News: Broadway

May. 15, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

‘A place in our hearts’

"His contagious smile and his love for life."

May. 14, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Lee school board seeks $20 million from county

The Lee County Board of Education asked for $20 million from the Lee County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night when it finalized its budget request for the fiscal year 2015-16.

May. 13, 2015 @ 10:37 AM

Education is an art for honoree

Art is many things to Wendy Bryant Motley. It’s her career. It’s her passion. But more than anything, it allows her to connect with the students she teaches in a way that allows them to discover their potential and learn about the world around them.

May. 10, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Relay for Life: Sanford walks for a cure

With cancer killing more than 500,000 Americans every year, it is difficult to find someone whose life it hasn’t touched.

May. 07, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

SAGA CEO resigns after 10 months

Sanford Area Growth Alliance CEO Rodger Sauls has resigned from the fledgling organization after just 10 months on the job amid concerns about the effectiveness of the organization and the pace of its progress.

May. 06, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Lockdown procedures outlined

When parents hear that their child's school is in lockdown, they might fear the worst.

May. 02, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

School grieves death of East Lee student

The East Lee Middle School community was in mourning Friday after the death of a seventh grader, who district officials believe suffered a seizure during a soccer match at the school.

May. 02, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS: Carlyle's departure leaves vacancy on school board

The Lee County Board of Education has started the search for a replacement now that board member Wendy Hughes Carlyle has resigned in order to serve as Lee County Schools' accountability and special projects coordinator.

May. 02, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Take 5: 'Race to Read 5K' ready to run

This week, we Take 5 with Lesa Price and Karen Kennedy about the Sanford/Lee County Youth Council's “Race to Read 5K” event, which takes place next Saturday.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS: Evaluators recommend district be re-accredited

Teachers, administrators and Lee County Board of Education members in the assembly room of the Heins Education Building erupted into cheers Wednesday afternoon

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.