News: Lee County

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.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Sanford church holding special Easter performance

Out-of-town musicians and professors, along with many from the community, will congregate in Sanford tonight at Fair Promise AME Zion Church to perform an Easter cantata.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

SANFORD ART WALK: Event showcases downtown’s tastes, sights and sounds

It was a beautiful day as people sauntered around downtown, sipping wine, looking at pottery and paintings or catching one of the several concerts during Saturday’s seventh annual Sanford Art Walk.


Apr. 14, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

‘A city of faith’

City leaders are hoping a National Day of Prayer breakfast will unite the community and foster peace.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: King: Sexual assault, rape not uncommon

This week, we Take 5 with Susan Swan King, the executive director of HAVEN (Helping Abuse & Violence End Now) in Lee County, about Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:26 PM

Onslaught seen as tax deadline looms

Lines at local tax service offices have grown as Lee County residents attempt to file state and federal taxes by the Tuesday deadline.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Temple’s Art Walk billed as largest, best yet

Organizers of the Temple Theatre Art Walk are promising a bigger and better-than-ever event on Saturday.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Egg hunts plentiful in Central Carolina

Like foxes in a hen house, children all over will soon be descending eagerly on eggs — plastic ones filled with candy, but eggs nonetheless.