News: Broadway

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Walmart fight ends in injuries, arrests

A five-person brawl at the Broadway Walmart Express on Thursday night left two people injured and at least four people charged with assault.


Mar. 21, 2014 @ 09:27 PM

Central Carolina Works receives $800,000 grant

Central Carolina Works — a Central Carolina Community College program meant to increase dual enrollment in area high schools — recently was awarded an $800,000 grant from the state for workforce development.


Mar. 21, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Officials: Tag and Tax Together well received

Unlike some of its larger cohorts, Lee County is seeing a higher collection rate after the state began collecting vehicle property taxes in September.


Mar. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Board may seek $4.8M increase

After requesting about $20 million from the county for this year’s budget but getting about $16 million, the Lee County Board of Education is considering asking for even more next year — to the tune of $21 million.


Mar. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Officials say local water is safe despite coal ash concerns

While the state investigates claims Duke Energy has illegally been pumping a toxic sludge known as coal ash into the Cape Fear River near Moncure, some locals have a more pressing concern: Is tap water safe?


Mar. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LEE COUNTY: Republicans hear from candidates at county convention

Local and state Republican candidates pitched their platforms to Lee County conservatives during the local GOP Convention Saturday.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Gala for literacy is a first

This week, we Take 5 with Carolyn Spivey, the director of the Coalition for Families, about the “Anchors Aweigh” Benefit Auction


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Trustee do-over needed

Not even two weeks after selecting four new trustees for Central Carolina Community College, the school boards of Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties have to meet again to redo one of the appointments.


Mar. 14, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

SBI takes over embezzlement investigation

An embezzlement investigation at one of Lee County’s largest churches has been handed off to the State Bureau of Investigation.


Mar. 13, 2014 @ 07:25 PM

Shooting victim dies, suspect in custody

The 15-year-old West Lee Middle School student known as Junior to his friends and family succumbed to his injuries Wednesday after being shot multiple times near his home. A suspect in the crime has been apprehended.


Mar. 13, 2014 @ 06:41 PM

Shooting victim dies, suspect apprehended

Thomas Dolby Jr., the 15-year-old West Lee Middle School student who was shot Monday night, has died.


Mar. 12, 2014 @ 09:08 PM

CHAMBER BANQUET: Mayors, leaders "bullish" on county economic future

The mayors of Sanford and Broadway, along with several local business leaders, spoke at the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's annual membership meeting Wednesday night to declare Lee County is back on the upswing.


Mar. 11, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

15-year-old shot, suspect sought

A 15-year-old boy was shot twice Monday night, and authorities are searching for a suspect. 


Mar. 10, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Suspect apprehended in two armed robberies

An Olivia man was arrested Monday in connection with two weekend armed robberies.


Mar. 09, 2014 @ 08:40 PM

LEE COUNTY: Some turned away from town hall meeting at Trace

Some members of the public, including Lee County Commissioner Amy Dalrymple, were turned away from a public town hall held within the private Carolina Trace Gated Properties Friday night.


Mar. 08, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

TAKE 5: Chamber president: Area on track to 're-energize'

This week, we Take 5 with Bob Joyce, president of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce.


Mar. 07, 2014 @ 08:06 PM

Ready to spring ahead


Mar. 05, 2014 @ 08:48 PM

Learning the drill

Several weeks after two snowstorms shut down much of the state and a month before the third anniversary of the storm system that devastated Sanford, Raleigh and other nearby cities, Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a week of preparedness.


Mar. 05, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

EDUCATION: Bonardi, Smith explain why they're not seeking reelection

The Lee County Board of Education met Tuesday night. And while there wasn't much on the board's agenda, it was the beginning of a stretch of final meetings for two eight-year veterans of the board.


Mar. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Sportsman's spread: Wild game on the menu for community dinner

Anyone who's never eaten wild game before — or has a hankering for some more — will have the chance Saturday to sample a large spread at Flat Springs Baptist Church.


Mar. 02, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Southern Lee, Lee County compete vs. fellow Junior ROTC teams

In the U.S. Army, there are Rangers; and in high school Junior ROTC, there are Raiders.


Mar. 01, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

CCH's Doris retiring

Central Carolina Hospital CEO Doug Doris will retire at the end of March, having led the hospital for the better part of a decade.


Mar. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

ELECTION: Baker seeks commissioner seat

With one final announcement Friday morning, filing for political office ended with all but two local races set for competitive matches this fall.


Mar. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Young shooters aim for victory

Nearly 100 Lee County students will navigate, take aim and fire throughout the day Saturday in a bid to be named the best in the region.


Feb. 28, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

Parks, Womack rule out run

Lee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlie Parks and fellow Republican Jim Womack ended weeks of speculation that they wouldn’t seek re-election, announcing in separate statements they wouldn’t pursue second terms on the board Thursday.