May. 03, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Theatre review: ‘Hairspray’ is perfectly coiffed

“Another one outta the park!”

May. 03, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible speaks: No turning back

“…No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62

May. 03, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit: The church of what’s happening now

A character on comedian Flip Wilson’s television show several years ago was called “Reverend Leroy.”

May. 02, 2015 @ 03:08 PM

Doctor's Orders: Central Carolina Hospital celebrates National Nurses Week

Central Carolina Hospital honor their nurses during National Nurses Week (May 6-12), an annual celebration that recognizes the value of nursing.

May. 02, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

Club news

May. 02, 2015 @ 01:10 PM


May. 02, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Marriage licenses

Marriage licenses issued recently by the Register of Deeds include:

May. 02, 2015 @ 06:01 AM

Central Carolina People @ Work: Cindy Whitaker Ammons

What are five most frequently played songs on your iPod playlist? “Autumn Leaves,” Chris Brown; “Chandelier,” Sia; “Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt; “What Now,” Rihanna; “Alone I Break,” Korn

May. 02, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Movie review: ‘Avengers’ sequel crowded, but entertaining

The real conflict driving “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (hereinafter “Avengers II”) isn’t the titular troupe of titans versus the titular James Spader-voiced

Apr. 29, 2015 @ 05:05 AM

Divine Dining: Hamming It Up Soup

Good morning, friends. Before we get to this week’s column, I’m afraid I have a wee bit of housekeeping to do.

Apr. 29, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Garden Guide: Get picking in strawberry season

Happy Strawberry season! Many farmers across the state are now busy harvesting those yummy red berries.

Apr. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center Calendar

Boomer, senior, family caregiver and veteran events for April 29-May 5.

Apr. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

On the Record: American vice president wrote melody of ’50s hit

Q: There was a song that was popular in the ’50s that I believe was written by the vice president of the United States.

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 05:12 PM

Lett's Set a Spell: Reinvention is necessary in business and in life

For many years, I have discussed reinvention as a major key to success. When exploring ideas for readers and speaking to audiences, I have written numerous columns on the topic for this newspaper.

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

Club news

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Birth announcements

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit: Beelzebub’s favorite tool

Beelzebub is one of the many interesting names found in the Bible. Just who is Beelzebub?

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible speaks: Humanly divine

“Abraham said of Sarah his wife, ‘She is my sister.’ So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.” Genesis 20:2

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 05:14 PM

Doctor's Orders: Hip fractures

Hip fractures send more than 258,000 Americans age 65 and older to the hospital each year. While hip fractures can be treated, the injury can lead to severe health problems and reduced quality of life.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 02:09 PM

Marriage licenses

Marriage licenses issued recently by the Lee County Register of Deeds include:

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 02:07 PM


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Movie review: ‘Ex Machina’ provocative, filled with philosophical subtext

It is a gonzo yet seemingly throwaway moment in “Ex Machina” when Nathan (Oscar Isaac), a reclusive tech tycoon, joins a mute girl Friday named Kyoko (Sonoya Mizuno) for an impromptu dance routine set to Oliver Cheatham’s R&B hit “Get Down Saturday Night.”

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Garden Guide: Adding organic matter to a home garden

Lee County is fairly unique in that the Sandhills region of the state, characterized by deep, sandy soils, meets the Piedmont, characterized by clay soils. Sometimes this conversion happens in our own backyard!

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

EXTENSION NEWS: Lee County 4-H offers summer science camps

If you haven’t noticed, our world is changing pretty fast.

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, senior, family caregiver and veteran events for the April 22-28