Jun. 15, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Kasem was an island of calm in swirl of pop music

In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic.

Jun. 15, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Club News


President Andy Manhardt opened the June 9 meeting of the San-Lee Sunrise Rotary stating that the Quote and the Thought for the Day were chosen in recognition of the two U.S. Open events in Pinehurst during the next weeks.

Jun. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart.” Luke 18:1

Jun. 15, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

On Father’s Day countless sermons will be preached in our nation’s pulpits which focus on the things a man must do in order to become a good father. Apostle Paul in the book of Ephesians lists four very important and practical responsibilities. If you are a father:

Jun. 15, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Chamber Chat

This coming week marks the official beginning of summer and the halfway point through the year. Many of our local businesses are scrutinizing their profit and loss statements, reallocating resources, adjusting marketing strategies and preparing for the last six months of 2014. Some forward-thinking business owners are already working on capital expenditure plans for 2015.

Jun. 14, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

'Field of Dreams' hosts 25th anniversary in Iowa

Actor Colin Egglesfield wasn't in the classic baseball film "Field of Dreams." But if they built a screen in center field, he would come.

Jul. 03, 2014 @ 01:34 PM


Jun. 14, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Marriage licenses

Jun. 14, 2014 @ 05:49 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.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

High-tech tools aiding archaeology at House in the Horseshoe excavation

The 18th century will meet the 21st in an archaeological excavation at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site near Sanford, starting June 16. A team led by the UNC-Greensboro Geography Department in cooperation with the N.C. Office of State Archaeology (OSA) will employ ground penetrating radar and an unmanned aerial device, i.e., drone, to examine the area. It is the first use of a drone for research at a state historic site.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

CCCC Foundation Furniture Auction raises over $25,000

Auctioneer Ricky Wicker of R&W Auctions, in Sanford, was having a great time as he auctioned off items at the Central Carolina Community College Foundation’s Annual Furniture Auction June 7 at the college’s Harnett County Campus. The auction raised over $25,000.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Sunday at 11 a.m. service, Dr. Darrin Moore will present the sermon “An Example of Faith” John 4:46-53. VBS, June 16-20 from 6-8:30 p.m. Classes for ages 4 through adults. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

Raffle winner grabs haul in grocery dash

On Saturday morning at 8 a.m., Krista Lawrence of Sanford had her athletic gear on and was ready to dash.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Coloring contest returns for summer

After an enthusiastic response during its inaugural year, the second-annual Summer Coloring Contest has just been launched by Raleigh Exec: The Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County.

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

Registration continues for reading program

Children are invited to join the Lee County Library’s Summer Reading Program and attend the programs and events planned for children ages toddlers to sixth grade. This summer’s theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read!”

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Extension News

It’s time for you to start gathering your supplies and making preparations for canning the veggies from your garden or the ones you’ll purchase from our local farms.

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Garden Guide

Few species of plants raise as many questions for the citizens of Lee County as Centipede grass. Centipede is a warm season species of turf grass that is commonly grown here in the south-central portion of North Carolina that is proclaimed as a short, slow growing turf grass that requires infrequent mowing, low maintenance and little fertilizer.

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of June 11-17, 2014

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

Divine Dining

There is something I’ve begun to realize about myself as I get older, a personality trait that is potentially worrying: I am a person of extremes.

Jun. 08, 2014 @ 11:18 PM

Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston, NPH win Tonys

A Broadway veteran, a newbie and a four-time host made history Sunday at the Tony Awards.

Jun. 08, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

Growing up on a huge farm in the middle of Nowhere — 12 long miles from a Somewhere called Sanford and 4 miles from a no-stoplight town known as Broadway — I learned early that Grandpa’s country store was the social center of the community.

Jun. 08, 2014 @ 03:30 PM


When Musopen wanted to make more classical music available for free, the nonprofit organization went online. They knew there was a strong community of aficionados out there who shared the same passion, and online fundraising seemed like the logical way to reach them.

Jun. 08, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


The Sanford Lions Club paid a special tribute Thursday, May 29, to its World War II veterans as some of them shared their experiences that have in many ways defined their lives.

Jun. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“Do all things without grumbling or disputing so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation…” Phil. 2:14-15a

Jun. 08, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1630), once said to the Countess of Nottingham, “God may forgive you, but I never can.” The former queen was not the first person, nor has she been the last, to refuse to extend forgiveness when it was needed.