The N.C. Department of Public Instruction's announcement of School Performance Grades Thursday ruffled feathers in school districts across the state, and Lee County educators and administrators were quick to decry a grading system that reduced everything they do to a single letter.
Lee County education and business leaders have joined those in counties around the state in criticizing the criteria the N.C. Department of Public Instruction used in assigning letter grades, which will be announced later this morning, to the state's public schools — grades that many educators expect to be low.
Underdog Lee Christian School emerged as this year’s Lee County Library 2015 Quiz Bowl winner Saturday
Obesity, mental health, substance abuse and teen pregnancy rates are at the forefront of health concerns in Lee County, according to a 2014 community survey.
The North Carolina General Assembly went back into session Wednesday after a two-week adjournment, and the business of the day included the announcement of final standing committee assignments for North Carolina House members.
After two instances in the last week of bicyclists being struck and killed by motor vehicles, Lee County’s sheriff urged pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers alike Wednesday to employ caution while on the roads.
Over the next three years, the Lee County Board of Commissioners and the Sanford City Council plan to move forward on bond projects, added infrastructure and utilities and other endeavors to aid in economic development, officials said at a joint city-county meeting Wednesday.
Several people sustained injuries Wednesday morning in a head-on collision on Broadway Road, including one man who was airlifted and later died at the hospital, according to Sanford police.
As the use of smart phones, tablets and laptops becomes more commonplace, Lee County educators and administrators are working to strike a balance between maximizing the benefits
After withdrawing her co-sponsorship from a bill that would ban abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, which generated much GOP backlash, 2nd district Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-Harnett, said Thursday she would support the bill.
Anyone in Lee County on April 16, 2011, would be hard-pressed to forget the devastation caused by the tornado that ripped through the county that day.
During a legislative breakfast Wednesday at Cafe 121, representatives of United Way of Lee County and the Lee County Partnership for Children encouraged state representatives to continue to support quality childcare and early education in this year's legislative session
After a new remote participation policy was passed earlier this month, Commissioner Kirk Smith believes the Democratic-majority of the board is trying to restrict opposing political viewpoints through its actions.
“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”
Lee County residents could expect to see more than 1,600 trucks for each hydraulic fracturing operation that comes to the area, which could cause extensive road and bridge damage and take weeks to repair, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Col. Ret. Ronald J. Rabin, R-Lee, was sworn in this week for his second two-year term representing the 12th District in the North Carolina Senate — which includes Harnett, Lee, and Johnston Counties.
Despite protests from one member, the Lee County Board of Education passed a resolution this week asking the N.C. General Assembly to repeal a 2013 law that made that board and the Sanford City Council elections partisan.
Fueling up vehicles, checking chainsaws and taking stock of the city's salt and sand supplies were just some of the preparations that kept city of Sanford employees busy
The Herald is soliciting nominations for two of its most prestigious honors: Citizen of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, all high school students in North Carolina will be on a 10-point grading scale.
The Council for Effective Actions and Decisions (C.E.A.D.) is finalizing plans for the annual observance commemorating the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with activities set to begin on the afternoon of Jan. 18.
Fifteen individuals recently graduated from the Central Carolina Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training program. The graduation was held Dec. 18, 2014, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.
On Jan. 9, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (C.O.P.S.) and partnering organizations will unite in support of law enforcement officers nationwide to promote a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources staff are requesting more information from Charah, the company charged with the moving and storage of Duke Energy’s supply of coal ash, before continuing the permit approval process.