News: Broadway

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.

Feb. 26, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

LEE COUNTY: School day gets longer

Lee County Schools leaders met Tuesday night to determine how to make up for instructional time lost to recent snow days, and they ended up giving students yet another day off.

Feb. 26, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Elvis tribute to headline annual Broadway festival

Keith Henderson will be celebrating his 36th year as an Elvis Presley tribute performer this April when he returns to Lee County for his second Broadway Our Way performance.

Feb. 25, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

Students explore possible career paths in STEM

Some of the young men and women sat down at computers to be introduced to the world of architecture, while others tinkered with digital music programs or investigated forensics.

Feb. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Emily Garcia wins county spelling bee

It may have taken "entourage," "heifer," "prerogative" and "infinitesimal" to get East Lee Middle School seventh grader Emily Garcia to the final round of the 2014 Lee County PAGE District Spelling Bee, but it was "nemesis" that solidified her first-place ranking.

Feb. 22, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Coaching kids up

Pointing to a newspaper clipping from the late 1980s, Lee County High School Athletic Director Reggie Peace can recall each of his players from his first varsity team.

Feb. 22, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Kinney files for commission seat

A second Democrat entered the campaign for Lee County’s District 4 Commission seat Friday.

Feb. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

High demand, low supply causes propane-fueled headache locally

A national propane shortage has led to local rationing and "the worst winter" one Sanford businesswoman has seen in her 22 years in the industry.

Feb. 19, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

Ellmers makes glowing remarks at Challenge Printing

Standing in the main hall of a local manufacturing plant that faced closure last year, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-Lee County) praised workers for their diligence and support of public health Wednesday afternoon.

Feb. 16, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Private school vouchers split many

The issue of using taxpayer dollars to provide vouchers for children to attend private school has divided many in North Carolina, with strong opinions prevalent on both sides of the argument and a lawsuit now filed over the matter.

Feb. 15, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Open seats draw many

Several local election offices were forced shut due to blistering cold and ample snowfall much of this week, but hopefuls thoughout Central Carolina still managed to declare their intention to run for office.

Feb. 13, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

Snow, ice cripple Lee and surrounding counties

Winter Storm Pax has wreaked havoc on Lee County and the surrounding area, leaving hazardous roads and hundreds of power outages in its wake.

Feb. 12, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

Teacher salary bump leaves some in Lee wanting more

Local teachers and school officials are responding with mixed feelings to the news that the state will likely raise the salary for beginning teachers by nearly 14 percent over the next two years.

Feb. 12, 2014 @ 02:49 PM

Forecaster: Sanford in for 'difficult, ugly' conditions

As Lee County was plummeted into snow and ice Wednesday, authorities urged residents to stay off the roads and prepare for power outages.

Feb. 12, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Weather-related closings and cancellations

* Lee County Schools is closed for students and staff on Thursday.

* Central Carolina Community College will be closed Thursday.

Feb. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Two former Lee commissioners add to filing tally

Two former Lee County politicians are seeking to rejoin panels in which they previous served.

Feb. 11, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Another arctic blast lashes region

If you don’t absolutely have to go anywhere today, don’t even try to leave your house.

Feb. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Fastest with the answers

Trading leads throughout the final moments of the 2014 Lee County Library Quiz Bowl, the final match between Lee Early College and Southern Lee High School came down to the wire.

Feb. 09, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Filing period to open Monday

Filing for the 2014 election begins noon Monday with some races already shaping up.

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 08:52 PM

‘It’s a life calling’

William “Mr. J” Johnson has helped to shape the lives of countless young people through his time as the teen director at the Boys and Girls Club of Sanford/Lee County, encouraging teenagers to see their potential and then helping them achieve it.

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Spelling Bee finals set for next Saturday

This week, we Take 5 with Brad Marin about the 4th annual Lee County PAGE District Finals Spelling Bee, scheduled for 1 p.m. on Feb. 15 at McLeod Auditorium at Lee Senior High School.

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Classes teach how to parent in America

There are about 2,000 parents of students in Lee County Schools who don't speak English at home. It's Yolanda Gierbolini's job to reach out to them, offering classes on discipline, volunteering, helping their children become more literate and other topics.

Feb. 07, 2014 @ 10:38 PM

Ground broken on medical facility for veterans

Local officials were joined by U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) on Friday to officially break ground for a new clinic in Sanford for military veterans, which should open its doors about a year from now.

Feb. 07, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Local officials discuss school security, teacher salaries

The Lee County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education met Thursday night to talk about a subject that has divided them in recent years: money.

Feb. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Two plead guilty in hunter death

Two individuals charged in the December 2012 death of a Broadway hunter have pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and involuntary manslaughter, respectively, according to court documents furnished Thursday by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.