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Dec. 20, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

'The reason for the holiday'

To anyone driving down Harvey Faulk Road in December, the house decked in bright, colorful lights may seem like an ornate visual display.

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee Early College ranked among top 50 public high schools in NC rated Lee Early College as the 48th best public high school in North Carolina in its annual rankings of the top 100 schools in each state and across the nation.

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

New register of deeds set to take office after Christmas

After the 10-year veteran of the office took early retirement in November, Lee County's new register of deeds will start officially after the Christmas holiday on Dec. 29.

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Harnett County Public Library now part of N.C. Cardinal

Residents in Harnett County soon will have access to millions of library books, audio books, movies and other items from all across the state without ever leaving the county — thanks to a partnership with the State Library of North Carolina.

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Dec. 22, 2014 @ 08:17 AM

Panthers keep on running in 17-13 win over Browns

The Carolina Panthers have rediscovered their running game.

Dec. 22, 2014 @ 08:29 AM

Staten leads No. 22 West Virginia past NC State

Juwan Staten made some key shots to help No. 22 West Virginia get a big win at Madison Square Garden.

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Mustangs, Bears earn All-YVC honors

North Moore’s improvement from two wins to six victories this football season was capped by eight Mustang players earning all-conference places within the Yadkin Valley Conference.

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Both Pride hoop teams start 2-0

West Lee Middle School's boys basketball team opened its season with two victories last week. The Pride, the three-time reigning Lee-Harnett Athletic Conference champs, won a tight game, 49-43, over the Western Harnett Cardinals on Monday.

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Dec. 20, 2014 @ 12:10 AM

Central Carolina People @ Work: Kirk J. Bradley

What is your favorite movie? “Gladiator” or ‘Tombstone”

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Lett's set a spell: Remembering the real Christmas message

Today is a busy day that may include attending church services, eating out or cooking a meal, baking holiday treats, shopping for gifts, and wrapping presents. There is so much to do and think about before Christmas when you will celebrate with family and friends.

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Births from Dec. 9-12

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

The Paper Pulpit: Bethlehem’s manger: History’s first king-sized bed

A popular Christmas carol contains these words, “We three kings of orient are; bearing gifts we traverse afar.” These three kings are known to us as the Magi — but just who were they?

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Dec. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

The Christmas Tree code

Each year, since our kids were old enough to read, the presents have gone under our Christmas tree without tags.

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Thumbs up and down

THUMBS DOWN: EPA’s decision

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

LETTER: Commissioners right to reinstate gun ordinance

To the Editor:

The Lee County Board of Commissioners should be commended for reinstating the ordinance that bans concealed weapons on county property on Dec. 15.