Aug. 08, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — Shirley Rijkse

What is your favorite book? The Bible.

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Saturday: One day Vacation Bible School from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch provided. Preschool to 12 years of age. Sunday: Commencement exercises at 11 a.m. Covered dish lunch provided after service. Address: 105 E. Harrington Ave., Broadway.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Pollinators: Beneficial for the garden

Pollinators, organisms that spread pollen from plant to plant, are among some of the most important beneficial organisms for one’s garden.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Leading for the next generation

One of my favorite things about working with the 4-H Youth Development program is the opportunity I have to witness young people taking an active role in shaping their futures.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of Aug. 6-12:

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 07:39 PM

Pepper and tomato bruschetta — a delicate and delectable appetizer, or a light supper

I was reading a magazine the other day (an impulse purchase at the grocery store, if you must know).

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Southern Lee listed among 'High Schools That Work'

Southern Lee High School has earned a national High Schools That Work (HSTW) Gold Achievement Award — a distinction based on the progress of local school leaders and teachers in improving school practices and raising student achievement.

Aug. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

Daddy (Bud Lett), a devout tobacco farmer, liked to brag about his favorite crop. Daddy read in The Farmer’s Almanac that the tobacco plant had been around even before Jesus Christ and was used in tribal rituals and religious ceremonies possibly dating back to 100 B.C. The Almanac stated that tobacco was traced to 800 A.D. when the Chinese and later the Aztecs and Mayans used it for healing.

Aug. 03, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

2 Bible Belt filmmakers expand box office horizons

It's the Hollywood ending every studio wants: Low-cost production and high returns at the box office.Filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick seem to have the formula down — grossing nearly $80 million on four films made for less than $4 million combined. Only thing is the Kendrick brothers work far from Hollywood and, outside the world of Christian-themed cinema, many have never heard of their films.

Aug. 03, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


Four new members were inducted into the Sanford Lions Club Thursday, July 24. Past District Governor Vince Schimmoller of the Western Harnett Lions Club presided over the ceremony.

Aug. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“Then everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel assembled to me…” Ezra 9:4a

Aug. 03, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

What comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “congregational worship”? An hour wasted in irrelevance? Or a meaningful encounter with God that is vitally important for those who want to grow in their faith? A.W. Tozier once called worship “the missing jewel of the church.”

Aug. 02, 2014 @ 07:00 PM


• Brayden Santos, born July 20, son of Maria Crisanta Costales and Florentino C. Santos of Sanford. Grandparents are Aurora and Damico Costales of the Philippines and Edna Melinda Barnes of Sanford. (CCH)

Aug. 02, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Marriage licenses


• Oscar Perez Hernandez, 52, of Sanford and Nora Adely Chavez, 43, of Sanford.

Aug. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 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. 01, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — Ron Stoker

What are five most frequently-played songs on your iPod playlist? “Rocky” Theme, “Superman” Theme, UNC fight songs, Beach Boys, Notre Dame fight songs.

Aug. 02, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

REVIEW: Story of Brown is ably told in ‘Get on Up’

In the James Brown biopic “Get On Up,” the soul and R&B trend-setter — exquisitely portrayed by Chadwick Boseman — informs an inquisitive reporter that there’s not a single album on the journo’s shelf that sounds like a James Brown record.

Aug. 02, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

REVIEW: Smart and fun, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ soars

Fashioned more in the spirit of a Saturday afternoon serial than a modern superhero film, “Guardians of the Galaxy” appears at first flush as the most thorny Marvel Studios movie to make.

Aug. 02, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Church News


Heavens Manna Saints of God and Haw River Baptist will host 2014 Chatham Health Initiatives at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pittsboro Community House in Pittsboro. Areas of focus will include long-term care with Felton Wooton and Mental Health Round Table with NAMI - Guilford County and Chatham County Mobile Crisis Service.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Garden guide: Getting ticked off

There are few things that I despise as much as ticks. Ticks are everywhere this time of year in N.C. and are certainly one of my least favorite pests to encounter in the garden.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

State of agriculture

Have you ever wondered about the importance of agriculture in Lee County and in North Carolina?

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of July 30-Aug. 5:

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

Divine dining: Shrimp-stuffed summer squash for a taste of summer

You made a batch of chocolate chip cookies to share with your neighbor, but somehow eight disappeared off of the warm cookie sheet in the blink of an eye.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?"

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

Grandpa (Puzie Lett) told me that an Indian who once lived in Buckhorn community had shared stories about the miraculous powers of tobacco and its smoke. Indians used tobacco in peace pipes to relax as participants when negotiating treaties, and they believed tobacco soothed the mind when gathering for sacred ceremonies.