News: Lee County

Mar. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LEE COUNTY: Republicans hear from candidates at county convention

Local and state Republican candidates pitched their platforms to Lee County conservatives during the local GOP Convention Saturday.

Mar. 16, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

A good day for pi

Mar. 15, 2014 @ 06:47 PM

Loss of Bragg unit mulled, questioned at local level

To the federal government, they are dollar signs to be cut from a defense budget that is larger than the defense spending of the next dozen countries combined.

Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Gala for literacy is a first

This week, we Take 5 with Carolyn Spivey, the director of the Coalition for Families, about the “Anchors Aweigh” Benefit Auction

Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Trustee do-over needed

Not even two weeks after selecting four new trustees for Central Carolina Community College, the school boards of Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties have to meet again to redo one of the appointments.

Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

N.C. Symphony to perform 2005 ode to ‘Pinehurst’ here

The North Carolina Symphony will visit Sanford on Tuesday, performing several orchestral pieces including one that a symphony member wrote as an ode to a nearby town.

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 09:47 PM

Meat and greet

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

SBI takes over embezzlement investigation

An embezzlement investigation at one of Lee County’s largest churches has been handed off to the State Bureau of Investigation.

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

‘History Hounds’ turn guides for Sanford tour

A group of home-schooled students will host a historical tour of downtown Sanford this weekend, and organizers are encouraging the public to join them.

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 07:25 PM

Shooting victim dies, suspect in custody

The 15-year-old West Lee Middle School student known as Junior to his friends and family succumbed to his injuries Wednesday after being shot multiple times near his home. A suspect in the crime has been apprehended.

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 06:41 PM

Shooting victim dies, suspect apprehended

Thomas Dolby Jr., the 15-year-old West Lee Middle School student who was shot Monday night, has died.

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Leverne Kinney pulls out of commissioners' election

A Democratic candidate for the Lee County Board of Commissioners has withdrawn from the 2014 race.

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CITY OF SANFORD: Council considers ways to dress up Hawkins Avenue roundabouts

Construction of two roundabouts on Hawkins Avenue at the on- and off-ramps of U.S. Highway 1 is set to begin this summer, and Sanford City Council intends to beautify the thoroughfare during the process.

Mar. 12, 2014 @ 09:08 PM

CHAMBER BANQUET: Mayors, leaders "bullish" on county economic future

The mayors of Sanford and Broadway, along with several local business leaders, spoke at the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's annual membership meeting Wednesday night to declare Lee County is back on the upswing.

Mar. 12, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Area man sought in shooting

A West Lee middle schooler is in critical condition after being shot Monday night. A suspect remains at large.

Mar. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Fire displaces woman; two firefighters hurt

A house fire on West McIntosh Street displaced one local woman and injured two city firefighters Monday night.

Mar. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

N.C. Symphony to perform ‘Pinehurst’ piece in Sanford

The North Carolina Symphony will visit Sanford next Tuesday, performing several orchestral pieces including one that a symphony member wrote as an ode to a nearby town.

Mar. 11, 2014 @ 08:54 PM

Bright sign of spring

Mar. 11, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

15-year-old shot, suspect sought

A 15-year-old boy was shot twice Monday night, and authorities are searching for a suspect. 

Mar. 11, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Five face charges in weekend vandalism

Two Grace Christian School students and three alumni were arrested this weekend in connection with a vandalism at the school, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

Mar. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Man held in stabbing murder of roommate

A local man is behind bars in connection with the fatal stabbing of his roommate.

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Suspect apprehended in two armed robberies

An Olivia man was arrested Monday in connection with two weekend armed robberies.

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

CCCC training, partnerships impress international visitors

Many thousand miles separate Africa and the Middle East from Central Carolina Community College, but several educational leaders from that area recently visited the college’s Lee County Campus.

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 04:38 PM

Man charged in fatal stabbing

A local man has been charged in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred Sunday morning.

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

Police investigating death

The Sanford Police Department is working a death investigation in the 1100 block of Juniper Drive