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.
Sanford is an official North Carolina retirement community, along with Pittsboro, and is also just a few miles away from Pinehurst, the golf capital of the state and possibly of the country.
The Coca-Cola bottling plant on Hawkins Avenue has been purchased from a private holding company by the Coca-Cola Co. itself.
It has been 10 years since a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg created a website called Thefacebook.com to let his classmates find their friends online.
Investors went hunting for bargains a day after U.S. stocks racked up the biggest losses in more than seven months.
For people in North Carolina, the online retailer Amazon has two messages: You have to pay taxes now, but there's also possibly a chance for a job with the company.
About 20 local businesswomen welcomed Valentine's Day shoppers Saturday, with booths set up selling everything from jewelry to makeup, purses, gourmet baked goods, weight loss products and even vacuum cleaners.
The unemployment rate in North Carolina remained above average last month but is dropping faster than the national rate, according to government data released Tuesday — prompting one local official to predict that the downward trend would also hold true for Lee County.
Several upcoming events and recent developments on the state level could have big economic effects on the state’s smallest county, Lee County.
A golf tournament and an empty industrial park might not have much in common at first glance.
Sylvia Miller is aiming to debut a new store in Sanford next month and, when she does, she said she believes she will fill a much-needed gap in the local retail market.