Opinion

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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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

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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


Apr. 19, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Do more to protect students exiting buses

To the Editor:

Addressing the extremely serious problem we have with people endangering the lives of our children by passing stopped school buses any help could and should be welcomed.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Be discerning when making online donations

Michigan family needing help with funeral expenses and a college fund. A team from a Philadelphia high school wanting to attend the Robotics World Championship. A wildlife conservancy trying to protect its rangers as they safeguard dwindling numbers of rhino.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Population numbers a letdown

It’s good, but not good enough.

That was the sentiment of city officials, in particular Mayor Chet Mann


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Standards that measure schools are of no value

To the Editor:

I completely agree with your assessment of the statewide school grading system recently implemented by the Republican majority in the state legislature.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: WCC shooting sadly underscores need for training, preparedness

Monday’s tragic murder at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro will be classified by some as a school shooting, and technically, it was because it occurred on a school campus.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Good deeds don’t need to be publicized

To the Editor:

Dear Irene (Smith), stop by Beaver Creek Baptist Church on Wednesday mornings.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Agriculture should be transparent

To the Editor:

We see recalls of contaminated, unsafe foods in the news almost every day, often when it’s too late to prevent illness.


Apr. 12, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

The fashion faux pas of an old man tourist

“It’s hip to be square,” the old Huey Lewis & The News song went, but when you’re a Man of a Certain Age who doesn’t know hip from square, then it might be time for a fashion upgrade.


Apr. 12, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS UP: Duke’s championship


Apr. 10, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Performance grades leave room for improvement

Education can be a fertile ground for disagreement, but when it comes to school performance grades, administrators and educators across the state are singing the same tune.


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Building an inclusive community means success

We’re better together than apart.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Taking CC Works statewide just makes sense for N.C.

We've touted the benefits of Central Carolina Works, the public-private initiative created right here in Lee County, in this space before.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Election bill will increase taxes across state

To the Editor:

As I read Jim Womack's letter to The Sanford Herald, I saw the most condescending letter ever written to the newspaper.


Apr. 05, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Easter: The opportunity to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus

Each year at Easter, Christians talk with great joy about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Apr. 05, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Gambling with gas

I have an usual addiction. If you can call it that.