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Oct. 20, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

‘Education pays’

Central Carolina Community College added income to the tune of $229.4 million to the three counties it serves —€” Lee, Harnett and Chatham —€” during the 2012-2013 fiscal year, according to preliminary data from an economic impact study of community colleges across North Carolina.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 05:04 AM

Sheriff''s candidates talk budget, drug enforcement and community policing

For the two men seeking the job, Lee County’s first contested sheriff’s race in eight years boils down to a simple question: is the sheriff’s office broken?


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Picture perfect

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the paintings and sculptures of the 53 artists participating in the Sanford Brush and Palette Club 2014 Art Show tell quite a story.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

SHARED ABUNDANCE DINNER: Annual fundraiser supports the arts

The Lee County Arts Council soon will host its annual fundraising event, the Shared Abundance Dinner, to bolster arts activities in the local area.


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Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down — not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Rodgers rolls, Packers rout Panthers 38-17

The milestones keep piling up during what is turning into a special first half of the season for Aaron Rodgers.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Peyton Manning sets new NFL TD pass record

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

Eagle putt gives Martin his 1st PGA Tour win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole that sent him to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.


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Oct. 14, 2014 @ 10:23 PM

Divine Dining: Mixed Bean Soup – it’s something wonderful

I pull into my washed-stone gravel driveway, dodging the stately, beautiful old pine tree that divides it in half.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

Lett's Set a Spell: Feed positive ideas, especially in politics

A Native American woman said to her grandson: “I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is angry and vengeful. The other wolf is loving and compassionate.”  


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Club news


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 03:40 PM

Marriage licenses Oct. 6-13


Opinion View All »

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: A clear vision

If you took one thing away from the inaugural “Life in Lee County” event held Tuesday, it’s this: Sanford is poised for prosperity and is on the cusp of great things.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Candidates aim to restrict Second Amendment

To the Editor:

In their God-given wisdom, the United States of America’s Founding Fathers were simple and direct in preparing the Second Amendment to the Constitution.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Group biased toward fracking

To the Editor:

Fracking does pose health issues, but according to Katie Brown, spokeswoman for Energy in Depth, it does not.