News: Broadway

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

PUBLIC POLICY LUNCHEON: Food bank rep makes appeal for local volunteers, donations

The director of a regional food bank that serves Lee County — reportedly donating 790,000 pounds of food worth more than $1.3 million last year — visited Sanford on Monday to make a case for even stronger local participation.

 


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Volunteers' worth locally: invaluable

Right now, men and women throughout Lee County are preparing meals for the hungry, tutoring children in a difficult subject and providing resources to those in need.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

LEE COUNTY: Democrats hold their convention

Local and regional Democrats rallied at the historic Lee County Courthouse Saturday for the local Democratic Party Convention.


Apr. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: VolunteerLee.com puts help where it's needed

This week we Take 5 with Ron Hewett about VolunteerLee.com. For the past five years, Hewett has chaired the Education Matters committee for United Way of Lee County.


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Loom-ing excitement

With his right hand working a centuries-old spinning wheel as his left hand moved methodically back and forth, Bob McKean created a bolt of yarn Friday out of white sheep's fleece as wispy as his long, gray beard.


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Despite awareness, autistic students face challenges

There’s a reason the symbol for Autism Awareness, which is being celebrated all April, is a puzzle piece: No two children with autism are quite the same, and the disorder can often present a complex set of problems.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Moore doctor turned state official pitches Medicaid reform proposal

Dr. Robin Gary Cummings, a former Pinehurst surgeon, is now leading the state’s efforts to reform Medicaid. On Wednesday, he was in Sanford as part of a statewide tour to promote the plan.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

2 domestic violence deaths in 2013

While domestic violence-related homicides decreased across the state, Lee County reported two such deaths in 2013.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Changes in store for elections

With candidate filing complete and the upcoming primary just a few months away, voters can anticipate several changes when casting their vote this election season.


Mar. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee Obamacare enrollment ‘average’

Monday is the deadline for residents to sign up for health insurance coverage or face a penalty from the federal government under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.


Mar. 28, 2014 @ 11:05 PM

Seven more join SRO ranks

Seven men and women joined Lee County’s law enforcement ranks as the newest School Resource Officers on Friday.


Mar. 25, 2014 @ 08:36 PM

Community spirit triumphs at ‘Beginning Life with Books’ bee

Dissipating (dispersing) into the selenian (of-the-moon) light Monday night, many losing spelling bee teams probably wanted a mulligan (second chance).


Mar. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Cooperative puts locally grown foods on area tables

With five years and more than 1,500 members under its belt, the Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative intends to reach out to a new crop of folks interested in local produce.


Mar. 22, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Walmart fight ends in injuries, arrests

A five-person brawl at the Broadway Walmart Express on Thursday night left two people injured and at least four people charged with assault.


Mar. 21, 2014 @ 09:27 PM

Central Carolina Works receives $800,000 grant

Central Carolina Works — a Central Carolina Community College program meant to increase dual enrollment in area high schools — recently was awarded an $800,000 grant from the state for workforce development.


Mar. 21, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Officials: Tag and Tax Together well received

Unlike some of its larger cohorts, Lee County is seeing a higher collection rate after the state began collecting vehicle property taxes in September.


Mar. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Board may seek $4.8M increase

After requesting about $20 million from the county for this year’s budget but getting about $16 million, the Lee County Board of Education is considering asking for even more next year — to the tune of $21 million.


Mar. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Officials say local water is safe despite coal ash concerns

While the state investigates claims Duke Energy has illegally been pumping a toxic sludge known as coal ash into the Cape Fear River near Moncure, some locals have a more pressing concern: Is tap water safe?


Mar. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LEE COUNTY: Republicans hear from candidates at county convention

Local and state Republican candidates pitched their platforms to Lee County conservatives during the local GOP Convention Saturday.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Gala for literacy is a first

This week, we Take 5 with Carolyn Spivey, the director of the Coalition for Families, about the “Anchors Aweigh” Benefit Auction


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Trustee do-over needed

Not even two weeks after selecting four new trustees for Central Carolina Community College, the school boards of Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties have to meet again to redo one of the appointments.


Mar. 14, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

SBI takes over embezzlement investigation

An embezzlement investigation at one of Lee County’s largest churches has been handed off to the State Bureau of Investigation.


Mar. 13, 2014 @ 07:25 PM

Shooting victim dies, suspect in custody

The 15-year-old West Lee Middle School student known as Junior to his friends and family succumbed to his injuries Wednesday after being shot multiple times near his home. A suspect in the crime has been apprehended.


Mar. 13, 2014 @ 06:41 PM

Shooting victim dies, suspect apprehended

Thomas Dolby Jr., the 15-year-old West Lee Middle School student who was shot Monday night, has died.


Mar. 12, 2014 @ 09:08 PM

CHAMBER BANQUET: Mayors, leaders "bullish" on county economic future

The mayors of Sanford and Broadway, along with several local business leaders, spoke at the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's annual membership meeting Wednesday night to declare Lee County is back on the upswing.