News: Harnett County

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.

Dec. 27, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Clark joins CCCC board

The Central Carolina Community College board of trustees is back to full strength, as discussions about construction needs and new academic programs loom on the horizon, with the recent appointment of Keith Clark.

Dec. 14, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Hundreds earn CCCC medical programs certificates

Pride and hope radiated from the faces of Central Carolina Community College students Thursday as they walked the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center stage to receive their Continuing Education graduation certificates in a wide variety of health care fields.

Dec. 09, 2013 @ 05:00 PM

One dead, one hurt in separate vehicle strikes

One Central Carolina woman was killed, and another was injured, after being struck by vehicles in separate incidents over the weekend.

Dec. 06, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Teacher turnover rates rising

As salaries were frozen for yet another year, teacher turnover in North Carolina last year was the highest it has been in at least five years according to a recently released report. And in most local counties, teachers left at an even higher rate than the state average.

Dec. 01, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC Automotive Restoration program unique in state

Ashley Cook becomes almost poetic when she talks about restoring old automobiles.  

Nov. 24, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Christmas parades will soon be in area spotlight

It's that time of year again, when Santa saddles up in an antique auto and or a pickup truck bed

Nov. 22, 2013 @ 10:05 PM

Racking up game

Deer-hunting season may have just opened for Lee and Chatham counties, but Thomas & Sons Butcher Shop has been busy processing deer meat for more than a month.

Nov. 10, 2013 @ 06:50 PM

3 killed, 2 hurt in fiery Harnett County wreck

Troopers say three people have died in a crash in Harnett County after the driver of a pickup truck sped away from a license checkpoint.

Nov. 08, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC Harnett Health Sciences Center hosts open house

Central Carolina Community College showed off its newest facility, the Harnett Health Sciences Center, at an Oct. 23 open house. 

Nov. 06, 2013 @ 07:49 PM

Lee voter turnout exceeds expectations, state showing

Lee County Elections Director Nancy Kimble wouldn't call the overall 14.8 percent voter turnout in Tuesday's municipal election good, although she did say it was higher than expected.

Nov. 06, 2013 @ 12:56 PM

Election results

Lee County
City of Sanford - Mayor
Chet Mann (D)    1,800    95.69%
Write-in        81    4.31%

Nov. 03, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

Harnett will vote on sales tax increase for school construction

Harnett County citizens will vote on a quarter-cent sales tax increase Tuesday which could put more of a strain on their wallets but which supporters say will provide much-needed funds for school construction in the rapidly growing county.

Nov. 03, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

ELECTION 2014: Salmon to run for N.C. House seat

Harnett County attorney Brad Salmon announced his candidacy Saturday for the N.C. House District 51 — currently held by Rep. Mike Stone.

Nov. 01, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

BRICK CAPITAL CLASSIC: Teams converge in Sanford for marching band contest

Breaking from their typical post on the sidelines — cheering their respective football teams to glory — hundreds of high school musicians will be the main attraction Saturday.

Oct. 31, 2013 @ 05:03 AM

Officials warn of real dangers

Even scarier than anything a dedicated neighbor displays for Halloween is the possibility of an accident.