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.
The star, dove and bell ornaments on the Lights of Love Christmas Tree in the lobby of Central Carolina Hospital sparkle in the white lights and take on a special meaning for those who visit.
With two benefit auctions planned Saturday, Lee County residents can offer their support and help to those who live near and far.
North Carolina is poised for an economic boost thanks to laws authorizing fracking and by opening the door wider to more alternative energy production, Gov. Pat McCrory predicted Wednesday before state business leaders.
The work done by local and state Extension and Community Associations is commendable, said North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, and should be expanded.
After nearly a year and a half in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, Lee Brick and Tile has surfaced with its leaders happy to be moving on and its creditors repaid.
After a successful series of shows in March, ‘50s-style crooners The Plaids are returning to Temple Theatre in downtown Sanford for a holiday engagement spanning the next several weeks.
With gavel in hand, Chet Mann officially ushered in a new Sanford City Council Tuesday night.
The Lee County Board of Commissioners approved a series of guidelines concerning late listings of taxable properties and retroactively lessened a penalty for one business Monday.
Hundreds of people lined the streets around downtown Sanford for the annual Christmas Parade held Monday night, which featured dozens of floats — from politicians and Junior ROTC programs to dancers, classic cars and, of course, Santa.
Four newly-elected Sanford City Council members, including incoming Mayor Chet Mann, will officially join their cohorts during the council's Tuesday meeting.
To avoid the Sanford Christmas Parade traffic, the Lee County Board of Commissioners will have an earlier scheduled meeting Monday.
Ashley Cook becomes almost poetic when she talks about restoring old automobiles.
"When it's Duke versus Carolina, it's usually basketball," and that's from former Tar Heel football player and Sanford Central alum P.J. Gay.
This week, we Take 5 with Gina Guerrero, the 2013 Central Carolina Jaycees President.
With brightly colored posters in the department stores' windows screaming "Half off! or "Triple Doorbusters," parking lots were filled on Black Friday.
While Lee County residents gathered with friends and family to eat turkey this Thanksgiving, law enforcement officers and emergency personnel stood watch over the community.
No one was injured in an early morning Thanksgiving fire that destroyed a Carolina Trace home.
The counter at Mrs. Wenger's Restaurant was packed Thursday with slices of pumpkin pie, chocolate cake and other assorted goodies, and those loading them on trays and serving them to the public said there were plenty more where those came from.
As shoppers began waiting in line for Black Friday sales as early as Monday morning in cities around the country, some have called on Americans to rethink their priorities during this holiday — which they say is supposed to be about giving thanks.
As Lee County residents gather with friends and family to carve turkey, local leaders expressed their gratitude and thankfulness this Thanksgiving.
On this Thanksgiving, The Herald invited local pastor and television personality Tom Welborn to share his thoughts about being thankful in difficult circumstances.
After about a year and a half of leading local families through crises and spearheading efforts to prepare the community for potential emergencies, Michele Bullard is stepping down as Red Cross coordinator for Lee and Chatham counties.
Carolyn Spivey, executive director of Coaltion for Families in Lee County, has been married to her husband, David Spivey, co-owner of Jones Printing in Sanford, for 42 years as of Tuesday.