News: Lee County

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

Picking up the pieces

Less than 24 hours after a fire broke out in the San-Lee Park Nature Center and offices Saturday, Lee County residents offered an outpouring of support on social media, and many park-goers asked about ways they could help.


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Work under way on natural gas fueling station

A $1.5 million compressed natural gas fueling station is under construction in Sanford as part of wholesale fuel distributor Gain Clean Fuel's efforts to build a network of 100 such stations nationwide by 2017.


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC foundation has eight new board members

Central Carolina Community College has announced the election of eight new members to the college's Foundation board. Each has the goals of expanding the foundation's endowment and increasing funding for student scholarships.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

Christmas among the pines


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Third man charged with murder in Broadway man's death

Wesley Cortez Raeford, 35, of 206 N. Second St. has been charged with second-degree murder in the Aug. 14 death of Broadway resident David Joseph Heron, 55.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Beloved family back at Temple for Christmas

The stage of the Temple Theatre again will transform into the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church as it prepares for the return of the Sanders Family Singers for its Christmas production, opening today.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

DENR reviewing coal ash permits

The possibility of up to 20 million tons of coal ash making its way to Lee and Chatham counties soon could be a reality now that the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources is reviewing applications for the potential storage sites in Sanford and Moncure.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Perpetrators sought in two unrelated Sanford robberies

Sanford police are looking for suspects in two separate robberies of local businesses on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Maximizing potential

A crowd of about 125 women gathered Wednesday at the McSwain Extension Center for the 28th Farm-City Week Ladies Luncheon to learn about empowering themselves and "celebrating with gusto."


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

SANFORD CITY COUNCIL: Zoning amendment clears way for four solar farms

The Sanford City Council recently approved the rezoning of about 200 acres of land to allow for the development of solar farms. The move paves the way for two companies to begin building four farms set to be completed by the end of 2015.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Festival Singers to salute vets at 12th annual Christmas concert

Christmas merriment will combine with a veterans' tribute at the 12th annual holiday concert presented by the The Festival Singers of Lee County, which is set for Dec. 7.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Musical theme to run through photography club exhibition

In their third exhibition of the year, members of the Sanford Area Photography Club will showcase their skills in a display that will run into 2015.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 08:07 PM

The spirit of giving


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Coal ash questions remain

While Duke Energy has scheduled two meetings to better inform residents of Lee and Chatham counties about its proposal to store up to 20 million tons of coal ash in the area, officials from Lee County are working on a response plan, including the hiring of outside legal counsel.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Giving Tuesday: ‘It’s all about helping each other’

On a day designated for giving back, several Lee County nonprofits received hundreds of pounds of canned food donations and detailed a new program to help other local charities serve the most people with their resources.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Deep River choir makes semifinals in radio contest

Lee County residents tuning into 101.5 WRAL-FM Tuesday might have recognized the voices belting out “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” throughout the day as belonging to the 25 singers of the River Tones, Deep River Elementary School’s fourth- and fifth-grade choir group.


Dec. 02, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

Sanford Christmas Parade


Dec. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Lee County Commissioners welcome new members, chairman

The new Democrat-led Lee County Board of Commissioners named Amy Dalrymple as its chairwoman Monday and voted to change the time of its regular meetings from 6 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The board also discussed taking further action in response to Duke Energy's plan to store up to 8 million tons of coal ash in Sanford now that the new members are in place.


Dec. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Lee commissioners vote to amend gun ordinance — again

The Lee County Board of Commissioners, with a newly sworn-in Democratic majority, voted to reinstate a gun ordinance repealed by the Republican-controlled board and removed three recently appointed members from two local boards Monday. All signaling a quick departure from the previous board's leanings.


Dec. 01, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

Parade preparations

Dana Slate, right, fits a Santa hat on Chaplin Slate, 2, as they prepare to set up the Kelly's School of Dance parade float for the upcoming Sanford Christmas Parade on Monday.


Dec. 01, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

Broadway woman airlifted, no children injured in school bus wreck

A Broadway woman was life-flighted to UNC Hospitals following a wreck involving her vehicle and a school bus Monday morning, according to the Sanford Police Department.

Police reported that the bus driver and the 10 children on the bus were uninjured.


Nov. 30, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Clydesdales newest Christmas parade attraction

While the Central Carolina Jaycees gear up for this year’s Sanford Christmas Parade, some members and other local residents look forward to the arrival of the Express Clydesdales — a first-time addition to the parade.


Nov. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Playing big role in Sanford

While “Black Friday” may conjure images of stampeding shoppers fighting for the best bargain, Small Business Saturday is all about communities coming together to support local retailers.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

'A tragic day'

The display cases of the Nature Center at San-Lee Park are empty and charred, and the park will be closed until Monday after a fire damaged the park offices Saturday morning.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

'One of the best stories in our community'

With grants dwindling during the last few years, a recent $10,000 donation from Modern Woodmen of America will help Communities in Schools of Lee County provide more assistance to local children this holiday season.