Jun. 28, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Nonprofits should not get tax dollars

To the Editor:

In my opinion, the Sanford City Council and the Lee County Board of Commissioners should not be using taxpayer dollars to make donations to nonprofit organizations.

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: REAL support available for budding entrepreneurs

To the Editor:

In 2001, we purchased an old homestead and store through the estate sale of Harold Williams.

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lee Builder Mart has left its mark

Lee County and Lee Builder Mart grew together in the second half of the 20th century.

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Gratitude felt for many who cared for loved one

To the Editor:

My family and I wish to express our deepest heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the excellent and compassionate treatment and care given to Margery Wright during her recent times of illness.

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: No choice in fracking

To the Editor:

Mr. George Orlovsky [Letter to Editor, June 24] left out one important point when he compared the formula of Coca-Cola to fracking ingredients.

Jun. 25, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: November is just around the corner

To The Editor:

[N.C. Speaker of the House] Tom Tillis found a way to get the teachers a raise. He needs the credit.

Jun. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Investigation warranted into the 'rush to frack'

To the Editor:

Susan Alexander's letter [June 19 Herald] was excellent. You can't “chuck a rock” at the Mining and Energy Commission

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up and down

THUMBS UP: Council’s prayerful decision

Over the last few years, the debate over legislative prayer has changed the way many counties and municipalities start their meetings.

Jun. 21, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Thanks to Rabin, Stone

Jun. 21, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Making sense of Iraq situation

Jun. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Don't be done in by the dog days of summer

Saturday may be the first official day of summer, but blistering temperatures have arrived ahead of the season. And with the thermometer consistently breaking 90 lately, this is likely just the beginning.

Jun. 20, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Pursuit of 'buried treasure' on track to ruin Sanford

To the Editor:

Sanford is a wonderful place to work, play and raise a family. It’s too bad that not everyone agrees. Some have sold out to the fracking industry to the detriment of us all.

Jun. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Can't thank local pharmacy enough

To the Editor:

Medicine Park Pharmacy has got to be the top pharmacy [in our area], and it's privately owned. It beat out [a very big-name store] and every other chain out there.

Jun. 20, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

LETTER: It's time to retire some N.C. officials

To the Editor:

The voters will not be able to stop all the damages heaped upon the state in the upcoming election in November, but they should be able to chip away at [the Republicans'] majority status.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: In Pittsboro, positive approach yields results

To the Editor:

Last week, I noticed that once again the Pittsboro ABC Store, under the leadership of its board and chair, Jim Nass, presented another ABC distribution to the Town of Pittsboro.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lottery is not the answer — jobs are

Lee County's poverty rate is nearly 18 percent, which means that almost one in five households here have combined annual income falling below figures the federal government says put you in economic hardship — about $23,500 for a family of four or about $12,000 for an individual.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Speech was a highlight of impressive commencement

To the Editor:

I attended the Lee Senior Commencement Service ... and was very pleased with the address by [Athletic Director and basketball coach] Reginald Peace.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: The high cost of greed

To the Editor:

Much has been written about the fact that Mike Stone and his cronies broke promises they made in 2014 that they would not pass legislation about fracking until all the rules were in place.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Personal safety is everyone's responsibility

The hot days of summer clearly have not deterred the criminal element from wreaking havoc for many in the area.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: Voters should remember reps stance on fracking

To the Editor:

The other day, I bought a Coca-Cola. As I sipped from the bottle, I read the list of ingredients printed on the label. All of them were listed, but if I gathered each one up, I don't think I'd be able to make a batch of my own Coca-Cola. That's because while the ingredients are listed, the formula that tells you how to make Coca-Cola is not.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 10:58 AM

Editorial cartoon of the day

Jun. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Sanford’s Mellette
You’ll remember that former Southern Lee High School football star Aaron Mellette, who set all sorts of records during his collegiate career at Elon University, made the roster of pro football’s Baltimore Ravens last year.

Jun. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LETTER: 'America is you and me'

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Lots to like about being 'well-centered'

Like many other communities across the country, Sanford is inhabited by people of all ilk – those who were born and raised within the city limits; those who grew up here, moved away and eventually made their way back; and those “newcomers” who moved here in their adult years.