Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

EXTENSION NEWS: Battling fall armyworms

The fall armyworm is a chronic pest in North Carolina. The caterpillars feed on a variety of forage and turf species

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

GARDEN GUIDE: What can agriculture teach you?

As many of you may already know, my last day in Sanford was Friday, Aug. 15. This has been an amazing work experience that I certainly will never forget.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of Aug. 20-26, 2014

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

DIVINE DINING: Breakfast quesadilla — more interesting than an omelet

Growing up, my cousins and I would always spend a week in the summertime visiting our great-aunt Dorothy and great-uncle Travis.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

Law officers graduate crisis intervention training

Post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism — today's law enforcement officer deals with a great deal more than just criminal behavior.

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

'Turtles' tops weak debut for 'Expendables 3'

Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's action ensemble "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut.

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

Folks used to say that once in a blue moon Daddy (Bud Lett) would stand at the stove and cook. Mama (Ruby) would ask Daddy when was he going to fix some meals like he did while serving in the U.S. Army, and Daddy would respond, “the next blue moon.”

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Club News


The Sanford Lions Club celebrated its 79th Charter Night Thursday, Aug. 7, with a look back at its history of rich community service and a congratulatory message from District Governor Lynn McCaskill of Ellerbe.

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Doctor's Orders

In the United States, much of the celebration for a special occasion revolves around food. Birthdays mean “cake and ice cream.” Christmas is “presents, cookies and candy.” When you mention a slumber party, kids think “movies and junk food.”

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“They come to you … and sit before you … and hear your words, but they do not do them …” Ezekiel 33:31a

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

In the twenty-first century people are regularly indoctrinated with the secular definitions of self-esteem, self-image, self-realization  and self-actualization. The ideas and principles of psychologists Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Eric Fromm, Sigmund Freud and other psychologists are being taught on America’s college and university campuses.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 06:00 PM


• Riley Mae Howell, born July 17, daughter of Randall Howell and MaryBeth Howell of Broadway. (FirstHealth)

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Marriage licenses


• Steven Michael Patterson, 37, of Sanford and Shana Lee Gray Hinson, 39, of Sanford.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 04:00 PM



The 83rd Matthews Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. and a covered dish luncheon will be served at 1 p.m. For more information, call Tommy Matthews at (919) 774-4004.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 08:56 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — Cristin Banks

What is your favorite movie? I don’t have a favorite, but, I like anything scary, funny or based on true events.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Giver’ delivers message, but falls flat

The Giver

Grade: C +

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Homecoming will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. with a meal to follow. Address: 502 Alton King Road, Gulf.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Three join Salvation Army advisory council

Chris Kelley (left), the Service Center director of the Salvation Army of Lee County, welcomed three members to the organization's advisory council this week. Joining the council were, from left, Mark Akinosho, Tom Snell and Jill Simpson. Major Pete Costas (right), the area commander for the
Salvation Army of Wake and Lee counties, was at the group's meeting this week to welcome the new council members.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

'Country Gravy' served at Temple — with a side of silliness

The Temple Theatre in downtown Sanford is offering a blend of music, food, comedy and relationship advice with "Country Gravy and Other Obsessions," which will premiere at 8 p.m. Friday and run through Aug. 24.

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Tips for back to school success

I know many of the young folks out there may not want to hear it, but summer break will soon be over and school will be officially back in session!

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Get ready to reseed

With fall fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about reseeding your cool season lawn.

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of Aug. 13-19, 2014

Aug. 12, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Divine Dining: Tomato and Irish Cheddar Pastries — easy recipe with few ingredients

Today’s recipe is the easiest thing I’ve ever made, but with creamy Irish cheddar and fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes, it packs a wonderful flavor.

Aug. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Building up the broken

The song that hip-hop artist Derek Minor says best illustrates his personal story is “Sweet Dreams,” from his most recent album "Minorville."

Aug. 11, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Doctor's Orders

How do you handle a heat wave during the summer months? Cold drinks and air conditioning can help, but you can’t spend the entire summer indoors hiding from the sun.