News: Broadway

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.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Public hearings set for April

As Duke Energy awaits permit approval from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources for its coal ash storage projects in Lee and Chatham counties, local residents are getting another opportunity to voice their concerns about the projects at public hearings in April.

Feb. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Schools have some leeway in making up snow days

Ice and snowfall left Lee County Schools closed from Tuesday through Friday, and now administrators looking into how students will make up the time.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

TAKE 5: Bryan: Student success calls for a 'whole child' approach

This week, we Take 5 with Andy Bryan, the superintendent of Lee County Schools, about recently released performance grades for North Carolina schools and other matters affecting education locally. 

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 07:55 PM

U.S. charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps

Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:17 PM

LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: Drill team marches into Best of the Best meet

The Lee County High School Drill Team will head to Hickory this weekend to compete in the annual JROTC Fourth Brigade Best of the Best tournament for the first time in the event's five-year history.

Feb. 17, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

Area may not be through with snow, ice

Sanford residents were spared widespread power outages Tuesday after a winter storm delivered sleet and freezing rain Monday night.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 07:18 PM

Champ repeats in Lee County Spelling Bee

From 'burrito' to 'rudimentary' to 'trajectory,' 22 Lee County students spelled words they knew – and some they didn't know – at the 2015 Lee County PAGE District Spelling Bee Saturday.

Feb. 13, 2015 @ 02:43 PM

2015 Best of Lee County voting is underway

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Feb. 13, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Officials oppose MEC fracking rules

Democratic lawmakers in Lee County formally expressed their dissatisfaction with the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission's proposed rules regarding hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina Wednesday

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

LEE BOE: Alternate grading model OKed for two schools

While traditional public schools in North Carolina received letter grades earlier this month gauging their performance, Bragg Street Academy and Warren Williams Elementary School will be graded using a different formula.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

East Lee Middle School to reopen after water main break

East Lee Middle School students will be able to return to their classrooms at the regular time today after a broken water main was repaired Tuesday.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 06:31 PM

'One is too many'

With up to 66 students either on, boarding or getting off a school bus at any given time, a bus driver has to keep his or her eye on plenty of children.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 05:36 PM

‘It’s like I’m losing my family’

After serving the Broadway community for nearly 25 years, the RoadRunner Cafe will close its doors on Valentine’s Day — a testament of the love that can be found upon entering the beloved Broadway establishment.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Leadership for changing times

The Lee County Library recently welcomed its new director — a “go-getter” who wants to further incorporate technology to improve the experience for residents and visitors alike.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Broadway greenhouse extending growing season through technology

One local tomato grower is using technology to turn February into June.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 06:32 PM

More than a letter

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction's announcement of School Performance Grades Thursday ruffled feathers in school districts across the state, and Lee County educators and administrators were quick to decry a grading system that reduced everything they do to a single letter.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 02:41 PM

'It's not fair'

Lee County education and business leaders have joined those in counties around the state in criticizing the criteria the N.C. Department of Public Instruction used in assigning letter grades, which will be announced later this morning, to the state's public schools — grades that many educators expect to be low.

Feb. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Questions, answers and lots of laughs

Underdog Lee Christian School emerged as this year’s Lee County Library 2015 Quiz Bowl winner Saturday

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

County survey shows link between health, social issues

Obesity, mental health, substance abuse and teen pregnancy rates are at the forefront of health concerns in Lee County, according to a 2014 community survey.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 04:56 AM

Salmon appointed to state House committees

The North Carolina General Assembly went back into session Wednesday after a two-week adjournment, and the business of the day included the announcement of final standing committee assignments for North Carolina House members.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

G.R.E.A.T. graduation at Broadway