News: Harnett County

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.

Oct. 30, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

As political scrutiny grows, several local doctors question Obamacare

The federal government shutdown, which came about because of disagreements in Congress over the Affordable Care Act

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.