The N.C. Department of Commerce's most recent unemployment figures point in mostly one direction: down — a trend that included Lee County. Figures for 99 of the state's 100 counties, announced Wednesday, dropped from March's numbers.
A Dr. Suess-inspired address in Pittsboro has been popping up everywhere lately. The denizens of Lorax Lane have won environmental awards, begun an eco-architecture contest and wooed North Carolina's newest distillery.
The partnership among a local company, public school system and community college has officials in job-starved North Carolina excited.
Sanford may soon play host to a delegation from the city of Yixing, China. According to Mayor Chet Mann, Yixing officials are interested in Yixing becoming sister cities with Sanford.
Things are looking up for authors, but not so much for Roo Cups, which are returning to shelves this month.
After nearly 60 years serving contractors and handymen, Lee Builder Mart is going out of business.
Legendary UNC basketball player Phil Ford was in Sanford Thursday night, accepting a lifetime achievement award from the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce that puts him in the ranks of fellow North Carolina natives Charlie Daniels, Jim Hunt and Richard Petty.
Under a proposal pitched to the Sanford City Council Tuesday night, the city would provide economic incentives — up to $456,548 over a five-year period — in support of a development project for a large-scale producer of spun yarns headquartered in Sanford.
Anyone who wants to support local businesses while also brushing shoulders with one of the most famous point guards to ever dribble a basketball will have the chance Thursday night.
Spring is a time of change.
Lee Builder Mart, a longtime fixture of the community on Horner Boulevard along with its owner Tony Lett, recently put up a large banner saying the store would be closing soon. More information was not immediately available.
Each one of Kenneth Ostraco’s craft beers has a personality, much like the "Alice in Wonderland"-inspired characters assigned to each brew.
Potters, sculptors, wood workers, painters, vinters, chefs and others from throughout the region and beyond will transform the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center this weekend into a hub of creativity — which is expected to attract 5,000-6,000 people to peruse and purchase their wares.
Temple Theatre did something on Thursday that it has never done in 30 years of shows: It sold out a show on opening night.
Carolina Trace Country Club is in talks with a Texas-based company about a possible sale.
According to unemployment data released by the state earlier this week, Lee County still lags behind its neighbors — and most of the rest of the state — in the number of people who want a job but can't find one.
It was a beautiful day as people sauntered around downtown, sipping wine, looking at pottery and paintings or catching one of the several concerts during Saturday’s seventh annual Sanford Art Walk.
Organizers of the Temple Theatre Art Walk are promising a bigger and better-than-ever event on Saturday.
Lee County’s new economic development organization will only be successful if the public and private sectors pledge their full support.
Specifics are sparse after Lee County Commissioners voted to apply for a state grant that could persuade a company — and an accompanying $13 million in new investment and more than 100 jobs — to locate to Lee County.
Returning from closed session Monday night, the Lee County Board of Commissioners voted to apply for a state grant that could persuade an unidentified company to locate to Lee County.
Michael Yarborough, of the Yarborough’s Ice Cream family who have provided Lee County residents with ice cream for generations, is now branching out from serving only local folks.
With his right hand working a centuries-old spinning wheel as his left hand moved methodically back and forth, Bob McKean created a bolt of yarn Friday out of white sheep's fleece as wispy as his long, gray beard.
Sanford's food scene lost a staple last Sunday when Ruby Elaine Buie, the owner of Elaine's Grill, died suddenly at her home. She was 53.
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a competitor of printer maker Lexmark International Inc. can move forward with a lawsuit accusing the company of disparaging its business.
Last year, television producers considered Bo's Hot Rods and Restorations as a reality TV show site. The show never came about, but the luxury car shop recently has been providing drama of its own.