Opinion

May. 05, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

We, the people, need to take our country back

To the Editor:

Over the last decade, both the Republican and the Democratic parties have lost their focus. Both have focused on fundraising and the power of the party, working hard since the passage of Citizens United to impress rich and powerful individuals and corporations to get donations.


May. 03, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Night in a cardboard box

It took me about two hours to fall asleep Friday night, which, considering my predicament, felt like forever.


May. 03, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

I’m aging like a weed

I’m getting older. I get it. But I didn’t realize how much older until about a week ago.


May. 03, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS DOWN: ‘Playing around’ and the LCHS lockdown


May. 03, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Anger is spreading like cancer

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in response to the recent violence that has played out all over Baltimore and has reached all the way to Sanford through the news media.


May. 03, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Editorial was far from balanced

To the Editor:

I read with interest Jim Womack’s Letter to the Editor regarding the editorial from Thursday’s Herald and then the editor’s note afterward


May. 02, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: There is no scientific debate about the fact and causes of climate change

To the Editor:

I took exception when you referred to “climate change deniers” as a term which liberals “lob” at conservatives.


May. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Nature Center: Another chapter in Sanford's comeback story

Although campers, bikers and hikers still are enjoying the great outdoors at San-Lee Park, one of the site's essential components is conspicuously absent.



Apr. 30, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Local leaders must be present to make a difference

The issues facing Sanford and the county as a whole are important and demand the full attention of our elected officials. Representative government works only in correlation to the level of representation.


Apr. 30, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Jenner’s challenge and ours

To the Editor:

Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC was interesting, intriguing, informative and influential.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: We should all recall the strength of unity

A couple of weeks ago, many people in Lee County reflected on the tornado that ripped through our area four years ago


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy's foul play concerning coal ash isn't fair

To the Editor:

I’ve been asked by some of my Chatham and Lee county neighbors to submit as a “Letter to the Editor” comments



Apr. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Hey, watch your $*#&^ language

A mea culpa wasn’t what I expected to hear when I switched on the TV.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: True measure of a school’s performance is quality of product

To the Editor:

Recently The Sanford Herald featured a number of Letters to the Editor critical of the new North Carolina grading standards currently in use to evaluate our public schools.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Let’s stop polluting the environment with politics

Ask people their views on the environment, and their answers likely will fall along party lines.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Why will good legislation not prevail?

To the Editor:

The NC House of Representatives must disposition pending bills by the end of April for the bills to be eligible to be sent to the Senate for them to take appropriate action. Just a few of these pending bills are:


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Doing our part for assault awareness

HAVEN is looking for a few good men: 100 to be exact.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Game over

Hillary will be our new president — she must be, period.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Vaping in boys’ room? Could be a real issue

Back when smoking in the boys’ room was among the more serious rules infractions in schools


Apr. 19, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Volunteer scholarships


Apr. 19, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

‘The Tortoise and the Hare’ or ‘Toby and Itasca’

Most of us know the story of the tortoise and the hare.


Apr. 19, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Sanford must summon courage to overcome obstacles

To the Editor:

The Sanford Herald has pinpointed various activities Sanford leaders have planned to ensure quality economic growth and to provide stronger social/cultural development in Sanford (and Lee County) over the next decade