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.
If you’re like me, you haven’t done your taxes yet. If so, beware of the rise in scams associated with tax season — and remember you have until April 15.
With hundreds of golfers, even more members of the media and tens of thousands of golf fans descending on Pinehurst this June for the men’s and women’s U.S. Open tournaments, Sanford stands to prosper as well.
I haven’t reported much about the Tramway area lately, so here goes.
To the federal government, they are dollar signs to be cut from a defense budget that is larger than the defense spending of the next dozen countries combined.
The mayors of Sanford and Broadway, along with several local business leaders, spoke at the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's annual membership meeting Wednesday night to declare Lee County is back on the upswing.
The electronics retailer Radio Shack is in crisis mode, closing 1,100 stores nationwide (out of its 5,000 total stores, including 139 in North Carolina) as it tries to cope with the fact that people are buying more and more products online.
This week, we Take 5 with Bob Joyce, president of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce.
After a brief winter hiatus, Sanford 2nd Sunday — a monthly vendor fair meant to draw residents to downtown Sanford — is back.
Standing in a room full of people looking for work, Sanford Mayor Chet Mann said the city was refocusing on job growth and investing in its economic future.
Organic farming has become all the rage in many parts of Central Carolina, although the trend seems to have skipped Lee County.
After closing suddenly in January and being sold soon after, Dandalia Bakery and Coffee House reopened this week.
One local company is establishing ties with business leaders in Botswana, having met with the African country's ambassador to the United States last week.
With its CEO search and fundraising campaign officially under way, Lee County’s new economic development organization is steadily progressing.
All of you lovebirds who got engaged recently are invited to Belk in Sanford’s Spring Lane Plaza this afternoon for the store’s semi-annual engagement party.
A national propane shortage has led to local rationing and "the worst winter" one Sanford businesswoman has seen in her 22 years in the industry.
Pottery makers in Lee County and the surrounding area are well-known for their art, which attracts visitors from all across the state and country each spring for a pottery festival in Sanford.
Standing in the main hall of a local manufacturing plant that faced closure last year, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-Lee County) praised workers for their diligence and support of public health Wednesday afternoon.
If you've been through downtown Jonesboro lately, you've probably noticed one longtime establishment is closed and up for sale.