News: Broadway

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Lee County educators see constant texting as danger to students' behavior, performance

As the use of smart phones, tablets and laptops becomes more commonplace, Lee County educators and administrators are working to strike a balance between maximizing the benefits


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Ellmers supports abortion bill following GOP backlash

After withdrawing her co-sponsorship from a bill that would ban abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, which generated much GOP backlash, 2nd district Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-Harnett, said Thursday she would support the bill.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

'Preparedness is key'

Anyone in Lee County on April 16, 2011, would be hard-pressed to forget the devastation caused by the tornado that ripped through the county that day.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

Importance of early childhood programs stressed to lawmakers

During a legislative breakfast Wednesday at Cafe 121, representatives of United Way of Lee County and the Lee County Partnership for Children encouraged state representatives to continue to support quality childcare and early education in this year's legislative session


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 11:52 PM

Policy could limit board members’ influence

After a new remote participation policy was passed earlier this month, Commissioner Kirk Smith believes the Democratic-majority of the board is trying to restrict opposing political viewpoints through its actions.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 11:51 PM

‘Revolutionize the world’

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

NCDOT: More than 1,600 trucks could be used in fracking operations

Lee County residents could expect to see more than 1,600 trucks for each hydraulic fracturing operation that comes to the area, which could cause extensive road and bridge damage and take weeks to repair, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

State Sen. Rabin takes oath of office in Raleigh

Col. Ret. Ronald J. Rabin, R-Lee, was sworn in this week for his second two-year term representing the 12th District in the North Carolina Senate — which includes Harnett, Lee, and Johnston Counties.


Jan. 15, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION: Board votes 6-1 to ask legislature to reinstate nonpartisan elections

Despite protests from one member, the Lee County Board of Education passed a resolution this week asking the N.C. General Assembly to repeal a 2013 law that made that board and the Sanford City Council elections partisan.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 06:28 PM

Planning for the worst

Fueling up vehicles, checking chainsaws and taking stock of the city's salt and sand supplies were just some of the preparations that kept city of Sanford employees busy


Jan. 12, 2015 @ 02:09 PM

Herald seeks community nominations for awards

The Herald is soliciting nominations for two of its most prestigious honors: Citizen of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.


Jan. 09, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

State BOE votes to switch to 10-point grading scale

Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, all high school students in North Carolina will be on a 10-point grading scale.


Jan. 09, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Preparations underway for annual MLK community observance

The Council for Effective Actions and Decisions (C.E.A.D.) is finalizing plans for the annual observance commemorating the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with activities set to begin on the afternoon of Jan. 18.


Jan. 07, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Fifteen graduate from basic law enforcement training

Fifteen individuals recently graduated from the Central Carolina Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training program. The graduation was held Dec. 18, 2014, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.


Jan. 02, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Public urged to support officers on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

On Jan. 9, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (C.O.P.S.) and partnering organizations will unite in support of law enforcement officers nationwide to promote a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Top stories of 2014: Coal ash

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources staff are requesting more information from Charah, the company charged with the moving and storage of Duke Energy’s supply of coal ash, before continuing the permit approval process.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 08:54 AM

Project Safe Neighborhoods aims to quell crime, improve quality of life

“We will not tolerate violence any more.”


Dec. 28, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Lee County officials, residents voice support for law enforcement

Some Lee County commissioners voiced their support for local law enforcement in response to a recent letter to the editor questioning the board’s allegiances.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Local administrators doubt effectiveness of privately run, online charter schools

Among the problems Lee County Schools officials have with online, for-profit charter schools are the lack of student-teacher interaction and the cost to taxpayers and public schools.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

New register of deeds set to take office after Christmas

After the 10-year veteran of the office took early retirement in November, Lee County's new register of deeds will start officially after the Christmas holiday on Dec. 29.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 06:50 PM

Celebrating a Broadway Christmas

Hundreds of people from all across the Central Carolina region gathered Saturday to witness floats, clowns and firetrucks at the 18th annual Broadway Christmas parade hosted by the Broadway Optimist Club.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 09:22 PM

Better communication, test scores top new BOE members' to-do lists

Improved test scores, programs and communication are just some of the changes that the new Lee County Board of Education members want to make during their terms after being sworn in Tuesday.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Third man charged with murder in Broadway man's death

Wesley Cortez Raeford, 35, of 206 N. Second St. has been charged with second-degree murder in the Aug. 14 death of Broadway resident David Joseph Heron, 55.


Dec. 01, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

Broadway woman airlifted, no children injured in school bus wreck

A Broadway woman was life-flighted to UNC Hospitals following a wreck involving her vehicle and a school bus Monday morning, according to the Sanford Police Department.

Police reported that the bus driver and the 10 children on the bus were uninjured.


Nov. 30, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Clydesdales newest Christmas parade attraction

While the Central Carolina Jaycees gear up for this year’s Sanford Christmas Parade, some members and other local residents look forward to the arrival of the Express Clydesdales — a first-time addition to the parade.