Opinion

Apr. 08, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Election bill will increase taxes across state

To the Editor:

As I read Jim Womack's letter to The Sanford Herald, I saw the most condescending letter ever written to the newspaper.


Apr. 05, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Easter: The opportunity to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus

Each year at Easter, Christians talk with great joy about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Apr. 05, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Gambling with gas

I have an usual addiction. If you can call it that.


Apr. 05, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Praise for Senate Bill 650 and Senator Rabin

To the Editor:

I read with incredulity your hatchet job on Senate Bill 650 and our esteemed state senator in the Thursday Herald.


Apr. 05, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commissioners don’t understand transparency

To the Editor:

Recent articles and an editorial in The Sanford Herald further reveals how the Democrat-controlled Lee County Board of Commissioners too often chooses to operate behind closed doors.


Apr. 04, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Lower gas prices


Apr. 04, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Hobson’s choice

To the Editor:

Sanford and Lee County are blessed with many characteristics that make it an enjoyable place to work and live.


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Legislators continue to play ‘shell game’ with taxpayer money

To the Editor:

By April 15, tax day, most North Carolina residents will find out that they have been had by the Republican legislature and Gov. McCrory!


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Fight to stop this outrage

To the Editor:

The Lee County commissioners who voted to put down the “Welcome” mat to Duke Energy to store coal ash in our county did the wrong thing for all the right reasons.


Apr. 02, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

EDITORIAL: Put an end to forced partisan elections

We’re not happy about this.

Sen. Ronald Rabin, R-Harnett, and three other sponsors filed Senate Bill 650 Monday to implement partisan elections statewide.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Maybe this effort to raise tax will work

Maybe the third time will be a charm.

 

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Facts don’t support statements

To the Editor:

I give Dale Marks high marks for articulating every tired, stereotyped platitude about what’s wrong with this country.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Fracking standards — what are they thinking?

To the Editor:

On March 21 it was reported that the Obama administration issued “standards for wells on federal and Indian lands, requiring disclosure of chemicals and covered storage of waste.”


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Are your kids reading this?

To the Editor:

Do you know what your ninth-grade children and grandchildren are reading?


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

The attraction of distraction, or The Myth of the Multitasker

I’m not sure what compelled my high school history teacher to say what she did to our entire class three decades ago, but I’ve never forgotten it.


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Arts and Vine’s free admission


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Commissioners did the right thing for residents

To the Editor:

The Lee County Board of Commissioners successfully negotiated important concessions from Duke Energy


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Stop selling souls for corporate greed

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in reference to the Kangaroo business losing many jobs after being sold to a Canadian based company.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Greet team leases Arts and Vine Festival

I want to thank Bill Horner and The Sanford Herald for highlighting the Sanford Arts and Vine Festival in the Take 5 article in the newspaper on March 21.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: County had little choice but to make deal

While Duke Energy’s multi-million offer for coal ash storage has been hotly debated, it’s hard to argue that the Lee County Commissioners have been the proverbial rock in a hard place through this ordeal.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: America should strengthen its relationship with Israel

To the Editor:

President Obama should remember his biblical and American history before he considers taking “a tougher stance toward Benjamin Netanyahu following his decisive Israeli election victory” (March 19 Herald).


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Commission needs to adopt open discussions

Last night Lee County commissioners voted 5-1 to accept up to $12 million from Duke Energy in exchange for dumping as much as 8 million tons of its coal ash within the county.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Attend events and support our local musicians

To the Editor:

As I sit here thinking about the Lee County Community Orchestra Concert I attended last weekend, I am perplexed that more in Sanford and surrounding area do not attend.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Measure codifies religious discrimination into law

To the Editor:

The North Carolina Legislature is considering a new law stating that government officials (ie: clerks & magistrates) may disregard the duties of their office if doing so would be against their religious convictions.