Education

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.


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

'A true man of God'

While students looked forward to their summer months away from classes and homework, heavy hearts abounded at Lee Christian School Friday


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC: Veterans have higher education allies in Upward Bound program

Central Carolina Community College is host to the Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program in Chatham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, and Wake counties


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

Turning the world on end

As the seniors of Grace Christian School prepared to accept their diplomas, their tickets to the next chapter of their lives, school salutatorian Caleb Welborn


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS: LCS sees surge of certified students

Nearly 1,000 students from Southern Lee and Lee County high schools received certificates this year for demonstrating their mastery of skills ranging from masonry and welding to Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Excel.



May. 30, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Nearly 300 graduate from CCCC programs

More than 280 people are the most recent graduates of the Central Carolina Community College’s Economic and Community Development Medical Programs Department, which held its graduation this week at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.


May. 28, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

BOE asks county for more personnel

The Lee County Board of Education asked the Lee County Board of Commissioners to fund an increase in teacher pay and additional personnel