurse, I know the importance of good health care.


Feb. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: CAT sets example of good corporate citizenship

The business community most everywhere is generous in contributing to various causes — and our area is no exception. The Central Carolina region certainly has benefited from such charitable giving.


Feb. 20, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Taking exception to ‘Thumbs Down’

To the Editor:

I must take exception with one of your “Thumbs Down” editorials this Sunday.


Feb. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: It’s time for responsible shale energy

To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the letter you published from [Jeanne] Rhea in The Sanford Herald on Feb.11.


Feb. 20, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Things believers should bear in mind

To the Editor:

The Feb. 4 Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate over evolution vs. creationism is now showing on YouTube.