News: Harnett County

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

HARNETT COUNTY: Area stores searched; money, synthetic drugs, gaming machines seized

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office made multiple arrests, filed dozens of charges and seized poker machines, hundreds of doses of synthetic marijuana and thousands in cash following a recent investigation into illegal activities at several area businesses.


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC foundation has eight new board members

Central Carolina Community College has announced the election of eight new members to the college's Foundation board. Each has the goals of expanding the foundation's endowment and increasing funding for student scholarships.


Nov. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LILLINGTON: 'Songs of Christmas' Festival set for Dec. 13

From a parade to ornament making, Lillingon has a number of holiday-oriented activities planned during its upcoming “Songs of Christmas” Festival. 


Nov. 26, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

New member appointed to CCCC board

In their final meeting before the swearing in of two new members on Monday, the Lee County Board of Commissioners made one final appointment Tuesday, naming Bruce Ledford to the Central Carolina Community College’s Triangle South Workforce Development Board.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Serving those who serve

Veterans, recruiters and representatives from 16 colleges across North Carolina packed a veterans college Fair Friday morning — focused on how best to cater to the educational needs of members of the military once they are done with their service.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Local candidates shell out thousands in bid for seats

Whether they are red or blue, candidates from both political parties rely on lots of green to finance their campaigns and win, or possibly lose, elections.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:05 AM

Salmon ‘looking forward to serving’ Lee and Harnett counties

The morning after his election, Brad Salmon still had trouble wrapping his head around the fact that Lee and Harnett County voters chose him to represent their interests in Raleigh.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

N.C. SENATE DISTRICT 12: Rabin, winning another term, says, 'We're on the right course'

Ronald Rabin was re-elected to a second term in the N.C. Senate Tuesday, winning the District 12 seat over Democrat Joe Langley with about 56 percent of the vote.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 10:47 PM

Salmon ousts Stone in race for District 51 seat of N.C. House

Democratic candidate Brad Salmon won election to the District 51 seat of the N.C. House of Representatives Tuesday, beating two-term incumbent Mike Stone by more than 1,000 votes.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

General election results

General election results
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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Kauffman named educator of the year

Dr. John Kauffman, dean of the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine, was honored as the American Osteopathic Foundation Educator of the Year at the Osteopathic Medical Education (OMED) Conference in Seattle Friday evening.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Jury trial measure on ballot

When voters go to the polls this election, they may see an item on the ballot they weren’t expecting — a constitutional amendment allowing a person accused of a criminal offense to waive their right to a trial by jury.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

Ellmers and Aiken far apart on ideals, issues

A onetime American Idol contestant and a nurse turned congressman are opposing each other in a race for the U.S. House of Representatives District 2 seat


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Group files ethics complaint against Stone for 2012 raffle

A raffle held by Rep. Mike Stone (R-Lee) to support his 2012 campaign is under fire from Raleigh-based public policy group Progress NC Action


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

The best of the best

The sharp commands of cadet officers of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps calling orders to their drill teams rang out across the Southern Lee High School parking lot Saturday morning as more than 1,500 cadets from 30 schools competed in SLHS's sixth annual Tri-Meet.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

N.C. House 51

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.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Hopefuls spar over spending, jobs at forum

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.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Stone asked to donate money

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.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

2 injured, 1 arrested

Two Lillington residents were shot during an altercation outside a home on the 100 block of Old Hundred Loop in Lillington over the weekend, according to a Harnett County Sheriff’s report released Monday.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 03:05 PM

Local candidates for sheriff, House, go one-on-one in Herald forum

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.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

DC gridlock key in Ellmers-Aiken debate for U.S. House seat

Conservative Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers and Democratic ex-entertainer Clay Aiken on Monday each blamed the other's party for dysfunctional government, claimed that they had better ideas to solve the country's problems, and that their opponent would be little more than a tool for party bosses.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Changing the rules — again

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


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Operation Christmas Child

As temperatures begin to drop and the holiday season looms on the horizon, the congregation of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church in Sanford is preparing for another year of Operation: Christmas Child — a project that provides gift-filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children in more than 100 countries worldwide.


Sep. 03, 2014 @ 08:36 PM

Registration for dual-enrollment spikes in Lee County due to CCW

As the Lee County School system wraps up its second week of the fall semester, college and career advisers at Lee County and Southern Lee high schools made clear one thing about the Central Carolina Works program — it’s working.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: NCPC leader: Fracking is environmentally safe

This week, we Take 5 with David McGowan. He is currently the executive director of the North Carolina Petroleum Council (NCPC).