News: Broadway

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:06 AM

Creating stronger neighborhoods

The first of Sanford's 2015 National Night Out events will start at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, but before the night is over, 30 other events — full of food, fun and friendship — will get underway throughout Sanford.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 12:39 PM

Lee schools switch to 10-point scale this year

Scoring As on tests and other assignments will be a little easier for K-12 students in Lee County Schools this year thanks to a Lee County Board of Education decision

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Lee sheriff to offer church security class

The Lee County Sheriff's Office, spurred by the shooting last month that left nine dead at a church in Charleston, South Carolina will be holding a church security seminar

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Take 5: Parks, rec programs cater to range of interests

This week, we Take 5 with Brandi Phillips, the recreation programmer for the Lee County Parks & Recreation Department.

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 05:29 PM

'Selling Lee County'

Bob Joyce is leaving the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce after eight years as its president, but his new role as economic development executive director for the Sanford Area Growth Alliance will keep him firmly rooted in Lee County's business community.

Jul. 13, 2015 @ 09:05 AM

Boards could limit fracking areas

On Monday, Lee County residents will have the opportunity to speak out about a local zoning ordinance change that would limit the areas oil and gas extraction could occur in the county – a proactive measure for hydraulic fracturing.

Jul. 10, 2015 @ 06:46 PM

Modeling success

When students think of classes like physics, chemistry or biology, they might imagine complex formulas, confusing equations and difficult vocabulary terms.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Three local officials file for re-election

Three municipal officials officially signed up to seek re-election Monday as the race kicked off for Sanford City Council and Broadway Board of Commissioners seats.


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.