Aug. 25, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Expo, autos, seminars and (no) jobs

There’s a new auto service store in Sanford.

Aug. 24, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Economist responds to changes, controversies

This week, we Take 5 with Dr. Michael Walden, the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Economics at North Carolina State University, about the state budget and North Carolina’s economy.

Aug. 22, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Walmart Express welcomed with pomp and circumstance

Fog was heavy at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, but neither the weather nor the early hour stopped a large crowd from descending on the new Walmart Express in Broadway.

Aug. 18, 2013 @ 07:34 PM

Scholarship, engagement events, job website and more

A Cameron woman was one of just three people nationwide to win a professional scholarship intended to help women enter trade industries such as landscaping, plumbing, appliance repair and more.

Aug. 18, 2013 @ 07:12 PM

LEE COUNTY: Public hearings will focus on land in Cumnock area

A series of public hearings to rezone more than 300 acres of land for a "walkable, mixed-use area" near Cumnock Road and the northern end of the U.S. 421 Bypass is scheduled for Monday night.

Aug. 18, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Scholarship, engagement events, job website and more

A Cameron woman was one of just three people nationwide to win a professional scholarship intended to help women enter trade industries such as landscaping, plumbing, appliance repair and more.

Aug. 18, 2013 @ 07:32 PM

Airport runway work to begin in September

With verbal approval from the N.C. Department of Transportation, the Raleigh Executive Jetport @ Sanford-Lee County runway is slated to be closed for construction at the beginning of September.

Aug. 16, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

Talent show tonight, family day Saturday

People who want to help military charities while also getting some entertainment can do so tonight or Saturday morning and afternoon.

Aug. 16, 2013 @ 04:57 AM

Habitat receives donation from Caterpillar

The Building Construction Products (BCP) Division of Caterpillar in Sanford recently presented a check on behalf of the Caterpillar Foundation to the Lee County Habitat for Humanity for $12,500.

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 06:31 PM

New health, rehab center opening in Tramway area

The newest health and rehab center in Sanford is going to offer cutting-edge equipment and services that few other facilities in the state can match.

Aug. 11, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS: Umami sushi will be available locally

Umami is coming back to Sanford, sort of.

Aug. 10, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Innovation Center impresses N.C. secretary of commerce

North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Allred Decker said she liked what she saw during a recent tour of the Lee County Innovation Center.

Aug. 09, 2013 @ 05:16 PM

Central Carolina People@Work: Precious-Pearl T. Sie-Duke

NAME: Precious-Pearl T. Sie-Duke, MS, CRC, LPC-A

AGE: 33 

FAMILY: Daughter, 9

POSITION: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at N.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Sanford

HOMETOWN: Jamaica Queens, N.Y.

Aug. 04, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC launches welding diploma to help meet need for welders

The arc from a welding torch burns white-hot as it fuses metal to metal, creating the physical infrastructure of 21st century life: bridges, high-rise buildings, automobiles, and a thousand other things.

Aug. 02, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Losing locks, gaining karma

Employees at the Zurn Industries plant in Sanford got an unusual break from work Thursday — taking a few minutes to watch two of their bosses have their heads shaved by some of their fellow workers.

Aug. 01, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Buyers get a break with last N.C. sales tax holiday

This weekend, local shoppers and deal-seekers statewide have a final chance to buy items ranging from book bags to ballet shoes without a sales tax.

Jul. 28, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Job fair for vets, tax-free weekend ends, Grillerz closing

Take advantage of the Sales Tax Holiday shopping this coming Friday-Sunday — it could be the last time you’ll be able to in North Carolina.

Jul. 27, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC trustees consider fracking training program

At the same time it's facing significant turnover, the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees is also directing the college to plow ahead with two programs that could increase the size and scope of the school.

Jul. 26, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Lee schools face deep cuts with passage of state budget

In Lee County, reactions to the state budget passed late Wednesday afternoon by the N.C. General Assembly ranged from dejection to cautious optimism.

Jul. 26, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Flower farm pays homage to hummingbirds

Hummingbirds may only be only a few inches long and weigh about as much as a penny, but one local farm intends to salute the world's smallest avian in a big way.

Jul. 24, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

BROADWAY: Alcohol sales in restaurants to appear on November ballot

Restaurants in Broadway aren’t allowed to serve alcohol, but residents soon will have the opportunity to change that rule.

Jul. 23, 2013 @ 05:19 PM

Chatham Park proposal causes stir

The proposed rezoning of 7,100 acres for Chatham Park —  a mammoth business and residential park set to nestle between the town of Pittsboro and Jordan Lake — spurred passionate discussion Monday night ranging from cautious optimism to outright condemnation.

Jul. 21, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS: The good, the bad and the ugly

Monday marks the fourth anniversary of when Clint Eastwood received the Order of the Rising Sun, 3rd class, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from the Emperor of Japan. In honor of that glorious occasion, this week's column will be "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" themed.

Jul. 20, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: Public-private partnership moving forward

This week, we Take 5 with Crystal Morphis, Lee County's interim Economic Development Corporation director, about the effort to create a single-entity organization which would oversee economic development, Chamber of Commerce activities and visitor efforts for the county.