This week, we Take 5 with Heather McKenzie, the executive director of Communities In Schools of Lee County, about the CIS school supply drive and other projects in which the organization is involved.
Even if all goes exactly according to plan, the U.S. 421 Bypass around Sanford likely will be finished more than a year behind schedule.
The sewer lines and lift station along Colon Road, which have long been owned by Lee County, would be better off under the city of Sanford's control, according to city and county officials.
Two years ago, Justin Garrell, then a student at Davis College, was sitting in Depot Park and saw an avenue to fill a need. He just wasn’t quite sure what the need was.
The Sanford City Council has come to the conclusion that there are no easy answers to Brick Capital Community Development Corporation's financial woes.
Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties were among the 81 in North Carolina which experienced a drop in unemployment rate since May, according to data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce.
Not many high school students can say they have helped build a house from the ground up. But that is just what a number of students from Lee County and Southern Lee high schools did from November to June.
A Lee County mother was airlifted to UNC Hospitals after crashing her car Wednesday morning, although her 10-year-old son walked away with no major injuries.
The Lee County Arts and Community Center could soon undergo up to $5 million in renovations and additions, with a goal of turning it from an underutilized asset into a go-to space for concerts, plays, weddings, family reunions and more.
Beginning next Monday, the Christians United Outreach Center of Lee County will provide free meals to children in need throughout August.
The annual death rate from opioid overdose in Lee County rose from three in 2009 to seven in 2012.
A group of local high school students touring the Lee County Sheriff's Office on Monday have dreams like going to college to study fashion or medicine, becoming sports stars and opening up businesses.
What makes a good leader? According to attendees of the Lee County Young Commissioner Leadership Program, a good leader is analytical, cooperative, respectful, motivated, driven, able to communicate and a positive role model.
After recent fires destroyed five businesses, leaving dozens of people without their livelihoods, at least two fundraisers have been set up for locals to come to the aid of those who are struggling.
Featuring yet another element honoring the former plantation's past, the annual reenactment at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site is set for this coming weekend. Some fear it might be the last.
Appearances may not be everything, but they play a big role in the first impression people have of a city.
In recognition of longtime Lee County teacher Meta Goldston Thompson's century on this earth, one local church has invited the whole community to her 100th birthday party.
This week, we Take 5 with Lisa Shearer, the Child Protective Services supervisor at Lee County Department of Social Services, about N.C.’s Safe Surrender Law.
Identifying issues like money, education and good parents — and more specifically, a lack of those things — concerned women came together Thursday night to discuss what's driving the escalating youth violence in Sanford.
In the summer of 1991, Tori Knight Ferguson was told she had only six more months to spend with her mother, Janet McCormick Harrington, a lifelong Harnett County resident who was growing sicker by the day after being diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis of the liver.
Sanford citizens gathered at the Central Carolina Community College gymnasium Thursday morning to help alleviate shortfalls of blood donations facing the American Red Cross.
Educators have known for years that students who don’t read at grade level by third grade are significantly more likely to drop out of school and experience other academic and social problems.