The Lee County Education Foundation made a large step forward in local education through its Head of Class project, the Lee County Board of Education declared Tuesday — and that was only the start.
When the last speaker left the podium at the Veterans Day Program "American Heroes" at the North Carolina Veterans Memorial in Broadway Monday morning, a single voice rose from the crowd.
Under measures imposed by the state's new Common Core curriculum, only two Lee County public schools have more than 50 percent of the student body achieving "proficient" grade level scores, according to standardized test scores released Thursday.
Burton Cates and Don Simon will probably give quite motivational pep talks to their respective football teams before Lee County and Southern Lee meet tonight at Lee County's Paul B. Gay Stadium. Both coaches acknowledge, though, that such speeches won't be necessary.
Noting the readiness Americans have always shown to fight for their country in times of need, from the Revolutionary War to World War II and the post-9/11 conflicts, Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson said Thursday
The rivalry between Lee County High School and Southern Lee High School is fairly straightforward. They're the only two high schools in Lee County with football teams, and starting this year, they both play in the same conference.
Lee County Elections Director Nancy Kimble wouldn't call the overall 14.8 percent voter turnout in Tuesday's municipal election good, although she did say it was higher than expected.
Residents who were children the last time voters in Broadway considered letting restaurants sell alcohol are now just old enough to order beer, wine or liquor here. Now, they won’t have to leave down to get a drink with dinner.
Not unlike an old-timey, back-country feud, the young but growing rivalry between Lee County’s two biggest high schools can split families and tends to really erupt at certain times of the year.
City of Sanford - Mayor
Chet Mann (D) 1,800 95.69%
Write-in 81 4.31%
With a little more than 1,100 votes cast, early voting for the upcoming municipal elections ended Saturday.
Harnett County attorney Brad Salmon announced his candidacy Saturday for the N.C. House District 51 — currently held by Rep. Mike Stone.
Even scarier than anything a dedicated neighbor displays for Halloween is the possibility of an accident.
A man wanted in connection with the murder of a Broadway woman was arrested in Kentucky on Tuesday morning.
Early voting for the Nov. 5 municipal election began last week, and voter turnout has been low.
Lee County’s teen pregnancy rate is falling, but it remains one of the highest in North Carolina — which in turn has one of the highest rates of any state in the country.
Cooler temperatures and a frost advisory will leave some area residents reaching for their jackets and turning up the heat this weekend.
Students at Lee County High School will be putting their own dramatic spin on two classic American tales tonight and Friday in back-to-back short plays — stage adaptations of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Lottery."
A Broadway man arrested fleeing the scene of a robbery Thursday has been charged in two other robberies reported in recent days, according to authorities.
Lee County Elections Director Nancy Kimble said she hopes the public can prove her wrong.
The Lee County High School Marching Yellow Jackets have participated in two competitions this season.
For those who have trouble finding work due to a lack of reliable transportation, help could soon be pulling up to their door.
Cloudy skies with the threat of rain didn't deter approximately 150 veterans and their families who assembled early Sunday morning to show their solidarity during the federal government shutdown.