Aug. 02, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

REVIEW: Story of Brown is ably told in ‘Get on Up’

In the James Brown biopic “Get On Up,” the soul and R&B trend-setter — exquisitely portrayed by Chadwick Boseman — informs an inquisitive reporter that there’s not a single album on the journo’s shelf that sounds like a James Brown record.

Aug. 02, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

REVIEW: Smart and fun, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ soars

Fashioned more in the spirit of a Saturday afternoon serial than a modern superhero film, “Guardians of the Galaxy” appears at first flush as the most thorny Marvel Studios movie to make.

Aug. 02, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Church News


Heavens Manna Saints of God and Haw River Baptist will host 2014 Chatham Health Initiatives at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pittsboro Community House in Pittsboro. Areas of focus will include long-term care with Felton Wooton and Mental Health Round Table with NAMI - Guilford County and Chatham County Mobile Crisis Service.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Garden guide: Getting ticked off

There are few things that I despise as much as ticks. Ticks are everywhere this time of year in N.C. and are certainly one of my least favorite pests to encounter in the garden.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

State of agriculture

Have you ever wondered about the importance of agriculture in Lee County and in North Carolina?

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of July 30-Aug. 5:

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

Divine dining: Shrimp-stuffed summer squash for a taste of summer

You made a batch of chocolate chip cookies to share with your neighbor, but somehow eight disappeared off of the warm cookie sheet in the blink of an eye.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?"

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

Grandpa (Puzie Lett) told me that an Indian who once lived in Buckhorn community had shared stories about the miraculous powers of tobacco and its smoke. Indians used tobacco in peace pipes to relax as participants when negotiating treaties, and they believed tobacco soothed the mind when gathering for sacred ceremonies.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


Outgoing President Harold Harrington presided over the annual installation of officers and awards night for the Exchange Club of Sanford held at Exchange Club Building on June 26.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done … so that there will not be wrath against the kingdom of the king and his sons.” Ezra 7:23

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

Hippocrates back in 400 B.C. said, “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” Today, good nutrition is more important than ever. Four out of 10 leading causes of death in the United States — heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes — are directly related to the way we eat. Diet is also implicated in scores of other health problems.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

Birth announcements

• Wyatt Scott Lilly, born July 15, son of Ariana Bull and Matthew Lilly of Cameron. Grandparents are Gregory Bull of Nevada, Otis and Christle Lilly of Sanford and the late Deborah Scott. (CCH)

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Marriage licenses


• Samuel Alfred Johnson, 35, of Sanford and Milenni Castro, 24, of Sanford.
• Juan Antonio Viera Martinez, 28, of Sanford and Juana Reyes, 25, of Sanford.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 PM



The Chesney Family Reunion will be held Aug. 1-3.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — Terri Riddle

What are five most frequently-played songs on your iPod playlist? More like WHO — Michael W. Smith, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Kari Jobe. Occasionally Beatles, 80’s.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Vacation Bible School will be held July 27-31 from 6:30-8 p.m. Dinner nightly at 5:30. Address: 2413 Buckhorn Road.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

'There is still hope'

Sanford, trailing in fifth place, has just more than a week to make a comeback and garner the online votes necessary to win $25,000 or more in PetSafe's Bark For Your Park online voting contest.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Garden guide: Going native

People often struggle to decide which types of trees to select for their landscape.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

A refreshing summer treat

While there is no such thing as the perfect fruit, a crisp, juicy slice of watermelon on a hot summer day comes pretty close.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of July 23-29:

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:26 PM

Divine Dining: PapaNonnie breakfast muffins are perfect for hungry tummies

My parents have their usually peaceful abode invaded a few times a year.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church reaches out to military members with prayer breakfasts

The Rev. Calvin Sayles knows a thing or two about what it means to be a Christian in the military.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

“Rise and shine!” Daddy (Bud Lett) yelled at the top of his lungs as he entered my bedroom before the crack of dawn, before the rooster had even crowed.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


President Andy Manhardt opened the July 14 meeting of the San-Lee Sunrise Rotary with the Quote of the Day: “Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.” — Joan Didion.