Mar. 12, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Extension News

Because women live longer than men, they often end up inheriting a lot of family woodlands. If over the lifetime of ownership they paid little attention to the management of the woodlands, they may feel “lost in the woods” when they suddenly inherit the responsibility of managing the family timber.  

Mar. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Garden Guide

What is a weed? A weed is simply a plant out of place. There are many common weeds that can sprout up in lawns, flower beds, vegetable gardens and driveways. Judging from the calls I get, weeds often get out of control in Lee County.  

Mar. 11, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of March 12-18, 2014

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

By the time Barbara Marx Hubbard was 55 years old in 1984, her ideas were considered so brilliant she was placed in nomination for the vice presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket. Her platform called for a “Peace Room” as sophisticated as the war room, to scan for, map, connect and communicate what is working in America and the world.

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

'300' sequel rules box office with $45.1M debut

The shirtless warriors of the "300" sequel "Rise of an Empire" ravaged the post-Oscars box-office weekend with a domestic debut of $45.1 million but an even bigger international haul of $87.8 million.

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

School menus

LEE COUNTY — Monday: Corndog nuggets or toasted cheese sandwich, corn, green beans, California blend veggies, fresh fruit, mixed fruit.

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


World War II produced a common experience for communities all across America that brought the country together like only times of war, tragedy and deprivation can. Legendary Sanford football coach, teacher and community leader Paul Gay vividly painted that picture for members of the Sanford Lions Club in a program Thursday, Feb. 27.

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded John as a prophet.” Matthew 14:5

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

In The Grace of Giving, Stephen Olford tells of a Baptist pastor during the American Revolution, Peter Miller, who lived in Ephrata, Pa., and enjoyed a friendship with George Washington.

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 06:00 PM


• Alexandria Rose Brownne, born February 23, daughter of Jodi Lynn Brownne and Taylor A. Lokers Brownne of Lillington. Grandparents are Jennie Johnson and Chris Prince, both of Lillington, Bruce and Heidi Lokers of Angier, Kelli and Frank Taylor of Franklin, and Michael and Tracey Coleman of Lillington. (CCH)

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Marriage licenses

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

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 04:00 PM



The Lee County High School graduating 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.

Mar. 07, 2014 @ 08:05 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — Jeanine Morton

What are five most frequently-played songs on your iPod playlist? Lalah Hathaway, “I’m Coming Back”; Marsha Ambrosius, “Chasing Clouds,” Hezekiah Walker, “Amazing,” Goapele, “Closer,” Esperanza Spalding, “Precious”

Mar. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

MOVIE REVIEW: '300: Rise of an Empire' won't go down in history

300: Rise of an Empire

Grade: C

Mar. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Saturday: Abundant Living Ministries Inc. and Three Rivers Organization presents Informing the Community: Informational Sessions on Estate Planning and Legal Documentation. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Sessions begin at 1 p.m. Free. For directions or questions, please call (919) 774-8402. Pastor is Dr. Sharon Baldwin Williams. Address: 2607D Fayetteville St.

Mar. 06, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Arts Council celebrates Youth Art Month

The Lee County Arts Council will celebrate Youth Art Month (YAM) with an exhibition featuring the work of young artists from area schools at the Steele Street Mall, 144 S. Steele St. The public is invited to the opening and reception on Sunday, March 9, from noon to 4 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view until March 21.

Mar. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Extension News

Many pests exist for us avid gardeners, farmers and landscapers. Of these pests, we have insects, disease, animals and weeds.

Mar. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Garden Guide

The term bulb refers to an underground fleshy storage organ. The term can be slightly confusing since not all bulbs are true bulbs. What? This will be explained in a minute. A more “politically correct” term to use would be geophyte, meaning earth plants.  

Mar. 04, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of March 5-11.

Mar. 04, 2014 @ 05:16 PM

Divine Dining

I am about to confess something that might throw any culinary expertise of mine into question: I’ve never made shrimp scampi. I’ve had ideas about how to make it, because I’ve eaten my share of this delectable seafood pasta, and can taste lemons, butter, white wine, shrimp, garlic and herbs. How hard can it be?

Mar. 03, 2014 @ 12:21 AM

'12 Years a Slave' wins best picture at Oscars

Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 06:00 PM


Not long before Christmas, one mother and her children desperately needed help. Life at home was never easy, but now it had turned violent — and dangerous. So dangerous, in fact, that the Department of Social Services and courts had to get involved.

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

'Non-Stop' lands at No. 1 at weekend box office

Liam Neeson has grounded the "The Lego Movie."

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

Last week in Chapel Hill, I met a brilliant thinker and social innovator who believes that global change happens when people work collectively for the greater good. Barbara Marx Hubbard invited participants in her audience to discover how they could draw upon their own talents and connection with community to change the world.

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Club News


The Sanford Lions Club is working hard getting ready for several fundraising events this spring, including a barbecued chicken plate sale in April and its ninth annual Lions Golf Tournament in late May. This will be followed by preparations for the 2014 Lee Regional Fair starting with advertising sales to support the annual fair catalog publication and sponsorships for major fair attractions.