May. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Students rankled by teachers’ computer chat

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.

May. 15, 2014 @ 07:44 PM

Governor salutes Caterpillar apprenticeship grads

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.

May. 15, 2014 @ 07:59 AM

Lee school board sends budget increase request to commissioners

The Lee County Board of Education officially requested a budget increase from the county of several million dollars on Tuesday night.


May. 10, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: CC Works touted as win-win-win program

This week, we Take 5 with The Herald’s 2013 Citizen of the Year, Dr. Bud Marchant, about the Central Carolina Works project. Marchant is the president of Central Carolina Community College.

May. 10, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Experiencing the world — no passport necessary

Whether it’s walking among the Egyptian pyramids or soaking in the sun on a beach in Spain, most parents want to give their children a taste of the world.

May. 08, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Career-prep programs a hit with local students

Interest in science-focused summer camps for younger students and high school-level career academies is growing, and last year, nearly every single Lee County senior who had taken career and technical education classes graduated.

May. 07, 2014 @ 10:08 PM

Educators back McCrory plan

After his last plan for raising teacher pay was received less than enthusiastically, Gov. Pat McCrory announced further steps Wednesday to bolster funding for education in North Carolina — news that was deemed a positive development locally.

May. 06, 2014 @ 10:26 PM

Akinosho, Livingston, Williams get most votes in Lee BOE race

Pending a recount, Mark Akinosho, Ophelia Livingston and Shawn Williams have come closer to membership on the Lee County Board of Education, having been the top three vote-getters in Tuesday's Democratic primary.

May. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Holocaust survivor recounts horror

Rebecca Yomtov Hauser was just 22-years old when Nazi soldiers pounded on the door of her family’s home in the small town of Ioannina, Greece.

May. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: Youth Council's 'Race to Read' 5K provides books to schools

Today, we Take 5 with Lesa Price and Karen Kennedy, who serve as advisors to the Sanford/Lee County Youth Council, about the upcoming “Race to Read” 5K race and other ways the Youth Council works in the community.

Apr. 28, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Lee Senior is 'off to see the wizard'

The classic story "The Wizard of Oz" was 39 years old before it was made into one of the most famous movies of all time. Now, 75 years after the film debut and 114 years after the book came out, drama students at Lee County High School are putting their own spin on the tale.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Kids encouraged to enjoy, explore during ‘Play Daze’

Next week, hundreds of local children will converge on San-Lee Park for a day of celebration and dozens of activities tailored toward them.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Four vie for three Lee BOE seats in Democratic primary

Four members of the local Democratic Party are campaigning for a seat on the Lee County Board of Education. But in the board's first-ever partisan election, there are only three open seats.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

Stewardship taking root

Their knees smudged with dirt and their hands covered in soil and mulch, students at B.T. Bullock Elementary School took a break from class Wednesday to work with school staff and community leaders to plant trees outside the school.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Students are in the spotlight at Lee school board meeting

Students were in the spotlight at Tuesday night’s Lee County Board of Education meeting as groups from three local schools showed off their culinary, artistic and academic exploits.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Despite awareness, autistic students face challenges

There’s a reason the symbol for Autism Awareness, which is being celebrated all April, is a puzzle piece: No two children with autism are quite the same, and the disorder can often present a complex set of problems.

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Festival to feature students’ artistic skills

This Thursday, teachers and children from schools in and around Siler City are inviting all fans of the arts to a festival replete with music, drama, painting and more.

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 11:05 PM

Seven more join SRO ranks

Seven men and women joined Lee County’s law enforcement ranks as the newest School Resource Officers on Friday.

Mar. 21, 2014 @ 09:27 PM

Central Carolina Works receives $800,000 grant

Central Carolina Works — a Central Carolina Community College program meant to increase dual enrollment in area high schools — recently was awarded an $800,000 grant from the state for workforce development.

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Board may seek $4.8M increase

After requesting about $20 million from the county for this year’s budget but getting about $16 million, the Lee County Board of Education is considering asking for even more next year — to the tune of $21 million.

Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Gala for literacy is a first

This week, we Take 5 with Carolyn Spivey, the director of the Coalition for Families, about the “Anchors Aweigh” Benefit Auction

Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Trustee do-over needed

Not even two weeks after selecting four new trustees for Central Carolina Community College, the school boards of Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties have to meet again to redo one of the appointments.

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

‘History Hounds’ turn guides for Sanford tour

A group of home-schooled students will host a historical tour of downtown Sanford this weekend, and organizers are encouraging the public to join them.

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

CCCC training, partnerships impress international visitors

Many thousand miles separate Africa and the Middle East from Central Carolina Community College, but several educational leaders from that area recently visited the college’s Lee County Campus.

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Moving toward a medical career

Some high school seniors may be only just now starting to think about college. But at least one underclassman is several steps ahead, aspiring to attend medical school.