Although the Lee County Small Business Expo originally scheduled for May 15 is no longer happening, at least not this spring, the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce’s other major May event is moving forward as planned.
People dining out at certain Lee County restaurants over the course of the next week will automatically, yet indirectly, help others who might not be able to eat out or even afford a trip to the grocery store.
After a decision Wednesday to cancel the annual Lee County Small Business Expo, plans are now being discussed to simply postpone it from the original date of May 15.
City Council held several public hearings during its Tuesday meeting, including one involving a proposed shopping center near the Southside Plaza Shopping Center.
The faculty and staff at B.T. Bullock Elementary School didn’t ask Belk employees to come by to volunteer Tuesday morning, but the school happily accepted the store’s offer to contribute.
The sales tax distribution method, economic incentives and the county's economic alignment are all slated for the Lee County Board of Commissioners's Monday meeting.
There’s a lot of talk in Sanford about public-private partnerships. The Lee County Education Foundation uses that format to get local business-people more interested in education; the Lee County Economic Development Corporation uses that format to get business-people more interested in coming to Lee County in the first place.
Lee County residents have a few days left to meet the looming tax-filing deadline, and tax return agencies are working hard to help them meet the April 15 cutoff.
The April 15 tax-filing deadline is a few days away, and the Internal Revenue Service has provided a list of tips for last-minute filers.
The Wilkinson family has been selling automobiles in Sanford for 60 years now — including about 40 in their present location off of Spring Lane — and they are counting on recent renovations to keep them in that building for at least another decade.
With less than a month until opening day, the organizers of the inaugural Sanford Arts & Vine Festival are working to create a weekend destination.
Two years ago this month, Southside Plaza sustained heavy damage from a tornado. Now, it has a revamped look and is nearly full again — with a clothing store and a new bank branch coming soon.
Most of the time, getting fleeced by a salesman is a bad thing for the customer. But for people who come out to the Carolina Fiber Fest today or Sunday at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in search of soft fleeces, wools and other fibers, it will be a treat.
Hidden in the woods of Chatham County between churches and rolling farmland, down a long and winding dirt road, is North Carolina’s smallest commercial beer brewery.
According to an analysis conducted by Bloomberg News, U.S. corn supplies are shrinking faster than they have in four decades thanks to a combination the worst drought since the 1930s and increased demand from ethanol producers.
This week, we Take 5 with Shirley Rijkse, the director of special projects and careers for Lee County Industries, about LCI’s manufacturing training program. LCI, located on Tramway Road, is a community rehabilitation program serving more than 100 participants each year and managing a budget of well over $1 million.
Central Carolina Community College is sharing the good news that manufacturing in North Carolina offers high-skilled, well-paying careers.
With construction of a new runway at the Raleigh Executive Jetport not slated to be finished until September, members of the Sanford-Lee County Airport Authority reluctantly voted to cancel its annual air show Thursday.
Five City of Sanford officials traveled to Raleigh on Wednesday to meet and discuss pressing matters with state legislators — including a proposed bill to move Lee County to an economic region based around Charlotte.
When one door closes, another opens; so the saying goes. It’s certainly true for Siler City right now.
Lee County ranks among the fifth of North Carolina counties with the highest unemployment rates as of January, according to data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce on Friday.
Herald advertising sales representatives Laura Powers and Lori Resnick have received multiple awards in the North Carolina Press Association’s annual “Best Ad” contest for 2012.
When Tom Snell was chairman of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's board of directors last year, he wanted it to focus on being four C-words: convener, challenger, communicator and cheerleader. As Brad Simpson takes over the top spot this year, he's looking to add a fifth word: competitor.
A proposed economic incentive policy, slated for discussion during the Lee County Board of Commissioners’ meeting Monday, narrows the criteria for businesses seeking county funds.
As a native of Siler City, Nichol Price is especially invested in the future of her hometown.