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Apr. 22, 2014 @ 09:46 PM

The ripe time for picking

They’re red, sweet and nearing maturity at several Lee County farms.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Move to dismiss suit is denied

The man accusing the Lee County Commissioners of willfully holding an illegal meeting — and suing some of the individual commissioners for fees as a punitive measure — won a small victory Tuesday.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Early voting to begin Thursday

Early voting for local primary elections begins Thursday and will last until May 3. Election Day itself is May 6.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot

A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday.

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Apr. 22, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS: Pinehurst will play host to 'celebration'

There have been, are and will be risks in holding both U.S. Open championships on consecutive weeks at Pinehurst No. 2 in June.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 09:39 PM

Lady Bears stun Jordan-Matthews with 6 in the 7th

Chatham Central scored six runs in the home half of the seventh inning to stun county rival Jordan-Matthews 7-6, with a base hit into center field by Madison Davis scoring Anna Brafford with the walk-off run, Tuesday evening.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

Pujols hits two homers to reach 500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

Ellsbury leads Yankees at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 Tuesday night.

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Apr. 22, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

DIVINE DINING: Seared salmon with mango avocado salsa — a healthful treat

I can’t explain why it is that I’m magnetically drawn to a good cheeseburger, or why sometimes nothing is as glorious as super-salty French fries, drowning in ketchup.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

4-H Summer Fun is back!

Looking for something to do this summer when school gets out? Instead of staying inside the house, playing video games and getting bored, how about learning new things and participating in some awesome hands-on activities?

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Gardening is for the birds

Have you been hearing sweet songs outside lately? Love is in the air for our feathered friends.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 04:59 AM


Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of April 23-29, 2014

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Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Commissioners right to let voters decide on bond

Every government entity faces what can sometimes seem to be an endless series of difficult decisions that, depending on how the votes fall, will have significant long-term impact on the voters they’re elected to represent and the communities they’re elected to serve.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Photos embodied Latinos' value to local community

To the Editor:

I have never seen such awe-inspiring photographs as those of the Via Crucis on the front and back of the A section of The Sanford Herald in the Saturday edition. We should all thank Mr. Wesley Beeson for his insightful accomplishments.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Umbilical cord blood needed

To the Editor:

Compassion and generosity are hallmarks of motherhood. As we look forward to this Mother’s Day, there is a singularly meaningful way that expectant mothers can show compassion and give hope to people in need: by donating umbilical cord blood.