Sep. 20, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Births for Sept. 7-13

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Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


The 35th Senior Shepard's Appreciation celebrating the grand finale of Bishop Purdie and Elder Ida Elliott as senior pastors will be held Sept. 28-Oct. 5. Special guests will be Apostle J.V. Porter on Sept. 28 at 5 p.m., Rev. Dr. Otis McMillan on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., Apostle William T. Ford on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. and Pastor Demetrius Elliott on Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. Musical guests include the Sensational Friendly Five, Yael Hilton, Diana Washington, and recording artist KJ Scriven. For more information, please call (910) 497-4350 or visit us at andersoncreekc.org.

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Frank’s ‘A Walk in the Tombstones’ is a cinematic trek worth taking

While taking “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” the engraved names you’ll encounter include Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe and Mike Hammer.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Garden Guide

Nothing screams fall like the vivid autumn colors of mums. Mums offer a variety of color with minimum care. Their rich color display often lasts until the first frost.  

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of Sept. 17-23:

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

Divine Dining

I’m betting the name of these cookies has you a bit stumped. I feel an explanation is necessary here: I had baked these ultra-rich, chock-full-of-chocolate cookies and couldn’t for the life of me think of what to name them.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 12:36 AM

New Miss America: Red cup talent was from movie

The new Miss America won her crown after singing a Pharrell Williams song while playing with a red plastic cup, a performance she says was inspired by a similar scene in a move.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Letts help bring electricity to Buckhorn community

The Letts, who settled in the upper Cape Fear River, were involved with bringing electricity to the area, according to Vernie Lett Womack, author of “A History of the Lett Family of the Upper Cape Fear River,” published in 1985.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Club news

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Undergirding your pastor with prayer

For more than sixty years I have had the greatest job in the world. My title: Ambassador of the King of Kings.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

The need for stirring

“So the Lord stirred up the spirit of … all the remnant of the people and they came and worked on the house of the Lord.” Haggai 1:14

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Births for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Marriage licenses for Aug. 26-Sept. 8

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 03:30 PM


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

N.C. Wesleyan, CCCC sign agreement

North Carolina Wesleyan College and Central Carolina Community College are making four-year college degrees more accessible to people in CCCC’s service area of Chatham, Harnett and Lee counties, thanks to a new Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 10:04 PM

Temple Theatre Review: 'Oklahoma!'

Oh, what a beautiful evening! It sure sped by, but it was so very entertaining. Peggy Taphorn just pulls a hit out of fancier hats each time the curtain rises on a new play. This season opener — “Oklahoma!” — proves her dedication to the Temple and her ability to attract the finest actors to our town.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 10:02 PM

Educational booth standouts picked at Lee Fair

Having been judged on their attractiveness, communication of theme, creativity and educational value earlier this week, the best of the educational booths at the Lee County Regional Fair have been decided.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Sunday: All residents of Asbury community are invited to participate in a neighborhood softball game at 1:30 p.m. and a hot dog supper at 4:30 p.m. Lawn chairs and softball gloves are suggested. Address: 560 Wade Bright Road.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

LEE REGIONAL FAIR: Tobacco looping winners

The Lee Regional Fair Tobacco Looping Contest was held Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Lions Club tobacco barn. Wesley Faw and Eddie Ray Thomas judged the competition.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

EXTENSION NEWS: The past and present of the agricultural fair

Since it is that time of year again for the Lee County Regional Fair, I thought it would be interesting to explore the history of fairs in North Carolina. So we begin with the state agricultural fair that was held in Raleigh back in 1853.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

GARDEN GUIDE: Cool ideas for gardening in the fall

Are you disappointed that fall is almost here and the brilliant flower colors of summer are beginning to fade?

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of Sept. 10-16:

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 04:07 PM

DIVINE DINING: Fish and 'Taters Supper — a feast fit for a hobbit

I have a confession to make. We’re nearly a year into this food column experiment of mine, and I feel it’s time to tell you something important about myself.