News: Harnett County

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.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 10:47 PM

Salmon ousts Stone in race for District 51 seat of N.C. House

Democratic candidate Brad Salmon won election to the District 51 seat of the N.C. House of Representatives Tuesday, beating two-term incumbent Mike Stone by more than 1,000 votes.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

General election results

General election results
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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Kauffman named educator of the year

Dr. John Kauffman, dean of the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine, was honored as the American Osteopathic Foundation Educator of the Year at the Osteopathic Medical Education (OMED) Conference in Seattle Friday evening.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Jury trial measure on ballot

When voters go to the polls this election, they may see an item on the ballot they weren’t expecting — a constitutional amendment allowing a person accused of a criminal offense to waive their right to a trial by jury.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

Ellmers and Aiken far apart on ideals, issues

A onetime American Idol contestant and a nurse turned congressman are opposing each other in a race for the U.S. House of Representatives District 2 seat


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Group files ethics complaint against Stone for 2012 raffle

A raffle held by Rep. Mike Stone (R-Lee) to support his 2012 campaign is under fire from Raleigh-based public policy group Progress NC Action


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

The best of the best

The sharp commands of cadet officers of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps calling orders to their drill teams rang out across the Southern Lee High School parking lot Saturday morning as more than 1,500 cadets from 30 schools competed in SLHS's sixth annual Tri-Meet.