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.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

As a child I did not understand the passion in my Daddy’s face as he walked the fields, bragged about crop yields, and took the tobacco to market. I could not comprehend the pride in my Mama’s smile when she showed off a cake straight from the oven or displayed jars of freshly canned green beans.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 02:30 PM

Club News


  President Doug Gay opened the Aug. 19th meeting of The Sanford Rotary and called on James Mitchell to lead the Rotary Prayer. Tom Spence directed the group singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Doctor's Orders

“Pack it Light, Wear it Right” is the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) advice to the more than 40 million students returning to school. As part of National School Backpack Awareness Day, AOTA wants to educate parents, teachers and students about the proper weight and fit of school backpacks to avoid health problems.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.” Nehemiah 4:14b

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

Residents in the Middle East 2,000 years ago lived in cities surrounded by a wall which gave them protection from enemies. Christians also have a wall of defense against the sinful desires that wage war against them — the Bible defines that wall as self-control. Proverbs 25:28 says, “Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.” Proverbs 16:32 expresses the same thought, “Better is he who controls his temper than he who takes a city.”

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 07:00 PM


• Bentley Allen Brewer, born August 19, son of Briana Crystal Deaton and Brittain Allen Brewer of Lillington. Grandparents are Shannon Skipper, William Deaton, Wendy Butler and William Butler, all of North Carolina. (CCH)

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Marriage licenses


• Bradley James Jamerson, 24, of Sanford and Tara Jeanine Daffin, 27, of Sanford.

Aug. 30, 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. 29, 2014 @ 04:02 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — David Caplan

NAME: David Caplan

POSITION: Agency manager, Lee County Farm Bureau

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Sunday: Communion service at 11 a.m. along with a message from Matthew 13. Begin each Wednesday with Bible study at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel followed by Food Pantry open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

EXTENSION NEWS: It’s about time for the Lee Regional Fair

It’s just about time for the biggest party that Lee County will see this year. And you all are invited.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

GARDEN GUIDE: Fall webworms indicate season is around the corner

A sure sign that fall is around the corner is the fall webworms that can be seen around Lee County.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 09:06 PM

DIVINE DINING: Summer fettuccini provides delightful taste of the season

It is my belief that you only fully appreciate a place when you’re showing it to someone else.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:11 AM

'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

"Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 08:49 AM

Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards

Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

Growing up on the Lett family farm, I learned from Mama and Daddy (Ruby and Bud Lett) that work was considered a top priority through the generations. I was prone to day-dreaming, so I resisted the daily chores and hard labor required to raise animals, grow produce and harvest crops.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


President Doug Gay opened the Aug. 12th meeting of The Sanford Rotary Club and called on Paul Horton to lead the Rotary prayer. Tom Spence led the singing of “Ole McDonald Had a Farm.”

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Doctor's Orders

Surviving the freshman year of high school is a challenging and sometimes frightening new experience for many students.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“…I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

Problems come in all sizes, and everybody has them — some even have lots of them. The reason we have problems is that we know more ways to get into trouble than to get out of it. It would be wonderful if all of our problems could happen when we are eighteen years of age, for that is when we know everything.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 08:26 PM

Dedication of Chatham County’s First Responders’ Memorial coming Sept. 6

Residents are invited to attend the dedication ceremony for the Chatham County First Responders’ Memorial at 3 p.m. on Sept. 6 in Pittsboro. The memorial incorporates the 19-foot steel beam artifact from the World Trade Center tragedy, donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.