News: Lee County

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Honoring creatures and commitments, great and small

When he’s not looking after the equipment, records and parts in the Fort Bragg Training Support Center, Sgt. Chris Wagner often can be found helping out with the animals at the Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption center on Deep River Road.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Local candidates shell out thousands in bid for seats

Whether they are red or blue, candidates from both political parties rely on lots of green to finance their campaigns and win, or possibly lose, elections.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Lee Christian Fall Festival


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Brick City Bowl IX set for Cavalier Stadium tonight

In the football world, from high school games on Fridays to NFL contests on Sundays, descriptions such as "heated" and "bitter" often go along with "rivalry."


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Early literacy donors honored

Local residents who have supported early literacy through “Fund A Child” donations were recognized recently with an award ceremony at Books At A Steal in downtown Sanford.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

'Changing the world, little by little'

For fifth-grader Hasley Fajardo, her classmates and teachers at J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School are like a second family — one that works together to learn about teamwork, respect, leadership, friendship, and honor.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Father, son arrested on drug trafficking charges

A father and son were arrested Monday on charges of cocaine trafficking, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:05 AM

Salmon ‘looking forward to serving’ Lee and Harnett counties

The morning after his election, Brad Salmon still had trouble wrapping his head around the fact that Lee and Harnett County voters chose him to represent their interests in Raleigh.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:04 AM

Controversy surrounds additions to board

The Sanford Housing Authority needs a new executive director, but the Sanford City Council is divided when it comes to appointing people to choose who will lead the organization.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Dems gain majority on commissioners board

Democrats will regain control of the Lee County Board of Commissioners when two newly elected members join two incumbents and three other board members in December.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Veterans: Board of Education victors will be assets

Sandra Bowen said she began running the race for the Lee County Board of Education for her three children, all of whom are enrolled or will be enrolled in the Lee County school system.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Lee voters overwhelmingly pass CCCC bond measures

With a resounding blessing from Lee County voters, Central Carolina Community College can begin the process of implementing four bonds, totaling $23 million, for the construction of a new building and a number of renovations across the campus.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 10:33 PM

Playing for the Pride


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Wide array of issues, races propel Lee voters to the polls

Campaigners from both sides of the aisle stood at attention, political soldiers entrenched in a battle for voters’ favor, at polling sites across Lee County Tuesday as citizens turned out to decide the contests and issues most important to them on Election Day.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 11:51 PM

Democrats gain majority on Lee Board of Commissioners

Two Democrats will join Republican incumbent Andre Knecht on the Lee County Board of Commissioners after Tuesday's elections, allowing the Democrats to wrest control of the board away from the GOP.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

N.C. SENATE DISTRICT 12: Rabin, winning another term, says, 'We're on the right course'

Ronald Rabin was re-elected to a second term in the N.C. Senate Tuesday, winning the District 12 seat over Democrat Joe Langley with about 56 percent of the vote.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 11:03 PM

Akinosho re-elected to Lee BOE, Bowen and Livingston join board

Voters retained incumbent Mark Akinosho and added a Republican and a Democrat during Lee County's first partisan Board of Education race.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 10:47 PM

Salmon ousts Stone in race for District 51 seat of N.C. House

Democratic candidate Brad Salmon won election to the District 51 seat of the N.C. House of Representatives Tuesday, beating two-term incumbent Mike Stone by more than 1,000 votes.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 10:46 PM

N.C. HOUSE DISTRICT 54: Reives defeats Wilkie

The acting representative of District 54 in the General Assembly will keep his seat — and have another two years to accomplish his objectives — after defeating his Republican challenger Tuesday night.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 05:26 PM

Carter keeps Lee County Sheriff seat

Lee County voters, it turns out, like Tracy Carter just fine.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

General election results

General election results
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Nov. 04, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

Election Day: ‘Large numbers’ expected locally

Almost 25 percent of all registered Lee County voters went to the polls during the early voting period, but for all other eligible residents, today is the last day to cast a ballot.

On Election Day, polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 10 locations in Lee County.
 


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

Lee's longtime register of deeds accelerates retirement

Lee County's register of deeds originally had planned on retiring at the end of the year, but her desire to spend more time with family — and her disapproval of gay marriage — prompted her to expedite her plans. 


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Marine major general pens "From Prayer to Victory"

When Sanford native Maj. Gen. Randall L. West (Ret.) joined the Marine Corps in 1965, he planned on staying for a few years and moving on.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Informed but not voting

Going door to door to talk about political candidates and public policy is not where most people would expect to find a 10-year-old.