Education

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

‘Education pays’

Central Carolina Community College added income to the tune of $229.4 million to the three counties it serves —€” Lee, Harnett and Chatham —€” during the 2012-2013 fiscal year, according to preliminary data from an economic impact study of community colleges across North Carolina.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

The best of the best

The sharp commands of cadet officers of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps calling orders to their drill teams rang out across the Southern Lee High School parking lot Saturday morning as more than 1,500 cadets from 30 schools competed in SLHS's sixth annual Tri-Meet.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: CIS lets revelers relive prom while helping local students

This week, we Take 5 with Heather McKenzie, executive director of Communities In Schools of Lee County, about CIS and its upcoming “Second Chance Prom.”


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

30 JROTC teams set to compete in SLHS meet

Lee County JROTC cadets are busy preparing to host more than 1,600 competitors from 30 schools across three states for the annual Tri-Meet on Saturday at Southern Lee High School.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 09:37 PM

School Board candidates focus on serving students over partisan ties

The candidates for the Lee County Board of Education, running along partisan lines for the first time ever, agreed unanimously that partisan politics had no place in school policy during The Sanford Herald’s Candidate Forum Tuesday night at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Lee County High FFA goes to Ag Fest and Fall Fest

The Lee County High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter recently joined nearly 800 FFA students from across North Carolina for Ag Fest and Fall Fest at the University of Mount Olive (UMO).


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Service Learning leads to job for CCCC student

Mallory Cobb has first-hand knowledge on how Central Carolina Community College’s Promoting Active Learning and Service (PALS) program can have a positive effect on one’s life.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

NC mandates driver's education with or without state funding

The future of driver's education in Lee County and North Carolina is uncertain thanks to a change in the N.C. General Assembly's budget that cuts all funding to driver's ed programs across the state beginning July 1, 2015.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Stone asked to donate money

A Raleigh-based public policy group is calling on a local politician to use a $4,000 donation received during the 2011-2012 election cycle to provide teachers with classroom supplies or pay for textbooks for Lee and Harnett counties.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Council supports CCCC bonds

The Sanford City Council passed a resolution to support the Central Carolina Community College bond referendums Tuesday and two city council members met with two Lee County commissioners along with staff to discuss other ongoing projects at a joint meeting Wednesday.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY: Sheriff, commissioner, school board candidates speak at Chamber forum

Lee County candidates in five contested races discussed improving economic development in Lee County through the school system and incentives for businesses to relocate


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 09:31 PM

Open house features future of manufacturing

Through the use of a virtual reality helmet, students can learn how to weld, a 3-D printer can create a plastic keychain, and screws can be placed in the wall using nothing but air.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Chinese artist teaches calligraphy

“A once in a lifetime experience.”


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Awards paint picture of appreciation for Lee County art

The North Carolina Art Education Association’s 2014 award list proves that the visual arts are alive and well in Lee County.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Fracking, teacher pay ignite debate during CEAD forum

State and county candidates mingled outside, passed out pamphlets and put up campaign signs to spread their name and platform to the public before the forum hosted by the Council for Effective Actions and Decisions Thursday.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Broadway commissioners support CCCC bonds

The town of Broadway Board of Commissioners this week unanimously voted to adopt a resolution supporting the 2014 Central Carolina Community College Bond Referendum.


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Citizens’ Academy giving nine education in city government

Despite cold weather, cloudy skies and a sprinkling of rain, members of the inaugural class of the city of Sanford Citizens’ Academy toured the city’s municipal golf course and several parks Tuesday — expressing their enthusiasm for the new program.


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Lee business leaders give schools feedback through advisory council

When Lee County business leaders collaborate with school officials, students will be better prepared to enter the business world upon graduation. That is the logic behind the Superintendent's Advisory Council on Economic Competitiveness, which held its first meeting of the 2014-2015 school year Monday afternoon.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

CCCC history students learn about tobacco farming

For decades, tobacco flourished as the South’s No. 1 cash crop. Even though the popularity of cigarettes began to dwindle in the 1960s, demand for domestically grown tobacco is still great enough to support a number of large farmers throughout the South.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

Panel starts reviewing Common Core standards in NC

A commission on Monday will begin reviewing the Common Core targets for math and the English language that North Carolina's public school students must meet.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

BWAP looks to make learning fun

Parents of Lee County children grades three through eight will have a new option for no-cost after-school care starting Monday with the opening of Born with a Purpose at God’s Promise Church on Main Street in Sanford.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Bonds receive wide range of support

Central Carolina Community College’s bond issues, on the November ballot, have garnered bipartisan support and two new endorsements.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

New project will focus on impropriety of bullying

The City of Sanford and Lee County Schools have partnered on a project to educate children about the impropriety of bullying to create a better quality of life for Sanford children and residents.


Sep. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

BOARD OF EDUCATION: Board hears from CTE program director

Students involved in the Lee County School system’s Career and Technical Education program graduate at a rate of 99.1 percent, according to the program’s director.


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Musicians to raise money, awareness in online contest

Aspiring musicians from Sanford to San Francisco will have the opportunity to both gain recognition and raise money for music education through a North Carolina-based online music competition.