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Oct. 25, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

Mencia bringing mix of comedy, social commentary to Temple Theatre

Looking at Carlos Mencia, who tours internationally and starred in his own show on Comedy Central, “Mind of Mencia,” it would be difficult to guess that the Honduran comedian got his start performing stand-up comedy in gentleman’s clubs.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

Sanford man claims jackpot in lottery game

The odds literally were about one in a million — but local convenience store owner Shaileshkumar Patel, of Sanford, beat them when he scratched off a ticket in the North Carolina Education Lottery’s $1 million Jackpot game.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

Ellmers and Aiken far apart on ideals, issues

A onetime American Idol contestant and a nurse turned congressman are opposing each other in a race for the U.S. House of Representatives District 2 seat


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: Advances in medicine increasing cancer survival rate

This week, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we Take 5 with Amelia M. Jeyapalan, MD, FACS, of Pinehurst Surgical, about breast cancer.


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Oct. 24, 2014 @ 11:57 PM

Terry Sanford holds off Yellow Jackets, 14-12

First place in the Cape Fear Valley Conference came down to a two-point play with 0:38 left Friday night and visiting Terry Sanford stopped Lee County with Edison Jones breaking up a Yellow Jacket pass into the end zone.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:44 AM

Cavaliers show aerial attack to beat Westover, 39-13

Southern Lee sophomore Ishios Times threw a career-high five touchdown passes, three going to senior wide out Donte Jennings, and the Cavaliers (6-3, 3-1) routed Westover 39-13 Friday night on the road.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC men’s basketball looks for successful season

“Very, very athletic.”

That’s how Central Carolina Community College men’s basketball coach Doug Connor describes the 2014-2015 team.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

Finnegan passes test, Royals stop Giants in Game 3

Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did something curious.


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Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

Central Carolina People @ Work: Sandy Fleming

What is your favorite movie?: “The Notebook”

What is your favorite book? The Holy Bible

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

REVIEW: Temple's 'Dracula' is scary good

Going to see the opening performance of Temple Theatre's wonderful play "Dracula" in the middle of a bright, sunny day was somehow incongruous — but as soon as we made our way into the audience, the distraction of a cast member acting in a bizarre manner onstage made us feel much more creeped out.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 08:36 PM

Member’s art shown in Temple’s gallery during ‘Dracula’

While “Dracula” is giving audiences a fun fright on the Temple Theatre stage, the Sanford Brush and Palette Club is featuring another type of art elsewhere in the venue.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:30 PM

FROM SANFORD TO YIXING: Local delegation solidifies Sister City ties with Chinese pottery hub

In the morning, the Sanford delegation met for an early breakfast to be ready for the opening session of the Wuxi International Sister Cities Forum at 8:30 a.m.


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Oct. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: N.C. House, District 51

The seat: N. C. House, District 51; two-year term for the district that covers three-fourths of Lee County and the western portion of Harnett County.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: More kids should get involved in election

To the Editor:

I want to thank the nice lady (Mary Ann Ludwick) who wrote a letter about me on Oct. 17. She was very encouraging to me which will help me keep going to bring back American to greatness.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Full disclosure goes both ways

To the Editor:

The author of a recent letter to the editor (published Oct. 18) claimed my affiliation with the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) – via the Energy In Depth program – was not adequately disclosed.