Miniature pirate ships trapped in glass jars may be well and good for some people. But J.R. Brady, captain of the H.M.S. Galilean, prefers to feel the breeze in his hair as he sails his pirate ship across Jordan Lake.
A report released Thursday by the private N.C. Budget and Tax Center called for more efforts to improve workforce training and development, predicting dire consequences for the state's employment picture if nothing changes. Locally, however, the announcement might not seem so dramatic.
This week, we Take 5 with Pamela Munger, the community development specialist for the Sandhills Center, about Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) for law enforcement.
As Katasha Woods unlocked the door of her new home on St. James Way in Sanford, her daughter Taylor, 10, looked on with excitement. They both felt many emotions all at once — happiness, accomplishment and gratitude to name a few.
Helping Sanford’s Latino community obtain better access to public safety, local government, education and economic opportunities are just a few of the goals of the Building Integrated Communities initiative sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
It will be imperative for local citizens to voice opinions and concerns about hydraulic fracturing during the Mining and Energy Commission's upcoming public hearings, according to the commission's soon-to-be vice chairwoman.
A day after the Fairview Dairy Bar burned down and The Flame Steakhouse next door sustained heavy smoke damage, regulars were left scrambling for new breakfast, lunch and dinner spots.
A ticket sold this week at a Sanford convenience store carries a $367,000 prize, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery, but the winner had yet to claim the windfall as of Wednesday afternoon.
Tramway Elementary School started back on Wednesday, and only one person was spotted crying — a child whose older sister got to go to school without him.
When Sanford residents awoke to the news that the Fairview Dairy Bar had burned down, a question began circulating through the community — “Where are we going to eat tonight?”
A jury found Brian McQueen guilty of first-degree felony murder and armed robbery Tuesday evening in relation to a shooting at the Jackpot Mini Mart in August 2009.
A fire destroyed one of the most popular restaurants in Sanford early Tuesday morning. But the owners reportedly hope to reopen — even if it takes months.
The closing arguments in the trial of a Sanford man, who is accused of murdering a convenience store clerk, came to an end Monday. The jury is expected to return to court this morning and deliberate on the verdict.
As manufacturing becomes more high-tech, some educators and manufacturing professionals are trying to better prepare students for modern jobs.
Transitions are hard.
That’s a generally applicable statement, right?
Bob Stevens spends his days doing everything from analyzing a budget to repairing broken sewage lines, picking up trash or dealing with angry people.
This week, we Take 5 with Barbara Flagg, the executive director of the Reach Out Crisis Pregnancy Center, which has offices in Gulf and Sanford.
A local teenager has been arrested and charged in connection with the armed robbery of the Short Stop convenience store in Jonesboro on June 22.
In response to a number of violent crimes in the city, many Sanford residents are turning to recreational and extracurricular activities for the area's youth as a means of curbing the crime rate.
City residents who continually violate city ordinances for overgrown vegetation, unkempt lawns, trash or junk vehicles in yards may receive fewer notices before the city removes the violation and bills the property owner for the expense.
Some of Donald Jackson's friends and neighbors may think he was given a home, but on Saturday, he'll set the record straight.
In the 1800s, hundreds of people worked in crews on the banks of the Deep River, digging ore out of the ground and melting down the metal at the Endor Iron Furnace.
As the murder trial of a Sanford man — who has admitted to the shooting — came closer to its conclusion Wednesday, the strategy of his defense team became more clear.