News: Broadway

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

12 killed in Lee County wrecks since January

The death of a Sanford man involved in a single-vehicle wreck last week brought the number of vehicle-related fatalities in Lee County to 12 since January, more than double the number of people killed in wrecks in 2014.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Amendment could clear way for more local solar farms

More solar farms could crop up in Lee County in the coming years if local boards approve an amendment to zoning rules this summer.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 07:26 PM

Teacher's assistants at risk as legislature tackles budget

Sharon Womble remembers when, as a teacher's assistant at Deep River Elementary School, she spent most of her time grading papers and preparing lesson plans.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Take 5: Lee health director: Proposal would benefit people and cats

This week, we Take 5 with Terrell Jones, director of the Lee County Health Department. Jones has been with the department since August of 2011 and has a background in public health, particularly environmental health, at both the county and state level.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Lee, Chatham react to Duke plans

Reactions to Duke Energy's announcement that it would excavate 12 more coal ash basins across North Carolina Tuesday morning were mixed throughout Lee and Chatham counties — the two areas most affected by Duke's plans.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 04:26 PM

Salvation Army kicks off summer fan program

The Salvation Army of Lee County today will start distributing box fans to those in need.

Jun. 20, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Take 5: No tax increase proposed

This week, we Take 5 with Dustin Kornegay, manager for the town of Broadway, about how the city has dealt with recent revenue shortfalls, this year’s budget process and what projects the city has set its sights on for the future.

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Sanford man charged in Broadway man's murder

A Sanford man was charged with murder Thursday morning after a shooting in Bunnlevel left a Broadway man dead, according to the Harnett County Sheriff's Office.


Jun. 16, 2015 @ 06:23 PM

Taking the heat

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory Tuesday for 49 of North Carolina's 100 counties as Sanford experienced triple-digit highs and the temperature broke records in nearby Fayetteville.

Jun. 12, 2015 @ 06:19 PM

Always part of 'Jacket Nation'

Dozens of balloons dotted the McCracken Field stadium at Lee County High School this week as family and friends rushed to congratulate recent graduates — now one step closer to changing the world.

Jun. 12, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

No date set to fill empty seat on Lee school board

The Lee County Board of Education will not fill the vacant seat left by Wendy Hughes Carlyle’s departure last month until the county finalizes its budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016, according to school board members.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 07:54 PM

Graduation night for LCHS Class of '15

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

'In the brick and mortar'

When Broadway Elementary School Librarian Sue Cox set foot into the school's library on Thursday, the same library she had overseen for almost 40 years, she did so not only as the librarian, but as the library's namesake.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Lee students celebrate last day of classes

As Lee County elementary and middle students waited anxiously for the toll of the final school bell of the year on Wednesday

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Scholarship focuses on teen drinking

Teen alcohol use kills a reported 4,700 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined — a reality Southern Lee High School senior Cheyenne Gasper didn't realize until recently.

Jun. 07, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

County may fund extension's horticulture agent

Two years ago, the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Lee County lost its horticulture agent because of a funding shortage, and due to state-level funding cuts, the organization is about to lose another position this year — a support staff position.

Jun. 06, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: City, residents readying for National Night Out

This week, we Take 5 with Kelly Miller, the City of Sanford’s public information officer, about National Night Out.

Jun. 05, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS: LCS sees surge of certified students

Nearly 1,000 students from Southern Lee and Lee County high schools received certificates this year for demonstrating their mastery of skills ranging from masonry and welding to Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Excel.

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Unemployment rate falls in Lee, neighboring counties

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 89 of North Carolina’s counties in April, including Lee and its neighbors

May. 30, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Take 5: Ellmers lays out legislative priorities

This week, we Take 5 with Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who represents the 2nd Congressional District of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives, about a number of legislative issues.

May. 30, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Former Lee official: County tax hike not needed

Supporters of the county's 2013 sales tax distribution method change say the Lee County Board of Commissioners shouldn't react to a loss in funding in fiscal year 2015-16 with a property tax hike.

May. 28, 2015 @ 09:31 PM

Lee County trails behind in life expectancy

On average, a baby born in Lee County will live to about 77 years old, which is 4.6 fewer years than a baby born in Orange County about 45 miles away, according to recently released data gathered by NC Child.

May. 28, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

BOE asks county for more personnel

The Lee County Board of Education asked the Lee County Board of Commissioners to fund an increase in teacher pay and additional personnel

May. 25, 2015 @ 03:53 PM

Continuing the fight

Nearly 150 years after the first gathering honoring fallen U.S. military members, Lee County veterans and their loved ones heard that the struggle in defense of freedom is eternal.

May. 23, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC spring graduates shine on

In a sendoff Friday filled with pomp and circumstance, the Central Carolina Community College Class of 2015 celebrated its achievements and looked ahead with confidence.