News: Broadway

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 07:10 PM

Snow cones, music, friends

Children with blue lips, stained with the snow cones they had just devoured, clutched their parent's hands as they weaved through the crowds in downtown Broadway

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Federal law required county to amend definition of "spouse"

After the U.S. Department of Labor amended the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act to recognize eligible same-sex marriages, federal law required Lee County to make the same change.

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Local legislators introduce fracking bills

N.C. Reps. Brad Salmon and Robert Reives filed two bills this week dealing with hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina – House Bills 772 and 773 — in a bid to address two major concerns.

Apr. 11, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Lee lags behind state in population growth

Lee County is trailing both the state average and neighboring counties in population growth, according to the most recent U.S. Census data.

Apr. 09, 2015 @ 06:18 PM

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB: Summer program teaches students valuable skills

When Malik Richard applied for a job at Food Lion almost two years ago, he relied heavily on the interviewing and public speaking skills he learned at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sanford/Lee County.

Apr. 09, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

AdvancED promotes continuous improvement

Lee County Schools administrators, teachers and staff are preparing for a visit this month from evaluators who will determine whether to recommend the district’s AdvancED accreditation be renewed.

Apr. 08, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Ellmers to face Duncan in 2016 GOP primary

More than a year out from the 2016 primary election, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers already has a challenger for the N.C. District 2 seat, which represents all of Lee and Moore counties and most of Chatham and Harnett counties.

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Bill would prohibit compulsory pooling

A bill filed in the N.C. House of Representatives Thursday would prohibit compulsory or forced pooling, a practice that gives the state the right to compel non-consenting landowners to allow hydraulic fracturing companies to extract oil and gas from beneath their properties.

Apr. 03, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Smith’s, Womack’s stance on coal ash questioned

When the Lee County Board of Commissioners voted 5-2 over a week ago to ask Duke Energy to provide a written offer regarding the storage of coal ash

Apr. 03, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Registration opens for Senior Games, Silver Arts

Registration for the annual Senior Games and Silver Arts of Lee County is now open to all residents of Lee County and surrounding communities who are age 50 and above.

Apr. 02, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Opposing bills on partisan elections filed by Lee representatives

Lee County's state representatives filed two opposing bills this week regarding elections that could either reverse a 2013 decision to make the Sanford City Council and Lee County Board of Education elections partisan — or could implement partisan elections statewide.

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

COAL ASH: Controversy ensues over possible Duke Energy deal

Since Duke Energy's offer of up to $12 million for coal ash storage in Lee County was revealed this week, some residents and officials have called into question how the potential deal was formed.

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS: Vidyo lets students connect without leaving classrooms

Broadway and Tramway elementary schools might be 11 miles apart, but thanks to Lee County Schools' purchase of a new video conferencing program, students and teachers at both were able to share their work with one another on Wednesday without leaving their classrooms.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION: Teacher supplement tops board's budget wish list

A pay raise for Lee County Schools teachers and other staff members is among the top priorities for the Lee County Board of Education as the board prepares its budget request for the fiscal year 2015-2016.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Take 5: 'Anchors Aweigh for Literacy!' sets sail April 10

This week, we Take 5 with Lyn Hankins, executive director of the Lee County Partnership for Children, about the 2015 edition of “Anchors Aweigh for Literacy!” fundraiser.

Mar. 12, 2015 @ 07:57 PM

'It will not be tolerated'

The city of Sanford and Lee County Schools are ramping up efforts to put an end to bullying by teaching students what they can do to stand up for classmates facing harassment.

Mar. 12, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS: Three administrators appointed to new roles

Just over a month after the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released performance grades for public schools across the state, the superintendent of Lee County Schools expanded two positions in the district's administration and filled one vacant spot this week in an effort to better coordinate instructional improvement within the district.

Mar. 12, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Sanford, Broadway stand to lose $449,000 without bill

A bill that would cost North Carolina residents an additional $45 per year at the gas pump would keep cities, including Sanford and Broadway, from losing thousands of dollars allocated for street repairs.

Mar. 08, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Lee County celebrates National Girl Scouts Week

The 150 local girls involved in Girl Scouts in Lee County are gearing up for a week of celebrating 103 years of girl scouting.

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

EDUCATION: School days lengthened to make up for weather

Lee County Schools, Lee Christian School and Grace Christian School will extend schools days to make up for the time missed due to ice and snow in Lee County during the past few weeks.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

N.C. manufacturing industry shows signs of life

After the reveal of the new Sanford Area Growth Alliance and its logo this week, local business leaders and officials discussed how to further economic development on the back of the improving manufacturing industry.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 08:16 PM

Celebrating reading and Dr. Seuss

Broadway Elementary celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with a book fair and readings by town officials.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 09:41 PM

Defeating monster mouth

More than 65 children learned how to “defeat monster mouth” Saturday at a dental and health fair in Sanford that educated children about engaging in healthy habits from their head to their toes.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Ulterior motive behind grades?

It’s been three weeks since the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released letter grades for public schools across the state, and members of the Lee County Board of Education still are livid with what they call the state legislature’s attempt to smear public schools across the state.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Snowy surprise

Officials from the city of Sanford, Lee County Government and N.C. Department of Transportation were surprised by, but prepared for, the 1 to 2 inches of snow that fell in the county Tuesday — despite forecasts of less precipitation.