News: Harnett County

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 04:56 AM

Salmon appointed to state House committees

The North Carolina General Assembly went back into session Wednesday after a two-week adjournment, and the business of the day included the announcement of final standing committee assignments for North Carolina House members.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:07 AM

Sheriff calls for focus on bike safety after two cyclists killed in four days

After two instances in the last week of bicyclists being struck and killed by motor vehicles, Lee County’s sheriff urged pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers alike Wednesday to employ caution while on the roads.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

HARNETT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: Ordinance aims to regulate shooting in neighborhoods

The Harnett County Board of Commissioners is setting its sights on Harnett residents living in densely populated subdivisions who use their backyards for target practice with a new firearm discharge ordinance which would place restrictions on shooting in residential areas.


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC GED/Adult Education grads celebrate milestone

A graduation ceremony for Central Carolina Community College's Adult High School/General Educational Development (GED) programs honored the achievements of more than 50 students, many of whom cited the importance of hard work and perseverance.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Ellmers supports abortion bill following GOP backlash

After withdrawing her co-sponsorship from a bill that would ban abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, which generated much GOP backlash, 2nd district Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-Harnett, said Thursday she would support the bill.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

Importance of early childhood programs stressed to lawmakers

During a legislative breakfast Wednesday at Cafe 121, representatives of United Way of Lee County and the Lee County Partnership for Children encouraged state representatives to continue to support quality childcare and early education in this year's legislative session


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

NCDOT: More than 1,600 trucks could be used in fracking operations

Lee County residents could expect to see more than 1,600 trucks for each hydraulic fracturing operation that comes to the area, which could cause extensive road and bridge damage and take weeks to repair, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

State Sen. Rabin takes oath of office in Raleigh

Col. Ret. Ronald J. Rabin, R-Lee, was sworn in this week for his second two-year term representing the 12th District in the North Carolina Senate — which includes Harnett, Lee, and Johnston Counties.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 06:28 PM

Planning for the worst

Fueling up vehicles, checking chainsaws and taking stock of the city's salt and sand supplies were just some of the preparations that kept city of Sanford employees busy


Jan. 12, 2015 @ 02:09 PM

Herald seeks community nominations for awards

The Herald is soliciting nominations for two of its most prestigious honors: Citizen of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC: President’s proposal fits with direction of college

President Barack Obama’s announcement of a plan that would make two years of community college as free and universal as high school appears to be in line with Central Carolina Community College’s Central Carolina Works program, the college announced Friday.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Salmon sworn in as new member of N.C. House

More than 150 Lee and Harnett County residents braved the cold Thursday afternoon to see the swearing-in of Brad Salmon to the North Carolina House.


Jan. 07, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Fifteen graduate from basic law enforcement training

Fifteen individuals recently graduated from the Central Carolina Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training program. The graduation was held Dec. 18, 2014, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.


Jan. 07, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Rabin sworn in for second term

Col. (Ret.) Ronald Rabin was sworn Saturday for his second term as North Carolina’s 12th District senator.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 04:54 AM

Unemployment rate decreased in Lee County in November

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 72 of North Carolina’s counties in November, including Lee, while increasing in 20 and remaining unchanged in eight, according to data released Tuesday by the N.C. Department of Commerce — Division of Employment Security.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Career training lab helps with job-readiness skills

Individuals who have received notification of a layoff, currently unemployed, qualify for the Federal Earned Income Tax credit, or underemployed may qualify for free classes (fee waiver) to help with their job search and job-readiness skills.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Harnett County Public Library now part of N.C. Cardinal

Residents in Harnett County soon will have access to millions of library books, audio books, movies and other items from all across the state without ever leaving the county — thanks to a partnership with the State Library of North Carolina.


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.