News View All »

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

LABOR DAY: Locals reflect on satisfying jobs

On the eve of Labor Day, several Sanford residents have found work which makes them happy and will continue it as long as they are able.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Performance Fibers announces accelerated shuttering of plant

The Performance Fibers plant in Moncure will be closing and permanently laying off employees on Oct. 27, according to a notice of mass layoff employees received Wednesday.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: NCPC leader: Fracking is environmentally safe

This week, we Take 5 with David McGowan. He is currently the executive director of the North Carolina Petroleum Council (NCPC).

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

'They are role models'

For some people, interacting with the deputies of the Lee County Sheriff's Office means something has gone wrong, but for students in Lee County public schools, student resource officers provide advice, comfort and safety.

Sports View All »

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 12:15 AM

Yellow Jackets blank Ben L. Smith, 47-0

For the second week in a row, Lee County football rolled on.

Quarterback Emond Caldwell had 147 passing yards and a touchdown and running back Jerry Pullum had three total scores as the Yellow Jackets (2-0)

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 12:40 AM

Backup QB saves Chargers at Southern Lee

Last season, Northwood's potent quarterback, receivers and running backs tallied 56 points in a victory over Southern Lee.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

Eagles, Jaguars turn around county rivalries

Western Harnett 32, Harnett Central 21

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 09:38 PM

Boone throws for 4 TDs, Duke routs Elon 52-13

Anthony Boone matched a career high with four touchdown passes and Duke opened its season by routing Elon 52-13 on Saturday night.

Features View All »

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 04:02 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — David Caplan

NAME: David Caplan

POSITION: Agency manager, Lee County Farm Bureau

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 07:00 PM


• Bentley Allen Brewer, born August 19, son of Briana Crystal Deaton and Brittain Allen Brewer of Lillington. Grandparents are Shannon Skipper, William Deaton, Wendy Butler and William Butler, all of North Carolina. (CCH)

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Marriage licenses


• Bradley James Jamerson, 24, of Sanford and Tara Jeanine Daffin, 27, of Sanford.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 PM



The 83rd Matthews Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. and a covered dish luncheon will be served at 1 p.m. For more information, call Tommy Matthews at (919) 774-4004.

Opinion View All »

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Jobs For Life

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

There's no right or wrong answer in ice bucket challenge

Who could have predicted that in the summer of 2014, dumping an icy container of water on your own head, or someone else's, would be all the rage?

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Back-to-school requires safety mindset

For some, the experience was a novel one — perhaps scary or sad — and for the veterans, it marked a return to familiar territory.