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.
Numerous area schools were delayed this morning, and other cancellations and closures were reported, in anticipation of severe winter weather that was expected to hit late Tuesday.
T. Eston Marchant — who's known to everyone as "Bud" — has been president of Central Carolina Community College since 2008. Developments at CCCC under his tenure, especially recent ones, have earned him The Herald's Citizen of the Year recognition.
Graduation for Central Carolina Community College’s Adult High School/General Educational Development programs was a huge celebration, complete with a crowd, cheering, applause, balloons and hundreds of cameras, smartphones and iPads recording the excitement.
Despite rumors to the contrary, no major updates have come for several months in the lawsuit between four Central Carolina Community College trustees and the state.
Three people interested in being appointed to the empty N.C. House seat of former Rep. Deb McManus met Saturday to answer questions from the committee that will select her replacement.
Trees fell on houses, power lines blocked roadways and traffic lights were out after short-lived, but extreme, bursts of wind and rain blew through the Central Carolina area Saturday.
This is the last full calendar year before natural gas operations, including the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, can be made legal in North Carolina. Much will therefore be in store, and at stake, for those on either side of the drilling debate.
With approval by two regional governing bodies Monday, Central Carolina Works — a Central Carolina Community College program dedicated to increasing dual-enrollment among high schools — may begin as early as this fall.
The North Carolina General Assembly made waves in 2013.
As 2014 continues, state and local officials will be putting some of the finishing touches on rules and regulations for hydraulic fracturing, and energy companies will likely continue leasing land at a similar or accelerated pace.
When Deb McManus resigned her seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives several weeks ago, following felony tax charges levied against her by the state, she left all of Chatham County and parts of Lee County without a state representative.