Opinion

Feb. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: It’s time for responsible shale energy

To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the letter you published from [Jeanne] Rhea in The Sanford Herald on Feb.11.


Feb. 20, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Things believers should bear in mind

To the Editor:

The Feb. 4 Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate over evolution vs. creationism is now showing on YouTube.


Feb. 19, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Teachers, public won’t be fooled

To the Editor:

[Gov. Pat] McCrory is not proposing to give all teachers a well-deserved salary increase.


Feb. 19, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Right people being entrusted with important responsibility

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to the letter to the editor from Jeanne Rhea that was printed in The Sanford Herald on Feb. 11.


Feb. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Some choose to rise above

When I was a young teenager priming tobacco on my aunt’s farm in Broadway, I learned early on that if I could calculate my next row ahead of time and prime some of it simultaneously, I would gain an advantage over other primers and be able to enjoy a long rest when I choose.


Feb. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Let’s stick to the facts

I can’t begin to tell you how annoying it is to hear the same silly, anti-fracking rhetoric coming from extreme left-leaning sycophants.


Feb. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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Feb. 15, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Commissioners’ comments were outrageous, shocking

To the Editor:

The joint meeting of the school board and the county commissioners on Thursday, Feb. 6, [included] shocking comments by Kirk Smith and Jim Womack.


Feb. 15, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Prayers needed for life-saving transplant

To the Editor:

Evie’s life-saving kidney transplant is on Tuesday, the 18th. More than anything, she needs your prayers.


Feb. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: The art (or lack thereof) of weather forecasting

In times like this, when weather events are the prime topic of discussion around the water-cooler and your favorite social media site, we like going through the exercise of choosing sides.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: And they’re off

At least one thing can be said with certainty about the upcoming elections in Central Carolina: they’re off to an interesting start.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Vouchers make public school teachers’ jobs more difficult

To the Editor:

Electing to enroll a child into a private school is a decision best left to the parents.


Feb. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Teacher remains an inspiration

To the Editor:

I am writing about a teacher who was my mentor when I was a student at Sanford High School.
 


Feb. 11, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Not in favor of fracking

To the Editor:

To encourage hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in our area, Mr. [Jim] Womack [N.C. Mining and Energy Commission chairman] is requesting that drilling companies be held liable for contamination only up to 2,500 feet from excavation sites, not the 5,000 feet in Senate Law 143.
 


Feb. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

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Feb. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: VA’s new outpatient clinic a boost for local veterans

Healthcare is a critical topic for America and all Americans today, but an oft-overlooked aspect of that issue is the care provided to veterans of military service.


Feb. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Letters were unbecoming of county commissioners

To the Editor:

I was dumbfounded and dispirited, to say the least, in reading the letters to the editor from two of our county commissioners.


Feb. 07, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: We must act now

To the Editor:

Folks, the only way we can stop the stupidity in Raleigh is to vote in the November 2014 elections. We must get these [people] out of office as soon as possible.


Feb. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Sanford is blessed to have 'Mother Gorham'

Helen Gorham is a woman of faith, a woman whose love for God has helped her to spread a message of peace and harmony.


Feb. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Let's unite to help Evie

To the Editor:

Don’t you just love to read good news in the paper? That’s exactly what the story “Donor’s gift an 'act of love’” was


Feb. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Proudly supporting Evie

To the Editor:

The Sanford Herald published a wonderful article about Evie (Jan. 23). I was happy to see the story about her upcoming kidney transplant spread throughout our area.


Feb. 05, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

LETTER: Asking 'what if'

To the Editor:

Has anyone besides me ever wondered how big and important the word IF is?


Feb. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Thanks to those who sent love

To the Editor:

I’m writing to thank Sanford area residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas.


Feb. 05, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Landowners face losing their rights

To the Editor:

Many people in the area are looking at hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for gas as only having positive effects on our community.


Feb. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Lawsuit is abuse of taxpayer funds

To the Editor:

Thank you Mr. Calendine for the uproariously gut-busting laugh after reading your recent letter in The Sanford Herald!