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.

Mar. 07, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Two removed trustees, two others, join CCCC board

Four trustees were named to the Central Carolina Community College board of trustees Thursday afternoon to fill the four seats left empty after a state law passed this summer removed the four incumbents.

Mar. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

3 former CCCC presidents honored

Three former presidents of Central Carolina Community College have been inducted into The Order of The Long Leaf Pine, a prestigious award given by the governor of North Carolina.

Mar. 05, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

EDUCATION: Bonardi, Smith explain why they're not seeking reelection

The Lee County Board of Education met Tuesday night. And while there wasn't much on the board's agenda, it was the beginning of a stretch of final meetings for two eight-year veterans of the board.

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Southern Lee, Lee County compete vs. fellow Junior ROTC teams

In the U.S. Army, there are Rangers; and in high school Junior ROTC, there are Raiders.

Mar. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Young shooters aim for victory

Nearly 100 Lee County students will navigate, take aim and fire throughout the day Saturday in a bid to be named the best in the region.

Feb. 26, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Sparking interest in science

Two men came to West Lee Middle School on Wednesday and proceeded to light chemicals on fire, cause miniature explosions and even expose various foods to combustion and electrocution.

Feb. 26, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

LEE COUNTY: School day gets longer

Lee County Schools leaders met Tuesday night to determine how to make up for instructional time lost to recent snow days, and they ended up giving students yet another day off.

Feb. 25, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

Students explore possible career paths in STEM

Some of the young men and women sat down at computers to be introduced to the world of architecture, while others tinkered with digital music programs or investigated forensics.

Feb. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Emily Garcia wins county spelling bee

It may have taken "entourage," "heifer," "prerogative" and "infinitesimal" to get East Lee Middle School seventh grader Emily Garcia to the final round of the 2014 Lee County PAGE District Spelling Bee, but it was "nemesis" that solidified her first-place ranking.

Feb. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

School board adopts plan for students who fail reading test

 Lee County third graders who fail the state's new reading test — which more than half failed last year — won't necessarily have to go to remedial summer reading camps, the Lee County Board of Education declared Tuesday.

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.