News: Broadway

May. 08, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Career-prep programs a hit with local students

Interest in science-focused summer camps for younger students and high school-level career academies is growing, and last year, nearly every single Lee County senior who had taken career and technical education classes graduated.

May. 07, 2014 @ 10:08 PM

Educators back McCrory plan

After his last plan for raising teacher pay was received less than enthusiastically, Gov. Pat McCrory announced further steps Wednesday to bolster funding for education in North Carolina — news that was deemed a positive development locally.

May. 06, 2014 @ 10:26 PM

Akinosho, Livingston, Williams get most votes in Lee BOE race

Pending a recount, Mark Akinosho, Ophelia Livingston and Shawn Williams have come closer to membership on the Lee County Board of Education, having been the top three vote-getters in Tuesday's Democratic primary.

May. 06, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

Primary election results

N.C. Senate District 12 - Democratic Party nomination

May. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Primary election set for Tuesday

Early voting ended Saturday, so Tuesday is the last chance for any registered voters to make their voices heard in the primary election.

May. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

LEE COMMISSIONERS: Board to resume talks about Fort Bragg Regional Alliance

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday night, with a public hearing, grants, a foundering civic-military group and more on the agenda.

May. 02, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Mann hosts prayer breakfast

In between soaring renditions of “Amazing Grace” and other hymns, local civic and religious leaders spoke about the importance of prayer Thursday morning at a breakfast hosted by Sanford Mayor Chet Mann.

May. 01, 2014 @ 11:24 PM

‘We can’t do it alone'

Local pastors asked for God’s blessings, but also called on believers to pursue repentance, revival and right relationships, during the city’s annual National Day of Prayer event Thursday.

May. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: Youth Council's 'Race to Read' 5K provides books to schools

Today, we Take 5 with Lesa Price and Karen Kennedy, who serve as advisors to the Sanford/Lee County Youth Council, about the upcoming “Race to Read” 5K race and other ways the Youth Council works in the community.

Apr. 29, 2014 @ 07:10 PM

Bright lights of Broadway

Apr. 27, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Planning Director answers a higher calling

Bob Bridwell, the longtime Sanford-Lee County Planning Director, is turning in his government job and taking up the cloth.

Apr. 25, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

New local clinic on the horizon

A new Veterans Affairs clinic will open in Sanford next year, but at a time when the VA system has been under fire both nationally and in North Carolina specifically, one local veteran said the new clinic on Broadway Road will help, but only with minor procedures.

Apr. 25, 2014 @ 03:33 PM

Imagination reigns at Sanford’s Play Daze

Hundreds of children, most between the ages of 3 and 8, swarmed the San-Lee Recreation Park Thursday for Play Daze, a three-hour event that allowed children from all over Lee County to explore their creative side out in the sun.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Early voting to begin Thursday

Early voting for local primary elections begins Thursday and will last until May 3. Election Day itself is May 6.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Broadway Our Way goes on through the rain

Even a little rain couldn't dampen the allure of free barbecue and live music Saturday, as people braved the weather to attend the Broadway Our Way festival.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Kids encouraged to enjoy, explore during ‘Play Daze’

Next week, hundreds of local children will converge on San-Lee Park for a day of celebration and dozens of activities tailored toward them.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Four vie for three Lee BOE seats in Democratic primary

Four members of the local Democratic Party are campaigning for a seat on the Lee County Board of Education. But in the board's first-ever partisan election, there are only three open seats.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

BROADWAY OUR WAY: 'Fun for all' is philosophy behind annual festival

Broadway's population is set to triple in size as revelers flock to the sixth annual Broadway Our Way Festival Saturday.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

LEE COUNTY: Commissioners, others answer town hall lawsuit with request for dismissal

Defendants in a lawsuit over an allegedly illegal town hall meeting, including the Lee County Board of Commissioners, have asked that the suit be dismissed.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

BROADWAY: Taxes dominate discussion during town hall meeting

Taxes were the main topic of conversation at a town hall meeting Monday night in Broadway held by the Lee County commissioners.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

3 years, 3 businesses, 3 outcomes

A storm raged Tuesday morning, early enough that farmers were up but the sun still wasn’t. And as happens often in Lee County this time of year, emotions came flooding back along with the rain.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Egg hunts plentiful in Central Carolina

Like foxes in a hen house, children all over will soon be descending eagerly on eggs — plastic ones filled with candy, but eggs nonetheless.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Project Safe Neighborhoods forces criminals to shape up or serve time

With cooperation from local law enforcement agencies and community leaders, local District Attorney Vernon Stewart is unveiling a new federal program to combat violence within Lee County.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Students are in the spotlight at Lee school board meeting

Students were in the spotlight at Tuesday night’s Lee County Board of Education meeting as groups from three local schools showed off their culinary, artistic and academic exploits.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 10:14 PM

Forecast: Pollen with a chance of sniffles

Winter has nearly run its course, and while the warmer weather of spring is a welcome change for many, others dread the other season synonymous with spring: pollen season.