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.

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.