Conservative Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers and Democratic ex-entertainer Clay Aiken on Monday each blamed the other's party for dysfunctional government, claimed that they had better ideas to solve the country's problems, and that their opponent would be little more than a tool for party bosses.
Broadway is searching for a new town manager; something city leaders haven't had to do for 14 years.
Boy Scouts, park rangers and other volunteers were hard at work cleaning up San-Lee Park Saturday morning as part of North Carolina's annual "Big Sweep" event.
Tom Jensen has joined the staff of The Sanford Herald as editor, overseeing newsroom operations and responsibility for the newspaper's print and digital products, Publisher Bill Horner III has announced.
The Lee County Community Orchestra (LCCO) gets its 2014-1015 “Symphonic Creatures” concert series under way this month with two free concerts.
When Pvt. John Grady woke up on Feb. 27, 1776, he had no idea that he would not see another sunset — or that, more than 200 years later, he would have a branch of the Daughters of the American Revolution named in his honor.
This week, we Take 5 with Chris Kelley, the director of the Salvation Army of Lee County Service Center, about the organization’s holiday and community programming.
The Lee County Board of Commissioners plans to vote Monday on a resolution repealing a gun ordinance, which bans licensed concealed-carry holders from bringing concealed weapons into public buildings.
Through the use of a virtual reality helmet, students can learn how to weld, a 3-D printer can create a plastic keychain, and screws can be placed in the wall using nothing but air.
State of North Carolina attorneys, at the instruction of Gov. Pat McCrory, have petitioned U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to halt same-day registration
The potassium iodide tablets given to residents living within 10 miles of the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant in 2010 expired at the end of September, so the Lee County Health Department will be handing out free doses to anyone in the area on Oct. 11.
A Sanford man sustained minor injuries in a single-vehicle wreck that shut down a portion of Hickory House Road where it intersects Willet Road at 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
About 70 women from the Central Carolina region will meet, mingle, network and hear presentations from successful women in the workforce — in addition to building camaraderie and learning about “breaking barriers” — at a gathering for female professionals next week.
Despite a year of financial challenges and an anonymous but persistent email critic, the executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sanford/Lee County refuses to let the difficulties slow the club down.
The Sanford City Council continued discussions Wednesday about purchasing the Colon Road lift station from Lee County for about $800,000 — a plan it expects would open more opportunities for economic development at the city and county level.
With November's general election drawing closer, campaign signs are appearing — and in at least one case, disappearing — throughout Sanford and the surrounding area.
The march toward winter has begun, and businesses and emergency personnel alike advise Lee County residents to prepare for colder weather sooner rather than later.
“A once in a lifetime experience.”
The North Carolina Art Education Association’s 2014 award list proves that the visual arts are alive and well in Lee County.
City, county and state leaders plan to convene next month to discuss why life in Lee County is so special — a gathering that will include an update from N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata on state plans for the region.
With school back in session and fall getting under way, the Lee County Women, Infants and Children office is revitalizing efforts to educate WIC families on the importance of healthy eating habits and good nutrition.
Some of Lee County's largest, most cutting-edge employers will open their operations to an audience of students and area residents Friday — who will get a firsthand look at robotics, biotechnology and machinery while learning more about the importance of the manufacturing industry.
A Sanford man working at the Boise Cascade Wood Products plant in Moncure was killed Friday afternoon in an industrial accident, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.