Opinion

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Departure of Womack, Parks means change

Greater interest in local policy making has resulted in, among other things, a pretty full slate of candidates seeking office in the coming May primaries and November’s general election in Lee County.


Mar. 13, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Responding to the fractivists

To the Editor:

First, let me say that I moved to Sanford from New York, where the governor is preventing oil and gas development by fiat.


Mar. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

All should be welcome at town hall meetings

When a county commissioner is stopped at a gate and asked to identify herself before attending a meeting of her own board, there’s reason to cry foul.


Mar. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Keeping our heads in the sand no longer an option

To the Editor:

There arrives a moment when a person must stand and defend his beliefs, and principles, or watch them slowly erode away.


Mar. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Hoping board learns from meeting flop

To the Editor:

I was quite embarrassed, and even felt a little guilty, when the audience was informed of the mix-up at the Carolina Trace gate last Friday evening.


Mar. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Make difference, not an excuse

To the Editor:

Have you ever really asked yourself what is violence? The dictionary defines it as the exercise or stance of physical force usually effecting or intended to effect injuries, destruction, etc.


Mar. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: The facts behind GOP tax arguments

To the Editor:

Republicans, whenever they want to talk about lowering taxes, bring up the fact that JFK lowered them. (i.e., Jonathan Fallin’s letter). True, Kennedy lowered the top tax rate from 91 percent to 65 percent. That’s because we were still basically on the tax rates from World War II. Compare that to today’s 35 percent. If Republicans love Kennedy so much, let’s go back to that rate.


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