Opinion

Mar. 15, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

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THUMBS UP: Generosity is served


Mar. 15, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

On being married to Mrs. Fix-It

I can’t technically say I’m married to Mrs. Fix-It because, really, wouldn’t that make me Mr. Fix-It?


Mar. 15, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Those denying same-sex marriage are on the wrong side of history

To the Editor:

Jacquelyn Wilson is barking up the wrong tree if she believes the “data” she quotes in her letter (published March 11) is a credible basis for denying same-sex couples the right to marry with all the protections legal marriage provides.


Mar. 15, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Schools need to own bad letter grades

To the Editor:

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of education studies at the John Locke Foundation gave a speech in Lee County Monday evening with several interesting facts.


Mar. 13, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Bullying has become a matter of life and death

With academic and social pressures looming large, school can be an imposing place for any student.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Sanford on the cusp of a retail renaissance

The economy, both locally and nationally, has had its share of twists and turns in recent years, but signals of a rebound are as common as the signs that spring is on its way.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Tax money shouldn’t be used to test drill

To the Editor:

I was dismayed to read in the News and Observer on March 6 an article titled, “McCrory’s budget stays the course.”


Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Sanford lucky to have Dossenbach’s

"Luck is when opportunity meets with preparation.”


Mar. 11, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Survey numbers don't add up on same-sex marriage

Letter to the Editor:

On April 28, the Supreme Court will determine if the US Constitution allows states to ban same sex marriage. I have read two opposing articles on the subject published on the same date, March 6.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Lawmakers have to say ‘no’ to Duke Energy

To the Editor:

If a person asks me to pinpoint an issue facing the citizens of Lee County, it would be: The process of laws under the U.S. Constitution and the N.C. State General Assembly. The laws passed by the majority in both houses have been a failure to the citizens of Lee County. If they do not tell Duke Energy no coal ash dumps in Lee County, then the DENR has got to say “no!”


Mar. 08, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

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THUMBS UP: Drug arrests


Mar. 08, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Calming the storm

Is it OK to go outside again?


Mar. 08, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Residents need to raise voices against coal ash

To the Editor:

There are so many questions about the proposed coal ash dump to be sited in the Colon community.


Mar. 08, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Leaders need conviction and character

To the Editor:

William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan: men who were truly statesman and leaders.


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Group encompasses spirit of giving

It’s difficult to single out just one local organization whose good works have contributed to the betterment of our community, and say it’s “the best.”


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Thank You Representative Robert Reives II

To the Editor:

North Carolina Rep. Robert Reives II has exhibited strong leadership by exhibiting concern for public safety and should be commended for not hesitating to protecting our health and our environment.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Social workers also impact lives

To the Editor:

Issues of teacher pay and teacher morale are constantly making news headlines. I admire and respect those who choose to enter the teaching profession.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Take severe weather seriously

Recent weeks have proven to be a challenging time for Central Carolinians – and North Carolinians in general. Winter weather has had a major impact on our lives, with missed work for some and missed time in the classroom for students.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Public education is soulless

To the Editor:

Instead of being suspicious that an ulterior motive is behind the state’s grading system, school board members should support fellow member Sandra Bowen who wants to “look at what’s resulting in these failures.”


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Duke Energy’s plan offers no recourse

Every time Duke Energy talks about coal ash disposal in Lee and Chatham counties they tell us that they want to be good neighbors.  The truth is that they are not planning on being neighbors at all.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

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An inspiration to us all


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

The one-minute lamentation of being late

Hurry up and read this column, please, because I’m late.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Facts back climate change

To the Editor:

It is with a good deal of trepidation that I comment on global climate change. I have come to the realization that it is difficult to change anyone’s mind on this subject. So I will try a different approach.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Good neighbor, really?

To the Editor:

Duke Energy’s admission to polluting North Carolina waters, resulting in criminal charges and a $100 million settlement does not sound like a good neighbor.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 12:09 PM

EDITORIAL: Charlotte's non-discrimination plan sets a dangerous precedent

Charlotte is North Carolina’s banking and financial center and, as the state’s largest city, it has been a trend-setter in many areas. But the city’s council is moving down a dangerous path as it prepares to vote on a controversial non-discrimination ordinance.