Oct. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit: Adversity happens! Deal with it!

When adversity knocks on your front door, how will you handle it? The difficulties you face have the power to develop your character and give you strength. Or, they can totally defeat you.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible Speaks: Treasuring the word of God

“Your word have I treasured in my heart that I might not sin against You.” Psalm 119:11

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:00 PM


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 02:00 PM


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 04:39 AM

Movie review: ‘Fury’ realistically depicts horrors of war

“Ideals are peaceful; history is violent,” declares Don Collier (Brad Pitt), the battle-hardened commander of the five-soldier crew manning the titular M4 Sherman tank in “Fury.”

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Movie review: ‘The Best of Me’ is same old Sparks fare

The character names may change, but Nicholas Sparks romance follows the same formula: a young boy and young girl fall in-and-out-and-back-in love amid some moss-covered Southern setting, then someone dies and there’s a tear-jerker twist. Cut, print it, that’s a wrap.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Garden Guide: Fall leaf color

One of the most wonderful experiences of fall is the parade of changing leaf color. Nature makes one last spectacular display of yellows, oranges, reds and purples before winter sets in.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

On the Record: ‘New Kid in Town’ author explains meaning

Q: Is there any hidden meaning in the song “New Kid in Town” by The Eagles?

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:55 AM

N.C. Cooperative Extension: Beating the fall rush

We have fallen into fall quite quickly here in Lee County and that means a few things but among the important things are: harvest and soil sampling time. It’s a little quieter at the N.C. Department of Agriculture’s Soil Testing Lab given that many farmers around the state are wide open harvesting crops.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 10:23 PM

Divine Dining: Mixed Bean Soup – it’s something wonderful

I pull into my washed-stone gravel driveway, dodging the stately, beautiful old pine tree that divides it in half.

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

Lett's Set a Spell: Cotton is main money crop until tobacco begins its reign

In the 1900s, cotton was the main money crop on the Lett family farm and most homesteads in the South. Grandpa (Puzie Lett) would leave home around 4 a.m. with a wagon full of cotton for the gin in nearby Broadway while Grandma (Verta Cox Lett) and the “young’uns” picked about 200 pounds each of the white fluffy stuff.

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 03:40 PM


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

Club news


President Doug Gay opened the Sept. 30 meeting of The Sanford Rotary Club and called on Jeff Hockaday to lead the Rotary prayer.

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 02:37 PM

Doctor's Orders: Breast cancer death rates decline slowly, but steadily

The American Cancer Society (ACS) reports that fewer women are dying from breast cancer every year. Early detection seems to be the most important factor — but not the only reason.

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The Paper Pulpit: ‘Why, God, why?’

Those who are going through the dark night of suffering often ask, “Why, God, why?” It becomes easy for them to believe that God is omnipotent but does not care or that He loves but is powerless to prevent their suffering.

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The Bible Speaks: Are you working for today’s rewards or heaven’s blessings?

“…a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who esteem His name.” Malachi 3:16

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

Marriages from Sept. 22-Oct. 3

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 04:36 PM


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Central Carolina People @ Work: Barbara McMillen

Name: Barbara McMillen    

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Game of Groans

Dracula Untold
Grade: C

Oct. 08, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Garden Guide: Do you want to be a Master Gardener volunteer?

North Carolina Extension Master Gardener volunteers provide unbiased, research-based information and programs regarding environmental stewardship of gardens, lawns and landscapes.

Oct. 08, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Jethro Tull credited on first single as ‘Jethro Toe’

Q: I’m curious to know how the band Jethro Tull got its name and whether there really was a Jethro Tull.

Oct. 07, 2014 @ 08:10 PM

Divine Dining: Celebrate fall with these two pumpkin recipes

Fall is imminent. The evenings are getting a bit cooler, the days a little shorter, and pumpkin-flavored everything is making an appearance. Fall has begun her delicate dance, into what will surely become a free-for-all of cascading leaves and cooler weather.

Oct. 07, 2014 @ 08:00 PM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of Oct. 8-14:

Oct. 05, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Doctor's Orders: Be aware: Breast cancer and drinking

Breast cancer diagnoses are increasing each year. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that more than 232,340 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.