Sep. 17, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of Sept. 17-23:

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Artists' works displayed at Temple Theatre during run of 'Oklahoma'

During The Temple Theatre's production of "Oklahoma!," which kicks off its 31st season, another form of art will be displayed in the venue offstage.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

Divine Dining

I’m betting the name of these cookies has you a bit stumped. I feel an explanation is necessary here: I had baked these ultra-rich, chock-full-of-chocolate cookies and couldn’t for the life of me think of what to name them.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 12:36 AM

New Miss America: Red cup talent was from movie

The new Miss America won her crown after singing a Pharrell Williams song while playing with a red plastic cup, a performance she says was inspired by a similar scene in a move.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Letts help bring electricity to Buckhorn community

The Letts, who settled in the upper Cape Fear River, were involved with bringing electricity to the area, according to Vernie Lett Womack, author of “A History of the Lett Family of the Upper Cape Fear River,” published in 1985.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Club news

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Undergirding your pastor with prayer

For more than sixty years I have had the greatest job in the world. My title: Ambassador of the King of Kings.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

The need for stirring

“So the Lord stirred up the spirit of … all the remnant of the people and they came and worked on the house of the Lord.” Haggai 1:14

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Births for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Marriage licenses for Aug. 26-Sept. 8

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 03:30 PM


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

N.C. Wesleyan, CCCC sign agreement

North Carolina Wesleyan College and Central Carolina Community College are making four-year college degrees more accessible to people in CCCC’s service area of Chatham, Harnett and Lee counties, thanks to a new Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 10:04 PM

Temple Theatre Review: 'Oklahoma!'

Oh, what a beautiful evening! It sure sped by, but it was so very entertaining. Peggy Taphorn just pulls a hit out of fancier hats each time the curtain rises on a new play. This season opener — “Oklahoma!” — proves her dedication to the Temple and her ability to attract the finest actors to our town.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 10:02 PM

Educational booth standouts picked at Lee Fair

Having been judged on their attractiveness, communication of theme, creativity and educational value earlier this week, the best of the educational booths at the Lee County Regional Fair have been decided.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Sunday: All residents of Asbury community are invited to participate in a neighborhood softball game at 1:30 p.m. and a hot dog supper at 4:30 p.m. Lawn chairs and softball gloves are suggested. Address: 560 Wade Bright Road.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

LEE REGIONAL FAIR: Tobacco looping winners

The Lee Regional Fair Tobacco Looping Contest was held Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Lions Club tobacco barn. Wesley Faw and Eddie Ray Thomas judged the competition.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

EXTENSION NEWS: The past and present of the agricultural fair

Since it is that time of year again for the Lee County Regional Fair, I thought it would be interesting to explore the history of fairs in North Carolina. So we begin with the state agricultural fair that was held in Raleigh back in 1853.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

GARDEN GUIDE: Cool ideas for gardening in the fall

Are you disappointed that fall is almost here and the brilliant flower colors of summer are beginning to fade?

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of Sept. 10-16:

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 04:07 PM

DIVINE DINING: Fish and 'Taters Supper — a feast fit for a hobbit

I have a confession to make. We’re nearly a year into this food column experiment of mine, and I feel it’s time to tell you something important about myself.

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 03:55 PM

Harnett Jetport hosting fly-in to celebrate renovation

Harnett County officials will show off the new and improved Harnett Regional Jetport next month when it hosts a fly-in to showcase and celebrate the county’s aviation history.

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

The Letts settle in the upper Cape Fear River

In 1739 a ship loaded with men, women and children from various countries came to this new land, America, via the Atlanta Ocean.

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club news


Past President David Nestor opened the Aug. 26 meeting of The Sanford Rotary and called on Paul Horton to lead the Rotary Prayer.

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 01:11 PM

Don’t make me laugh — or sneeze

Women with the condition called stress incontinence avoid exercise, travel less often, wear pads, fear laughing or sneezing in public, and sometimes wait a year or more to talk with their doctors

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Forget me not!

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits.” Psalm 103:2