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Apr. 23, 2015 @ 09:24 PM

State could restore driver’s ed funds

Lee County Schools, children and parents could save hundreds of dollars in additional driver’s education course fees thanks to a bill filed at the N.C. General Assembly this week.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

No consensus about wastewater strategy

Members of the Sanford City Council are fiercely divided on whether refusing to treat wastewater from the site on Colon Road where Duke Energy


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Robbery suspect faces numerous drug charges

A Sanford man charged earlier this month with robbery and kidnapping now faces a litany of drug-related charges as a result of the investigation.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Suspect in Moore break-ins walks out of sheriff’s office

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect wanted in connection with a series of Thursday morning break-ins at a Carthage convenience store and several vehicles


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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 02:15 PM

Scott spins Jackets to 1-0 win

Lee County pitcher Alston Scott has Gray's Creek's number.

In March at Gray's Creek, Scott pitched a three-hitter as the Yellow Jackets won 3-1.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Brick City Spring Fest set for Sunday in downtown Sanford

The speed limit on the streets in the middle of downtown Sanford is 20 miles per hour. It will be exceeded by cyclists ranging from kids to pros throughout the day Sunday in the main event of the Brick City Spring Fest.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 02:16 PM

Lady Jackets win in 7th vs. Gray's Creek

Lee County's softball team lost the lead, but then won in walk-off fashion, in the seventh inning, for a key victory at the top of the Cape Fear Valley Conference standings versus visiting and CFVC-leading Gray's Creek Thursday night.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 10:05 AM

Cheer Extreme Sanford teams cap season in S.C.

All six teams from Cheer Extreme Sanford traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina last weekend to compete at their last competition of the 2014-15 season at American Superstarz, hosted by The American Championships.


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Apr. 21, 2015 @ 07:40 PM

Divine Dining: Perfect strawberry Nutella brownies

As I sit writing this, I’m holed up in my favorite coffee shop, sipping snicker doodle-flavored java that is, surprisingly, quite good. I’m most delighted by its warmth.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Movie review: ‘Ex Machina’ provocative, filled with philosophical subtext

It is a gonzo yet seemingly throwaway moment in “Ex Machina” when Nathan (Oscar Isaac), a reclusive tech tycoon, joins a mute girl Friday named Kyoko (Sonoya Mizuno) for an impromptu dance routine set to Oliver Cheatham’s R&B hit “Get Down Saturday Night.”


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Garden Guide: Adding organic matter to a home garden

Lee County is fairly unique in that the Sandhills region of the state, characterized by deep, sandy soils, meets the Piedmont, characterized by clay soils. Sometimes this conversion happens in our own backyard!


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EXTENSION NEWS: Lee County 4-H offers summer science camps

If you haven’t noticed, our world is changing pretty fast.


Opinion View All »

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EDITORIAL: Let’s stop polluting the environment with politics

Ask people their views on the environment, and their answers likely will fall along party lines.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Why will good legislation not prevail?

To the Editor:

The NC House of Representatives must disposition pending bills by the end of April for the bills to be eligible to be sent to the Senate for them to take appropriate action. Just a few of these pending bills are:


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Doing our part for assault awareness

HAVEN is looking for a few good men: 100 to be exact.