Voters retained incumbent Mark Akinosho and added a Republican and a Democrat during Lee County's first partisan Board of Education race.
General election results
This week, we Take 5 with Nancy Kimble, director of the Lee County Board of Elections, about this year’s general election.
Jersey Mike’s Boxing, a boxing gym in Sanford, will close its doors Friday after a yearlong financial struggle.
With Broadway's longtime town manager and his 14 years of on-the-job experience lost to retirement this month, the Broadway Board of Commissioners was tasked with finding a suitable replacement.
The Lee County School system doesn't keep track of the number of undocumented children attending school here, but that may change now that the Lee County Board of Commissioners has requested that they do.
Only halfway through the early voting period, both North Carolina and Lee County have seen dramatic increases in voter turnout from previous midterm elections, including a 62 percent increase in Lee County voters on average per day.
When voters go to the polls this election, they may see an item on the ballot they weren’t expecting — a constitutional amendment allowing a person accused of a criminal offense to waive their right to a trial by jury.
Hordes of zombies chased about 60 people through the Gross Farms corn maze Saturday trying to capture their flags — or their brains — at the first Zombie Run hosted by the Temple Theatre.
Since Central Carolina Community College’s beginnings over 50 years ago, the college has been a partner with Lee County in economic growth and enriching the quality of life for its residents.
Lee County residents will vote on four Central Carolina Community College bonds totaling $23 million on Nov. 4.
Thursday morning at 10:40 a.m. means it’s reading time for three third-graders at Tramway Elementary.
A raffle held by Rep. Mike Stone (R-Lee) to support his 2012 campaign is under fire from Raleigh-based public policy group Progress NC Action
The Lee County Board of Commissioners passed two resolutions earlier this week, advocating for fewer concealed carry restrictions at the state and federal level by a 4–3 margin — coinciding with the county's recent gun ordinance changes.
Two area men were arrested Tuesday morning on charges of trafficking methamphetamines after a yearlong drug investigation conducted in the Cameron area of Moore County, which led to the seizure of $17,340 worth of drugs, according to the Moore County Sheriff's Office.
Six candidates will appear on the ballot for three open seats on the Lee County Board of Education. The race is partisan for the first time ever, and three Democrats and three Republicans are running. See their responses to The Herald’s candidate questionnaire on pages B5-7.
The more than 20 children at the Lee County Arts and Community Center danced, laughed and sang as they took part in the national “Read for the Record” campaign Tuesday morning to promote early literacy.
For the two men seeking the job, Lee County’s first contested sheriff’s race in eight years boils down to a simple question: is the sheriff’s office broken?
This week, we Take 5 with Heather McKenzie, executive director of Communities In Schools of Lee County, about CIS and its upcoming “Second Chance Prom.”
With the North Carolina general election less than a month away, candidates for the District 51 seat of the North Carolina House of Representatives both are adamant that they are the right fit for representing Lee and Harnett counties in Raleigh.
N.C. Senate District 12 and House District 54 candidates discussed the problem with the legislature’s spending — or lack of — and also touched on other contentious issues such as fracking and teacher pay at a forum Tuesday hosted by The Sanford Herald.
State and local officials discussed Tuesday how Lee County will continue on its path of revitalization using multiple modes of transportation, including roads, airports and sidewalks, to create connectivity throughout Sanford and all of Lee County.
Lee County JROTC cadets are busy preparing to host more than 1,600 competitors from 30 schools across three states for the annual Tri-Meet on Saturday at Southern Lee High School.
The candidates for the Lee County Board of Education, running along partisan lines for the first time ever, agreed unanimously that partisan politics had no place in school policy during The Sanford Herald’s Candidate Forum Tuesday night at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.
Despite recent criticisms by some Lee County Board of Commissioners candidates about an uncompromising, aggressive and polarized board, current board and other commissioner candidates disagree.