Aug. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Chamber Chat

Business incubators are not a new concept. According to the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA), Batavia Industrial Center in New York, which opened in 1959, is recognized as the first in the nation. However, the concept of providing assistance to early-stage companies in shared facilities didn’t really catch on until the late seventies.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Dairy Bar’s food, kindness, are missed

To the Editor:

[The following is] a heartwarming experience to the credit of Paul Freedle of the Fairview Dairy Bar.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Elections have consequences

To the Editor:

There is no doubt that a proliferation of letters have filled The Herald of late. It is a sad commentary when one single issue, that is being addressed with respect to safety of air and water and will also produce hundreds of jobs locally, can be so horrifically distorted and smeared.

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Hearing gives public a voice in momentous issue

Lee County has seen its share of significant happenings in its time, and all manner of debates that have widened the bounds of community discourse.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Expo is not to be missed

The Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo has become a much anticipated event in Central Carolina each year, catering to a demographic that values the resources, vendors and camaraderie it provides.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Fracking: Hold right ones responsible before it starts

To the Editor:

If anything is accomplished at the public meeting this week on hydraulic fracturing, hopefully it is to remind public officials that they are sworn to protect the public.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Meeting rules are an insult

To the Editor:

The rules for the Mining and Energy Commission and Lee County Board of Commissioners’ joint meeting with the public in August are an insult to all the citizens of Lee and Chatham counties

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Drive sober — and avoid costly consequences

For the life of us, we can’t imagine why anyone in his or her right mind would choose to drive an automobile while impaired by alcohol.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Citizens pay the price

To the Editor:

Most folks in Sanford and southeastern Chatham County know that our water comes via Sanford from the Cape Fear River.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Teachers’ role is to teach

To the Editor:

Re: [The article titled] “Educators take lawmakers to task” [Friday, Aug. 15 Herald]

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: We can’t live without clean air, water

To the Editor:

Fracking — What can be done? [It’s] easy as 1, 2 3!

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

CHAMBER CHAT: Parents can play key role in education process

On Tuesday of this past week, the Chamber delivered 100 gift bags for new Lee County public school teachers. Our schools employ something over six hundred teachers, so this new group represents about 17 percent of the professional staff. These instructors are coming to Lee County from across the United States. Some are in their first teaching job out of college, others are seasoned veterans. The Chamber’s token of appreciation to these new employees included discount coupons and small gifts from local businesses. (We fully acknowledge our ulterior motive — we want these new folks to get to know our businesses and shop locally.)

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Dr. Charles V. Sikes Jr.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Is 2nd District rep afraid to debate?

To the Editor:

I wish to congratulate the citizens of North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Too-high taxes must be addressed

To the Editor:

The Democrat and Republican crap needs to stop.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: No excuse to not buckle up

For the effort of a few seconds, it can save your life or the life of someone you love.

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Questions beg answers

To the Editor:

[Rep.] Mike Stone voted to fast-track fracking in North Carolina. He needs to answer questions about fracking

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Be careful of labeling

To the Editor:

First off, I want to thank the Rev. Bruce MacInnes for being a spiritual pillar in our community. Our town is a better place because of his ministry.

Aug. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS DOWN: Empty ‘buses’

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Exemplary public servants receive their due

Politicians are elected to serve, but in this post-modern society, we've grown accustomed to witnessing more and more politicians who specialize in politicizing and too often put themselves before their constituency.

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: State tax cuts only benefit the wealthy

To the Editor:

For all those who thought they were getting tax relief when the Republicans took over state government, reality is now setting in.

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Let's back the good guys

To the Editor:

There are good guys and bad guys in the world. In the current conflict between Israel and Gaza, this becomes abundantly clear although many people have been propagandized into confusion.

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: A biblical argument for the death penalty

To the Editor:

I hope to explain to Mr. Chuck Mann (8/5/14 Herald) why a Christian would support the death penalty.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Immigration crisis should be dealt with humanely

To the Editor:

This crisis has come to us in a wave. They are children of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, three of the most violent and corrupt nations in the world now.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: An explanation of Congress

To the Editor:

Congress, a term used frequently by many persons, does not mean the House of Representatives; the term Congress means both the House and the Senate.