The Lee County Board of Commissioners wrapped up three community outreach meetings this week, all centered around garnering input about the county's economic strategic plan.
One of the few political proposals Sanford, Broadway and Lee County elected officials supported in unison this year has now been approved by both the N.C. House and Senate.
Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced that Rooms To Go will be building a new warehouse, distribution center and retail showroom in Harnett County. The company reportedly plans to create 220 new jobs and invest $40 million over the next three years in Dunn.
With the recent openings of CATO Fashions and a new BB&T branch, Sanford's Southside Plaza is now home to even more open storefronts than it had before being devastated by a tornado in April 2011.
Congressional leaders, including Rep. Renee Ellmers, are taking action this week to change a proposed federal law that could shutter a local manufacturing plant, employing more than 200 people.
In less than a year, the best golfers from across the world will descend on the Pinehurst area for the Men's and Women's U.S. Opens — and local businesses are already preparing for the onslaught.
Like a phoenix, Schooly’s Bar and Billiards rose from the ashes of its former self with the same name but a new look.
Emphasizing the importance of workplace safety, N.C. Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry congratulated a crowd of local business and government leaders gathered Tuesday at a safety awards banquet for being the largest group she has seen at the local event.
I've been doing this column for a few months now and have had only a handful of reports to give about downtown Sanford. This week, that handful's getting bigger.
Fostering an international connection, Central Carolina Community College and the Carolina China Council have established a partnership designed to promote business, culture and education.
Last week this column reported on two local Walmart Express stores set to open this summer, and this week there's yet more news: the grand opening of a regular Walmart in Chatham County.
The News and Observer published a wide-ranging article Wednesday about the state's plans for economic development under the McCrory administration — which likely made many locals happy for officials' promises to focus on a list of things that read almost like a brief description of Lee County.
Saturday afternoon in Sanford’s Kiwanis Park was a good day to learn about how the New Life organization is trying to build and give back to the Lee County community. It was also a great day to simply have fun in the park.
Some were goofy, some were proud and some were timid. But no matter how they approached the ceremony, 22 people graduated a training program Friday morning in Sanford with more job skills than they had just months ago.
Belk has now been in existence for 125 years, and the department store has been in Sanford for nearly that long.
Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA) could soon be getting help from people all over the country.
Major stock indexes closed out their first weekly loss in a month in quiet trading Friday.
Michael Jones brings a wealth of experience to his new position as Small Business Center director for Central Carolina Community College.
Economic development in Lee County is moving in the right direction, according to local experts and officials, although it's also facing uncertainty due to changes at both the state and county levels.
North Carolina improved its atmosphere for small businesses more than any other state between 2012 and 2013, according to California-based business thumbtack.com, an internet marketplace which also conducts an annual business survey.
A few of Sanford's finest businessmen shared the stage with one of North Carolina's finest broadcasters Thursday night during the Lee County Small Business Banquet.
While maintaining funding for the Lee County Economic Development Corporation in the coming year, the Lee County Board of Commissioners will also be asked to make a $150,000 loan to jumpstart the planning and fundraising phase for a much-discussed all-inclusive business recruiting and advocating organization Monday.
She started out wrapping gift boxes at a Sanford jewelry store and thought she was going to get fired almost immediately. But she wasn’t, and now she’s president of the North Carolina Jewelers Association.
A new class of Lee County high school students joined the Caterpillar Youth Apprentices program Thursday, beginning the second year of the largest apprenticeship program in North Carolina.
“Pottery” is no longer in the title for Sanford’s annual spring festival, but make no mistake.