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Nov. 27, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

Served with love

Eleven-year-old Jordan Hilliard spent hours making 100 cards to distribute to people in need who visited The Bread Basket on Thanksgiving Day – just one of the many ways the spirit of giving was visible in Sanford on Thursday.

The Bread Basket, located at 140 East Chisholm St. in Sanford, was one of three organizations serving free meals Thursday, along with Bread of Life Ministries of Sanford and Mrs. Wenger's Restaurant. These organizations collectively supplied food to more than 500 people.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

New commissioners to consider gun ordinance amendment

The Lee County Board of Commissioners and its new Democratic majority could consider overturning part of a controversial countywide gun ordinance Monday.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Some retailers kick off the Christmas season as early as Thanksgiving Day

Potatoes are yet to be mashed and turkeys aren't even in the oven yet, and already some stores are preparing to get a jump on the Christmas shopping season this evening.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Former CCCC student becomes executive director of Farmer Foodshare

When Gini Bell registered for a Sustainable Energy Biofuels class at Central Carolina Community College in 2008, working with food was the farthest thing from her mind.


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Nov. 27, 2014 @ 09:26 AM

Loving's 18 help No. 16 Buckeyes roll over Camels

Only four games into the season, even coach Thad Matta is surprised by how many players are contributing for No. 16 Ohio State.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 10:50 PM

Lady Jets finish rival with late run

Jordan-Matthews fended off a charge by county rival Chatham Central, pulling away again after the Lady Bears tied the game late in the third quarter, for a 47-37 victory.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

ASK THE GOAT: Pacing Cactus Rose

With only three weeks out from Javelina, I was doing a fair share of trail running at San Antonio’s most solid single-track system –Eisenhower Park.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

North Carolina State beats Richmond 84-72

In a game dominated by offense, North Carolina State's defense made the difference.


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Nov. 25, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Divine Dining: Delectable turkey and perfect dark chocolate pumpkin tart

Tomorrow is the Olympics of the culinary world. In order to help you win the gold medal, that is, full, contented tummies and rave reviews, I offer you two recipes that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Movie review: 'Horrible Bosses 2': The title says it all

Horrible Bosses 2

Grade: C –


Nov. 26, 2014 @ 05:05 AM

On the Record: ‘Champion’ was personal for West

Q: Can you identify the song that’s sampled in Kanye West’s “Champion”? It sounds very familiar to me.


Nov. 26, 2014 @ 05:04 AM

Garden Guide: Symbol of the holidays

The passing of Thanksgiving Day marches us closer to the next big holiday ... Christmas! The season begs the question ... fresh or artificial? green or flocked? tree or no tree? A Christmas tree is a symbol of the holidays displayed in most homes during the season.  


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Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: A harsh reality for many North Carolinians

At one time, not too long ago, Thanksgiving was set aside to be thankful for what we already had, not to think about what we needlessly want. Somehow the holiday has become an exploration in gluttony without guilt.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LETTER: Thankful, blissful, witty, and wise

To the Editor:

The best part of 2014 for me was and is the making of a new friend — Irene.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

LETTER: Silence on Duke plan deafening

To the Editor:

Perhaps Duke Energy is an expert at safely storing coal ash although recent events would not indicate that they are.