Nov. 03, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

Harnett will vote on sales tax increase for school construction

Harnett County citizens will vote on a quarter-cent sales tax increase Tuesday which could put more of a strain on their wallets but which supporters say will provide much-needed funds for school construction in the rapidly growing county.

Nov. 03, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

CCCC Confucius Classroom welcomes new instructor

“My second hometown” is how Guan Wang, new instructor for the Central Carolina Community College Confucius Classroom, has come to view Sanford since her arrival in August.

Nov. 01, 2013 @ 10:56 PM

Long-distance learning

It’s not exactly like the popular teen movie “High School Musical” or the television show “Glee” — but it’s not too far off, either.

Nov. 01, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

BRICK CAPITAL CLASSIC: Teams converge in Sanford for marching band contest

Breaking from their typical post on the sidelines — cheering their respective football teams to glory — hundreds of high school musicians will be the main attraction Saturday.

Nov. 01, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

EDUCATION: SanLee students learn about consequences on 'Choice Bus'

Halloween is known for people trying to frighten one another through pranks, costumes and surprises. But SanLee Middle School took a slightly different route this year, putting students through a scared-straight program about staying in school.

Oct. 27, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

N.C. Highway Patrol puts extra emphasis on education, safety

It’s the middle of Teen Driver Safety Week across the country, and in this area, N.C. Highway Patrol troopers are making a push both to educate teen drivers and to punish drivers of any age who might hurt teens or other schoolchildren.

Oct. 27, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

Military bases open their doors to home-schoolers

A growing number of military parents want to end the age-old tradition of switching schools for their kids.

Oct. 23, 2013 @ 07:14 PM

THEATER: LCHS students bringing two scary stories to stage

Students at Lee County High School will be putting their own dramatic spin on two classic American tales tonight and Friday in back-to-back short plays — stage adaptations of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Lottery."

Oct. 21, 2013 @ 06:13 PM

Bullock teachers, parents swinging for the fences

Just after the World Series ends later this month, people in Lee County will have the chance to grant the baseball dreams of one local school.

Oct. 16, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

EDUCATION: Proponents pursue support for dual-enrollment program

Speaking to a room full of the Who's Who of Lee County leaders in business and politics Tuesday morning, a team of education advocates asked for money to fund Central Carolina Works, a program to steer local high school students toward free college classes.

Oct. 16, 2013 @ 04:57 AM

Marching Yellow Jackets win at Pinecrest and Bluestone Baron

The Lee County High School Marching Yellow Jackets have participated in two competitions this season.

Oct. 11, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Doing Deep River School proud

Deep River Elementary, according to school administrators from the rest of Lee County, is in very good hands.

Oct. 10, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

New principal ‘honored’ to lead Southern Lee

Southern Lee High School has a new principal — its third leader in four months. But he’s far from a new face on campus.

Oct. 09, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

EDUCATION: School board OKs land use study for new school

Every public elementary school in Lee County is over capacity, so district leaders want to build a new school.

Oct. 04, 2013 @ 05:21 PM

TAKE 5: Lee superintendent talks about transition

This week, we Take 5 with Dr. Andy Bryan, who became Superintendent of Lee County Schools on July 1. Previously, he had been associate superintendent in Lee County.

Oct. 03, 2013 @ 08:35 PM

Children ‘read for the record’

In a scenic corner of Sanford Thursday, a group of children and accompanying grown-ups were captivated by a tale of a friendly tractor and his calf companion.

Oct. 03, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Voucher meeting to look at options, opportunities

Parents of school-age children from around the area will have the chance tonight to learn more about new scholarships for their students to attend private school or get therapy for special needs.

Sep. 29, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

CCCC Confucius Classroom to host China National Orchestra Exhibition

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the Confucius Classroom at Central Carolina Community College will host an ensemble of the China National Orchestra, China’s leading traditional folk music performance group.

Sep. 28, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Wicker disappointed in use of lottery funds

Given the issues Lee County Schools and the Lee County government are having with changes to lottery funding at the state level, one local politician says he wishes people had just listened to him — or at least his idea for the lottery — a decade ago.

Sep. 27, 2013 @ 05:19 PM

EDUCATION: Loss of lottery funds puts Lee school board in a bind

Lee County's two older middle schools have decades-old heating and air conditioning systems, which the district has been looking to replace for years. But due to changes in the state lottery, that may not happen any time soon.

Sep. 27, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Awareness, involvement growing for VolunteerLee

Students and teachers in Lee County's public schools are settling into their routines by now, about a month into the new school year, but they're likely still seeing some new faces around campus.

Sep. 26, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Education summit emphasizes preparation

To have a good chance at graduating high school, students needs to be able to read proficiently by third grade — and to do that, experts said at a local gathering Wednesday, students need education even before entering kindergarten.

Sep. 26, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

CCCC takes health care training to the next level

Central Carolina Community College continues to expand its Healthcare programs to keep pace with the area’s growing need for healthcare providers.

Sep. 24, 2013 @ 09:44 AM

CCCC pursuing funds for dual-enrollment program

If a public-private fundraising campaign goes according to plan, every traditional public high school in Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties will have a new guidance counselor next year dedicated solely to helping students take free college classes.