News: Lee County

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Speakers talk strategy with local fracking opponents

Gathered at a Pinehurst church, dozens of anti-fracking activists from Central Carolina heard national speakers spread their environmental gospel late into Tuesday night.

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 09:42 PM

Raid nets cache of drugs, guns, and other items

An executed search warrant for drugs at a local convenience store resulted in multiple arrests and the seizure of weapons, counterfeit items and suspected narcotics Wednesday.

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Static Control gets go ahead

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Sanford-based Static Control Components, a competitor of printer maker Lexmark International Inc., can move forward with a lawsuit accusing Lexmark of disparaging its business.

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 08:36 PM

Community spirit triumphs at ‘Beginning Life with Books’ bee

Dissipating (dispersing) into the selenian (of-the-moon) light Monday night, many losing spelling bee teams probably wanted a mulligan (second chance).

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Bo's Hot Rods: Building and clients left in dark

Last year, television producers considered Bo's Hot Rods and Restorations as a reality TV show site. The show never came about, but the luxury car shop recently has been providing drama of its own.

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Cooperative puts locally grown foods on area tables

With five years and more than 1,500 members under its belt, the Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative intends to reach out to a new crop of folks interested in local produce.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 09:34 PM

CCCC team wins annual county spelling bee

The team of spellers from Central Carolina Community College showed the meaning of higher education Monday night, outlasting dozens of other teams to win the 15th annual Beginning Life with Books spelling bee.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Family health fair promotes fitness, well-being

Too many local children — and their parents — aren't in great shape, according to the lead nurse for Lee County Schools. So for that reason, all Lee County families are invited to a free health-centered bonanza tonight at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Suspect jailed following rash of armed robberies

A Lee County man is in custody in connection with a month-long string of armed robberies.

Mar. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Cuts at Fort Bragg could alter growth in Harnett, Lee

As Fort Bragg has grown, so have its surrounding areas.

Mar. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Jetport expects more traffic for Pinehurst Opens

With both the men’s and women’s golf U.S. Opens in nearby Pinehurst coming up in June, it will be business as usual at the Raleigh Executive Jetport @ Sanford-Lee County.

Mar. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Beginning Life with Books Spelling Bee

The 15th annual Beginning Life with Books Spelling Bee will be held Monday at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 08:38 PM

2014 U.S. OPENS: Opens could be green for Sanford businesses

With hundreds of golfers, even more members of the media and tens of thousands of golf fans descending on Pinehurst this June for the men’s and women’s U.S. Open tournaments, Sanford stands to prosper as well.

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Lee County combats drug abuse problem with Project Lazarus

This week, we Take 5 with Ashley Graham, the health education supervisor for the Lee County Health Department, about Project Lazarus, a prescription drug overdose prevention program.

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Walmart fight ends in injuries, arrests

A five-person brawl at the Broadway Walmart Express on Thursday night left two people injured and at least four people charged with assault.

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

No suspects in robberies of resident, auto parts store

Police are searching for suspects in connection with two unrelated robberies within city limits in as many days.

Mar. 21, 2014 @ 09:27 PM

Central Carolina Works receives $800,000 grant

Central Carolina Works — a Central Carolina Community College program meant to increase dual enrollment in area high schools — recently was awarded an $800,000 grant from the state for workforce development.

Mar. 21, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Officials: Tag and Tax Together well received

Unlike some of its larger cohorts, Lee County is seeing a higher collection rate after the state began collecting vehicle property taxes in September.

Mar. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Costs to fix fuel spill may come out of city’s pocket

The city of Sanford could potentially foot a nearly $80,000 repair bill after a subcontractor struck city hall’s underground fuel tank for its emergency generator earlier this month.   

Mar. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

‘My life changed overnight’

A $20 lottery ticket turned out to be a fateful purchase for a Sanford woman, who is now a $1 million winner.

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Board may seek $4.8M increase

After requesting about $20 million from the county for this year’s budget but getting about $16 million, the Lee County Board of Education is considering asking for even more next year — to the tune of $21 million.

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Trial date for defendant in Truelove, Plush murders pushed into next year

The families and friends of Anna Truelove and Christopher Michael Plush likely will have to wait at least another year to see the man accused of killing them stand trial.

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Newspaper carrier's legacy lives on with re-dedication

City officials huddled together against Wednesday morning’s blustery winds to pay tribute to a longtime fixture of downtown Sanford and to praise the steps toward revitalization.

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 09:37 PM

Temple's new mystery is anything but elementary

Rooted in a real-life historical riddle, the literary mystery-solving duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson take center stage at the Temple Theatre Thursday.

Mar. 19, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Lee Commissioners advised in advance of town hall 'difficulties'

The Lee County Board of Commissioners was warned of the “inherent difficulties” of holding a public meeting within the private Carolina Trace Gated Properties days before members of the public and one county commissioner were turned away from the open meeting.