Education

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Lee Commissioners vote to put CCCC bonds on ballot

Lee County residents highlighted Central Carolina Community College's value to the county and stressed fiscal prudence to voters during the public hearing Monday on the four proposed college bonds totaling $23 million that will appear on the November ballot.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Southern Lee student addresses national conference

When thousands of teachers, principals and education policy-makers gathered in Philadelphia this week, all eyes turned for a short while to a rising senior at Southern Lee High School.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 07:57 AM

Public will have say on proposed CCCC bonds

Lee County citizens will have the opportunity Monday to voice their opinions, comments and concerns regarding four proposed community college bonds, which total $23 million dollars, that may appear on the ballot this November.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

'Happy to be back'

Tramway Elementary School started back on Wednesday, and only one person was spotted crying — a child whose older sister got to go to school without him.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

New NC Senate offer tries to unravel budget knot

Another solution to unravel North Carolina's budget knot was proposed Tuesday, this time by Senate Republicans offering 8 percent average pay raises for teachers


Jul. 15, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Manufacturing a local renaissance

As manufacturing becomes more high-tech, some educators and manufacturing professionals are trying to better prepare students for modern jobs.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 07:02 PM

Local programs keep kids busy during break

According to Chinese legend, Pan Gu, one of the first people on earth, stretched the sky and the earth apart with his arms and legs for 1,800 years until he died of exhaustion from the hard work of keeping the two separated.


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Legislators back efforts to help veterans, dropouts earn degrees

College is expensive. The cost can be prohibitive for many, leading them to either put off continuing their education or take on debt that can end up being too much to handle.


Jun. 25, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Middle-schoolers learn through discovery in robotics challenge

Trial and error has been the name of the game this week, as about 20 middle school students try their hands at making robots that must be able to navigate a tricky obstacle course.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Duke Energy provides grants to help students

Duke Energy has announced grants of $75,000 for two Lee County programs.


Jun. 18, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Fight for increased education funding comes to Lee County

Lee County teachers were notably absent from a rally in Sanford on Wednesday to demand better pay for teachers.

It wasn't because they were all on vacation. The reason, according to the only teacher who did attend, was actually quite full of irony: Many local teachers were at a mandatory, yet unpaid, training session.


Jun. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Lee no longer included in proposed N.C. law

Lee County has been scrubbed from a bill that would have prevented the school board from suing the county over improper funding after local school leaders questioned both its motives and constitutionality.


Jun. 12, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

Leaving on a high note

After 31 years teaching in Lee County, including working at J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School every year it has existed, Danny Hester is retiring.

Hester will continue working at Campbell University and is thinking of starting a community choir in Jonesboro.



Jun. 10, 2014 @ 08:40 PM

Lee Christian graduates told to live a spiritual life

The 17 students in Lee Christian School's Graduating class were told Tuesday night by classmates, teachers and guest speakers to do one thing as they go on with their lives.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Lee commissioners, BOE take opposing stances on state bill

Last year, it was several local bills that split the two boards. This year, the proposed legislation causing the division is a statewide bill that would affect just five counties, including Lee.


Jun. 07, 2014 @ 08:48 PM

LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: ‘Be the best you without being all about you’

More than 300 seniors graduated Friday night from Lee County High School, and speakers at the ceremony gave them a dose of reality as they geared up to enter the real world.


Jun. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Funding questions loom for Lee commissioners, school board

Politicians of all stripes, both locally and at the state level, have routinely agreed North Carolina teachers should be paid more. Yet the issue continues to be fraught with controversy.


Jun. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Foundation chairman promotes partnership to strengthen education

This week we Take 5 with Jamie Kelly, the chairman of the Lee County Education Foundation.


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 11:15 PM

SOUTHERN LEE HIGH SCHOOL: Friends, family cheer graduates

Southern Lee High School seniors clad in their school colors walked onto the school’s football field Thursday night amid celebratory shouts from their loved ones, who were gathered in the bleachers to watch the commencement ceremony for the class of 2014.


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 08:38 PM

Jackets class of 2014 graduates

The Lee County High School class of 2014 graduated Friday night, with basketball coach and athletic director Reggie Peace giving the commencement address.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Grace graduates challenged to be individuals

The overwhelming message to Grace Christian School seniors from speakers Tuesday night was simple: don't conform.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Lee School Board discusses legislative matter

Politics were the focus of Tuesday night’s Lee County Board of Education meeting, but the school board got started on a lighter note as the J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School chorus serenaded the crowd with several songs.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

NC House panel wants Common Core replacement

Nationally developed academic standards used in more than 40 states would be phased out in North Carolina under legislation that cleared a General Assembly committee Tuesday.


Jun. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Commissioners will hold budget hearings

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday night, with plans to discuss spending on next year’s budget — and specifically to seek input from the general public.