This week, we Take 5 with David McGowan. He is currently the executive director of the North Carolina Petroleum Council (NCPC).
Hundreds attended a public meeting Wednesday in Raleigh on rules for hydraulic fracturing drilling in North Carolina, with many voicing opposition and some even breaking into anti-fracking songs at the podium.
Gov. Pat McCrory and Department of Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced this week that 95 of North Carolina's 100 counties saw an increase in visitor spending in 2013. That increase includes all four counties — Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore — in the Central Carolina region.
The departure of its executive director will not stop the Sanford Housing Authority from advancing on a number of projects in Lee and Harnett counties.
Veterans of the armed services leave the military with specific practical and technical training, respect for authority and a work ethic second to none demanded by the profession.
For Central Carolina Community College dental programs students, their work is all about a happy smile and better health, especially when they are providing volunteer community service.
Just few months after the conclusion of one lawsuit regarding illegal appointments to the Central Carolina Community College board of trustees, the state legislature is looking to step in and correct yet another illegal appointment.
Even if all goes exactly according to plan, the U.S. 421 Bypass around Sanford likely will be finished more than a year behind schedule.
Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties were among the 81 in North Carolina which experienced a drop in unemployment rate since May, according to data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce.
In the summer of 1991, Tori Knight Ferguson was told she had only six more months to spend with her mother, Janet McCormick Harrington, a lifelong Harnett County resident who was growing sicker by the day after being diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis of the liver.
The democratic process has gone into effect on fracking in North Carolina, with everyone now invited to submit comments, questions and suggestions about proposed rules and regulations for the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing.
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.
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers had no intention of running for office when she first began speaking out against the Affordable Care Act at public events.
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.
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.
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.
In this day and age, it's hard to get politicians to agree on just about anything.
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.
Several upcoming concerts will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, and organizers are also hoping the shows help launch one local teen into stardom.
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.
People in the Central Carolina region will have many opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this year.
A Sanford teenager was arrested Friday following a chase by Sanford Police which ended on Courtland Drive around lunchtime Friday.
Name: Clay Aiken
Place of birth: Raleigh
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.
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.