Opinion

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Carlson devoted to community

To the Editor:

I feel the need to respond to the letter to the editor of Tuesday, Jan. 20. The writer disparages the appointment of Carol Carlson to the Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Elected officials must juggle responsibilities

To the Editor:

Many of our local elected officials -- Lee County commissioners, City Council members, Lee County School Board members -- perform these duties in addition to their regular jobs.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: City should consider a pledge to Family Promise

What makes communities like Sanford special is their ability to come together for a worthwhile cause. In this case it was to support and rescue a local organization doing important work.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Personal attacks are counterproductive

To the Editor:

The letter to the editor (published Jan. 20) by Lora Light is a perfect example of what's wrong with politics!


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: In all fairness, ours is the absolute best

In these days of flash mobs, binge TV watching and exponential proliferation in the use of social media, who has the time or the interest for an antiquated, pedestrian tradition found primarily in aging farm communities?


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Congress: No accountability to veterans

To the Editor:

It is not about what political party a member Congress belongs to, it is about accountability for government to do what is right.


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Was it something you said?

We were making our way down the narrow aisle of a small airplane early last Sunday morning, moving toward our seats for the first leg of our flight home from Lexington, Kentucky.


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMBS DOWN: The low-income student shift


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Free is only part of academic opportunity

To the Editor:

The viewpoint of President Obama and of the editorial writer of your Friday editorial commentary is both too broad and too narrow.


Jan. 15, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Success of SLCPP’s campaign signals belief in new strategy

People believe in a wise investment.


Jan. 11, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

A hostage situation in my driveway

I'll be honest, moving from Iowa has been a little stressful and held its share of surprises, some of them good and some not so much. But nothing could prepare me for the unbelievable events that unfolded in the course of moving our belongings to Sanford.


Jan. 08, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Strength in numbers

In the battle against coal ash, residents in Lee and Chatham counties are finding their collective voice in opposing Duke Energy’s plans to dump a combined 20 million tons of coal ash between the two counties.


Jan. 08, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: We need to stand together

To the Editor:

Events have cast Lee and Chatham Counties as the "Davids" in a life or death battle against a number of formidable Goliaths: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

An obstruction, not a straitjacket

It’s with neither incredulity nor resignation that I face getting not just older, but – by some definitions, including the one I held for the first half of my life for anyone over 50 as – “old.”


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

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Thumbs up: Keep up the good fight


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Thankful for Bible's truth

To the Editor:

After reading the AP article “Egypt: Biblical epic ‘Exodus’ banned for ‘historical fallacies,’” I thought of the quote by C.S. Lewis: “There are a dozen views about everything until you know the answer. Then there’s never more than one.”


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Police still need exact expression of support

Having observed the response to my recent letter to the editor from certain Lee County officials, I think it excellent that the mayor, and at least two county commissioners expressed support for our law enforcement.


Jan. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Pipeline of prosperity not all it seems

Dominion Resource’s recent decision to bypass Sanford with a natural gas pipeline is a blessing in disguise.


Jan. 01, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Thanks for great care

To the Editor:

On Christmas Eve, I had a medical emergency that required a trip to Central Carolina Hospital via ambulance.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

LETTER: Proud of the community

To the Editor:

What an absolute pleasant surprise to read of motorcyclists and others singing outdoors to support the Sanford Police force during the heavy rain Christmas Eve.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Project Safe Neighborhoods: Giving the worst offenders a chance to change their ways

We all want the bad guys off the streets.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Common sense on concealed weapons correct

To the Editor:

Before I state my case, let me say that I am a  Constitutionalist. I think that the U.S. Constitution is the greatest document ever produced by the hand of man.


Dec. 28, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMB UP: Dusty Phillips


Dec. 28, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

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THUMB UP: Dusty Phillips


Dec. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Stop the insanity: Selfies gone wrong

For the most part, I consider myself savvy with social media. I can tweet, post and share with the best of them. I have an account on all the major social media, have built websites, blogs and alike.