Counties rely on property taxes to fund needs like education, public safety and emergency medical services. But collecting 100 percent of property tax revenue is nearly impossible.
However, Central Carolina counties are coming closer to that mark.
With a muffled beat of bass and snare drums sounding from just outside, anti-fracking activists spent Tuesday evening voicing concerns to several state regulatory officials who had come to Sanford.
The $4.29 million repaving project that includes a new road surface for a stretch of Horner Boulevard was scheduled to wrap up Wednesday night, after about a week and a half of work on Horner.
A public hearing in Sanford Tuesday night on proposed new water quality regulations drew a large crowd, many of whom got up to speak about their opposition to hydraulic fracturing.
People in the Central Carolina region will have many opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this year.
An acquaintance of a disabled Chatham County woman was arrested this week and charged with sexually assaulting her over the course of at least a year.
Name: Clay Aiken
Place of birth: Raleigh
Congressional candidate Clay Aiken stopped by Sanford on Tuesday, meeting with Mayor Chet Mann and Democratic Party volunteers and having lunch at the Fairview Dairy Bar.
Chatham County officials excitedly kicked off a new stage of Siler City history Friday morning, with a press conference on the new megasite there followed by a tour of the site.
North Carolinians are often drawn to the water during the summer, whether that's a pool, the ocean or the state's many lakes and rivers.
Workers at the Goathouse Refuge in Pittsboro, a no-kill animal shelter, used to be worried when it thundered outside and some of the dogs and cats cowered in fear.
The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance to rezone more than 7,000 acres of land to a planned development district and move forward with Preston Development's master plan for the Chatham Park development at its meeting Monday night.
As Lee County government officials work to finalize the county’s budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015, officials in Harnett, Chatham and Moore county are all doing the same. By state law, counties’ budgets must be finalized by July 1.
Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill that clears the way for permits to be issued for gas drilling by a method called fracking in North Carolina as soon as next spring.
Gov. Pat McCrory says he will sign North Carolina's fracking legislation into law this week.
Chatham County deputies say a man has been shot to death at a home just outside of Siler City.
Today, in the second of two parts of an extended Take 5, we talk with Sanford native and Lee County property owner Ray Covington, who’s a member of the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission (MEC)
Today, in the first of two parts of an extended Take 5, we talk with Sanford native and Lee County property owner Ray Covington, who’s a member of the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission
A bill to allow permits for fracking in North Carolina was all but a done deal Thursday as it heads to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature.
The N.C. Department of Commerce's most recent unemployment figures point in mostly one direction: down — a trend that included Lee County. Figures for 99 of the state's 100 counties, announced Wednesday, dropped from March's numbers.
Heads held high, walking two-by-two, Central Carolina Community College’s Class of 2014 entered the main hall of the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Thursday to the skirl of a bagpipe — a CCCC tradition.
With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, parks throughout the region are gearing up for big holiday crowds.
Legislation that would officially end North Carolina's moratorium on fracking next summer has cleared the state Senate after some additional changes that backers say will improve safety and any potential cleanup.
A former state representative pleaded guilty Friday to one felony count of aiding and abetting the embezzlement of state property, according to the N.C. Department of Revenue.
Deb McManus, former N.C. District 54 representative, pleaded guilty today to one felony count of aiding and abetting the embezzlement of state property, according to the N.C. Department of Revenue.