Jul. 29, 2015 @ 12:39 PM

Lee schools switch to 10-point scale this year

Scoring As on tests and other assignments will be a little easier for K-12 students in Lee County Schools this year thanks to a Lee County Board of Education decision

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Keeping his legacy alive

Herman Joseph “Jo” Morris Jr. worked hard and dreamed harder.


Jul. 15, 2015 @ 05:05 AM

Summer sciences

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, is the focus of this year’s Lee County 4-H summer day camps.


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 06:46 PM

Modeling success

When students think of classes like physics, chemistry or biology, they might imagine complex formulas, confusing equations and difficult vocabulary terms.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Learning leadership

A dozen Lee County eighth- through 11th-graders dusted for fingerprints, watched a trained black Labrador search for drugs and even spent time in jail Wednesday as part of a two-week leadership program.

Jul. 04, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Take 5: All in the family

This week, we Take 5 with Jay Randolph, the valedictorian of the Class of 2015 at Southern Lee High School. Jay is the son of Jimmy and Julie Randolph.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Social media offer risks, rewards to local businesses

While Facebook and Twitter can fuel controversies such those brewing over the Confederate Flag and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, social media also can provide opportunities to businesses not available through more traditional methods.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

‘Bridging Education and Careers’ is theme of summer symposium

Central Carolina Works recently presented a symposium, “Bridging Education and Careers,” in an effort to connect high school teachers from the area, specifically high school core curriculum teachers, with business and industry leaders.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Community college tuition could jump $128 per year

Tuition at North Carolina community colleges has traditionally been among the lowest in the Southeast.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 07:26 PM

Teacher's assistants at risk as legislature tackles budget

Sharon Womble remembers when, as a teacher's assistant at Deep River Elementary School, she spent most of her time grading papers and preparing lesson plans.

Jun. 21, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Grads look ahead with hope, confidence

Central Carolina Community College’s recent College and Career Readiness commencement was a large celebration, honoring the achievements of more than 45 students.

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC is top four in NCCCS excellence levels

Central Carolina Community College is among only four of North Carolina's 58 community colleges to have met or exceeded the excellence level in at least four areas of the 2015 Performance Measures for Student Success

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

'A superb selection'

The appointment process for the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees has changed over the past two years

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 07:41 PM

Class of 2015 embodied spirit of excellence

The principal, teachers and staff of Southern Lee High School challenged their students this year to strive toward a spirit of excellence

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Faces and Places: Award winning

Jun. 12, 2015 @ 06:19 PM

Always part of 'Jacket Nation'

Dozens of balloons dotted the McCracken Field stadium at Lee County High School this week as family and friends rushed to congratulate recent graduates — now one step closer to changing the world.

Jun. 12, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

No date set to fill empty seat on Lee school board

The Lee County Board of Education will not fill the vacant seat left by Wendy Hughes Carlyle’s departure last month until the county finalizes its budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016, according to school board members.

Jun. 12, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Faces and Places: Perfect attendance

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

'In the brick and mortar'

When Broadway Elementary School Librarian Sue Cox set foot into the school's library on Thursday, the same library she had overseen for almost 40 years, she did so not only as the librarian, but as the library's namesake.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Lee students celebrate last day of classes

As Lee County elementary and middle students waited anxiously for the toll of the final school bell of the year on Wednesday

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Scholarship focuses on teen drinking

Teen alcohol use kills a reported 4,700 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined — a reality Southern Lee High School senior Cheyenne Gasper didn't realize until recently.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 07:10 PM

Opportunities, not challenges

The average high schooler faces many challenges. From handling more difficult courses to keeping up with friends and athletics, adolescence can be a trying for any teen.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 12:50 PM

Moore County schools superintendent reinstated

The Moore County School Board has changed its mind about firing Superintendent Robert Grimesey.