Apr. 06, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

When you read this column today, I will be celebrating the life, death and rebirth of my “Mother Ann” in Ohio. Fresh out of college in 1976, I moved to Columbus, Ohio, to experience treatments and to take classes at Beechwold Clinic, a holistic health center, for the summer. A date with destiny kept me in the area, including a job with a newspaper near Dayton, Ohio.

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Club News


The Sandhills Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. recently held its monthly meeting. Discussion consisted of the announcement of the continued success with the chapter’s GEM’S Program, directed by Sorority member Brittany Ray.

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

School menus

LEE COUNTY — Monday: Corndog on a stick or cheeseburger, coleslaw, tater tots, sliced pears, strawberry cup.

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Spring into verse with Poetry Month contests

Lee County, are you ready to express yourself poetically? In celebration of Poetry Month in April, pick up your pen, flex your fingers over the computer keys, grab that thesaurus and write!

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“A man’s way is not in himself, nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps. Correct me, O Lord.” Jeremiah 10:23-24b

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

Ever since Harry Truman was president in the 1940s, a day has been set aside each year as a National Day of Prayer. Presidents have traditionally hosted an annual ecumenical service marking the day in the East Room of the White House. President Obama abolished the service.

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Birth announcements

• John Theodore Koch, born March 20, son of Ann-Marie and Kelly Koch of Sanford. Grandparents are Wendy Glaeser of Alabama, Russell Naron of Mississippi, and Gene and Carolyn Koch of Montana. (CCH)

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Marriage licenses

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

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 04:30 PM



The third annual reunion of Carnes Company employees will be held Saturday, April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ron’s Barn.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Central Carolina People @Work: Freddie Jones

What are five most frequently-played songs on your iPod playlist? I listen to anything, from rock to country to jazz, but right now, [mostly] New Acts, The Winery Dogs or Rival Sons.


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Saturday: Prayer Rally at 9 a.m.; Sunday: Dr. Darrin Moore will present the sermon “A Little Man Meets a Big God” Luke 19:1-10, at 11 a.m. Pickin’ At The Creek, Saturday, April 12. Home cooked BBQ dinner at 5:30 p.m. $7 a plate. Gospel music at 7 p.m. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

Apr. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Two locals saluted for community service

Local observances of National Volunteer Week, which falls from April 6-12, will include recognition of two state-level award winners.

Apr. 03, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Extension sponsors organic demonstration garden series

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Lee County will offer an organic demonstration garden series. This hands-on opportunity to learn how to grow organically will include group activity days where everyone will pitch in to help and learn proper methods and ideas of how to improve or create your own garden.

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Container vegetable gardening

Vegetable gardens are popping up all over the country. There may be many reasons to grow your own produce

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

It’s got to be local agriculture

Are you getting a little tired of eating store bought fruits and veggies, shipped in from all over?

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar for April 2-8

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of April 2-8

Apr. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Divine Dining

Tarts are a thing in Northern Ireland. Nearly every restaurant I visited while living there had a variety: savory roasted vegetable tarts, sweet strawberry and rhubarb tarts, and one of my favorite, a bacon and mushroom tart.

Mar. 30, 2014 @ 09:26 PM

One Direction cleans up at Kids' Choice Awards

Robert Downey Jr. turned inspirational speaker at the Kids' Choice Awards, Pharrell set another fashion trend, David Blaine lost his head during a slime-induced illusion, One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence cleaned up, and the green goo bath finally caught up with Mark Wahlberg — thanks to some unlikely slimers.

Mar. 30, 2014 @ 09:22 PM

'Noah' rises to top of box office with $44M debut

After weathering a sea of controversy, "Noah" arrived in first place at the weekend box office.

Mar. 30, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

It’s finally here … longer, sunnier days … after one of the worst winters on record in North Carolina and all over the United States. A news report does not have to tell us how bad it was … each of us felt the chill in our bones, the cold in our bodies, the gloom in our minds and the shadow in our souls.

Mar. 30, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


The Sanford Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) met March 6 at Elizabeth’s Pizza. The club formally welcomed two new members, Wanda Beasley and Nikki Jeffries.

Mar. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“Were they ashamed because of the abomination they had done? They certainly were not ashamed, and they did not know how to blush…” Jeremiah 8:12a

Mar. 30, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

Does Satan really exist? A Gallop poll some years ago revealed that as many as 70 percent of Americans believe he does, but half of that number see him as the sum of everything evil, and not as a personal being. So, which is he — a personal being, or just a term used to define the forces of evil in our world?

Mar. 29, 2014 @ 07:00 PM


n Jordan Johnson, born March 13, son of Audrey and Jason Johnson of Cameron. Grandparents are Carolyn Polk of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Bernadette Johnson of Mobile, Ala. (CCH)

Mar. 29, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Marriage licenses

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