News: Broadway

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

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. 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. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Egg hunts plentiful in Central Carolina

Like foxes in a hen house, children all over will soon be descending eagerly on eggs — plastic ones filled with candy, but eggs nonetheless.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Project Safe Neighborhoods forces criminals to shape up or serve time

With cooperation from local law enforcement agencies and community leaders, local District Attorney Vernon Stewart is unveiling a new federal program to combat violence within Lee County.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Students are in the spotlight at Lee school board meeting

Students were in the spotlight at Tuesday night’s Lee County Board of Education meeting as groups from three local schools showed off their culinary, artistic and academic exploits.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 10:14 PM

Forecast: Pollen with a chance of sniffles

Winter has nearly run its course, and while the warmer weather of spring is a welcome change for many, others dread the other season synonymous with spring: pollen season.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

LEE COUNTY: Commissioners remember late member

The Lee County Commissioners took a brief hiatus during their meeting Monday night to remember one of their fallen comrades.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

PUBLIC POLICY LUNCHEON: Food bank rep makes appeal for local volunteers, donations

The director of a regional food bank that serves Lee County — reportedly donating 790,000 pounds of food worth more than $1.3 million last year — visited Sanford on Monday to make a case for even stronger local participation.

 


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Volunteers' worth locally: invaluable

Right now, men and women throughout Lee County are preparing meals for the hungry, tutoring children in a difficult subject and providing resources to those in need.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

LEE COUNTY: Democrats hold their convention

Local and regional Democrats rallied at the historic Lee County Courthouse Saturday for the local Democratic Party Convention.


Apr. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: VolunteerLee.com puts help where it's needed

This week we Take 5 with Ron Hewett about VolunteerLee.com. For the past five years, Hewett has chaired the Education Matters committee for United Way of Lee County.


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Loom-ing excitement

With his right hand working a centuries-old spinning wheel as his left hand moved methodically back and forth, Bob McKean created a bolt of yarn Friday out of white sheep's fleece as wispy as his long, gray beard.


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Despite awareness, autistic students face challenges

There’s a reason the symbol for Autism Awareness, which is being celebrated all April, is a puzzle piece: No two children with autism are quite the same, and the disorder can often present a complex set of problems.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Moore doctor turned state official pitches Medicaid reform proposal

Dr. Robin Gary Cummings, a former Pinehurst surgeon, is now leading the state’s efforts to reform Medicaid. On Wednesday, he was in Sanford as part of a statewide tour to promote the plan.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

2 domestic violence deaths in 2013

While domestic violence-related homicides decreased across the state, Lee County reported two such deaths in 2013.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Changes in store for elections

With candidate filing complete and the upcoming primary just a few months away, voters can anticipate several changes when casting their vote this election season.


Mar. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee Obamacare enrollment ‘average’

Monday is the deadline for residents to sign up for health insurance coverage or face a penalty from the federal government under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.


Mar. 28, 2014 @ 11:05 PM

Seven more join SRO ranks

Seven men and women joined Lee County’s law enforcement ranks as the newest School Resource Officers on Friday.


Mar. 25, 2014 @ 08:36 PM

Community spirit triumphs at ‘Beginning Life with Books’ bee

Dissipating (dispersing) into the selenian (of-the-moon) light Monday night, many losing spelling bee teams probably wanted a mulligan (second chance).


Mar. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Cooperative puts locally grown foods on area tables

With five years and more than 1,500 members under its belt, the Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative intends to reach out to a new crop of folks interested in local produce.


Mar. 22, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Walmart fight ends in injuries, arrests

A five-person brawl at the Broadway Walmart Express on Thursday night left two people injured and at least four people charged with assault.


Mar. 21, 2014 @ 09:27 PM

Central Carolina Works receives $800,000 grant

Central Carolina Works — a Central Carolina Community College program meant to increase dual enrollment in area high schools — recently was awarded an $800,000 grant from the state for workforce development.


Mar. 21, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Officials: Tag and Tax Together well received

Unlike some of its larger cohorts, Lee County is seeing a higher collection rate after the state began collecting vehicle property taxes in September.


Mar. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Board may seek $4.8M increase

After requesting about $20 million from the county for this year’s budget but getting about $16 million, the Lee County Board of Education is considering asking for even more next year — to the tune of $21 million.