Education

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee Early College ranked among top 50 public high schools in NC

Niche.com rated Lee Early College as the 48th best public high school in North Carolina in its annual rankings of the top 100 schools in each state and across the nation.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC department graduates more than 300

More than 300 people are the most recent graduates of the Central Carolina Community College’s Economic and Community Development Medical Programs Department, which held its graduation Thursday at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 09:22 PM

Better communication, test scores top new BOE members' to-do lists

Improved test scores, programs and communication are just some of the changes that the new Lee County Board of Education members want to make during their terms after being sworn in Tuesday.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

Teacher of the Week: Sara Fry

Sara Fry teaches third grade at Deep River Elementary School, Sanford.


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC foundation has eight new board members

Central Carolina Community College has announced the election of eight new members to the college's Foundation board. Each has the goals of expanding the foundation's endowment and increasing funding for student scholarships.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Deep River choir makes semifinals in radio contest

Lee County residents tuning into 101.5 WRAL-FM Tuesday might have recognized the voices belting out “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” throughout the day as belonging to the 25 singers of the River Tones, Deep River Elementary School’s fourth- and fifth-grade choir group.


Dec. 02, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Teacher of the Week: Melissa Jackson

Melissa Jackson is in her second year of teaching kindergarten at Broadway Elementary School.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

'One of the best stories in our community'

With grants dwindling during the last few years, a recent $10,000 donation from Modern Woodmen of America will help Communities in Schools of Lee County provide more assistance to local children this holiday season.


Nov. 26, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

New member appointed to CCCC board

In their final meeting before the swearing in of two new members on Monday, the Lee County Board of Commissioners made one final appointment Tuesday, naming Bruce Ledford to the Central Carolina Community College’s Triangle South Workforce Development Board.


Nov. 25, 2014 @ 10:03 PM

Teacher of the Week: Guadalupe Trabold

Guadalupe Trabold teaches seventh grade advanced math and Algebra 1 at Sanford’s East Lee Middle School.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Slicing the pie

Earlier this week, six area nonprofits were told they would receive a combined $45,000 but didn’t know the exact amount. During a Thanksgiving dinner at Golden Corral Thursday, the organization behind the donations sliced its philanthropic pie.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Recount planned for Lee BOE race

The Lee County Board of Elections will recount the 15,871 ballots from the Lee County Board of Education election tonight to meet a request from the fourth-place candidate, who missed a spot on the school board by just 18 votes.


Nov. 18, 2014 @ 11:01 PM

Moving students from confusion to clarity

Sam Lahr teaches middle and secondary science at Bragg Street Academy.


Nov. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Student receives Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarship

Central Carolina Community College student Linda Pereira, of Chapel Hill, has been named as a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a 2014 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar.



Nov. 15, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Serving those who serve

Veterans, recruiters and representatives from 16 colleges across North Carolina packed a veterans college Fair Friday morning — focused on how best to cater to the educational needs of members of the military once they are done with their service.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee BOE says goodbye to Smith, Bonardi

When her 43-year-old son, Renauldos, lost his battle with brain cancer in September 2005, serving on the Lee County Board of Education was the last thing on Dr. Linda Smith's mind.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

Homemade pictures, 22 hugs, and the 'Happy' song all in one day

Karen Hamel teaches kindergarten at B.T. Bullock Elementary. She attended Sanford Central High School, Central Carolina Community College, Campbell University, and University of Missouri-St. Louis.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Early literacy donors honored

Local residents who have supported early literacy through “Fund A Child” donations were recognized recently with an award ceremony at Books At A Steal in downtown Sanford.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

'Changing the world, little by little'

For fifth-grader Hasley Fajardo, her classmates and teachers at J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School are like a second family — one that works together to learn about teamwork, respect, leadership, friendship, and honor.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Veterans: Board of Education victors will be assets

Sandra Bowen said she began running the race for the Lee County Board of Education for her three children, all of whom are enrolled or will be enrolled in the Lee County school system.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Lee voters overwhelmingly pass CCCC bond measures

With a resounding blessing from Lee County voters, Central Carolina Community College can begin the process of implementing four bonds, totaling $23 million, for the construction of a new building and a number of renovations across the campus.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

CCCC’s CDL course is ‘life changing opportunity’

“This is definitely a life-changing opportunity.”


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Kauffman named educator of the year

Dr. John Kauffman, dean of the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine, was honored as the American Osteopathic Foundation Educator of the Year at the Osteopathic Medical Education (OMED) Conference in Seattle Friday evening.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Request to track undocumented children locally remains ‘in limbo’

The Lee County School system doesn't keep track of the number of undocumented children attending school here, but that may change now that the Lee County Board of Commissioners has requested that they do.