News: Broadway

Feb. 05, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Rosser enters race for sheriff seat

Lee County native Justin Rosser intends to make his political debut as a Democratic candidate for Lee County sheriff.

Feb. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Superintendent pledges to maintain rapport with public

After giving local parents and others 10 chances to offer feedback, Lee County Schools Superintendent Andy Bryan is taking a break from the public meet-and-greet sessions he started shortly after becoming superintendent last year.

Feb. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Weather makeup days announced

Lee County Schools will hold winter weather makeup days for students in most schools by extending three days that had been planned as early release days to full days.

Feb. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LEE COMMISSIONERS: Board to hear ideas for O.T. Sloan Park

Lee County Commissioners will consider the future of O.T. Sloan Park Monday night, but only after reviewing its past.

Feb. 02, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Jacket, Cavalier coaches enjoy NFL's biggest day

Amongst the commercials, day-long pregame shows and hour-long halftime show, tonight's Super Bowl XLVIII will include a football game.

Jan. 30, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Forecast calls for warm-up

People living on country roads likely have been wondering when their streets will be cleared of snow and ice by the yellow vehicles servicing other roads around town.

Jan. 30, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Report card shows state ahead of Lee students in Common Core

Students in Lee County Schools lagged behind the rest of the state in reading and math at nearly every grade level in the first year of Common Core testing, according to data released by the state Tuesday afternoon.

Jan. 29, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

Danger turns from snow to ice

It can be hectic trying to keep four children dry and safe when they’re playing in the snow and ice that’s blanketing much of the central Carolina region right now.

Jan. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

STATE: N.C.'s lower unemployment rate spurs optimism locally

The unemployment rate in North Carolina remained above average last month but is dropping faster than the national rate, according to government data released Tuesday — prompting one local official to predict that the downward trend would also hold true for Lee County.

Jan. 28, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Schools, others take wait-and-see approach to winter weather threat

As forecasts of snow remained varied on how many inches might actually fall in the area, school districts and local governments were still waiting to announce cancellations until late Tuesday or even early this morning.

Jan. 28, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Hazardous snow expected to linger

Area drivers are urged to exercise caution — especially during the early morning and nighttime hours — while negotiating Lee County's wintry roads.

Jan. 28, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

State outpaces Lee students in first-year Common Core scores

Students in Lee County Schools lagged behind the rest of the state in almost every reading and math measure in the first year of Common Core testing, according to data released by the state Tuesday afternoon.

Jan. 27, 2014 @ 09:10 PM

Weather-related school closings

Several school systems are reporting closings due to inclement weather Tuesday. 

Jan. 26, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Local Red Cross looking for volunteers

The local American Red Cross is in desperate need of Lee County volunteers to join its Disaster Action Team.

Jan. 25, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

Photo club focused on fellowship, enjoyment

Jerry Batchelor's interest in photography began during his days in the United States Army.

Jan. 22, 2014 @ 12:37 PM

Six charged in November fatal home invasion

After a two month investigation, five Lee County residents were arrested Tuesday in connection with the slaying of Anthony “Andy” Wayne Giles, the man killed in an armed home invasion on Nov. 22. One suspect remains at large.

Jan. 22, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY: Commissioners hear report on cost-effective school construction

After receiving 10 large-scale construction requests from Lee County Schools, including two new elementary schools, the Lee County Board of Commissioners

Jan. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Hazardous weather outlook prompts delays, cancellations

Numerous area schools were delayed this morning, and other cancellations and closures were reported, in anticipation of severe winter weather that was expected to hit late Tuesday.

Jan. 21, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

Multiple arrests made in fatal home invasion

Five Lee County people were arrested in connection with the slaying of Anthony Giles, the man killed in an armed home invasion on Nov. 22. One suspect is still at large. 

Jan. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Locals urged to brace for frosty forecast

Lee County residents can expect temperatures to drop during an upcoming colder-than-usual week, but there’s little chance of snow in the forecast.

Jan. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Welborn: The rest of the story

On Thanksgiving, The Herald invited local pastor and television personality Tom Welborn to share his thoughts about being thankful in difficult circumstances.

Jan. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee BOE enters voucher lawsuit

On the same night its attorney was honored with one of the highest awards the state government can give, the Lee County Board of Education also decided to join a lawsuit against that same state government.

Jan. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Carter to pursue another term as sheriff

Lee County Sheriff Tracy Carter has announced his intention to file for re-election and seek his third term as sheriff.

Jan. 11, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

Storm blows through Central Carolina

Trees fell on houses, power lines blocked roadways and traffic lights were out after short-lived, but extreme, bursts of wind and rain blew through the Central Carolina area Saturday.

Jan. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Sen. Rabin plans bid to retain seat

Just days after he was named co-chair of a new committee aimed at helping veterans enter the civilian workforce more quickly, state Sen. Ronald Rabin has announced he will seek re-election.