News: Broadway

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 09:13 PM

Down for the count

Jersey Mike’s Boxing, a boxing gym in Sanford, will close its doors Friday after a yearlong financial struggle.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

‘A small town way of life’

With Broadway's longtime town manager and his 14 years of on-the-job experience lost to retirement this month, the Broadway Board of Commissioners was tasked with finding a suitable replacement.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Request to track undocumented children locally remains ‘in limbo’

The Lee County School system doesn't keep track of the number of undocumented children attending school here, but that may change now that the Lee County Board of Commissioners has requested that they do.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Lee, state see surge in early votes

Only halfway through the early voting period, both North Carolina and Lee County have seen dramatic increases in voter turnout from previous midterm elections, including a 62 percent increase in Lee County voters on average per day.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Jury trial measure on ballot

When voters go to the polls this election, they may see an item on the ballot they weren’t expecting — a constitutional amendment allowing a person accused of a criminal offense to waive their right to a trial by jury.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Undying fun at Gross Farms Zombie Run

Hordes of zombies chased about 60 people through the Gross Farms corn maze Saturday trying to capture their flags — or their brains — at the first Zombie Run hosted by the Temple Theatre.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

President: Bond will help uphold ‘standard of excellence’

Since Central Carolina Community College’s beginnings over 50 years ago, the college has been a partner with Lee County in economic growth and enriching the quality of life for its residents.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

CCCC bonds at a glance

Lee County residents will vote on four Central Carolina Community College bonds totaling $23 million on Nov. 4.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

‘I Read, You Read’ gives third-graders practice

Thursday morning at 10:40 a.m. means it’s reading time for three third-graders at Tramway Elementary.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Group files ethics complaint against Stone for 2012 raffle

A raffle held by Rep. Mike Stone (R-Lee) to support his 2012 campaign is under fire from Raleigh-based public policy group Progress NC Action


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LEE COUNTY: Commissioners ask state, feds to reduce concealed carry restrictions

The Lee County Board of Commissioners passed two resolutions earlier this week, advocating for fewer concealed carry restrictions at the state and federal level by a 4–3 margin — coinciding with the county's recent gun ordinance changes.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Two arrested after yearlong drug investigation in Cameron

Two area men were arrested Tuesday morning on charges of trafficking methamphetamines after a yearlong drug investigation conducted in the Cameron area of Moore County, which led to the seizure of $17,340 worth of drugs, according to the Moore County Sheriff's Office.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

LEE BOARD OF EDUCATION: Six hopefuls pursue three open seats

Six candidates will appear on the ballot for three open seats on the Lee County Board of Education. The race is partisan for the first time ever, and three Democrats and three Republicans are running. See their responses to The Herald’s candidate questionnaire on pages B5-7.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:21 PM

Story comes alive for children participating in literacy campaign

The more than 20 children at the Lee County Arts and Community Center danced, laughed and sang as they took part in the national “Read for the Record” campaign Tuesday morning to promote early literacy.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 05:04 AM

Sheriff''s candidates talk budget, drug enforcement and community policing

For the two men seeking the job, Lee County’s first contested sheriff’s race in eight years boils down to a simple question: is the sheriff’s office broken?


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: CIS lets revelers relive prom while helping local students

This week, we Take 5 with Heather McKenzie, executive director of Communities In Schools of Lee County, about CIS and its upcoming “Second Chance Prom.”


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

N.C. House 51

With the North Carolina general election less than a month away, candidates for the District 51 seat of the North Carolina House of Representatives both are adamant that they are the right fit for representing Lee and Harnett counties in Raleigh.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Hopefuls spar over spending, jobs at forum

N.C. Senate District 12 and House District 54 candidates discussed the problem with the legislature’s spending — or lack of — and also touched on other contentious issues such as fracking and teacher pay at a forum Tuesday hosted by The Sanford Herald.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

CREATING CONNECTIVITY: Transportation gets top billing at Life in Lee County luncheon

State and local officials discussed Tuesday how Lee County will continue on its path of revitalization using multiple modes of transportation, including roads, airports and sidewalks, to create connectivity throughout Sanford and all of Lee County.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

30 JROTC teams set to compete in SLHS meet

Lee County JROTC cadets are busy preparing to host more than 1,600 competitors from 30 schools across three states for the annual Tri-Meet on Saturday at Southern Lee High School.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 09:37 PM

School Board candidates focus on serving students over partisan ties

The candidates for the Lee County Board of Education, running along partisan lines for the first time ever, agreed unanimously that partisan politics had no place in school policy during The Sanford Herald’s Candidate Forum Tuesday night at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Political polarization

Despite recent criticisms by some Lee County Board of Commissioners candidates about an uncompromising, aggressive and polarized board, current board and other commissioner candidates disagree.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Take 5: A night set aside to 'Celebrate Youth'

This week, we Take 5 with Dr. Brian Smith, chairman of the Boys & Girls Club of Sanford/Lee County’s “Celebrate Youth” Committee


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

NC mandates driver's education with or without state funding

The future of driver's education in Lee County and North Carolina is uncertain thanks to a change in the N.C. General Assembly's budget that cuts all funding to driver's ed programs across the state beginning July 1, 2015.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Candidates talk voter laws, guns during NAACP election forum

The new voting laws that will govern elections in North Carolina starting in 2016 came under fire during a candidate forum hosted by the Lee County chapter of the NAACP at the Lee County Arts and Community Center Thursday night.