I recently glanced through portions of the “The Post-pandemic Economy: Future of Work Report After COVID-19” issued by the McKinsey Global Institute. According to the report introduction, “Since its founding in 1990, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) has sought to develop a deeper understa…

About a week ago, as I was leaving The Sanford Herald office, a woman approached me and wanted to pay her bill. I took her check and she asked me about the newspaper.

One of the benefits of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Lee County Economic Development Corporation merging into the Sanford Area Growth Alliance in 2015, is the teamwork and partnership afforded to the previously independent organizations.

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Lee County Commissioner Robert Reives proved earlier this week that common sense hasn’t disappeared entirely from our elected officials.

“At Home, With Love”, a virtual Valentine’s Day campaign kicked off last Friday, Jan. 29 and is running through Feb. 13. The Sanford Tourism Development Authority (Visit Sanford) and Downtown Sanford, Inc have joined forces to promote Valentine’s style events to both residents and visitors.

Productivity is always a big push at the beginning of the year. Everyone wants to do more with less — less money, less time, and fewer resources. Today, I will share with you four ways to structure your day for greater success in achieving your goals. The one that best works for you is a per…

As of Jan. 18, North Carolina had received about a million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Nearly 330,000 of those doses had been injected into the arms of North Carolinians.

Christmas is just under a week away. Sadly, the 2020 holiday season looks very different from recent years. Instead of celebratory community events, festive family gatherings, and holiday parties with friends and neighbors, Christmas 2020 feels subdued with many events transformed into virtu…

Earlier this week, Gov. Roy Cooper once again stood in front of the television cameras to announce his latest plan to stem the rising tide of Covid-19 cases in the state. Cooper said he’s “shocked” that the daily new case numbers in North Carolina have risen to over 6,000 on some days, stati…

Despite the current spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths, there is good news on the not-so-distant horizon. Three effective vaccines are in the pipeline. Some North Carolinians — those battling coronavirus on the frontlines as well as those put at greatest risk by infection — will be vacc…

Earlier this month, the Durham Housing Authority relocated about 270 families a Durham public housing complex after inspections indicated elevated carbon monoxide levels in appliances. As a result, concerned community members worked to raise funds for residents who had to temporarily relocat…

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Much of the conversation surrounding this year’s N.C. Supreme Court election focuses on the potential impact for the court’s partisan makeup.

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One of the best statements of how the Framers saw the role of the federal government is found in Federalist Paper 45, written by James Madison, who is known as the “Father of the Constitution”: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. …