Jun. 21, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Making sense of Iraq situation

Jun. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Don't be done in by the dog days of summer

Saturday may be the first official day of summer, but blistering temperatures have arrived ahead of the season. And with the thermometer consistently breaking 90 lately, this is likely just the beginning.

Jun. 20, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Pursuit of 'buried treasure' on track to ruin Sanford

To the Editor:

Sanford is a wonderful place to work, play and raise a family. It’s too bad that not everyone agrees. Some have sold out to the fracking industry to the detriment of us all.

Jun. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Can't thank local pharmacy enough

To the Editor:

Medicine Park Pharmacy has got to be the top pharmacy [in our area], and it's privately owned. It beat out [a very big-name store] and every other chain out there.

Jun. 20, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: It's time to retire some N.C. officials

To the Editor:

The voters will not be able to stop all the damages heaped upon the state in the upcoming election in November, but they should be able to chip away at [the Republicans'] majority status.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: In Pittsboro, positive approach yields results

To the Editor:

Last week, I noticed that once again the Pittsboro ABC Store, under the leadership of its board and chair, Jim Nass, presented another ABC distribution to the Town of Pittsboro.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lottery is not the answer — jobs are

Lee County's poverty rate is nearly 18 percent, which means that almost one in five households here have combined annual income falling below figures the federal government says put you in economic hardship — about $23,500 for a family of four or about $12,000 for an individual.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Speech was a highlight of impressive commencement

To the Editor:

I attended the Lee Senior Commencement Service ... and was very pleased with the address by [Athletic Director and basketball coach] Reginald Peace.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: The high cost of greed

To the Editor:

Much has been written about the fact that Mike Stone and his cronies broke promises they made in 2014 that they would not pass legislation about fracking until all the rules were in place.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Personal safety is everyone's responsibility

The hot days of summer clearly have not deterred the criminal element from wreaking havoc for many in the area.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Voters should remember reps stance on fracking

To the Editor:

The other day, I bought a Coca-Cola. As I sipped from the bottle, I read the list of ingredients printed on the label. All of them were listed, but if I gathered each one up, I don't think I'd be able to make a batch of my own Coca-Cola. That's because while the ingredients are listed, the formula that tells you how to make Coca-Cola is not.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 10:58 AM

Editorial cartoon of the day

Jun. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Sanford’s Mellette
You’ll remember that former Southern Lee High School football star Aaron Mellette, who set all sorts of records during his collegiate career at Elon University, made the roster of pro football’s Baltimore Ravens last year.

Jun. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: 'America is you and me'

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lots to like about being 'well-centered'

Like many other communities across the country, Sanford is inhabited by people of all ilk – those who were born and raised within the city limits; those who grew up here, moved away and eventually made their way back; and those “newcomers” who moved here in their adult years.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: What a disappointment

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Make your voice heard

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Championships are a big deal

It's been hot this week around here, and in Pinehurst, but if you've been down there to the U.S. Open and were lucky enough to step inside out of the sweltering heat indices, you got cool quickly; there's enough HVAC equipment on and around Pinehurst #2 to keep 1,300 homes comfortable in 90-degree heat.

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: House in the Horseshoe — history worth repeating

The home still bears the scars of The American Revolution, and each year, thousands gather on its grounds to watch a true-to-life recreation of a battle between loyalists and American militia.

Jun. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up for Commissioner Parks

For some Republicans, the idea of providing economic incentives for industry (known in their parlance as “corporate welfare”) falls somewhere between Satan worship and free health care for illegal immigrants on the list of things they abhor the most.

Jun. 06, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Innocent until proven guilty

To the Editor:

Let me start by stating that the following comments are mine and do not represent those of the Lee County Board of Commissioners.

Jun. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Editorial board is wrong on lawsuit

To the Editor:

This is in response to The Herald’s May 30 editorial about the dropping the lawsuit against Lee County taxpayers.

Jun. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Fracking: Health, safety too important to rush

To the Editor:

Ray Covington neglected to mention in the two-part Take 5 segment that he is the owner of North Carolina Oil and Gas, a company that, when fracking comes to North Carolina, will profit.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 03:05 PM

LETTER: Citizens deserve an apology

To the Editor:

What a surprise — the lawsuit against Lee County’s Republican commissioners has been dropped.