Jul. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EXTENSION NEWS: Is mold and mildew a problem for you?

Here they come … those hot and humid days of summer. If you have high humidity levels in your home

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

GARDEN GUIDE: Powdery mildew — can you avoid it?

The summer time here in Central North Carolina is an excellent time to grow and consume a variety of fresh local vegetables.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Enrichment Center Calendar

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

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Red, White and Blueberry Trifle — simple, refreshing

You may not be aware that there is a big day in the food world happening soon.

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Raven Rock sets July programs

Raven Rock State Park will be offering the following public programs in July. The programs are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

After starting my Lett’s Set a Spell column 14 years ago, I depended on various oldsters in the family for history and anecdotes, including Daddy and Mama (Bud and Ruby Lett), cousins Nathan and Mary Alice Lett Crissman, Eula Lett Wilson, and Maxine Patterson. However, it was my favorite uncle Gilbert Lett who helped me the most. 

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


New officers for the 2014-15 club year were installed Thursday, June 19, by the Sanford Lions Club. Past President Dr. Marvin Joyner presided over the ceremony before a large audience of members and guests. Outgoing President Richard Holshouser also presented a number of awards and special recognitions to members who have contributed greatly to this past year’s success.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; all day and all night they will never keep silent.” Isaiah 62:6a

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

The freedom born in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776 finds unique expression in a document we call the Declaration of Independence.

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 07:30 PM


• Olivia Paisley Puryear, born May 13, daughter of Jordan Christopher Puryear and Jessica Nicole Marsh of Sanford. (FirstHealth)

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Marriage licenses


• Danny Lee James, 55, of Sanford and Melissa Rose Yunker Coombs, 37, of Sanford.

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 05:30 PM



The Lee County Senior High Class of 2004 will have its 10-year class reunion on Oct. 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Singles tickets are $35 and couples tickets are $60. Please visit www.LCHS2004.com to view more information and purchase tickets online. Please email any questions to lcshclass2004@gmail.com. For updates, see the class Facebook page — Lee County Senior High Class of “04”.

Jun. 27, 2014 @ 05:07 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — Crystal Rhodes

NAME: Crystal Leigh Rhodes

FAMILY: Father, Donnie Rhodes; mother DeeAnna Strickland; children Aubrey, Casady and Joseph; and my wonderful fiance, Robert Case   

Jun. 27, 2014 @ 02:02 PM

Church News


Sunday at 11 a.m. service, Dr. Darrin Moore will present the sermon “The Outreach of Faith: The Christian Life” Philippians 3:3. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

From CCCC to the Ivy League

Lauren Hill had her hands in the dirt a lot while earning her Associate in Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture at Central Carolina Community College. She received that, with honors, at the college’s May graduation.

Jun. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of June 25-July 1:

Jun. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

DIVINE DINING: Curried chicken salad — beautiful, with variety of colors and textures

Everyone needs an actor friend. If you don’t have one, go loiter around the Temple Theatre until you do.

Jun. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

GARDEN GUIDE: Get ready! It’s Japanese beetle time

June is a month that is generally associated with positive things such as summer vacations, warm sunny weather, and fresh local vegetables.

Jun. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Dealing with sibling squabbles

If you grew up with a brother or sister like I did, I’m sure you have your share of war stories that left both sides bleeding,

Jun. 24, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

CCCC celebrates high school graduation

Graduating students gave a shout-out for themselves with a high-reaching arm-pumping at Central Carolina Community College’s June 19 Adult High School/GED graduation.  

Jun. 23, 2014 @ 01:22 PM

'Think Like a Man' tops 'Jersey Boys' with $30M

The Las Vegas ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood's new Four Seasons musical "Jersey Boys."

Jun. 23, 2014 @ 01:20 PM

DeGeneres, Harvey are Daytime Emmy Awards winners

Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey and the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" were among the 41st annual Daytime Emmy winners.

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

Anything could become a tall tale at Grandpa’s country store in Buckhorn community where local yokels, “drank” salesmen and cracker carriers gathered daily to set a spell. There were off-color jokes, funny stories, character portrayals, and sometimes tragic news ... all told with fervor and passion as folks “Lett” it all hang out among family, friends, and neighbors.

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


With Sanford’s Family Promise program, homeless families get much needed help and feel “God’s love in God’s House,” according to Executive Director Fredrika Cooke. She was guest speaker at the Sanford Lions Club meeting June 12 at the Lions Fairgrounds.

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare.” Philippians 2:20