News: Broadway

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.

Mar. 12, 2015 @ 07:57 PM

'It will not be tolerated'

The city of Sanford and Lee County Schools are ramping up efforts to put an end to bullying by teaching students what they can do to stand up for classmates facing harassment.

Mar. 12, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS: Three administrators appointed to new roles

Just over a month after the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released performance grades for public schools across the state, the superintendent of Lee County Schools expanded two positions in the district's administration and filled one vacant spot this week in an effort to better coordinate instructional improvement within the district.

Mar. 12, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Sanford, Broadway stand to lose $449,000 without bill

A bill that would cost North Carolina residents an additional $45 per year at the gas pump would keep cities, including Sanford and Broadway, from losing thousands of dollars allocated for street repairs.

Mar. 08, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Lee County celebrates National Girl Scouts Week

The 150 local girls involved in Girl Scouts in Lee County are gearing up for a week of celebrating 103 years of girl scouting.

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

EDUCATION: School days lengthened to make up for weather

Lee County Schools, Lee Christian School and Grace Christian School will extend schools days to make up for the time missed due to ice and snow in Lee County during the past few weeks.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

N.C. manufacturing industry shows signs of life

After the reveal of the new Sanford Area Growth Alliance and its logo this week, local business leaders and officials discussed how to further economic development on the back of the improving manufacturing industry.

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.