News: Broadway

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.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

'One of the best stories in our community'

With grants dwindling during the last few years, a recent $10,000 donation from Modern Woodmen of America will help Communities in Schools of Lee County provide more assistance to local children this holiday season.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

New commissioners to consider gun ordinance amendment

The Lee County Board of Commissioners and its new Democratic majority could consider overturning part of a controversial countywide gun ordinance Monday.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Coal ash commonly used in engineering projects

With Duke Energy planning to transfer up to 8 million tons of coal ash to Sanford, many Lee County residents wondered aloud at a recent board of commissioners meeting about the ways the material could be reused.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Take 5: Crumpton gauges Duke Energy’s move

This week, we Take 5 with Lee County Manager John Crumpton about the county’s response to Duke Energy’s coal ash announcement and other topics.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 02:06 PM

Officials: Coal ash costs will be borne by Duke Energy customers

While many Lee County residents have raised environmental and health concerns regarding Duke Energy's proposed coal ash storage site off Post Office Road, local and state officials expect that there will be financial costs associated with the project as well.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Womack one of two tapped for Prosperity board

The Lee County Board of Commissioners, in the group’s last meeting before Democrats have a majority in December, voted to fill vacancies on various local boards — which included appointing an outgoing commissioner to the Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity board.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Recount planned for Lee BOE race

The Lee County Board of Elections will recount the 15,871 ballots from the Lee County Board of Education election tonight to meet a request from the fourth-place candidate, who missed a spot on the school board by just 18 votes.


Nov. 16, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY: Solar farms and coal ash are on county board agenda

Lee County staff will give a presentation Monday about feedback from nearby counties on their experiences with solar farms at Monday's board of commissioners meeting.


Nov. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

SANFORD-LEE COUNTY PARTNERSHIP FOR PROSPERITY: Board to get new appointments in commissioner meeting

Three members will be appointed to the Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity board at Monday's Lee County Board of Commissioners meeting with outgoing Commissioner Jim Womack as one of the names in the hat.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 05:04 AM

LEE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: Residents upset with coal ash plan to protest

Just 24 hours after Duke Energy surprised local citizens and government officials with the announcement that up to 8 million tons of coal ash could make its way to Lee County over the next five years, concerned Sanford residents already are planning to formally protest the company’s plans.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Serving those who serve

Veterans, recruiters and representatives from 16 colleges across North Carolina packed a veterans college Fair Friday morning — focused on how best to cater to the educational needs of members of the military once they are done with their service.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Officials: Lee County in solid financial standing

Despite election-season claims to the contrary, Lee County Manager John Crumpton and some current county commissioners said the county has sufficient reserves on hand for unforeseen circumstances or purchases.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 06:49 PM

Gathering for gratitude

At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, the Great War ended when the Allied nations and Germany declared a ceasefire.


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Showing Lee County’s heart

As the Christmas season approaches, the Lee County branch of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program started working toward collecting and distributing as many toys to Lee County children as possible with the help of volunteers, residents and sponsors.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Local candidates shell out thousands in bid for seats

Whether they are red or blue, candidates from both political parties rely on lots of green to finance their campaigns and win, or possibly lose, elections.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:05 AM

Salmon ‘looking forward to serving’ Lee and Harnett counties

The morning after his election, Brad Salmon still had trouble wrapping his head around the fact that Lee and Harnett County voters chose him to represent their interests in Raleigh.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Veterans: Board of Education victors will be assets

Sandra Bowen said she began running the race for the Lee County Board of Education for her three children, all of whom are enrolled or will be enrolled in the Lee County school system.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Lee voters overwhelmingly pass CCCC bond measures

With a resounding blessing from Lee County voters, Central Carolina Community College can begin the process of implementing four bonds, totaling $23 million, for the construction of a new building and a number of renovations across the campus.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Wide array of issues, races propel Lee voters to the polls

Campaigners from both sides of the aisle stood at attention, political soldiers entrenched in a battle for voters’ favor, at polling sites across Lee County Tuesday as citizens turned out to decide the contests and issues most important to them on Election Day.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

N.C. SENATE DISTRICT 12: Rabin, winning another term, says, 'We're on the right course'

Ronald Rabin was re-elected to a second term in the N.C. Senate Tuesday, winning the District 12 seat over Democrat Joe Langley with about 56 percent of the vote.