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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week we Take 5 with Jamie Kelly, the chairman of the Lee County Education Foundation.
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.
The Lee County High School class of 2014 graduated Friday night, with basketball coach and athletic director Reggie Peace giving the commencement address.
The overwhelming message to Grace Christian School seniors from speakers Tuesday night was simple: don't conform.
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.
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.
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.
The Temple Theatre is looking to expand its educational offerings with the help of new Education Director Greta Zandstra.
More than 20 high school seniors officially have a two-year head start on their peers, having graduated from Lee Early College with both a high school diploma and an associate's degree.
The Lee County Board of Commissioners approved a referendum concerning $23 million in bonds for Central Carolina Community College at its Thursday night meeting.
Heads held high, walking two-by-two, Central Carolina Community College’s Class of 2014 entered the main hall of the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Thursday to the skirl of a bagpipe — a CCCC tradition.
School's nearly out, so that means summer camps are just around the corner.
The results of the Democratic primary for the Lee County Board of Education remain unchanged after a recount.
The results of the Democratic primary for the Lee County Board of Education were unchanged after a recount held Tuesday night.
The partnership among a local company, public school system and community college has officials in job-starved North Carolina excited.
An in-school computer chat between two teachers has upset some students at Lee Early College, who see the conversation as derogatory and believe it calls for a public apology.
Gov. Pat McCrory was in town Thursday night, along with the leaders of the state's community college and public school systems, to congratulate a handful of local high school students.
The eight teenagers who were honored are the first graduating class from an apprenticeship program between Caterpillar, Lee County Schools and Central Carolina Community College. The ceremony was held at the Caterpillar plant in the Lee County Industrial Park.