Feb. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Latest school board hopefuls not new to education scene

Two more people threw their hat into the ring Tuesday for the upcoming elections for the Lee County Board of Education, both of whom have previous ties to the board.

Feb. 16, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Private school vouchers split many

The issue of using taxpayer dollars to provide vouchers for children to attend private school has divided many in North Carolina, with strong opinions prevalent on both sides of the argument and a lawsuit now filed over the matter.

Feb. 13, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

CCCC trustee ruling leaves neither side totally satisfied

The four Central Carolina Community College trustees who sued the college and the state after being forced off the board this summer by the General Assembly have had their case dismissed.

Feb. 12, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

Teacher salary bump leaves some in Lee wanting more

Local teachers and school officials are responding with mixed feelings to the news that the state will likely raise the salary for beginning teachers by nearly 14 percent over the next two years.

Feb. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC gets clean interim accreditation report

The regional accrediting agency for colleges and universities has given Central Carolina Community College a “thumbs-up” following an in-depth review of the quality of its programs and procedures.

Feb. 10, 2014 @ 09:40 PM

McCrory, N.C. lawmakers pledge new teacher pay raise

Gov. Pat McCrory and top state lawmakers promised Monday to commit about $200 million over the next two years to raise pay for starting teachers from $30,800 a year to $35,000 and keep new educators from leaving classrooms.

Feb. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Fastest with the answers

Trading leads throughout the final moments of the 2014 Lee County Library Quiz Bowl, the final match between Lee Early College and Southern Lee High School came down to the wire.

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Spelling Bee finals set for next Saturday

This week, we Take 5 with Brad Marin about the 4th annual Lee County PAGE District Finals Spelling Bee, scheduled for 1 p.m. on Feb. 15 at McLeod Auditorium at Lee Senior High School.

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Classes teach how to parent in America

There are about 2,000 parents of students in Lee County Schools who don't speak English at home. It's Yolanda Gierbolini's job to reach out to them, offering classes on discipline, volunteering, helping their children become more literate and other topics.

Feb. 07, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Local officials discuss school security, teacher salaries

The Lee County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education met Thursday night to talk about a subject that has divided them in recent years: money.

Feb. 06, 2014 @ 09:48 PM

Four area schools to compete for knowledge title

In the old fellowship hall of Sanford’s First Presbyterian Church, some high school students recalled dates and historical figures while others tried to predict their own future in this weekend’s battle of the brains.

Feb. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Superintendent pledges to maintain rapport with public

After giving local parents and others 10 chances to offer feedback, Lee County Schools Superintendent Andy Bryan is taking a break from the public meet-and-greet sessions he started shortly after becoming superintendent last year.

Feb. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Weather makeup days announced

Lee County Schools will hold winter weather makeup days for students in most schools by extending three days that had been planned as early release days to full days.

Jan. 30, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Report card shows state ahead of Lee students in Common Core

Students in Lee County Schools lagged behind the rest of the state in reading and math at nearly every grade level in the first year of Common Core testing, according to data released by the state Tuesday afternoon.

Jan. 28, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

State outpaces Lee students in first-year Common Core scores

Students in Lee County Schools lagged behind the rest of the state in almost every reading and math measure in the first year of Common Core testing, according to data released by the state Tuesday afternoon.

Jan. 27, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

Lee County Schools closed on Tuesday

Lee County Schools is closed for students and staff on Tuesday.

Jan. 26, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC opens Career Readiness Lab at Lee County Library

Cyheem Williams is a big fan of Central Carolina Community College’s new Career Readiness Lab at Lee County’s Suzanne Reeves Library.

Jan. 22, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY: Commissioners hear report on cost-effective school construction

After receiving 10 large-scale construction requests from Lee County Schools, including two new elementary schools, the Lee County Board of Commissioners

Jan. 19, 2014 @ 05:02 AM


T. Eston Marchant — who's known to everyone as "Bud" — has been president of Central Carolina Community College since 2008. Developments at CCCC under his tenure, especially recent ones, have earned him The Herald's Citizen of the Year recognition.

Jan. 18, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC graduates largest Adult High School/GED class in school history

Graduation for Central Carolina Community College’s Adult High School/General Educational Development programs was a huge celebration, complete with a crowd, cheering, applause, balloons and hundreds of cameras, smartphones and iPads recording the excitement.

Jan. 17, 2014 @ 10:55 PM

‘We’re family’

Frequent applause breaks, and even a few standing ovations, interrupted Friday morning’s ceremony at J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School, which was honored for being named The Head of Class.

Jan. 17, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Wait continues in CCCC trustee case

Despite rumors to the contrary, no major updates have come for several months in the lawsuit between four Central Carolina Community College trustees and the state.

Jan. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee BOE enters voucher lawsuit

On the same night its attorney was honored with one of the highest awards the state government can give, the Lee County Board of Education also decided to join a lawsuit against that same state government.

Jan. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Harnett charter school aims for Ivy League

A new area charter school will seek to prepare students, through highly rigorous instruction, to be viable candidates for the Ivy League and other prestigious universities starting next school year.

Jan. 13, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

J. Glenn Edwards goes to 'Head of Class'

With the announcement that J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School had won the coveted Head of Class award on Monday, it became the third school in three years to be named the best elementary school in Lee County.