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.
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.
Local and regional Democrats rallied at the historic Lee County Courthouse Saturday for the local Democratic Party Convention.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While domestic violence-related homicides decreased across the state, Lee County reported two such deaths in 2013.
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.
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.
Seven men and women joined Lee County’s law enforcement ranks as the newest School Resource Officers on Friday.
Dissipating (dispersing) into the selenian (of-the-moon) light Monday night, many losing spelling bee teams probably wanted a mulligan (second chance).
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.
A five-person brawl at the Broadway Walmart Express on Thursday night left two people injured and at least four people charged with assault.
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.
Unlike some of its larger cohorts, Lee County is seeing a higher collection rate after the state began collecting vehicle property taxes in September.
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.
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?
Local and state Republican candidates pitched their platforms to Lee County conservatives during the local GOP Convention Saturday.
This week, we Take 5 with Carolyn Spivey, the director of the Coalition for Families, about the “Anchors Aweigh” Benefit Auction
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.
An embezzlement investigation at one of Lee County’s largest churches has been handed off to the State Bureau of Investigation.
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.
Thomas Dolby Jr., the 15-year-old West Lee Middle School student who was shot Monday night, has died.
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.