Jul. 07, 2014 @ 03:55 PM

CCCC Chatham Provost Allen retires

Central Carolina Community College in Chatham County has changed a lot since Dr. Karen Allen was hired in 1988 — and she was instrumental in bringing about those changes. Twenty-six years later, she has bid farewell to the college, retiring as of June 30.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 05:11 PM

'Transformers' tops 'Tammy' on weak July 4 weekend

The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and the Melisa McCarthy comedy "Tammy" led the weakest summer holiday weekend in at least a decade.

Jul. 06, 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”.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

Each family and every community have their own way of celebrating holidays. While growing up in Buckhorn vicinity near Broadway in the 1950s and 1960s, there “weren’t” any discharging of cannons, ringing of bells, or drinking of toasts (perhaps some nipping of white lightning behind closed doors) on Fourth of July.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


President Andy Manhardt opened the June 29 meeting of the San-Lee Sunrise Rotary with the Quote of the Day: “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” — John F. Kennedy.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“let your mind dwell on these things.” Phil 4:8b

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

Those who choose to believe that human life on earth is the result of accidental changes that took place without deliberate and intelligent design over eons of time are welcome to do so. I choose to believe that you and I were created by a loving and thoughtful God.

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 06:30 PM


• Jullien Joel Jones, born June 22, son of Stephanie S. Reid and Johnathan E. Jones of Sanford. (CCH)

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Marriage licenses

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Temple youth tell tale of many tails

Temple Theatre is working on a purr-fectly rich musical, which the summer Youth Conservatory will perform next week and again in August.

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Central Carolina People@Work — Kirby B. Ellis

NAME: Kirby Braxton Ellis

POSITION: Marketing Director at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation  

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 05:08 PM

At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest American

A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she's now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 03:47 PM

Joey Chestnut gets mustard yellow belt and fiancee

High-ranking chowhound Joey "Jaws" Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday's annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard yellow winner's belt.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Church News


Sunday at 11 a.m. service, Dr. Darrin Moore will present the sermon “Sin” based on Romans 1:18-25. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

Jul. 03, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

CCCC GIVE Club dedicated to helping others

On April 16, 2011, a large and intense tornado struck Sanford, destroying a Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse and inflicting millions of dollars in damages.

Jul. 03, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

CCCC announces spring curriculum graduates

Central Carolina Community College announces that the following students from Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Moore counties graduated from the college with Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Applied Science degrees, Certificates or Diplomas. Some students earned multiple credentials. Graduation exercises were held May 22 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EXTENSION NEWS: Is mold and mildew a problem for you?

Here they come … those hot and humid days of summer. If you have high humidity levels in your home

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

GARDEN GUIDE: Powdery mildew — can you avoid it?

The summer time here in Central North Carolina is an excellent time to grow and consume a variety of fresh local vegetables.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Enrichment Center Calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of July 2-8

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Red, White and Blueberry Trifle — simple, refreshing

You may not be aware that there is a big day in the food world happening soon.

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Raven Rock sets July programs

Raven Rock State Park will be offering the following public programs in July. The programs are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

After starting my Lett’s Set a Spell column 14 years ago, I depended on various oldsters in the family for history and anecdotes, including Daddy and Mama (Bud and Ruby Lett), cousins Nathan and Mary Alice Lett Crissman, Eula Lett Wilson, and Maxine Patterson. However, it was my favorite uncle Gilbert Lett who helped me the most. 

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


New officers for the 2014-15 club year were installed Thursday, June 19, by the Sanford Lions Club. Past President Dr. Marvin Joyner presided over the ceremony before a large audience of members and guests. Outgoing President Richard Holshouser also presented a number of awards and special recognitions to members who have contributed greatly to this past year’s success.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; all day and all night they will never keep silent.” Isaiah 62:6a

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

The freedom born in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776 finds unique expression in a document we call the Declaration of Independence.