News: Harnett County

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.


Apr. 25, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

New local clinic on the horizon

A new Veterans Affairs clinic will open in Sanford next year, but at a time when the VA system has been under fire both nationally and in North Carolina specifically, one local veteran said the new clinic on Broadway Road will help, but only with minor procedures.


Apr. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

'LEGACY BEYOND MEASURE'

Campbell University President Jerry M. Wallace, who has led the school to unprecedented growth and has overseen the development of health education and other key programs over the past 11 years, announced during a Wednesday meeting of the university board of trustees that he will step down as president effective June 30, 2015.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Early voting to begin Thursday

Early voting for local primary elections begins Thursday and will last until May 3. Election Day itself is May 6.


Apr. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

ELECTION: Clark, Langley vie in state Senate race, with winner to face Rabin

Two Harnett County Democrats are vying to unseat N.C. Sen. Ronald Rabin in this year's election.


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Egg hunts plentiful in Central Carolina

Like foxes in a hen house, children all over will soon be descending eagerly on eggs — plastic ones filled with candy, but eggs nonetheless.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Fracking foes target Rabin

In one of the first local political attack ads of the election season, environmental activists have spent about $150,000 to air a commercial labeling three Republican incumbents, including Sen. Ronald Rabin (R-Harnett), as “The Fracking Crew.”


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 08:49 PM

ACLU questions sheriffs about following jail law

To ensure local jails are in compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina is seeking information from several North Carolina sheriff’s offices, including Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

2 domestic violence deaths in 2013

While domestic violence-related homicides decreased across the state, Lee County reported two such deaths in 2013.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Local, state politicians of both parties agree on Fort Bragg's importance

A dozen or so mayors from cities surrounding Fort Bragg visited recently to watch training exercises and interact with soldiers and civilian employees at the base. The message from base officials was clear: Bragg is an integral part of this area.


Mar. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Spring brings opening of area farmers' markets

The vernal equinox has come and gone, officially signaling the start of spring. But for many, spring doesn't really begin until they can go to the farmers' market — and that day is coming soon.


Mar. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Cooperative puts locally grown foods on area tables

With five years and more than 1,500 members under its belt, the Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative intends to reach out to a new crop of folks interested in local produce.


Mar. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Cuts at Fort Bragg could alter growth in Harnett, Lee

As Fort Bragg has grown, so have its surrounding areas.