News: Broadway

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Fight for increased education funding comes to Lee County

Lee County teachers were notably absent from a rally in Sanford on Wednesday to demand better pay for teachers.

It wasn't because they were all on vacation. The reason, according to the only teacher who did attend, was actually quite full of irony: Many local teachers were at a mandatory, yet unpaid, training session.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Sanford man charged in Broadway shooting

A Sanford man is in custody, charged with attempted murder, and a Lillington man is hospitalized following a shooting incident early Friday, according to the Harnett County Sheriff's Office.

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 08:48 PM

LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: ‘Be the best you without being all about you’

More than 300 seniors graduated Friday night from Lee County High School, and speakers at the ceremony gave them a dose of reality as they geared up to enter the real world.

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Funding questions loom for Lee commissioners, school board

Politicians of all stripes, both locally and at the state level, have routinely agreed North Carolina teachers should be paid more. Yet the issue continues to be fraught with controversy.

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Foundation chairman promotes partnership to strengthen education

This week we Take 5 with Jamie Kelly, the chairman of the Lee County Education Foundation.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Grace graduates challenged to be individuals

The overwhelming message to Grace Christian School seniors from speakers Tuesday night was simple: don't conform.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Incentives for GKN approved

The Lee County Commissioners voted Monday night to pay a company for guarantees that it will create more than 100 jobs and bring millions of dollars of taxable property back to Sanford.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Lee School Board discusses legislative matter

Politics were the focus of Tuesday night’s Lee County Board of Education meeting, but the school board got started on a lighter note as the J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School chorus serenaded the crowd with several songs.

Jun. 01, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

County gets funding requests

Representatives from the Lee County Board of Education, Central Carolina Community College and county-funded nonprofits all tried to find ways to do as much, or more, with less when they met with the Lee County Board of Commissioners on Friday morning during its first budget work session.

Jun. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Commissioners will hold budget hearings

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday night, with plans to discuss spending on next year’s budget — and specifically to seek input from the general public.

May. 30, 2014 @ 06:33 PM

For safe swimming, 'lock, look and learn'

School may still be in session, but the warm weather's not waiting for the final bell; high temperatures are starting to drive locals to area pools, and turning the minds of many to water safety.

May. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Like state, Lee's jobless rate on decline

The N.C. Department of Commerce's most recent unemployment figures point in mostly one direction: down — a trend that included Lee County. Figures for 99 of the state's 100 counties, announced Wednesday, dropped from March's numbers.

May. 28, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY: Calendine dismissed suit against commissioners

A local man, who took the Lee Board of Commissioners to court over an allegedly illegal town hall meeting, dropped his lawsuit Tuesday afternoon.

May. 25, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Bill puts Lee County air monitor at risk

Proposed legislation with the potential to shut down Lee County's baseline ambient air quality monitor passed its second reading in the North Carolina Senate on Thursday in a vote of 37-31.

May. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Memorial Day programs scheduled

A Memorial Day program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the North Carolina Veterans Memorial in Broadway. The event is organized by Stanley McLeod VFW Post 5631.

May. 24, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Lee Early College grads challenged to make their mark

More than 20 high school seniors officially have a two-year head start on their peers, having graduated from Lee Early College with both a high school diploma and an associate's degree.


May. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

$23M in CCCC bonds bound for ballot

The Lee County Board of Commissioners approved a referendum concerning $23 million in bonds for Central Carolina Community College at its Thursday night meeting.

May. 23, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Area parks are ready for holiday visitors

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, parks throughout the region are gearing up for big holiday crowds.

May. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Summer camps are in season for kids

School's nearly out, so that means summer camps are just around the corner.

May. 22, 2014 @ 06:28 PM

Fracking bill OK'd by NC Senate; House next stop

Legislation that would officially end North Carolina's moratorium on fracking next summer has cleared the state Senate after some additional changes that backers say will improve safety and any potential cleanup.

May. 22, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Broadway Lions Club gives 20-20 help

May. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Recount doesn't affect primary election result

The results of the Democratic primary for the Lee County Board of Education remain unchanged after a recount.

May. 21, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Gay '90s celebrates Lee's older citizens

The Enrichment Center of Lee County filled up Wednesday for the annual Gay '90s luncheon, which honors Lee County citizens who are "90 years old and better."

May. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

BROADWAY: Costs could rise for water, sewer, trash

Homeowners in the town of Broadway likely will see their property tax rates remain stable for at least another year, although everyone who pays water, sewer or trash pickup fees to the town could be required to pay more.

May. 19, 2014 @ 08:30 PM

Broadway area residents could see higher fees

Facing rising costs and lingering effects from the loss of sales tax revenue last year, Broadway officials are considering raising monthly fees for water, sewer and solid waste pickup.