May. 28, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: More services, most spending, means more taxes

To the Editor:

It’s fascinating to read your overly simplistic editorial about tax increases with a skeptical eye.

May. 27, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

EDITORIAL: County's leaders weigh tax increase

Lee County's governmental leadership — including County Manager John Crumpton and his bosses, the members of the Lee County Board of Commissioners, whom we collectively elected

May. 27, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Vote for good citizens, not political parties

Conservatives have been determined and vociferous in defending partisan local elections in spite of the fact that we got along very well without them for many years.

May. 24, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

At the library with bin Laden, Garfunkel

If you read this week about the U.S. government’s release of “Bin Laden’s Bookshelf,” you may have also perused the list of books discovered at Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan hideout after he was killed there in 2011.

May. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Top investigators

May. 24, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: There is nothing to fear from fracking

To the Editor:

The state’s exploratory natural gas well in Walnut Grove (approximately 57 miles north of Sanford) already is worrying some of the area’s residents.

May. 23, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Pioneers of civil rights movement were visionaries

To the Editor:

With all due respect to Margaret Murchison, who I respect and admire very much, the civil rights movement started in Sanford long before 1963.

May. 22, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Chriscoe set courageous example

Those who accepted the challenge remember the rush.

May. 22, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Public has a right to know party affiliation

To the Editor:

In your editorial on May 15, you advocated a return to nonpartisan elections for the local school board and city council races.  In Revelation 3:15-16, Jesus said

May. 21, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Welding together a future for students

There are a lot of things you might find on a factory floor. Unused parts, grease and maybe the occasional sullied rag. But for 16 students of Central Carolina Community College, they discovered a promising career.

May. 21, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Partisan elections not the answer

To the Editor:

Please lend Lora Light one of your dictionaries. She needs some help with the word “demagoguery,”

May. 20, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Remembering Coach Guthridge

William Wallace Guthridge may have been a Kansan by birth, but he was a Tar Heel at heart – having stamped his legacy in his long association with the University of North Carolina men’s basketball program.

May. 20, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Partisan elections help vet candidates

To the Editor:

Your May 15 editorial calling for a restoration of nonpartisan elections misrepresents much about local elections.

May. 19, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Dog fighting is an atrocity and growing

To the Editor:

For many years I’ve been involved with, and directly responsible for, animal rescue. Since moving to Sanford, I’ve learned that the dog fighting business in North Carolina is vast and growing at an alarming rate. This letter is intended to create and increase public awareness of a related atrocity that needs personal action from individuals in order to influence change.

May. 17, 2015 @ 05:05 AM

Temple Theater's production holds a deeper meaning

To say the performance I recently attended of "Hairspray" at Temple Theatre was good would be a drastic understatement.

May. 17, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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THUMBS UP: Couple renews wedding vows

May. 17, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Dog fighting is an atrocity and growing

To the Editor:

For many years I’ve been involved with, and directly responsible for, animal rescue.

May. 17, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Herald editorial inconsistent with our history

To the Editor:

In reading your May 15 editorial about restoring nonpartisan elections at the local level, I was reminded of King Solomon’s statement in Ecclesiastes Chapter 10, Verse 2, “A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right, but a fool’s heart to the left.”

May. 15, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: It's time to correct local elections

Bills involving partisan elections may not have survived the crossover deadline in the General Assembly, but a stalemate continues between legislators in opposing camps.

May. 15, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Herald publication offers less

To the Editor:

I have to give the Herald Extra a failing grade.

May. 14, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Teacher of the year is a true art advocate

Congratulations to Wendy Bryant Motley, Lee County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2015.

May. 14, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Duke needs to do the right thing

To the Editor:

Human civilization depends on its access to clean water and its ability to harness and leverage water without destroying its life giving essence.

May. 13, 2015 @ 10:38 AM

EDITORIAL: Raleigh coffee case is a cautionary tale

A cop walks into a Starbucks.

That may sound like the start of a joke, but this story doesn’t end up being very funny.

May. 13, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Thank you to the community for support

To the Editor:

Thank you to the community for support.

May. 13, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Former governor demonized

To the Editor:

Former Gov. Charles Brantley Aycock (1901-1905) worked endlessly for universal education and built 700 schools in cities and towns, spreading literacy where there had been none.