News: Lee County

Jun. 08, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Little-known motor sport, with passionate fans, visits Sanford

The U.S. Open is the talk of the town as far as sports tourism goes, although one local man brought about 50 people to town this weekend for a tournament of his own.


Jun. 07, 2014 @ 08:48 PM

LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: ‘Be the best you without being all about you’

More than 300 seniors graduated Friday night from Lee County High School, and speakers at the ceremony gave them a dose of reality as they geared up to enter the real world.


Jun. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Funding questions loom for Lee commissioners, school board

Politicians of all stripes, both locally and at the state level, have routinely agreed North Carolina teachers should be paid more. Yet the issue continues to be fraught with controversy.


Jun. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Foundation chairman promotes partnership to strengthen education

This week we Take 5 with Jamie Kelly, the chairman of the Lee County Education Foundation.


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 11:15 PM

SOUTHERN LEE HIGH SCHOOL: Friends, family cheer graduates

Southern Lee High School seniors clad in their school colors walked onto the school’s football field Thursday night amid celebratory shouts from their loved ones, who were gathered in the bleachers to watch the commencement ceremony for the class of 2014.


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 08:38 PM

Jackets class of 2014 graduates

The Lee County High School class of 2014 graduated Friday night, with basketball coach and athletic director Reggie Peace giving the commencement address.


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Sanford hotels booked as U.S. Open approaches

After months of waiting, local hotels are finally starting to see guests trickle in for the U.S. Open tournaments.


Jun. 05, 2014 @ 07:53 PM

'Doing what we had to do'

It has been 70 years since American soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy as part of what Sanford resident Mark Gilles — and historians — consider the most significant operation of World War II.


Jun. 05, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

CITY OF SANFORD: 2014-15 budget, including tax increase, clears city council

The Sanford City Council approved an operating budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015 this week that includes a 6-cent property tax increase.


Jun. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Downtown concert series is back, bigger by popular demand

The city is expanding on a longtime tradition this summer, offering free concerts in Depot Park every week, instead of just once a month, through mid-September.


Jun. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking gas drilling bill

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill that clears the way for permits to be issued for gas drilling by a method called fracking in North Carolina as soon as next spring.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Grace graduates challenged to be individuals

The overwhelming message to Grace Christian School seniors from speakers Tuesday night was simple: don't conform.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 07:06 PM

One man charged, one at large following Walmart shooting

Two men were questioned Wednesday following a lunchtime shooting at Walmart, and one has been charged, according to police.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking bill

 (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill that clears the way for permits to be issued for fracking in North Carolina as soon as next spring.

 

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Incentives for GKN approved

The Lee County Commissioners voted Monday night to pay a company for guarantees that it will create more than 100 jobs and bring millions of dollars of taxable property back to Sanford.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

McCrory says he will sign fracking bill

Gov. Pat McCrory says he will sign North Carolina's fracking legislation into law this week.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Cruising into the past

Based on the vehicles that will be gathered at Depot Park this weekend, visitors may feel like they were transported back in time.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Lee School Board discusses legislative matter

Politics were the focus of Tuesday night’s Lee County Board of Education meeting, but the school board got started on a lighter note as the J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School chorus serenaded the crowd with several songs.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 08:51 PM

SANFORD: Council passes 2014-15 budget

The Sanford City Council approved the city's budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015 in a vote of 6-1 at its meeting Tuesday night.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 08:16 PM

County approves $150,000 incentive for GKN

The Lee County Commissioners approved a financial incentive for auto parts manufacturer GKN at their Monday meeting.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 06:33 PM

Senate budget plan would shutter House in the Horseshoe

The House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site, home to Moore County’s annual Revolutionary War reenactment, is scheduled for closure as of July 1 under the budget passed by the North Carolina Senate.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 02:43 PM

County approves GKN incentive

The Lee County Commissioners approved a financial incentive for auto parts manufacturer GKN at their Monday meeting.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

'Nothing short of miraculous'

Summer is the season of campfires and cookouts, staples of holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. But there are dangers inherent in open flames, especially for young children.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Lee County departments make funding pitches

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met with representatives from several county departments during a budget session Monday, who advocated for their funding priorities while the proposed county budget continues to hold the line on expenses. 


Jun. 02, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Murder victim remembered as a kind-hearted role model

Carol Chacon felt called to help convicts with second chances at living a lawful life.