Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: B&G Club has served for nearly 2 decades

This week, we Take 5 with Bo Hedrick, the executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sanford.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee, Chatham rivals vie in District 54

Two local Democrats are campaigning for the N.C. House, so the winner of the May 6 primary election will go on to face Republican challenger Andy Wilkie of Goldston in the general election this November.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Board has full plate

Ranging from joint gatherings with local governing bodies to town hall sessions, Monday kicks off a marathon of meetings for the Lee County Board of Commissioners.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Oldham makes attempt to rejoin Lee Commissioners

Although two names are set to appear on the May 6 Democratic primary ballot for the Lee County Commission District 4 seat, both candidates intend to support the same person.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Kids encouraged to enjoy, explore during ‘Play Daze’

Next week, hundreds of local children will converge on San-Lee Park for a day of celebration and dozens of activities tailored toward them.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:44 PM

Easter story time at the library

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:39 PM

NC community college rate break for vets proposed

Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:37 PM

Duke: Coal ash spill won't affect bottom line

Duke Energy told shareholders Thursday that cleanup costs resulting from its massive coal ash spill into the Dan River won't have a material effect on the $50 billion company's bottom line.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:35 PM

U.S. stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Equine intervention

Children and teenagers who run afoul of the law in the area now have a new opportunity for their mandatory restitution work.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Four vie for three Lee BOE seats in Democratic primary

Four members of the local Democratic Party are campaigning for a seat on the Lee County Board of Education. But in the board's first-ever partisan election, there are only three open seats.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

BROADWAY OUR WAY: 'Fun for all' is philosophy behind annual festival

Broadway's population is set to triple in size as revelers flock to the sixth annual Broadway Our Way Festival Saturday.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

LEE COUNTY: Commissioners, others answer town hall lawsuit with request for dismissal

Defendants in a lawsuit over an allegedly illegal town hall meeting, including the Lee County Board of Commissioners, have asked that the suit be dismissed.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

BROADWAY: Taxes dominate discussion during town hall meeting

Taxes were the main topic of conversation at a town hall meeting Monday night in Broadway held by the Lee County commissioners.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

SANFORD CITY COUNCIL: Three community leaders honored

Sanford City Council recognized three community leaders for their work and dedication to Lee County Tuesday night.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

3 years, 3 businesses, 3 outcomes

A storm raged Tuesday morning, early enough that farmers were up but the sun still wasn’t. And as happens often in Lee County this time of year, emotions came flooding back along with the rain.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Renovated shelter credited to community's generosity

Thanks to donations from Lee County churches, individuals and the local Zurn Industries plant, Outreach Mission of Sanford was able to show off its improved women's shelter at the group's annual meeting recently.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Temple herds 'Cats' onstage

Temple Theatre's next production is arguably its most ambitious yet, but don't be surprised if the cast lands on all four paws.“Cats” — the iconic production that ran for for a record-setting 21 years at London’s New London Theatre, and on Broadway for more than 18 years, will run at the Temple from April 24 through May 11. A 25-person cast from all over the state, as well as New York and elsewhere, has been assembled to portray a motley collection of felines.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Gov. unveils new partnership during Sanford stop

After being laid off from his job in Siler City in 2011, Alberto Sosa-Diaz found temporary work with Caterpillar. He then started night classes at Central Carolina Community College and eventually learned enough welding skills to land a full-time job.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

U.S. stocks mostly rise on retail sales increase

Stocks were mostly higher Monday afternoon, recovering some of the ground lost after a rough finish last week. A government report showing U.S. retail sales posted their biggest gain in 18 months in March and solid earnings from Citigroup helped cheer investors as corporate earnings start to come in.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Jaycees put on egg-cellent day

A volunteer yelled out “Go,” and before she was even through with the word, 30 children were running, jumping and even cartwheeling toward their goal: plastic candy-filled Easter eggs.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Sanford church holding special Easter performance

Out-of-town musicians and professors, along with many from the community, will congregate in Sanford tonight at Fair Promise AME Zion Church to perform an Easter cantata.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

SANFORD ART WALK: Event showcases downtown’s tastes, sights and sounds

It was a beautiful day as people sauntered around downtown, sipping wine, looking at pottery and paintings or catching one of the several concerts during Saturday’s seventh annual Sanford Art Walk.


Apr. 14, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

‘A city of faith’

City leaders are hoping a National Day of Prayer breakfast will unite the community and foster peace.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: King: Sexual assault, rape not uncommon

This week, we Take 5 with Susan Swan King, the executive director of HAVEN (Helping Abuse & Violence End Now) in Lee County, about Sexual Assault Awareness Month.