News: Harnett County

Mar. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

ELECTION: Baker seeks commissioner seat

With one final announcement Friday morning, filing for political office ended with all but two local races set for competitive matches this fall.


Feb. 28, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Young Harnett man found dead with gunshot wound

A death investigation is still in the early stages after a Harnett County man was found dead with a gunshot wound in a Sanford driveway Wednesday evening.


Feb. 26, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

'More work yet to do'

Two Republican incumbents are hoping to keep their respective seats as election filing continues this week.


Feb. 26, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Harnett murder suspect pleads to a lesser charge

A Harnett County man accused of committing murder in Sanford has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.


Feb. 25, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

GOP candidate to compete for District 54 seat

A Republican challenger entered the race Monday to represent N.C. House District 54.


Feb. 22, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Post-transplant outlook encouraging for Wentz

Surgery, and the key days immediately afterward, have gone well but not perfectly for Evie Wentz.


Feb. 15, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Open seats draw many

Several local election offices were forced shut due to blistering cold and ample snowfall much of this week, but hopefuls thoughout Central Carolina still managed to declare their intention to run for office.


Feb. 13, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

Snow, ice cripple Lee and surrounding counties

Winter Storm Pax has wreaked havoc on Lee County and the surrounding area, leaving hazardous roads and hundreds of power outages in its wake.


Feb. 13, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

CCCC trustee ruling leaves neither side totally satisfied

The four Central Carolina Community College trustees who sued the college and the state after being forced off the board this summer by the General Assembly have had their case dismissed.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Weather-related closings and cancellations

* Lee County Schools is closed for students and staff on Thursday.

* Central Carolina Community College will be closed Thursday.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC gets clean interim accreditation report

The regional accrediting agency for colleges and universities has given Central Carolina Community College a “thumbs-up” following an in-depth review of the quality of its programs and procedures.


Feb. 11, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Another arctic blast lashes region

If you don’t absolutely have to go anywhere today, don’t even try to leave your house.


Feb. 10, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Hopefuls confirm candidacy on first day of filing

Three Lee County candidates officially entered the political fray Monday, the first day of filing for the 2014 elections.


Feb. 07, 2014 @ 10:38 PM

Ground broken on medical facility for veterans

Local officials were joined by U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) on Friday to officially break ground for a new clinic in Sanford for military veterans, which should open its doors about a year from now.


Feb. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Clay Aiken to run for Congress in North Carolina

Former "American Idol" and "Celebrity Apprentice" runner-up Clay Aiken joined another high-profile contest Wednesday — this one to get elected to Congress in his native North Carolina.


Feb. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Weather makeup days announced

Lee County Schools will hold winter weather makeup days for students in most schools by extending three days that had been planned as early release days to full days.


Feb. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Eateries game for Super Bowl

For many, Super Bowl Sunday conjures images of friends and family packed onto living room couches, gorging on wings, dips and other foods piled in front of them. For others, it’s just another day to clean up around the house or do errands.


Jan. 30, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Forecast calls for warm-up

People living on country roads likely have been wondering when their streets will be cleared of snow and ice by the yellow vehicles servicing other roads around town.


Jan. 29, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Local Closings

Area School Closings


Jan. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

STATE: N.C.'s lower unemployment rate spurs optimism locally

The unemployment rate in North Carolina remained above average last month but is dropping faster than the national rate, according to government data released Tuesday — prompting one local official to predict that the downward trend would also hold true for Lee County.


Jan. 28, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Schools, others take wait-and-see approach to winter weather threat

As forecasts of snow remained varied on how many inches might actually fall in the area, school districts and local governments were still waiting to announce cancellations until late Tuesday or even early this morning.


Jan. 28, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Hazardous snow expected to linger

Area drivers are urged to exercise caution — especially during the early morning and nighttime hours — while negotiating Lee County's wintry roads.


Jan. 27, 2014 @ 09:10 PM

Weather-related school closings

Several school systems are reporting closings due to inclement weather Tuesday. 


Jan. 26, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC opens Career Readiness Lab at Lee County Library

Cyheem Williams is a big fan of Central Carolina Community College’s new Career Readiness Lab at Lee County’s Suzanne Reeves Library.


Jan. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Donor's gift 'an act of love'

A Sanford church brought together a Moore County girl with kidney failure, a Lee County writer and a Harnett County legal assistant in a quest to get that little girl a new kidney.