News: Harnett County

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.


Feb. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Eateries game for Super Bowl

For many, Super Bowl Sunday conjures images of friends and family packed onto living room couches, gorging on wings, dips and other foods piled in front of them. For others, it’s just another day to clean up around the house or do errands.


Jan. 30, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Forecast calls for warm-up

People living on country roads likely have been wondering when their streets will be cleared of snow and ice by the yellow vehicles servicing other roads around town.


Jan. 29, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Local Closings

Area School Closings


Jan. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

STATE: N.C.'s lower unemployment rate spurs optimism locally

The unemployment rate in North Carolina remained above average last month but is dropping faster than the national rate, according to government data released Tuesday — prompting one local official to predict that the downward trend would also hold true for Lee County.


Jan. 28, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Schools, others take wait-and-see approach to winter weather threat

As forecasts of snow remained varied on how many inches might actually fall in the area, school districts and local governments were still waiting to announce cancellations until late Tuesday or even early this morning.


Jan. 28, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Hazardous snow expected to linger

Area drivers are urged to exercise caution — especially during the early morning and nighttime hours — while negotiating Lee County's wintry roads.


Jan. 27, 2014 @ 09:10 PM

Weather-related school closings

Several school systems are reporting closings due to inclement weather Tuesday. 


Jan. 26, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC opens Career Readiness Lab at Lee County Library

Cyheem Williams is a big fan of Central Carolina Community College’s new Career Readiness Lab at Lee County’s Suzanne Reeves Library.


Jan. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Donor's gift 'an act of love'

A Sanford church brought together a Moore County girl with kidney failure, a Lee County writer and a Harnett County legal assistant in a quest to get that little girl a new kidney.


Jan. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Hazardous weather outlook prompts delays, cancellations

Numerous area schools were delayed this morning, and other cancellations and closures were reported, in anticipation of severe winter weather that was expected to hit late Tuesday.


Jan. 19, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

SANFORD HERALD CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: CCCC grows under Marchant

T. Eston Marchant — who's known to everyone as "Bud" — has been president of Central Carolina Community College since 2008. Developments at CCCC under his tenure, especially recent ones, have earned him The Herald's Citizen of the Year recognition.


Jan. 18, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC graduates largest Adult High School/GED class in school history

Graduation for Central Carolina Community College’s Adult High School/General Educational Development programs was a huge celebration, complete with a crowd, cheering, applause, balloons and hundreds of cameras, smartphones and iPads recording the excitement.


Jan. 17, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Wait continues in CCCC trustee case

Despite rumors to the contrary, no major updates have come for several months in the lawsuit between four Central Carolina Community College trustees and the state.


Jan. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Harnett charter school aims for Ivy League

A new area charter school will seek to prepare students, through highly rigorous instruction, to be viable candidates for the Ivy League and other prestigious universities starting next school year.


Jan. 11, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

Storm blows through Central Carolina

Trees fell on houses, power lines blocked roadways and traffic lights were out after short-lived, but extreme, bursts of wind and rain blew through the Central Carolina area Saturday.


Jan. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Sen. Rabin plans bid to retain seat

Just days after he was named co-chair of a new committee aimed at helping veterans enter the civilian workforce more quickly, state Sen. Ronald Rabin has announced he will seek re-election.


Jan. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC program gets green light

With approval by two regional governing bodies Monday, Central Carolina Works — a Central Carolina Community College program dedicated to increasing dual-enrollment among high schools — may begin as early as this fall.


Jan. 06, 2014 @ 01:05 PM

Sanford man charged with Harnett child rape

A Harnett County man was charged Monday in connection with the rape of a child.


Jan. 05, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

LOOKING BACK AT 2013: Legislative action has local effects

The North Carolina General Assembly made waves in 2013.


Jan. 01, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Saving lives, shaping futures

Fire Capt. Wilbert “Tramp” Dunn, was 22 years old and just out of service in Vietnam when he found the inspiration for his life’s work.


Dec. 29, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

Fundraising under way for new CCCC program

Central Carolina Community College is expanding its course offerings, having recently opened a new health sciences building in Lillington and looking into new classes on operating machinery for hydraulic fracturing and other types of drilling.