Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Sunday at 11 a.m. service, Dr. Darrin Moore will present the sermon “Easter — What a Difference” 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Raven Rock State Park announces activities

Raven Rock State Park will conduct the following free public programs in April. For more information, contact Raven Rock State Park at (910) 893-4888. Raven Rock State Park is located six miles west of Lillington off U.S. 421 North.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 06:33 PM

Enrichment Center honors volunteers

The Enrichment Center of Lee County recently hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Volunteers were treated to a Mardi Gras themed dinner complete with entertainment by Sarah Sandrock. Over 120 volunteers and their guests attended the annual event where volunteers are recognized

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

CCH employees inducted into Hall

Central Carolina Hospital has announced that Wanda Collins, a nursing assistant, and Brenda Jones, a unit secretary, have been inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame, Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s highest honor for employees, at a ceremony in Dallas, Texas, on April 9.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Adding organic matter to the 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. 16, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Parliamentary procedure workshop set for April 30

Have you ever been sitting in a meeting and it appeared that everything had run amuck?

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 04:56 AM


Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of April 16-22

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

The restorative powers of homemade bread with pinto beans

I am afraid I’m about to burst a food columnist bubble here.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Temple herds 'Cats' onstage

Temple Theatre's next production is arguably its most ambitious yet, but don't be surprised if the cast lands on all four paws.“Cats” — the iconic production that ran for for a record-setting 21 years at London’s New London Theatre, and on Broadway for more than 18 years, will run at the Temple from April 24 through May 11. A 25-person cast from all over the state, as well as New York and elsewhere, has been assembled to portray a motley collection of felines.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

'Hunger Games' top winner at MTV Movie Awards

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned the prize for best film at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave."

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

While traveling to Ohio to attend a memorial service for a dear friend in Dayton, I took some time to recharge and reconnect with old friends and meet new people. We celebrated the legacy of Ann Klosterman who experienced 90 years of abundant living and giving rather than mourning her death.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Club News


President David Nestor called the Sanford Rotary Club into its April 1 session by asking Ted Lanier to lead the Rotary Prayer and Tom Spence to lead the singing of For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow. The song was chosen to pay respect to the physician members of the club.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“…and (Jesus) went away and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more.” Matthew 26:44b

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

One of the most interesting characters mentioned in the New Testament was a man named Barabbas. Having been tried, found guilty and sentenced to die, his cell was very likely located in the fortress of Antonia in the city of Jerusalem.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Marriage licenses

Marriage licenses issued recently by the Lee County Register of Deeds office.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 05:30 PM


• Raylen William Prince, born March 31, son of Heather Prince Rankin of Sanford. Grandparents are Gale Whitaker and Charles Prince, both of Sanford. (CCH)

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:30 PM



All former employees of Allis-Chalmers, Siemens-Allis and Siemens Energy are having a reunion April 25 at 6 p.m. at Ron’s Barn. All employees and guests are welcome. Entertainment will be provided and door prizes are welcome. For more information, contact David Murphy at (919) 776-3789 or Janice Scoins at (919) 499-4329.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:31 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — Fredrika Murrill Cooke

What are the five most frequently played songs on your iPod playlist? “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, “Superwoman” by Alicia Keys, “Encourage Yourself” by Donald Lawrence, “Staying Alive” by The Bee Gees and “The Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Sunday at 11 a.m. service, Dr. Darrin Moore will present the sermon “A Big Crowd Meets a King” Luke 19:28-44. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Extension News

Spring is finally here, and it is time to get back in the garden or, for some, it is time to prepare the garden for the first time. I’ve gotten quite a few questions in the last few weeks about gardening and, in particular, organic methods of production. So I’m going to take some time to talk about some gardening basics and also cover a bit about organic gardening.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Garden Guide

It’s one of those first warm, sunny early-spring days that invites you out to the garden. You make your way around planting beds just coming to life after a long winter but wait, where are those tulips you planted last fall?

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of April 9-15, 2014

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Divine Dining

Growing up, my family had a Sunday tradition. We did go to church, but that’s not the Sunday tradition of which I’m speaking — the tradition was what happened after church each and every Sunday: Chinese food for lunch. If I’m honest, there were many prayer times in church as a teenager when all I could think of was whether I wanted sweet and sour pork or General Tso’s chicken. And they let me be a preacher!

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 09:34 AM

'Captain America' sets April record with $96.2M

Disney and Marvel could be one of the finest teams around.