News: Broadway

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.

May. 15, 2014 @ 07:56 AM

After long wait, Lee County attorney officially claims title

After a year-and-a-half long process to be licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Kerry Schmid was sworn in as the new Lee County attorney when the board of commissioners met this week.

May. 15, 2014 @ 07:59 AM

Lee school board sends budget increase request to commissioners

The Lee County Board of Education officially requested a budget increase from the county of several million dollars on Tuesday night.


May. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CARA Ride keeps growing

More than 200 people spent their Saturday mornings sweating as they pedaled up hills and around rural roads in Lee and Chatham counties. They were rewarded with food, beer and playful puppies.

May. 09, 2014 @ 09:30 PM

Scenes from Relay for Life

May. 08, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Career-prep programs a hit with local students

Interest in science-focused summer camps for younger students and high school-level career academies is growing, and last year, nearly every single Lee County senior who had taken career and technical education classes graduated.

May. 07, 2014 @ 10:08 PM

Educators back McCrory plan

After his last plan for raising teacher pay was received less than enthusiastically, Gov. Pat McCrory announced further steps Wednesday to bolster funding for education in North Carolina — news that was deemed a positive development locally.