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.
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.
LEE COUNTY SENIOR HIGH CLASS OF 2004
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 email@example.com. For updates, see the class Facebook page — Lee County Senior High Class of “04”.
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.
SAN-LEE SUNRISE ROTARY
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.
“let your mind dwell on these things.” Phil 4:8b
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.
• Jullien Joel Jones, born June 22, son of Stephanie S. Reid and Johnathan E. Jones of Sanford. (CCH)
Temple Theatre is working on a purr-fectly rich musical, which the summer Youth Conservatory will perform next week and again in August.
NAME: Kirby Braxton Ellis
POSITION: Marketing Director at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation
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.
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.
BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST
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.
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.
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.
Here they come … those hot and humid days of summer. If you have high humidity levels in your home
The summer time here in Central North Carolina is an excellent time to grow and consume a variety of fresh local vegetables.
Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of July 2-8
You may not be aware that there is a big day in the food world happening soon.
Raven Rock State Park will be offering the following public programs in July. The programs are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
SANFORD LIONS CLUB
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.
“On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; all day and all night they will never keep silent.” Isaiah 62:6a
The freedom born in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776 finds unique expression in a document we call the Declaration of Independence.