Capturing a sweet moment

I had no intention of writing this. Monday was a holiday for me as well. But I showed up to Monday’s Memorial Day service at the VFW Stanley McLeod Post in Sanford more as “back-up” in case my reporter or my photographer were running late or weren’t able to make it. You never know with…

The Sanford Herald’s tornado coverage

It’s been an exhausting 10 or so days since the April 16 tornado ripped a 10-mile path of destruction in our city … and we’ve done our very best to not only provide vital information in the clean-up and relief efforts, but tell the amazing stories of survival. The following are our front pages since…

Civil War front page

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, we turned our focus Sunday to North Carolina (specifically central N.C.) and its role in the war. We also went with a somewhat retro front page to head off the 8-page wrap.

The Herald’s Natural Gas series

The Herald’s Billy Ball wrote what I think was an excellent series on the prospects of natural gas drilling in Lee County — from why Lee County is being considered to the economic boost the county could receive and the economic concerns many have. Below are the front pages from that series. To read all…

Big night for the little Herald

Incredibly proud of everybody once associated and currently associated with The Sanford Herald in the four years I’ve been here. We did it! (Note … we made the ad BEFORE we found out about Award No. 25) Herald named top newspaper in state in its division CHAPEL HILL — The Herald was honored with more…

Have you cut the cable?

Or the satellite? Let me rephrase … are you solely dependent on things like Netflix, Hulu and “illegal” Internet downloads for your nightly TV entertainment? I’m working on a story for Feb. 6 highlight those of you who’ve done this. What I want to know is why you did it, how you did it and…