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.

Mar. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 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.

Mar. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Central Carolina People@Work — Laura Lett-Bruce

What are five most frequently played songs on your iPod playlist? “Nothing Fancy” by Dave Barnes, “Going North” by Missy Higgins, “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band, “Friend Like You” by Joshua Radin, and here lately the entire “Frozen” soundtrack because my girls are obsessed with it!

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 02:43 PM

CCCC orchard nourishes students and community

Hillary Heckler talks to her trees.

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


The Second Pastoral Appreciation Celebration for Pastor Angela Blue will be held at 7 p.m. today and Sunday at 4 p.m., following The Vision; Fulfilling His Purpose. Special guests will be Co-Pastor Tonya Anderson of Abundant Life Ministries, who will be ministering today, and Pastor Derrick Justice, of Lillington Star FWB Church, who will minister on Sunday. For more information, call (910) 497-4350 or visit andersoncreekc.org.

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Cougar Café is tasty extension of CCCC culinary arts program

Organic lettuces with oriental vinaigrette, towering club sandwiches of roast chicken, bacon and fresh produce, and tortilla wraps flavored with the piquant spices of Mexico are just a few of the items on the menu at Central Carolina Community College’s Cougar Café.

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Artwork of Capel is on display at the Temple Theatre

During the current production of “Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Jersey Lily” at the Temple Theatre, the Sanford Brush and Palette Club will feature the artwork of artist Mae Capel.

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Extension News

We have had quite a long winter and even though the weather is still not cooperating well, it is spring and time to get back into the garden.

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 04:55 AM

Garden Guide

Plant diseases have shaped the history of the United States (And for that matter the world!). Saint Patrick’s Day last Monday reminds us all of the many Americans with an Irish heritage. We all know the Great Potato Famine that resulted in an exodus of Irish people to the United States. Did you know the cause of the famine was a plant disease called late blight (which still infects potatoes and tomatoes today)?