Lynette Hampton, a Sanford native, moved to Osgood Road with her husband last year, not knowing Duke Energy would announce its plan to store up to 8 million tons of coal ash in the area a few months later.
Within the coming weeks, the Lee County Board of Commissioners will be tasked with deciding which local nonprofits they will assist during fiscal year 2015-16 as some continue to struggle with state and federal grant funding losses.
Children with blue lips, stained with the snow cones they had just devoured, clutched their parent's hands as they weaved through the crowds in downtown Broadway
Sanford residents young and old will unite today to take part in the fifth annual Sanford Block Party, a beautification project for which volunteers will mow grass, trim hedges, paint houses and more along a stretch of North Steele Street.
“I am a true and firm believer that your circumstances do not determine your destiny.”
Two Sanford men were arrested Friday in connection with an armed robbery earlier this month, according to the Sanford Police Department.
At an age when most toddlers just learn to walk, Addi Loving was learning how to dance. And the passion she found at 2 years old only has grown with time.
With millennials overtaking baby boomers as the largest population group in the United States this year, the city of Sanford
In Washington, D.C., more than 58,000 names are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in honor of the men and women who were killed in the Vietnam War. Among thousands of names, Spc. Lester Howard Clegg’s can be found on panel 5E, Line 85.
After the U.S. Department of Labor amended the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act to recognize eligible same-sex marriages, federal law required Lee County to make the same change.
N.C. Reps. Brad Salmon and Robert Reives filed two bills this week dealing with hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina – House Bills 772 and 773 — in a bid to address two major concerns.
Sanford resident Dawn Crawley loves her small farm on Colon Road. She loves her ducks and her chickens and her milk goats.
Members of the Sanford City Council visited the Briar Chapel Neighborhood at 16 Windy Hill in Chapel Hill Monday to learn more about nearby high-density neighborhoods.
From deep in the Amazon rainforest to a village in the mountains of southeast China, seven third-graders from Deep River Elementary explored the world in just eight weeks. They didn't travel by plane or train, but instead through the pages of books.
Central Carolina Community College staff and local law enforcement used Monday's shooting at Wayne Community College, in Goldsboro, that left one college employee dead, as a reminder that violence can happen anywhere.
The Seven Dwarves, Little Red Riding Hood, the Gingerbread Man and the Three Blind Mice — an array of fairytale creatures — will take the Lee County High School stage this week as local students recreate a world of ogres, princesses and dragons in a production of "Shrek the Musical."
About 30 local residents, some dressed in black, filed into an N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources public hearing Monday carrying a homemade casket — symbolizing Lee and Chatham counties being buried under up to 20 million tons of coal ash by Duke Energy.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office is still waiting on the N.C. Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Raleigh to determine a cause of death for a 7-month-old boy who died Friday.
Meanwhile, friends and family of the child are raising money to cover funeral expenses.
Local wedding coordinator and event planner Phyllis Dee Holt-Phillips is encouraging residents to “think local first”
More than 50 dogs, cats and other pets visited Jonesboro United Methodist Church on Saturday for some tail-wagging fun at the Sanford Animal Hospital's Blessing of the Animals and Festival of Fur.
State officials will host public hearings in the coming days to get feedback on multiple environmental permits that are required for projects that would use coal ash as structural fill in two area clay mines.
Willie Watson has lived on his 10-acre property on Osgood Road for 35 years with his wife, Doris.
Lee County is trailing both the state average and neighboring counties in population growth, according to the most recent U.S. Census data.