While maintaining funding for the Lee County Economic Development Corporation in the coming year, the Lee County Board of Commissioners will also be asked to make a $150,000 loan to jumpstart the planning and fundraising phase for a much-discussed all-inclusive business recruiting and advocating organization Monday.
People interested in attending one of the largest pottery festivals of the year have precious few hours left.
Clemellyn “Clem” Welch, a Broadway Town Commissioner and former Central Carolina Community College professor, died Friday morning at her home.
A new class of Lee County high school students joined the Caterpillar Youth Apprentices program Thursday, beginning the second year of the largest apprenticeship program in North Carolina.
Christians around Lee County came together in two venues Thursday afternoon to seek divine intervention in their individual and collective concerns.
It’s a tale of jealousy, betrayal and redemption, in which a family’s bond, mystical dreams and a beautiful coat figure prominently.
Fifth-grade students throughout Lee County had an audience Tuesday as they did interactive drills and read about the Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
When the Sanford Pottery Festival ended its successful 11-year run as the city’s largest festival and one of its top spring tourist draws, many in the community looked at the the weekend before Mother’s Day as a glaring hole that needed to be filled and filled immediately.
For their years of dedication to various causes — veterans, the elderly and low-income people with health issues — three Lee County volunteers were recognized Thursday with the 2013 Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service.
The United Way of Lee County plans to use new-school technology to encourage an age-old passion this coming week.
Teens and tweens laughed and cried — but mainly laughed — Wednesday evening during the first-ever countywide robotic competition held by Lee County Schools.
A Sanford man died late Monday, and another man was hurt, in the second fatal car accident reported in Harnett County this week.
North Carolina schools may see not only officers, but other employees or even volunteers, carrying weapons on campus by early 2014— but not all local school officials are on board.
Drivers are urged to remain cautious throughout the rest of the weekend after thunderstorms ripped through Central Carolina Friday.
Town officials held their breath Friday night as storms ripped through Central Carolina. But come Saturday morning, the sky was clear and it was the crowd which poured into Broadway for its fifth-annual Broadway Our Way Festival.
This week, we Take 5 with Karen Kennedy and Lesa Price, who serve as advisors to the Sanford/Lee County Youth Council, about the organization and its upcoming “Race to Read 5K.”
Police have apprehended more than a dozen additional suspects in Operation Relentless, bringing the arrest tally in the undercover campaign to 49 as of Friday afternoon.
About 60 children got free shoes Friday afternoon in Sanford, and their parents got a free lesson in foot health as well, at Sanford’s Kinetic Institute Physical Therapy.
Shrieking in delight as they ran and played, approximately 300 toddlers took part in Sanford’s annual Day of the Young Child on Thursday morning at the Lions Club Fairgrounds.
Local police Capt. Dan Kehagias said he expects the streets — and local illegal drug scene — to be a little quieter after Thursday.
Early Wednesday morning, Broadway Mayor Donald Andrews and Town Manager Bob Stevens were painting and marking the available vendor spaces in the town streets in anticipation of this weekend’s festival.
Dozens of senior citizens gather every weekday from about 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a free lunch at the Lee County Enrichment Center. To some, the time is about more than just food — also serving as a social gathering for the elderly folks who show up. For others, it is just about the meal, but for good reason — it’s the only meal they’ll eat all day.
When two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday — killing three and wounding more than 140 people — local runners took action.
A variety of elements, including a live pig, music, dancing, and social and political commentary, are combined to create widespread appeal in “Li’l Abner” — a musical that Lee County High School students will perform tonight through Saturday.
In a split vote, the Lee County Board of Commissioners changed the county's sales tax distribution method during its Monday meeting.
The change from the per capita method to ad valorem — which will net the county a $1.4 million in funds and decrease of $1.3 million and $100,000 to the municipalities of Sanford and Broadway, respectively — was approved with Commissioners Andre Knecht, Charlie Parks, Kirk Smith and Jim Womack voting for the resolution. Commissioners Amy Dalrymple, Ricky Frazier and Robert Reives voted in opposition.