News: Harnett County

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.

Aug. 12, 2013 @ 11:08 AM

Lillington man dies in crash

Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler and a van on Interstate 20 in Bienville Parish.

Aug. 10, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Innovation Center impresses N.C. secretary of commerce

North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Allred Decker said she liked what she saw during a recent tour of the Lee County Innovation Center.

Aug. 08, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

Boy Scouts help W.V. church during jamboree

A Boy Scout Troop composed of youth from Lee and surrounding counties have made a difference in multiple ways for a West Virginia community.

Aug. 08, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

Harnett County man fatally shot Tuesday

A Harnett County man was found shot and killed Tuesday night after the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office responded to shots being fired in Angier.

Aug. 07, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

‘A day to be proud’

Cheers, applause and whistles filled the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Tuesday as family and friends of Central Carolina Community College’s summer 2013 graduating class expressed their excitement and joy.

Aug. 06, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

CCCC trustee lawsuit date likely postponed

The four trustees of Central Carolina Community College who sued the college and the state last Tuesday might have to wait a little while longer for their day in court.

Aug. 04, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC launches welding diploma to help meet need for welders

The arc from a welding torch burns white-hot as it fuses metal to metal, creating the physical infrastructure of 21st century life: bridges, high-rise buildings, automobiles, and a thousand other things.

Aug. 01, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Former CCCC trustees sue over removal from board

The four members of the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees who were booted from the board, effective today, by a new state law proposed by local Rep. Mike Stone are suing the college and the state of North Carolina.

Jul. 30, 2013 @ 05:56 PM

HARNETT COUNTY: Two arrested in double shooting

Harnett County authorities have charged two young men in a shooting incident Monday, in which two people were injured.

Jul. 30, 2013 @ 05:43 PM

Family concerns after wreck leads to murder charge

A woman whose husband was killed in a traffic accident in Harnett County is facing a first-degree murder charge after the man's family questioned the circumstances surrounding his death.

Jul. 27, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC trustees consider fracking training program

At the same time it's facing significant turnover, the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees is also directing the college to plow ahead with two programs that could increase the size and scope of the school.

Jul. 26, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Lee schools face deep cuts with passage of state budget

In Lee County, reactions to the state budget passed late Wednesday afternoon by the N.C. General Assembly ranged from dejection to cautious optimism.

Jul. 25, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

After 'tremendous growth years,' enrollment tapers off at CCCC

As the start of the fall semester at Central Carolina Community College approaches, officials say registration numbers are slightly down — but they don't appear to be overly concerned.

Jul. 24, 2013 @ 06:16 PM

A sweet drink

Jul. 24, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

School overcrowding still plaguing Harnett leaders

Due to public school overcrowding in western Harnett County, the school district is relying on hundreds of trailers for extra classroom space and is also busing some elementary students to schools far from home. With growth continuing at a rapid pace, officials are searching for ways to raise the millions of dollars needed just to catch up.

Jul. 21, 2013 @ 04:57 AM

CCCC graduates eight from night BLET program

Eight Central Carolina Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training cadets recently received their graduation certificates at exercises at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. All were members of the 2012-13 BLET evening training program at the college’s Emergency Services Training Center. 


Jul. 16, 2013 @ 08:09 PM

Anticipation builds as Campbell’s medical facility nears completion

North Carolina’s first new medical school in 35 years is opening in about three weeks in Buies Creek.

Jul. 12, 2013 @ 05:04 AM

Two education bills meet different fates in General Assembly

One bill, with ramifications for the Lee County Board of Education and the Lee County Board of Commissioners, progressed in the General Assembly Thursday, while another dealing with school facilities hit a stumbling block.

Jul. 04, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

Upward Bound Math and Science students get taste of college at CCCC

Grape soda and strawberries got a lot of attention from a group of Harnett County Upward Bound Math and Science students recently.

Jun. 30, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Harnett, Chatham and Moore approve budgets

With the new fiscal year beginning Monday, Lee County’s neighboring counties have all finished debating and approved their 2013-2014 budgets.

Jun. 30, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Independence Day at Ammons Farm keeps growing

While the behind-the-scenes work may differ, facilitators of the annual Ammons Farm’s Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks hope Thursday’s event will instill the same sense of community.

Jun. 28, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Furniture company to create 220 jobs

Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced that Rooms To Go will be building a new warehouse, distribution center and retail showroom in Harnett County. The company reportedly plans to create 220 new jobs and invest $40 million over the next three years in Dunn.

Jun. 22, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

‘Destined to Succeed’

The cheering and applause in the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center June 20 rivaled that at any championship basketball game.

Jun. 16, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

CCCC honor society chapter earns high-level distinction

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society has awarded Central Carolina Community College's Beta Sigma Phi Chapter its highest level of honor for excellence in academics and service.