News: Lee County

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 08:55 PM

A new facade


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Campaign sign rules in effect as election season heats up

With November's general election drawing closer, campaign signs are appearing — and in at least one case, disappearing — throughout Sanford and the surrounding area.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Experts: Prep for winter early

The march toward winter has begun, and businesses and emergency personnel alike advise Lee County residents to prepare for colder weather sooner rather than later.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Chinese artist teaches calligraphy

“A once in a lifetime experience.”


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Awards paint picture of appreciation for Lee County art

The North Carolina Art Education Association’s 2014 award list proves that the visual arts are alive and well in Lee County.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LIFE IN LEE COUNTY: Event puts progress, positive local attributes, in forefront

City, county and state leaders plan to convene next month to discuss why life in Lee County is so special — a gathering that will include an update from N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata on state plans for the region.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

WIC promotes healthy eating as temperatures begin to drop

With school back in session and fall getting under way, the Lee County Women, Infants and Children office is revitalizing efforts to educate WIC families on the importance of healthy eating habits and good nutrition.


Sep. 29, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

'A community that makes things'

Some of Lee County's largest, most cutting-edge employers will open their operations to an audience of students and area residents Friday — who will get a firsthand look at robotics, biotechnology and machinery while learning more about the importance of the manufacturing industry.


Sep. 28, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Sanford man killed in Moncure industrial accident

A Sanford man working at the Boise Cascade Wood Products plant in Moncure was killed Friday afternoon in an industrial accident, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

'If it's local, they'll give'

The sidewalk outside First Presbyterian Church in Sanford teemed with activity Saturday morning as more than 70 churchgoers, volunteers and students prepared for the third annual Lee County Harvest Walk.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Fracking, teacher pay ignite debate during CEAD forum

State and county candidates mingled outside, passed out pamphlets and put up campaign signs to spread their name and platform to the public before the forum hosted by the Council for Effective Actions and Decisions Thursday.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Sanford student plays lead in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

The classic story of Scout and Atticus Finch will come alive onstage during the Judson Theatre Company's production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" —  with local and professional actors, including a Sanford resident and a television star, playing prominent roles.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: Tata talks 'vision' for transportation

This week, we Take 5 with Anthony J. Tata, the secretary of the N.C. Department of Transportation, about Gov. Pat McCrory’s 25-Year Vision for N.C. and other highway issues.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Broadway commissioners support CCCC bonds

The town of Broadway Board of Commissioners this week unanimously voted to adopt a resolution supporting the 2014 Central Carolina Community College Bond Referendum.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 08:07 PM

Digging deeper into House in the Horseshoe’s past

Above ground at House in the Horseshoe historic site, remnants of a violent Revolutionary War skirmish are embedded in the very walls — allowing visitors to see and touch history.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Williams’ eye for animals

A Sanford veterinarian took home the top prize in photography at the Lee Regional Fair for his photo of a Masked Lapwing, a large bird native to Australia, taken at the North Carolina Zoo.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Sheriff warns against phone scams

Evolving technology makes it easier to pay bills, with many companies now allowing customers to pay online or over the phone.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

Vendors help clients save at annual expo

Hundreds mingled, made connections and took advantage of exclusive deals during Wednesday's 26th annual Small Business Expo, where more than 60 vendors were on hand to show and tell about their goods and services.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Breadbasket barbecue raises money for nonprofit

Barbecue lovers and anyone looking to socialize or donate to a worthy cause can sate their appetites Friday at Saint Luke United Methodist Church in Sanford during the 10th annual J. Fletcher Rosser Memorial Barbecue to support The Breadbasket.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Operation Christmas Child

As temperatures begin to drop and the holiday season looms on the horizon, the congregation of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church in Sanford is preparing for another year of Operation: Christmas Child — a project that provides gift-filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children in more than 100 countries worldwide.


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Citizens’ Academy giving nine education in city government

Despite cold weather, cloudy skies and a sprinkling of rain, members of the inaugural class of the city of Sanford Citizens’ Academy toured the city’s municipal golf course and several parks Tuesday — expressing their enthusiasm for the new program.


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

More funds needed for sports complex study

Members of the Lee County Commissioners and the Sanford City Council will return to their respective boards to recommend increasing funds for a feasibility study for a multi-sport complex project, potentially at the O.T. Sloan Park, after a joint session Monday. 


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Lee business leaders give schools feedback through advisory council

When Lee County business leaders collaborate with school officials, students will be better prepared to enter the business world upon graduation. That is the logic behind the Superintendent's Advisory Council on Economic Competitiveness, which held its first meeting of the 2014-2015 school year Monday afternoon.


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Local voters urged to be mindful of dates, new laws

While more than 50 Lee County residents already have requested an absentee ballot from the state since they became available Sept. 5, more important dates and new policies are coming up that residents need to be aware of for this election cycle.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Library invites local authors in as part of new changes

Coinciding with the retirement of library director Michael Matochik, the Lee County Library is undergoing other changes to get the community more involved at the library, including the incorporation of book signings into the annual book sale and a Living Library Fund.