Sep. 19, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

County schools get life choices grant

Lee County Schools will receive about $58,000 to teach children in grades 4-6 good life choices thanks to $800,000 the federal government gave North Carolina recently — an unexpected extension of an existing grant — to ramp up abstinence education in rural areas.

Sep. 19, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

State senator praises CCCC veterans services

N.C. Sen. Ronald Rabin visited Central Carolina Community College’s Lee County Campus this week and said liked what he saw in the educational and support opportunities available to military veterans.

Sep. 15, 2013 @ 08:00 PM

Commissioners to hear funding appeal from sheriff

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is set to request $342,204 from the Lee County Board of Commissioners and the Lee County Board of Education Monday night to fund the School Resource Officer Program.

Sep. 13, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Riding, romping — and reading

The fair may be mostly fun and games, but there's some learning that goes on, too.

Sep. 13, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

LEE SCHOOL BOARD: Funding constraints mean East Lee project postponed

East Lee Middle School has relied on the same heating and air conditioning system for the last 35 years, and although school board members say they want to replace it, they also delayed those efforts somewhat on Tuesday.

Sep. 10, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Second Chance prom-goers relive past to improve present

The hosts of Saturday night's Second Chance Prom were shy of their fundraising target at the end of the night, but ultimately, they said they had fun while also helping local students.

Sep. 07, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Officials say so far, so good

In their first official meeting of the school year, the four high school principals in Lee County Schools gathered with other educators and school board members Wednesday to report on how their first week went.

Sep. 06, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

Increased bandwidth supports schools’ digital transformation

Moore County Schools’ Digital Learning Transformation has received a major boost with the completion of an upgraded network system that increases the district’s digital bandwidth tenfold.

Sep. 05, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

Teachers decry raises for state-level officials

State-level progressive and pro-teacher groups held a press conference this week to criticize raises for two young, relatively inexperienced executive branch workers as hypocritical and politically motivated — and some local teachers were also up in arms about the developing issue.

Aug. 31, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: New fundraiser, same mission for Communities in Schools

This week, we Take 5 with Heather Little, the executive director of Communities In Schools of Lee County, about CIS.

Aug. 26, 2013 @ 05:33 PM

Looking forward to learning

Most of Lee County's public schools had their first day of class Monday.

Aug. 26, 2013 @ 04:40 PM

Doeren eager to see NC State face game pressure

North Carolina State is down to its final days of preparation for coach Dave Doeren's first game with the Wolfpack. He's eager to find out how his new players respond to game pressure.

Aug. 24, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS: Changes await students as new year begins Monday

For most of the public schools in Lee County, Monday is a new beginning.

Aug. 23, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

In schools’ time of need, Volunteer Lee steps in

Volunteers and tutors within the local school system, which were once a luxury, are now a necessity.

Aug. 15, 2013 @ 07:54 PM

Four CCCC trustees to keep appointments — for now

The four trustees of Central Carolina Community College who sued the college and the state last month won at least a temporary victory in court Thursday.

Aug. 14, 2013 @ 05:04 AM

EDUCATION: Teacher positions will remain same; funding will be reduced in other areas

Despite much hand-wringing over the personnel cuts imposed by the state budget passed last month, Lee County Schools will have the same number of teachers and teacher assistants as last year.

Aug. 11, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Chatham schools chosen for bus safety program

Chatham County students are getting on and off school buses 4,144 times every school day — which means 4,144 possibilities for a student to be hit by oncoming traffic.

Aug. 10, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Innovation Center impresses N.C. secretary of commerce

North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Allred Decker said she liked what she saw during a recent tour of the Lee County Innovation Center.

Aug. 09, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Lee graduation rate exceeds state average

Lee County students graduate high school, on average, at a higher rate than their peers around the state — according to recently released data.

Aug. 09, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Bryan leads first of public meetings

Better communication and politics were two of the main subjects that arose at the first of seven community meetings new Lee County Schools Superintendent Andy Bryan is hosting from now through September.

Aug. 08, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY: Officials foresee smooth transition for school resource officer program

Political squabbles arose over changing the command of Lee County Schools student resource officers from the schools to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, but those on the district's 16 campuses might not notice much difference.

Aug. 07, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

‘A day to be proud’

Cheers, applause and whistles filled the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Tuesday as family and friends of Central Carolina Community College’s summer 2013 graduating class expressed their excitement and joy.

Aug. 07, 2013 @ 04:57 AM

Culinary showcase set for Southern Pines

Feast on some of the best food in the area on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the annual Culinary Showcase organized by the Moore County Chamber of Commerce.

Aug. 04, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Lee County teacher curates exhibit on face jugs

One local teacher has been spending his summer curating a one-of-a-kind art exhibit at East Carolina University, as a capstone to his master’s degree in education.

Aug. 04, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC launches welding diploma to help meet need for welders

The arc from a welding torch burns white-hot as it fuses metal to metal, creating the physical infrastructure of 21st century life: bridges, high-rise buildings, automobiles, and a thousand other things.