For the two men seeking the job, Lee County’s first contested sheriff’s race in eight years boils down to a simple question: is the sheriff’s office broken?
This week, we Take 5 with Heather McKenzie, executive director of Communities In Schools of Lee County, about CIS and its upcoming “Second Chance Prom.”
With the North Carolina general election less than a month away, candidates for the District 51 seat of the North Carolina House of Representatives both are adamant that they are the right fit for representing Lee and Harnett counties in Raleigh.
N.C. Senate District 12 and House District 54 candidates discussed the problem with the legislature’s spending — or lack of — and also touched on other contentious issues such as fracking and teacher pay at a forum Tuesday hosted by The Sanford Herald.
State and local officials discussed Tuesday how Lee County will continue on its path of revitalization using multiple modes of transportation, including roads, airports and sidewalks, to create connectivity throughout Sanford and all of Lee County.
Lee County JROTC cadets are busy preparing to host more than 1,600 competitors from 30 schools across three states for the annual Tri-Meet on Saturday at Southern Lee High School.
The candidates for the Lee County Board of Education, running along partisan lines for the first time ever, agreed unanimously that partisan politics had no place in school policy during The Sanford Herald’s Candidate Forum Tuesday night at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.
Despite recent criticisms by some Lee County Board of Commissioners candidates about an uncompromising, aggressive and polarized board, current board and other commissioner candidates disagree.
This week, we Take 5 with Dr. Brian Smith, chairman of the Boys & Girls Club of Sanford/Lee County’s “Celebrate Youth” Committee
The future of driver's education in Lee County and North Carolina is uncertain thanks to a change in the N.C. General Assembly's budget that cuts all funding to driver's ed programs across the state beginning July 1, 2015.
The new voting laws that will govern elections in North Carolina starting in 2016 came under fire during a candidate forum hosted by the Lee County chapter of the NAACP at the Lee County Arts and Community Center Thursday night.
A Raleigh-based public policy group is calling on a local politician to use a $4,000 donation received during the 2011-2012 election cycle to provide teachers with classroom supplies or pay for textbooks for Lee and Harnett counties.
A local environmental group will be performing baseline air quality monitoring at several sites across Lee County thanks to a $2,400 environmental testing grant from Technical Education Research Centers, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization.
After a sometimes tense discussion between candidates for Lee County Sheriff focused on gang prevention tactics and community policing, the candidates for the N.C. House District 51 seat took the stage during The Sanford Herald's Candidate Forum at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Tuesday night to offer stances on everything from public education spending to hydraulic fracturing.
Lee County Commissioner candidates discussed the party polarization on the current board in regards to the recently repealed gun ordinance and incentives for businesses to relocate at the Sanford Herald-sponsored forum Tuesday.
The Lee County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution 4-3 Monday repealing a local gun ordinance banning licensed concealed carry holders from bringing concealed weapons into Lee County public buildings.
Lee County candidates in five contested races discussed improving economic development in Lee County through the school system and incentives for businesses to relocate
Broadway is searching for a new town manager; something city leaders haven't had to do for 14 years.
When Pvt. John Grady woke up on Feb. 27, 1776, he had no idea that he would not see another sunset — or that, more than 200 years later, he would have a branch of the Daughters of the American Revolution named in his honor.
Through the use of a virtual reality helmet, students can learn how to weld, a 3-D printer can create a plastic keychain, and screws can be placed in the wall using nothing but air.
State of North Carolina attorneys, at the instruction of Gov. Pat McCrory, have petitioned U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to halt same-day registration
With November's general election drawing closer, campaign signs are appearing — and in at least one case, disappearing — throughout Sanford and the surrounding area.
The march toward winter has begun, and businesses and emergency personnel alike advise Lee County residents to prepare for colder weather sooner rather than later.
The North Carolina Art Education Association’s 2014 award list proves that the visual arts are alive and well in Lee County.
State and county candidates mingled outside, passed out pamphlets and put up campaign signs to spread their name and platform to the public before the forum hosted by the Council for Effective Actions and Decisions Thursday.