News: Harnett County

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Lee unemployment rate up from May, down from year ago

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 95 of 100 North Carolina’s counties in June — including Lee

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 11:28 AM

Alleged battery thieves charged

A Sanford man and a Spring Lake man face more than 30 charges of larceny and other crimes after allegedly stealing more than 150 batteries from power stations across Lee, Harnett and Cumberland counties in the course of a month, according to the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Jul. 16, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Driver identified in fatal Harnett wreck

The state Highway Patrol has identified the driver killed in a single-vehicle collision Tuesday on Buffalo Lake Road in Harnett County Tuesday.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 05:16 PM

SHP: Man commits suicide after fatal Sanford accident

A Colorado man training in Fort Bragg shot himself Thursday in his Sanford residence after authorities took out warrants for his arrest in connection with a fatal one-vehicle crash in Harnett County this week, according to the Highway Patrol.

Jul. 06, 2015 @ 07:06 PM

Authorities try to find Sanford woman after fatal hit-and-run

Authorities are trying to locate a local resident following a hit-and-run in which a pedestrian died.

According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, investigators are trying to find Pamela Yvette Smith (a.k.a. Pamela Evette Clemons), 49, of Sanford, who was reportedly the last person seen with Rufus Martin Neal, 55, of 205 East Rose St., Lillington, before he died in a hit-and-run incident on Thursday.

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Lillington celebrates Independence Day

The shore of the Cape Fear River was bustling with activity at the Lillington 4th of July Celebration yesterday.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

VA clinic to be finished by year's end

Construction for Sanford's new Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic is underway with concrete for its external walls to be poured next week and the entire project expected to be completed around the end of the year.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Social media offer risks, rewards to local businesses

While Facebook and Twitter can fuel controversies such those brewing over the Confederate Flag and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, social media also can provide opportunities to businesses not available through more traditional methods.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Community college tuition could jump $128 per year

Tuition at North Carolina community colleges has traditionally been among the lowest in the Southeast.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Lady Jackets play in N.C. State Games

Three Lee County High School softball players, who are all returning Lady Yellow Jackets, helped the Region 4 team to a 3-1 record and a bronze medal at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina Tuesday and Wednesday.

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC is top four in NCCCS excellence levels

Central Carolina Community College is among only four of North Carolina's 58 community colleges to have met or exceeded the excellence level in at least four areas of the 2015 Performance Measures for Student Success

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Sanford man charged in Broadway man's murder

A Sanford man was charged with murder Thursday morning after a shooting in Bunnlevel left a Broadway man dead, according to the Harnett County Sheriff's Office.


Jun. 18, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

'A superb selection'

The appointment process for the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees has changed over the past two years

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 12:24 PM

Feds break drug ring

Federal and local authorities have broken up a cocaine ring that was operating for more than four years in Hartnett and Cumberland counties.

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Unemployment rate falls in Lee, neighboring counties

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 89 of North Carolina’s counties in April, including Lee and its neighbors

May. 30, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Take 5: Ellmers lays out legislative priorities

This week, we Take 5 with Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who represents the 2nd Congressional District of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives, about a number of legislative issues.

May. 23, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC spring graduates shine on

In a sendoff Friday filled with pomp and circumstance, the Central Carolina Community College Class of 2015 celebrated its achievements and looked ahead with confidence.

May. 21, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Harnett names new deputy county manager

The Harnett County Board of Commissioners named a new county manager this week — a pick who peers describe as dependable and already an asset to the county’s leadership team.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 01:57 PM

Harnett Sheriff's Office warns of scam

Since Tuesday of this week, the Harnett County Sheriff's Office reportedly has received five complaints of a scheme in which a caller impersonates a sheriff's deputy to defraud victims of money.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

No consensus about wastewater strategy

Members of the Sanford City Council are fiercely divided on whether refusing to treat wastewater from the site on Colon Road where Duke Energy

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 11:19 PM

The face behind the name

In Washington, D.C., more than 58,000 names are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in honor of the men and women who were killed in the Vietnam War. Among thousands of names, Spc. Lester Howard Clegg’s can be found on panel 5E, Line 85.

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

Area scores: Trojans top East Wake in GNRC baseball

Harnett Central 11, East Wake 3

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Local legislators introduce fracking bills

N.C. Reps. Brad Salmon and Robert Reives filed two bills this week dealing with hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina – House Bills 772 and 773 — in a bid to address two major concerns.

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Harnett wants citizens to help shape county’s future

What would citizens like to see happen in Harnett County in the coming years?

Apr. 11, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Lee lags behind state in population growth

Lee County is trailing both the state average and neighboring counties in population growth, according to the most recent U.S. Census data.