News: Harnett County

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 06:41 PM

Shooting victim dies, suspect apprehended

Thomas Dolby Jr., the 15-year-old West Lee Middle School student who was shot Monday night, has died.


Mar. 11, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

15-year-old shot, suspect sought

A 15-year-old boy was shot twice Monday night, and authorities are searching for a suspect. 


Mar. 10, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Suspect apprehended in two armed robberies

An Olivia man was arrested Monday in connection with two weekend armed robberies.


Mar. 10, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

CCCC training, partnerships impress international visitors

Many thousand miles separate Africa and the Middle East from Central Carolina Community College, but several educational leaders from that area recently visited the college’s Lee County Campus.


Mar. 08, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Moving toward a medical career

Some high school seniors may be only just now starting to think about college. But at least one underclassman is several steps ahead, aspiring to attend medical school.


Mar. 07, 2014 @ 08:06 PM

Ready to spring ahead


Mar. 07, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Two removed trustees, two others, join CCCC board

Four trustees were named to the Central Carolina Community College board of trustees Thursday afternoon to fill the four seats left empty after a state law passed this summer removed the four incumbents.


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

3 former CCCC presidents honored

Three former presidents of Central Carolina Community College have been inducted into The Order of The Long Leaf Pine, a prestigious award given by the governor of North Carolina.


Mar. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

2 charged in Feb. 26 slaying

Two Lee County men have been charged with murder in the February death of a Harnett County man, who was found shot in front of a Sanford home.


Mar. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

ELECTION: Baker seeks commissioner seat

With one final announcement Friday morning, filing for political office ended with all but two local races set for competitive matches this fall.


Feb. 28, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Young Harnett man found dead with gunshot wound

A death investigation is still in the early stages after a Harnett County man was found dead with a gunshot wound in a Sanford driveway Wednesday evening.


Feb. 26, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

'More work yet to do'

Two Republican incumbents are hoping to keep their respective seats as election filing continues this week.


Feb. 26, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Harnett murder suspect pleads to a lesser charge

A Harnett County man accused of committing murder in Sanford has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.


Feb. 25, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

GOP candidate to compete for District 54 seat

A Republican challenger entered the race Monday to represent N.C. House District 54.


Feb. 22, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Post-transplant outlook encouraging for Wentz

Surgery, and the key days immediately afterward, have gone well but not perfectly for Evie Wentz.


Feb. 15, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Open seats draw many

Several local election offices were forced shut due to blistering cold and ample snowfall much of this week, but hopefuls thoughout Central Carolina still managed to declare their intention to run for office.


Feb. 13, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

Snow, ice cripple Lee and surrounding counties

Winter Storm Pax has wreaked havoc on Lee County and the surrounding area, leaving hazardous roads and hundreds of power outages in its wake.


Feb. 13, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

CCCC trustee ruling leaves neither side totally satisfied

The four Central Carolina Community College trustees who sued the college and the state after being forced off the board this summer by the General Assembly have had their case dismissed.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Weather-related closings and cancellations

* Lee County Schools is closed for students and staff on Thursday.

* Central Carolina Community College will be closed Thursday.


Feb. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC gets clean interim accreditation report

The regional accrediting agency for colleges and universities has given Central Carolina Community College a “thumbs-up” following an in-depth review of the quality of its programs and procedures.


Feb. 11, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Another arctic blast lashes region

If you don’t absolutely have to go anywhere today, don’t even try to leave your house.


Feb. 10, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Hopefuls confirm candidacy on first day of filing

Three Lee County candidates officially entered the political fray Monday, the first day of filing for the 2014 elections.


Feb. 07, 2014 @ 10:38 PM

Ground broken on medical facility for veterans

Local officials were joined by U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) on Friday to officially break ground for a new clinic in Sanford for military veterans, which should open its doors about a year from now.


Feb. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Clay Aiken to run for Congress in North Carolina

Former "American Idol" and "Celebrity Apprentice" runner-up Clay Aiken joined another high-profile contest Wednesday — this one to get elected to Congress in his native North Carolina.


Feb. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Weather makeup days announced

Lee County Schools will hold winter weather makeup days for students in most schools by extending three days that had been planned as early release days to full days.