News: Harnett County

Oct. 30, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Easter Seals UCP Stepping Stones Center will close

A local child care center dedicated to children with special needs is set to close in less than a month.

Oct. 25, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

While relatively high, state’s teen pregnancy rate is falling

It’s not just Lee County where the teen pregnancy rate is dropping. The state rate has gone down for several years, even though though it’s still one of the highest in the country.

Oct. 24, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Winter is on its way

Cooler temperatures and a frost advisory will leave some area residents reaching for their jackets and turning up the heat this weekend. 

Oct. 20, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC receives Verizon domestic violence grant

From domestic abuse survivor to small business owner — that’s the goal of a $12,000 grant from Verizon to Central Carolina Community College’s Small Business Center.

Oct. 19, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

Man is charged in three robberies

A Broadway man arrested fleeing the scene of a robbery Thursday has been charged in two other robberies reported in recent days, according to authorities.

Oct. 16, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

EDUCATION: Proponents pursue support for dual-enrollment program

Speaking to a room full of the Who's Who of Lee County leaders in business and politics Tuesday morning, a team of education advocates asked for money to fund Central Carolina Works, a program to steer local high school students toward free college classes.

Oct. 15, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

What Do You Think?

Tell us your thoughts about national parks, monuments and other such sites being closed during the federal government shutdown.

Oct. 14, 2013 @ 07:01 PM

BROADWAY: Alcohol measures put to voters a second time

About 20 years after Broadway voters shot down the idea, they're being asked again to decide whether local restaurants should be able to serve alcohol and if town officials should have the option of opening a liquor store.

Oct. 12, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

One dead, one hurt in separate shootings

Area law enforcement officers are searching for individuals in connection with two unrelated shootings in Central Carolina.

Oct. 09, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Rep. Stone touts significant session for General Assembly

He's no stranger to controversy, so it's understandable that some of the work Rep. Mike Stone is most proud of from this past legislative session was also some of the most debated.

Oct. 08, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

Rabin: 'We made great progress'

According to state Sen. Ronald Rabin, the North Carolina General Assembly had a pretty great session this past summer.

Oct. 06, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Corn maze salutes military at Gross Farms

The Gross family dipped their toes into the agritourism business more than a decade ago and they are not looking back.

Oct. 05, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Drop reported in Central Carolina infant death rate

The statewide infant mortality rate has been climbing since it hit a record low in 2010, according to new data released Thursday. But although the state's rate has been increasing, the data shows that the rate of infant deaths in local counties generally went down.

Oct. 03, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Balkans missionary forges local bond, spreads gospel here

More than 5,000 miles, a vast ocean and an even wider gulf of cultural and language barriers separate Sanford from Kosovo’s capital city of Pristina.

Oct. 03, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Voucher meeting to look at options, opportunities

Parents of school-age children from around the area will have the chance tonight to learn more about new scholarships for their students to attend private school or get therapy for special needs.

Oct. 02, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Shutdown brings uncertainty

With the federal government now in a partial shutdown, and hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed, certain effects will be felt in Central Carolina, while the region will avoid others.

Oct. 02, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Locals to tackle trash during N.C. Big Sweep

Volunteers across the state, including those from Central Carolina, will join efforts to clean area streets, waterways and parks this Saturday for the annual North Carolina Big Sweep.

Oct. 01, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Locals share full spectrum of views on Obamacare

The insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, become available today, giving people who don't get health benefits from work, or who want another option, until the end of March to pick out a plan or be fined by the federal government.

Sep. 26, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

CCCC takes health care training to the next level

Central Carolina Community College continues to expand its Healthcare programs to keep pace with the area’s growing need for healthcare providers.

Sep. 24, 2013 @ 09:44 AM

CCCC pursuing funds for dual-enrollment program

If a public-private fundraising campaign goes according to plan, every traditional public high school in Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties will have a new guidance counselor next year dedicated solely to helping students take free college classes.

Sep. 19, 2013 @ 09:04 PM

Medical school dedicated

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and others spoke Thursday about the importance of the newly christened Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine to rural communities that lack doctors — a gap the school aims to fill.

Sep. 19, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

State senator praises CCCC veterans services

N.C. Sen. Ronald Rabin visited Central Carolina Community College’s Lee County Campus this week and said liked what he saw in the educational and support opportunities available to military veterans.

Aug. 23, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Friday night lights — the tradition continues

Baseball, at least to baseball fans, is the national pastime. But when it comes to a sport that defines and unites a community, nothing ranks higher than high school sports, and most specifically, football under the lights on Fridays all over the country.

Aug. 15, 2013 @ 07:54 PM

Four CCCC trustees to keep appointments — for now

The four trustees of Central Carolina Community College who sued the college and the state last month won at least a temporary victory in court Thursday.

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

New executive director looks for crisis pregnancy center to become more visible

Reach Out Crisis Pregnancy Center, a private group which helps mothers and expectant mothers with practical and emotional needs, has a new leader.