News: Harnett County

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Gov. taps Philpott for CCCC board

As Central Carolina Community College begins looking at the next five years, members of the school's Board of Trustees expressed confidence that the Julian Philpott was the man to help guide the college in the right direction.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

Ellmers highlights jobs, health care and education in bid for third term

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers had no intention of running for office when she first began speaking out against the Affordable Care Act at public events.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

KKK recruitment fliers distributed in Harnett

Some Western Harnett residents were not pleased by recruiting literature which appeared in their yards and driveways recently, urging them to join the Ku Klux Klan.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Teen charged in connection with armed robbery

A local teenager has been arrested and charged in connection with the armed robbery of the Short Stop convenience store in Jonesboro on June 22.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Harnett leads area in property tax collection

Counties rely on property taxes to fund needs like education, public safety and emergency medical services. But collecting 100 percent of property tax revenue is nearly impossible.

However, Central Carolina counties are coming closer to that mark.


Jul. 06, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Senator gets widespread support for vets' legislation

In this day and age, it's hard to get politicians to agree on just about anything.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Citizens raise concerns at hearing about water rules

With a muffled beat of bass and snare drums sounding from just outside, anti-fracking activists spent Tuesday evening voicing concerns to several state regulatory officials who had come to Sanford.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Rising country star lends talent to Wounded Warriors

Several upcoming concerts will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, and organizers are also hoping the shows help launch one local teen into stardom.


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

'Here for one purpose — to help'

Tamekia Dowdy founded Inspire and Motivate Our Future Inc. with a single goal in mind — to equip underprivileged children with the tools they need to succeed in both school and life.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Various events highlight area holiday schedule

People in the Central Carolina region will have many opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this year.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Armed teen charged following police chase

A Sanford teenager was arrested Friday following a chase by Sanford Police which ended on Courtland Drive around lunchtime Friday.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Clay Aiken

Name: Clay Aiken

Age: 35

Place of birth: Raleigh


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Aiken outlines Congressional aspirations

Congressional candidate Clay Aiken stopped by Sanford on Tuesday, meeting with Mayor Chet Mann and Democratic Party volunteers and having lunch at the Fairview Dairy Bar.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

HARNETT COUNTY: Sheriff's office makes fifth arrest in child sex crime case

The Harnett County Sheriff's office is investigating an alleged child sex ring reportedly run out of a home in Western Harnett County — making a fifth arrest in the case on Tuesday.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Fishin' for a good time

North Carolinians are often drawn to the water during the summer, whether that's a pool, the ocean or the state's many lakes and rivers.



Jun. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Area counties close to approving budgets

As Lee County government officials work to finalize the county’s budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015,  officials in Harnett, Chatham and Moore county are all doing the same. By state law, counties’ budgets must be finalized by July 1.


May. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Like state, Lee's jobless rate on decline

The N.C. Department of Commerce's most recent unemployment figures point in mostly one direction: down — a trend that included Lee County. Figures for 99 of the state's 100 counties, announced Wednesday, dropped from March's numbers.


May. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Memorial Day programs scheduled

A Memorial Day program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the North Carolina Veterans Memorial in Broadway. The event is organized by Stanley McLeod VFW Post 5631.


May. 24, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Harnett family reflects on the true meaning of Memorial Day

Lorie and Eric Southerland held a big cookout at their home Thursday, with many children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews at their Harnett County home just south of Sanford.


May. 23, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

‘Ticket to change the world’

Heads held high, walking two-by-two, Central Carolina Community College’s Class of 2014 entered the main hall of the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Thursday to the skirl of a bagpipe — a CCCC tradition.


May. 23, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Area parks are ready for holiday visitors

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, parks throughout the region are gearing up for big holiday crowds.


May. 10, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: CC Works touted as win-win-win program

This week, we Take 5 with The Herald’s 2013 Citizen of the Year, Dr. Bud Marchant, about the Central Carolina Works project. Marchant is the president of Central Carolina Community College.


May. 06, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

Primary election results

N.C. Senate District 12 - Democratic Party nomination


May. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

SANFORD ARTS & VINE FESTIVAL: White Rabbit Brewery slowly building a faithful following

Each one of Kenneth Ostraco’s craft beers has a personality, much like the "Alice in Wonderland"-inspired characters assigned to each brew.