The statewide infant mortality rate has been climbing since it hit a record low in 2010, according to new data released Thursday. But although the state's rate has been increasing, the data shows that the rate of infant deaths in local counties generally went down.
More than 5,000 miles, a vast ocean and an even wider gulf of cultural and language barriers separate Sanford from Kosovo’s capital city of Pristina.
Parents of school-age children from around the area will have the chance tonight to learn more about new scholarships for their students to attend private school or get therapy for special needs.
With the federal government now in a partial shutdown, and hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed, certain effects will be felt in Central Carolina, while the region will avoid others.
Volunteers across the state, including those from Central Carolina, will join efforts to clean area streets, waterways and parks this Saturday for the annual North Carolina Big Sweep.
The insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, become available today, giving people who don't get health benefits from work, or who want another option, until the end of March to pick out a plan or be fined by the federal government.
Central Carolina Community College continues to expand its Healthcare programs to keep pace with the area’s growing need for healthcare providers.
If a public-private fundraising campaign goes according to plan, every traditional public high school in Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties will have a new guidance counselor next year dedicated solely to helping students take free college classes.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and others spoke Thursday about the importance of the newly christened Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine to rural communities that lack doctors — a gap the school aims to fill.
N.C. Sen. Ronald Rabin visited Central Carolina Community College’s Lee County Campus this week and said liked what he saw in the educational and support opportunities available to military veterans.
Baseball, at least to baseball fans, is the national pastime. But when it comes to a sport that defines and unites a community, nothing ranks higher than high school sports, and most specifically, football under the lights on Fridays all over the country.
The four trustees of Central Carolina Community College who sued the college and the state last month won at least a temporary victory in court Thursday.
Reach Out Crisis Pregnancy Center, a private group which helps mothers and expectant mothers with practical and emotional needs, has a new leader.
Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler and a van on Interstate 20 in Bienville Parish.
North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Allred Decker said she liked what she saw during a recent tour of the Lee County Innovation Center.
A Boy Scout Troop composed of youth from Lee and surrounding counties have made a difference in multiple ways for a West Virginia community.
A Harnett County man was found shot and killed Tuesday night after the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office responded to shots being fired in Angier.
Cheers, applause and whistles filled the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Tuesday as family and friends of Central Carolina Community College’s summer 2013 graduating class expressed their excitement and joy.
The four trustees of Central Carolina Community College who sued the college and the state last Tuesday might have to wait a little while longer for their day in court.
The arc from a welding torch burns white-hot as it fuses metal to metal, creating the physical infrastructure of 21st century life: bridges, high-rise buildings, automobiles, and a thousand other things.
The four members of the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees who were booted from the board, effective today, by a new state law proposed by local Rep. Mike Stone are suing the college and the state of North Carolina.
Harnett County authorities have charged two young men in a shooting incident Monday, in which two people were injured.
A woman whose husband was killed in a traffic accident in Harnett County is facing a first-degree murder charge after the man's family questioned the circumstances surrounding his death.
At the same time it's facing significant turnover, the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees is also directing the college to plow ahead with two programs that could increase the size and scope of the school.
In Lee County, reactions to the state budget passed late Wednesday afternoon by the N.C. General Assembly ranged from dejection to cautious optimism.