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

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

When the world sees grace in action . . .

John Newton, a gruff and bawdy slave trader, was converted on May 10, 1748. He became a minister and the author of hundreds of hymns. “Amazing Grace” is likely the one that is best known and most loved.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 06:00 PM


* Ethan Grant Martinez, born August 26, son of Erica and Justin Martinez of Sanford.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 PM



The 83rd Matthews Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 14

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — Joy Scott

Name: Joy Scott

Family: Husband Tommy, Daughter Ashley, Son-in-Law Matt and Granddaughter Olivia.

Position: Hairstylist at Shear Designs Hairstyling

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Today: The Widows/Widowers and Singles Ministry will meet for food (Dutch) and fellowship at Bay Breeze Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. Grandparents Day will be celebrated Sunday during the 11 a.m. service as the Senior Ministry will lead the service followed by the Parable of the Wheat and Tares. The Sunday evening service will be held with Emmanuel Baptist Church in Carthage at 5 p.m. in participation of the Praisefest. The church van will be available to the Praisefest leaving at 4:30 p.m. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

‘The Identical’ — a hunka, hunka burning nonsense

The Identical

Grade: F

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

EXTENSION NEWS: Fair events for youth

Calling men, women and children of all ages — the Lee Regional Fair begins Sept. 9 and you don’t want to miss out on the fun!

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

GARDEN GUIDE: Agricultural entries at the Lee Regional Fair

Just around the corner, the award winning Lee Regional Fair, which runs Sept. 9-14, promises to be a fun event to visit and even more fun to participate in.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar for Sept. 3-9

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of Sept. 3-9:

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

DIVINE DINING: Chicken marsala — a complete show-stopper

Chicken is, for me, a bit like opera (just go with me, here).

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Man discovers links to legendary musicians

It wasn’t until after his father’s death that Sanford resident Ron Bullard realized the musician named “Curly,” with whom his father had spent so much time, was so well-known.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office

The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally.