Several local election offices were forced shut due to blistering cold and ample snowfall much of this week, but hopefuls thoughout Central Carolina still managed to declare their intention to run for office.
Winter Storm Pax has wreaked havoc on Lee County and the surrounding area, leaving hazardous roads and hundreds of power outages in its wake.
Soo Keith left work in Raleigh a little after noon thinking she would have plenty of time to get home before the worst of the snow hit.
She was wrong.
At approximately 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, the Highway Patrol responded to a two vehicle head-on collision on Silk Road near Romine Pike Road in Chatham County. Early indications are that this may be weather related.
The four Central Carolina Community College trustees who sued the college and the state after being forced off the board this summer by the General Assembly have had their case dismissed.
* Lee County Schools is closed for students and staff on Thursday.
* Central Carolina Community College will be closed Thursday.
Wednesday afternoon through Thursday, Chatham County is expected to be hit by varying amounts of snow, sleet and freezing rain. As of Wednesday, forecasts call for the eastern half of the county to be more impacted by ice, but power outages are possible throughout the entire county.
The regional accrediting agency for colleges and universities has given Central Carolina Community College a “thumbs-up” following an in-depth review of the quality of its programs and procedures.
If you don’t absolutely have to go anywhere today, don’t even try to leave your house.
In the middle of Black History Month and 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech," Robert Reives II became the first black person to represent this area in the North Carolina House of Representatives.
When the N.C. General Assembly was in session this summer, liberal protestors organized large events called Moral Mondays.
Former "American Idol" and "Celebrity Apprentice" runner-up Clay Aiken joined another high-profile contest Wednesday — this one to get elected to Congress in his native North Carolina.
Lee County Schools will hold winter weather makeup days for students in most schools by extending three days that had been planned as early release days to full days.
For many, Super Bowl Sunday conjures images of friends and family packed onto living room couches, gorging on wings, dips and other foods piled in front of them. For others, it’s just another day to clean up around the house or do errands.
People living on country roads likely have been wondering when their streets will be cleared of snow and ice by the yellow vehicles servicing other roads around town.
Area School Closings
The unemployment rate in North Carolina remained above average last month but is dropping faster than the national rate, according to government data released Tuesday — prompting one local official to predict that the downward trend would also hold true for Lee County.
As forecasts of snow remained varied on how many inches might actually fall in the area, school districts and local governments were still waiting to announce cancellations until late Tuesday or even early this morning.
Area drivers are urged to exercise caution — especially during the early morning and nighttime hours — while negotiating Lee County's wintry roads.
Three weekend fires in Chatham County left nearly a dozen residents without a home, according to authorities.
Several school systems are reporting closings due to inclement weather Tuesday.
The local American Red Cross is in desperate need of Lee County volunteers to join its Disaster Action Team.
Cyheem Williams is a big fan of Central Carolina Community College’s new Career Readiness Lab at Lee County’s Suzanne Reeves Library.
The N.C. House District 54 seat, which represents all of Chatham County and parts of Lee County, has been relatively devoid of political drama since December when former Rep. Deb McManus was arrested and resigned.
Chatham County Commissioner Sally Kost will resign effective Feb. 1, she announced this week.