News: Lee County

Apr. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Sanford Block Party bent on beautification

Today, we Take 5 with Chad Spivey about the Sanford Block Party, a cleanup event set for Saturday.

Apr. 24, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Bonds forged, reinforced at Southern Side by Side

When Bill and Mary Kempffer debuted the Southern Side by Side Championship and Exhibition Spring Classic in 2000, 65 shooting competitors and 11 exhibitors turned out.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 09:43 PM

Taking up a cross-country cause

There’s running cross country, and then there’s literally running across the country.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Move to dismiss suit is denied

The man accusing the Lee County Commissioners of willfully holding an illegal meeting — and suing some of the individual commissioners for fees as a punitive measure — won a small victory Tuesday.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Early voting to begin Thursday

Early voting for local primary elections begins Thursday and will last until May 3. Election Day itself is May 6.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 09:46 PM

The ripe time for picking

They’re red, sweet and nearing maturity at several Lee County farms.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Lee commissioners will put $23 million college bond referendum on ballot

Despite questioning that ranged from friendly skepticism to outright contention, the Lee County Commissioners decided Monday night to add a $23 million bond referendum to the ballot in November's general election.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

At Easter, local businessman looks to antiques for meaning

In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of a cathedral in Germany that held thousands of relics. He was protesting the materialism and corruption of the Catholic Church at the time, as well as its theology, and his actions started the Protestant Reformation.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

ELECTION: Clark, Langley vie in state Senate race, with winner to face Rabin

Two Harnett County Democrats are vying to unseat N.C. Sen. Ronald Rabin in this year's election.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Broadway Our Way goes on through the rain

Even a little rain couldn't dampen the allure of free barbecue and live music Saturday, as people braved the weather to attend the Broadway Our Way festival.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: B&G Club has served for nearly 2 decades

This week, we Take 5 with Bo Hedrick, the executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sanford.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee, Chatham rivals vie in District 54

Two local Democrats are campaigning for the N.C. House, so the winner of the May 6 primary election will go on to face Republican challenger Andy Wilkie of Goldston in the general election this November.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Board has full plate

Ranging from joint gatherings with local governing bodies to town hall sessions, Monday kicks off a marathon of meetings for the Lee County Board of Commissioners.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 10:25 PM

Via Crucis on Good Friday

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Oldham makes attempt to rejoin Lee Commissioners

Although two names are set to appear on the May 6 Democratic primary ballot for the Lee County Commission District 4 seat, both candidates intend to support the same person.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Kids encouraged to enjoy, explore during ‘Play Daze’

Next week, hundreds of local children will converge on San-Lee Park for a day of celebration and dozens of activities tailored toward them.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:44 PM

Easter story time at the library

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Equine intervention

Children and teenagers who run afoul of the law in the area now have a new opportunity for their mandatory restitution work.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Four vie for three Lee BOE seats in Democratic primary

Four members of the local Democratic Party are campaigning for a seat on the Lee County Board of Education. But in the board's first-ever partisan election, there are only three open seats.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

BROADWAY OUR WAY: 'Fun for all' is philosophy behind annual festival

Broadway's population is set to triple in size as revelers flock to the sixth annual Broadway Our Way Festival Saturday.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

LEE COUNTY: Commissioners, others answer town hall lawsuit with request for dismissal

Defendants in a lawsuit over an allegedly illegal town hall meeting, including the Lee County Board of Commissioners, have asked that the suit be dismissed.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

BROADWAY: Taxes dominate discussion during town hall meeting

Taxes were the main topic of conversation at a town hall meeting Monday night in Broadway held by the Lee County commissioners.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

SANFORD CITY COUNCIL: Three community leaders honored

Sanford City Council recognized three community leaders for their work and dedication to Lee County Tuesday night.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

3 years, 3 businesses, 3 outcomes

A storm raged Tuesday morning, early enough that farmers were up but the sun still wasn’t. And as happens often in Lee County this time of year, emotions came flooding back along with the rain.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Jaycees put on egg-cellent day

A volunteer yelled out “Go,” and before she was even through with the word, 30 children were running, jumping and even cartwheeling toward their goal: plastic candy-filled Easter eggs.