It’s not just Lee County where the teen pregnancy rate is dropping. The state rate has gone down for several years, even though though it’s still one of the highest in the country.
It's the middle of Teen Driver Safety Week across the country, and in this area, N.C. Highway Patrol troopers are making a push both to educate teen drivers and to punish drivers of any age who might hurt teens or other schoolchildren.
Cooler temperatures and a frost advisory will leave some area residents reaching for their jackets and turning up the heat this weekend.
From domestic abuse survivor to small business owner — that’s the goal of a $12,000 grant from Verizon to Central Carolina Community College’s Small Business Center.
It’s going to be a busy few days for people who appreciate art or music.
Speaking to a room full of the Who's Who of Lee County leaders in business and politics Tuesday morning, a team of education advocates asked for money to fund Central Carolina Works, a program to steer local high school students toward free college classes.
Tell us your thoughts about national parks, monuments and other such sites being closed during the federal government shutdown.
With a combination of crisp autumn air and the smell of homemade goods wafting from downtown Goldston, all signs pointed toward success for the 26th annual Goldston Old Fashion Day, according its vendors and attendees.
Her first experience as a state legislator often was infuriating, but state Rep. Deb McManus said she’s nevertheless looking forward to returning to Raleigh to work as a member of the Democratic minority.
Natural gas drilling likely will be allowed in North Carolina by early 2015, and Jim Womack told a mix of business leaders, politicians and environmental activists Monday that the practice will be an economic boon.
The statewide infant mortality rate has been climbing since it hit a record low in 2010, according to new data released Thursday. But although the state's rate has been increasing, the data shows that the rate of infant deaths in local counties generally went down.
A new report, part scientific study and part policy proposal, claims that hydraulic fracturing has far too many health risks to be allowed to go on anywhere in the United States, including in North Carolina.
Parents of school-age children from around the area will have the chance tonight to learn more about new scholarships for their students to attend private school or get therapy for special needs.
Adorned in bright green, yellow, pink, red and orange jerseys, hundreds of bicyclists pedaled through downtown Pittsboro on their statewide voyage Wednesday.
With the federal government now in a partial shutdown, and hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed, certain effects will be felt in Central Carolina, while the region will avoid others.
Volunteers across the state, including those from Central Carolina, will join efforts to clean area streets, waterways and parks this Saturday for the annual North Carolina Big Sweep.
The insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, become available today, giving people who don't get health benefits from work, or who want another option, until the end of March to pick out a plan or be fined by the federal government.
It was all about family at the annual Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, which continues today from noon until 5 p.m. or thereabouts.
The 56 hunters, ranging in age from 8 to 94, who've descended upon Chatham County this morning have at least one thing in common — being in a wheelchair won't keep them from doing something they love.
If a public-private fundraising campaign goes according to plan, every traditional public high school in Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties will have a new guidance counselor next year dedicated solely to helping students take free college classes.
Chatham County Schools has a new superintendent, and now, it's also looking for a new image.
"And how long did you cook the hamburger?" Kathy Wicker asked.
Two decades after it was last painted, the historic Camelback Bridge spanning the border between Lee and Chatham counties in the Cumnock area needs a fresh coat.
A de facto ban remains on hydraulic fracturing and other natural gas development in North Carolina, but all the conversation at a joint meeting of various government and business officials Wednesday morning focused on when — and not if — the controversial process gets started in Lee County.
Musicians will figure prominently in the 63rd annual Chatham County Fair, which starts today at the fairgrounds in Pittsboro and continues through Saturday.