Congresswoman Renee Ellmers had no intention of running for office when she first began speaking out against the Affordable Care Act at public events.
Lee County citizens will have the opportunity Monday to voice their opinions, comments and concerns regarding four proposed community college bonds, which total $23 million dollars, that may appear on the ballot this November.
A report released Thursday by the private N.C. Budget and Tax Center called for more efforts to improve workforce training and development, predicting dire consequences for the state's employment picture if nothing changes. Locally, however, the announcement might not seem so dramatic.
This week, we Take 5 with Pamela Munger, the community development specialist for the Sandhills Center, about Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) for law enforcement.
Tramway Elementary School started back on Wednesday, and only one person was spotted crying — a child whose older sister got to go to school without him.
Bob Stevens spends his days doing everything from analyzing a budget to repairing broken sewage lines, picking up trash or dealing with angry people.
One brother was arrested and another sustained non-life-threating injuries after a domestic incident turned violent Monday night, according to police.
With a muffled beat of bass and snare drums sounding from just outside, anti-fracking activists spent Tuesday evening voicing concerns to several state regulatory officials who had come to Sanford.
The $4.29 million repaving project that includes a new road surface for a stretch of Horner Boulevard was scheduled to wrap up Wednesday night, after about a week and a half of work on Horner.
The methods may have changed for the Lee County Cooperative Extension, but it’s had the same goal for the last 100 years — educating county residents about how to make sound decisions for their families.
People in the Central Carolina region will have many opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this year.
This week, we Take 5 with Kelly Miller, the city of Sanford's Public Information Officer, about National Night Out.
The Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity will be another step closer to getting up and running when the organization's first CEO starts work on July 7.
Rodger Sauls, who has worked in Lee County and the surrounding area for 20 years as a business development executive with Progress Energy, accepted the position of CEO of the partnership, which merges the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lee County Economic Development Corporation into one public-private entity.
The 1,200 residents of Broadway will not face a property tax rate increase this coming year. However, people in the city limits and in the surrounding unincorporated areas will see higher fees for water, sewer and solid waste pickup.
Name: Clay Aiken
Place of birth: Raleigh
Congressional candidate Clay Aiken stopped by Sanford on Tuesday, meeting with Mayor Chet Mann and Democratic Party volunteers and having lunch at the Fairview Dairy Bar.
When June rolls around, according to local authorities, crime tends to increase.
The Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity has named Rodger Sauls as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer. After being in transition for more than 18 months, Lee County’s economic development program now has a new leader.
This week, we Take 5 with Donnie Oldham, the president of Sanford Contractors, about the Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity. Oldham is the chairman of the steering committee for SLCPP, the organization created in part by the planned merger of the Lee County Economic Development Corporation and the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce.
Lee County teachers were notably absent from a rally in Sanford on Wednesday to demand better pay for teachers.
It wasn't because they were all on vacation. The reason, according to the only teacher who did attend, was actually quite full of irony: Many local teachers were at a mandatory, yet unpaid, training session.
A Sanford man is in custody, charged with attempted murder, and a Lillington man is hospitalized following a shooting incident early Friday, according to the Harnett County Sheriff's Office.
More than 300 seniors graduated Friday night from Lee County High School, and speakers at the ceremony gave them a dose of reality as they geared up to enter the real world.
Politicians of all stripes, both locally and at the state level, have routinely agreed North Carolina teachers should be paid more. Yet the issue continues to be fraught with controversy.
This week we Take 5 with Jamie Kelly, the chairman of the Lee County Education Foundation.
The overwhelming message to Grace Christian School seniors from speakers Tuesday night was simple: don't conform.