News: Broadway

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 07:18 PM

Champ repeats in Lee County Spelling Bee

From 'burrito' to 'rudimentary' to 'trajectory,' 22 Lee County students spelled words they knew – and some they didn't know – at the 2015 Lee County PAGE District Spelling Bee Saturday.

Feb. 13, 2015 @ 02:43 PM

2015 Best of Lee County voting is underway

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Feb. 13, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Officials oppose MEC fracking rules

Democratic lawmakers in Lee County formally expressed their dissatisfaction with the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission's proposed rules regarding hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina Wednesday

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

LEE BOE: Alternate grading model OKed for two schools

While traditional public schools in North Carolina received letter grades earlier this month gauging their performance, Bragg Street Academy and Warren Williams Elementary School will be graded using a different formula.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

East Lee Middle School to reopen after water main break

East Lee Middle School students will be able to return to their classrooms at the regular time today after a broken water main was repaired Tuesday.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 06:31 PM

'One is too many'

With up to 66 students either on, boarding or getting off a school bus at any given time, a bus driver has to keep his or her eye on plenty of children.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 05:36 PM

‘It’s like I’m losing my family’

After serving the Broadway community for nearly 25 years, the RoadRunner Cafe will close its doors on Valentine’s Day — a testament of the love that can be found upon entering the beloved Broadway establishment.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Leadership for changing times

The Lee County Library recently welcomed its new director — a “go-getter” who wants to further incorporate technology to improve the experience for residents and visitors alike.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Broadway greenhouse extending growing season through technology

One local tomato grower is using technology to turn February into June.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 06:32 PM

More than a letter

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.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 02:41 PM

'It's not fair'

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.

Feb. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Questions, answers and lots of laughs

Underdog Lee Christian School emerged as this year’s Lee County Library 2015 Quiz Bowl winner Saturday

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

County survey shows link between health, social issues

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.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 04:56 AM

Salmon appointed to state House committees

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.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

G.R.E.A.T. graduation at Broadway

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:07 AM

Sheriff calls for focus on bike safety after two cyclists killed in four days

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.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:06 AM

City, county work toward vision, despite setbacks

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.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Crash causes one fatality, several injuries

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.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Lee County educators see constant texting as danger to students' behavior, performance

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

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Ellmers supports abortion bill following GOP backlash

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.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

'Preparedness is key'

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.

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

Importance of early childhood programs stressed to lawmakers

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

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 11:52 PM

Policy could limit board members’ influence

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.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 11:51 PM

‘Revolutionize the world’

“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.”

Jan. 18, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

NCDOT: More than 1,600 trucks could be used in fracking operations

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.