Excitement bubbled over into cheers, enthusiastic applause and lots of big smiles as Central Carolina Community College celebrated its Spring Commencement May 10 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.
Gerald Sydnor and Christopher McCormick, two Sanford men who had been facing capital punishment if convicted, got a slight reprieve Thursday when attorneys for the state announced they would not pursue the death penalty against either one.
At first, Joshua Clifford thought there were missiles outside his house. But when the 14-year-old Floyd L. Knight student went to investigate, the commotion turned out to be something he was much more excited about — motorcycles.
Charges are pending in a two-car crash that claimed the life of a 19-year-old Sanford woman and injured three others late Thursday, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
A Sanford man died late Monday, and another man was hurt, in the second fatal car accident reported in Harnett County this week.
North Carolina schools may see not only officers, but other employees or even volunteers, carrying weapons on campus by early 2014— but not all local school officials are on board.
A 6-year-old Harnett County girl was killed in a single-vehicle accident Sunday night, according to authorities.
Chris Rey, chairman of the 2nd Congressional District Democratic Party and the mayor of Spring Lake in Harnett County, spoke at Saturday's county convention of the Lee County Democratic Party to urge locals to keep the faith even though Republicans control both houses of the General Assembly, the governor's mansion and, in Lee County, the only partisan elected board.
Police are searching for information about a Thursday night shooting on Dudley Avenue that left one Spring Lake man dead.
Nearly 30 home-school students will act in a musical written, directed and scored by two of their own this weekend.
Requests from Lee County residents and greater financial oversight are the driving factors behind a local bill that would change how members of the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees are appointed, according to Rep. Mike Stone, the bill's sponsor.
A Harnett County man was found dead outside of his Lillington home Wednesday, according to authorities.
Compounding controversy generated by a separate piece of legislation, Rep. Mike Stone, a Republican who represents parts of Lee and Harnett counties in the N.C. House of Representatives, introduced a bill Wednesday that would change how members of the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees are appointed.
Central Carolina Community College is sharing the good news that manufacturing in North Carolina offers high-skilled, well-paying careers.
Lee County ranks among the fifth of North Carolina counties with the highest unemployment rates as of January, according to data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce on Friday.
With less than two weeks until Peter Cottontail makes his rounds, families can celebrate the upcoming holiday with several Easter activities throughout Central Carolina in the coming days.
In a bid to curb prescription pill misuse and other problems, several Central Carolina counties will hold Operation Medicine Drop events in conjunction with National Poison Prevention Week, which began Monday.
Central Carolina Community College has honored Dr. W. Dallas Herring, the educator known as the philosophical father of the North Carolina Community College System, with an unveiling of his portrait at the college’s Lee County Campus.
Spout Springs Emergency Services (SSES) held a grand opening ceremony on March 4 at Station #2 on Highway 24/27 to celebrate the completion of the renovation project.
Lee County residents may see a 6.8 percent increase in their homeowners insurance costs this summer in light of a settlement agreement signed this week by the state's insurance commissioner.
A bill now in committee in the N.C. Senate would move Lee County into a new economic region based around Charlotte, with the goal of centralizing decisions about business marketing and recruiting, as well as matters with the N.C. departments of commerce, transportation, and environment.
The public is invited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Friends of the Harnett County Library at 2 p.m. March 17 at the Harnett County Public Library in Lillington.
Clarence P. Stewart, 90, of Lillington, died Saturday (3/2/2013) at his home.
If the USDA stops its meat and poultry inspections for two weeks, as the agency’s director has said could happen, the move will come as a surprise to many local farmers, processors and retailers whose livelihoods depend on consumers’ love of burgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets and much more.
Despite several scattered inches of snow throughout Lee County Saturday, a majority of the snow will melt with warmer temperatures scheduled for today and Monday.