News: Lee County

May. 23, 2015 @ 06:13 PM

Freedom isn't free

“I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”


May. 23, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Judge grants order against sheriff

A federal court judge approved a temporary restraining order this week against members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a 2009 lawsuit, which alleges excessive force by multiple deputies.


May. 23, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC spring graduates shine on

In a sendoff Friday filled with pomp and circumstance, the Central Carolina Community College Class of 2015 celebrated its achievements and looked ahead with confidence.


May. 22, 2015 @ 10:16 PM

Shop services, extricates on tight timeline

It’s early Thursday morning, and after an employee left on a tow truck call, T.J. Kellam began work on a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado.


May. 22, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Brick Capital CDC asks city for fiscal help

A local nonprofit that assists low-income residents with housing now finds itself in need of financial help.


May. 21, 2015 @ 06:17 PM

Driving the future

Sanford is officially a "dot on the map" for heavy-duty trucking fleets equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) engines now that GAIN Clean Fuel's natural gas station is in operation.


May. 21, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Drug unit wins ‘Investigation of the Year’

When the agents of the Drug Enforcement Division of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office initiated what would become a year-long investigation into major cocaine and methamphetamine


May. 21, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Sanford Area Growth Alliance launches new website

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance has announced the official launch of its www.growsanfordnc.com website for public use.


May. 21, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Woman charged with attempted murder

A Sanford woman and her 15-year-old son face criminal charges after a domestic dispute ended in violence last week, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.


May. 20, 2015 @ 06:42 PM

'Make someone else happy'

Since she moved to Sanford and began attending the Lee County Enrichment Center's annual Gay '90s luncheon at the age of 92, Helen Kronenberger always looked forward to being the most senior woman at the gathering.


May. 20, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

Contractor to hold meetings near coal ash site

Duke Energy's contractor, Charah, will meet one-on-one with residents who would be affected by coal ash storage in Sanford — a project that still awaits state approval.


May. 20, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Sanford faces loss if county raises tax rate

If the Lee County Board of Commissioners raises the property tax rate by 7.5 cents in fiscal year 2015-16


May. 20, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Buckle up, slow down and plan ahead

Following four recent traffic fatalities on Lee County roads, state and local law enforcement officials urge motorists to exercise caution going into the Memorial Day holiday weekend — including buckling up, slowing down and planning ahead.


May. 20, 2015 @ 11:21 AM

Authorities identify victims in fatal wreck

The N.C. Highway Patrol has identified the victims in the fatal wreck near the intersection of Swanns Station Road and U.S. 421 Monday morning that left two dead and one seriously injured.


May. 19, 2015 @ 08:58 PM

‘It never took her smile’

When Marian Chriscoe discovered she had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2012, her daughter, Kristen Carlyle, was amazed at her mother’s response.


May. 19, 2015 @ 08:56 AM

Lee County budget proposes 7.5-cent tax increase

Lee County Manager John Crumpton has recommended a 7.5-cent property tax increase for the 2015-16 fiscal year Monday – a change that would mean an additional $75 assessment to residents for every $100,000 worth of property.


May. 19, 2015 @ 11:58 AM

Two killed, one injured in wreck on U.S. 421

Two people were killed and one was seriously injured in a three-vehicle wreck near the intersection of U.S. 421 and Swanns Station Road Monday morning.

According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, Thomas Allen Ray, 62, of Bunnlevel, was traveling north on U.S. 421 when his GMC truck crossed the center line and struck a southbound Ford truck driven byElinito Ortega Saustegui, 37, of Sanford, head on shortly before noon. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.


May. 18, 2015 @ 02:20 PM

Summer volunteer options abound for high-schoolers

For some high school students, summer is an opportunity to sit by the pool and read a book. For others, it is the chance to get a part-time job and earn some money.


May. 17, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

'One people'

When Augustina Aragon came to Sanford in 1999, she and her family did not have the proper documentation to rent an apartment in their own name.


May. 16, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Sanford police run to support the Special Olympics

Traffic slowed on U.S. northbound Friday morning between Moore County and Chatham County as 17 members of the Sanford Police Department ran


May. 16, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Take 5: Working to improve prenatal care

This week, we Take 5 with Kate Berrien, Medical Home project manager for North Carolina Community Care Networks (NCCCN).


May. 16, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Report: Wicker doing better after health emergency

After suffering a health emergency that left him hospitalized, former Lt. Gov. Dennis Wicker reportedly was in better condition Friday.


May. 16, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Caterpillar apprentices gain valuable industry skills

For the high school seniors graduating from the Caterpillar Youth Apprenticeship Program this week, the certificates they received were nothing compared to the skills they had gained over the past two-and-a-half years


May. 15, 2015 @ 08:10 PM

Behind the Boom

With two “joysticks” in hand, Eddie Deal directs the arm of the knuckleboom truck to the pile of well-used mattresses abandoned on the berm of a Sanford street.


May. 15, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

‘A place in our hearts’

"His contagious smile and his love for life."