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.

Jan. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC program gets green light

With approval by two regional governing bodies Monday, Central Carolina Works — a Central Carolina Community College program dedicated to increasing dual-enrollment among high schools — may begin as early as this fall.

Jan. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

LOOKING BACK AT 2013: 'A work in progress'

The last half-decade has been an occasionally choppy time at the top of Lee County Schools.

Jan. 01, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Saving lives, shaping futures

Fire Capt. Wilbert “Tramp” Dunn, was 22 years old and just out of service in Vietnam when he found the inspiration for his life’s work.

Dec. 29, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

Fundraising under way for new CCCC program

Central Carolina Community College is expanding its course offerings, having recently opened a new health sciences building in Lillington and looking into new classes on operating machinery for hydraulic fracturing and other types of drilling.

Dec. 27, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Clark joins CCCC board

The Central Carolina Community College board of trustees is back to full strength, as discussions about construction needs and new academic programs loom on the horizon, with the recent appointment of Keith Clark.

Dec. 20, 2013 @ 11:04 PM

One last salute

There was a lot more laughing, crying and hugging in formation for the Lee County High School Army JROTC program Friday morning than usual.

Dec. 20, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Teachers pied for playground

Between getting to meet Santa and seeing some beloved staff members take a pie to the face Thursday morning, the students at Floyd L. Knight school wound down their fall semester with some excitement.

Dec. 19, 2013 @ 05:34 PM

Local officials leave Republican Party

Before a Republican-backed law was enacted this summer making the Lee County Board of Education and the Sanford City Council into politically partisan groups, the school board had five Republican members.

Dec. 19, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

MOORE SCHOOLS: Superintendent accepts job in Virginia Beach

Moore County Schools Superintendent Aaron Spence will officially resign toward the end of this school year, the district announced Tuesday night. Spence was approved Tuesday by the school board in Virginia Beach, Va., to become the new superintendent there next year.

Dec. 14, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Hundreds earn CCCC medical programs certificates

Pride and hope radiated from the faces of Central Carolina Community College students Thursday as they walked the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center stage to receive their Continuing Education graduation certificates in a wide variety of health care fields.

Dec. 12, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Boys and Girls Club gives students a leg up on learning with new program

Starting soon, local teens will be able to get science and math tutoring and use specialized labs to learn more about animation, digital music or video production, forensic science, robotics and a load of other tech-related subjects.

Dec. 11, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

School board lists building priorities

The Lee County Board of Education met Tuesday night to outline its top 10 priorities for construction or repair projects over the next five years.

Dec. 07, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: Common Core, Lee Schools put focus on literacy

This week, we Take 5 with Carol Chappell, the K-5/Title I/II Director for Lee County Schools, about Common Core reading standards

Dec. 06, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Teacher turnover rates rising

As salaries were frozen for yet another year, teacher turnover in North Carolina last year was the highest it has been in at least five years according to a recently released report. And in most local counties, teachers left at an even higher rate than the state average.

Dec. 04, 2013 @ 07:31 PM

Luncheon message: Ladies can shine

The work done by local and state Extension and Community Associations is commendable, said North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, and should be expanded.

Dec. 01, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC Automotive Restoration program unique in state

Ashley Cook becomes almost poetic when she talks about restoring old automobiles.