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.

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Birth announcements

• O’Ryan Dezari Roberson, born May 25, son of LeAndrea Roberson of Sanford. (CCH)

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Marriage licenses

Marriage licenses issued recently by the Lee County Register of Deeds office.

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 04:30 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. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Central Carolina People@Work — Robert Wallace

NAME: Robert Wallace

FAMILY: Robert III. Mia, Brian, Kiki, Celeste, Eric, Jay

POSITION: Owner of Dreams Cafe


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Sunday at 11 a.m. service, Dr. Darrin Moore will present the sermon “The Basis for Faith: God” Isaiah 45:21-22. VBS, June 16-20 from 6-8:30 p.m. Classes for ages 4 through adults. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Extension news

With summer “officially” right around the corner, what is one thing that children love to do to beat the heat?

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Garden guide

Many of Central North Carolina’s Leyland cypress trees have been dropping like flies in recent months.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of June 4-10:

Jun. 03, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

DIVINE DINING: Spring brings many treasures, including basil for pesto

This spring has been an exciting one for me for many reasons, not least among them that I have been receiving a mystery box of treasures every week since early May!

Jun. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

The basic R’s — reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic — in education are no longer sufficient to surviving and succeeding in today’s complex society. All of us must know a lot more to compete and especially to thrive.

Jun. 01, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

'Maleficent' spooks box office with $70M debut

The biggest box-office debut of Angelina Jolie's career propelled Disney's twisted fairy tale "Maleficent" to a scary-good $70 million opening.

Jun. 01, 2014 @ 02:30 PM

Club News


The Sanford Brush & Palette Club recently held its May meeting with President Doug Rowe presiding. After announcing two new members, Mickey Pace and Jeanie Whitehead, Rowe turned the podium over to treasurer, Tony Staninas, for the club’s financial report.

Jun. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment.” Matthew 22:37-38

Jun. 01, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

Allan Fromme, in The Ability to Love, tells an interesting story about the Swiss psychiatrist, Eugene Bleuler. who in the 1890s was famous for his work in schizophrenia. The students in his hospital had come upon a severe schizophrenic man who had deteriorated so far they could get no response from him whatsoever, so they asked Dr. Bleuler to visit the patient in his room.