Onlookers cheered the snip of intertwined gold and purple ribbons Tuesday at the Lions Club Fairgrounds — signaling the start to six days of rides, attractions and entertainment that many Sanfordians say they look forward to all year.
With nearly 1,200 categories to review, expert judges spent the bulk of Monday wading through a literal smorgasbord of fruits, vegetables, drawings and handcrafted items before placing ribbons on the selected winners.
A 44-year-old Lee County man was found dead near a Carthage Street doctor's office less than 24 hours after leaving Central Carolina Hospital.
A 44-year-old Lee County man was found dead outside of Sandhills Family Practice Saturday morning.
For the third consecutive year Lee County residents met the Saturday before the Lee Regional Fair to loop tobacco and share traditions.
In their first official meeting of the school year, the four high school principals in Lee County Schools gathered with other educators and school board members Wednesday to report on how their first week went.
Children needing to go to the hospital is an inherently stressful event, so a new partnership involving Central Carolina Hospital will work toward expanding and improving local pediatric care.
Sanford City Council was the first municipal body to review a final set of recommendations dictating how local governments could potentially regulate the natural gas and oil industry, including hydraulic fracturing, Tuesday night.
With both classes and voting being conducted at local schools on Sept. 10, the Lee County Board of Elections is asking for the public's cooperation during the municipal primary.
As Lee County celebrates Labor Day, most people will have Monday off from work. But many also won't work Tuesday, Wednesday or any other day because they're still searching for a job.
This week, we Take 5 with Heather Little, the executive director of Communities In Schools of Lee County, about CIS.
With multiple postponements due to bad weather behind them, the Ammons family will try to hold its annual fireworks celebration one more time.
The rows between vendors were packed tight in the main exhibit hall of the Dennis A. Wicker Center, as thousands of people arrived for the 11th annual Boomer, Senior and Caregiver Expo Wednesday.
Lee County classrooms will be full when residents cast their ballots this fall — a change from previous elections.
For most of the public schools in Lee County, Monday is a new beginning.
Volunteers and tutors within the local school system, which were once a luxury, are now a necessity.
Fog was heavy at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, but neither the weather nor the early hour stopped a large crowd from descending on the new Walmart Express in Broadway.
Lt. Gov Dan Forest spent more than two hours among area residents during a town hall meeting Wednesday night,where people engaged in conversation with him and local representatives Jamie Boles, Deb McManus and Mike Stone.
The largest local provider of services for women and children seeking help with domestic violence is shutting down — at least temporarily.
HAVEN (Helping Abuse and Violence End Now) in Lee County has suspended various operations — including its counseling and advocacy programs, shelter and emergency transportation and community outreach and education initiatives — and is reorganizing while trying to get its finances in order, according to a press release distributed late Wednesday.
A week from today, people of all ages — particularly older adults — are invited to take advantage of free health screenings and financial seminars, peruse vendor booths, socialize and meet new friends at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.
Country music artist Mark Wills — who charted six top-10 singles and was named the top new male vocalist of the year in 1999 — is set to perform at the Temple Theatre this fall.
Seven Lee County Girl Scouts have completed a leadership training course to become certified Girl Scout Program Aides.
Despite much hand-wringing over the personnel cuts imposed by the state budget passed last month, Lee County Schools will have the same number of teachers and teacher assistants as last year.
Lee County property taxes are due in just a few weeks after being invoiced in mid-July.
This week, we Take 5 with Teresa Dew Kelly, the executive director of the Christians United Outreach Center of Lee County, about CUOC’s service and the upcoming “Down South Music Festival.”