In Lee County, reactions to the state budget passed late Wednesday afternoon by the N.C. General Assembly ranged from dejection to cautious optimism.
As the start of the fall semester at Central Carolina Community College approaches, officials say registration numbers are slightly down — but they don't appear to be overly concerned.
Due to public school overcrowding in western Harnett County, the school district is relying on hundreds of trailers for extra classroom space and is also busing some elementary students to schools far from home. With growth continuing at a rapid pace, officials are searching for ways to raise the millions of dollars needed just to catch up.
Eight Central Carolina Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training cadets recently received their graduation certificates at exercises at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. All were members of the 2012-13 BLET evening training program at the college’s Emergency Services Training Center.
North Carolina’s first new medical school in 35 years is opening in about three weeks in Buies Creek.
One bill, with ramifications for the Lee County Board of Education and the Lee County Board of Commissioners, progressed in the General Assembly Thursday, while another dealing with school facilities hit a stumbling block.
Grape soda and strawberries got a lot of attention from a group of Harnett County Upward Bound Math and Science students recently.
With the new fiscal year beginning Monday, Lee County’s neighboring counties have all finished debating and approved their 2013-2014 budgets.
While the behind-the-scenes work may differ, facilitators of the annual Ammons Farm’s Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks hope Thursday’s event will instill the same sense of community.
Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced that Rooms To Go will be building a new warehouse, distribution center and retail showroom in Harnett County. The company reportedly plans to create 220 new jobs and invest $40 million over the next three years in Dunn.
The cheering and applause in the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center June 20 rivaled that at any championship basketball game.
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society has awarded Central Carolina Community College's Beta Sigma Phi Chapter its highest level of honor for excellence in academics and service.
If Maggy Gray had known how overcrowded Harnett County public schools are, she said, she and her family would’ve never bought a house anywhere in the county. But they didn’t know, and now Gray, who has lived in Anderson Creek for the past year, is trying to change that situation.
Thousands of people in Lee County and the surrounding areas were left without power after a short but intense storm Thursday night that hit many areas around central North Carolina.
Despite reports of potential witness intimidation in his courtroom Wednesday, District Court Judge Robert Dale Stubbs found no probable cause to automatically send a murder case against a Lillington man to trial.
The nomination period for Harnett Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins on Monday, June 17.
Although they did not win the contest, two area high school students — Ashley Griffin of Jordan-Matthews High School and Hayley Womack of Western Harnett High School — reached the top tier of the Triangle Rising Stars Award and Scholarship program.
Some were goofy, some were proud and some were timid. But no matter how they approached the ceremony, 22 people graduated a training program Friday morning in Sanford with more job skills than they had just months ago.
A Lillington man arrested and charged with murder Tuesday in Greensboro was in custody in the Lee County Jail as of Thursday.
A Sanford man was killed late Sunday night in a hit-and-run incident. The North Carolina Highway Patrol said the accident occurred at 11:43 p.m. Sunday in northern Harnett County
Life is challenging, but for adults with developmental disabilities it is especially difficult. Math, reading, even something as simple as making a phone call, can be overwhelming.
A Cumberland County jury found a man guilty Thursday of kidnapping and murdering a 5-year-old Fayetteville girl almost four years ago.
Michael Jones brings a wealth of experience to his new position as Small Business Center director for Central Carolina Community College.
Some will go straight to work, many will pursue a higher education and others will join the military. Regardless of their plans, hundreds of area high school seniors will come together with friends and family for commencement exercises in the coming weeks.