Jun. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Legislators back efforts to help veterans, dropouts earn degrees

College is expensive. The cost can be prohibitive for many, leading them to either put off continuing their education or take on debt that can end up being too much to handle.

Jun. 25, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Middle-schoolers learn through discovery in robotics challenge

Trial and error has been the name of the game this week, as about 20 middle school students try their hands at making robots that must be able to navigate a tricky obstacle course.

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Duke Energy provides grants to help students

Duke Energy has announced grants of $75,000 for two Lee County programs.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Fight for increased education funding comes to Lee County

Lee County teachers were notably absent from a rally in Sanford on Wednesday to demand better pay for teachers.

It wasn't because they were all on vacation. The reason, according to the only teacher who did attend, was actually quite full of irony: Many local teachers were at a mandatory, yet unpaid, training session.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Lee no longer included in proposed N.C. law

Lee County has been scrubbed from a bill that would have prevented the school board from suing the county over improper funding after local school leaders questioned both its motives and constitutionality.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

Leaving on a high note

After 31 years teaching in Lee County, including working at J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School every year it has existed, Danny Hester is retiring.

Hester will continue working at Campbell University and is thinking of starting a community choir in Jonesboro.

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 08:40 PM

Lee Christian graduates told to live a spiritual life

The 17 students in Lee Christian School's Graduating class were told Tuesday night by classmates, teachers and guest speakers to do one thing as they go on with their lives.

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Lee commissioners, BOE take opposing stances on state bill

Last year, it was several local bills that split the two boards. This year, the proposed legislation causing the division is a statewide bill that would affect just five counties, including Lee.

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 08:48 PM

LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: ‘Be the best you without being all about you’

More than 300 seniors graduated Friday night from Lee County High School, and speakers at the ceremony gave them a dose of reality as they geared up to enter the real world.

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Funding questions loom for Lee commissioners, school board

Politicians of all stripes, both locally and at the state level, have routinely agreed North Carolina teachers should be paid more. Yet the issue continues to be fraught with controversy.

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Foundation chairman promotes partnership to strengthen education

This week we Take 5 with Jamie Kelly, the chairman of the Lee County Education Foundation.

Jun. 06, 2014 @ 11:15 PM

SOUTHERN LEE HIGH SCHOOL: Friends, family cheer graduates

Southern Lee High School seniors clad in their school colors walked onto the school’s football field Thursday night amid celebratory shouts from their loved ones, who were gathered in the bleachers to watch the commencement ceremony for the class of 2014.

Jun. 06, 2014 @ 08:38 PM

Jackets class of 2014 graduates

The Lee County High School class of 2014 graduated Friday night, with basketball coach and athletic director Reggie Peace giving the commencement address.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Grace graduates challenged to be individuals

The overwhelming message to Grace Christian School seniors from speakers Tuesday night was simple: don't conform.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Lee School Board discusses legislative matter

Politics were the focus of Tuesday night’s Lee County Board of Education meeting, but the school board got started on a lighter note as the J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School chorus serenaded the crowd with several songs.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

NC House panel wants Common Core replacement

Nationally developed academic standards used in more than 40 states would be phased out in North Carolina under legislation that cleared a General Assembly committee Tuesday.

Jun. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Commissioners will hold budget hearings

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday night, with plans to discuss spending on next year’s budget — and specifically to seek input from the general public.

May. 27, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

Teaching artist takes over Temple's education role

The Temple Theatre is looking to expand its educational offerings with the help of new Education Director Greta Zandstra.

May. 24, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Lee Early College grads challenged to make their mark

More than 20 high school seniors officially have a two-year head start on their peers, having graduated from Lee Early College with both a high school diploma and an associate's degree.


May. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

$23M in CCCC bonds bound for ballot

The Lee County Board of Commissioners approved a referendum concerning $23 million in bonds for Central Carolina Community College at its Thursday night meeting.

May. 23, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

‘Ticket to change the world’

Heads held high, walking two-by-two, Central Carolina Community College’s Class of 2014 entered the main hall of the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Thursday to the skirl of a bagpipe — a CCCC tradition.

May. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Summer camps are in season for kids

School's nearly out, so that means summer camps are just around the corner.

May. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Recount doesn't affect primary election result

The results of the Democratic primary for the Lee County Board of Education remain unchanged after a recount.

May. 20, 2014 @ 07:55 PM

Recount doesn't change school board results

The results of the Democratic primary for the Lee County Board of Education were unchanged after a recount held Tuesday night.