News: Lee County

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 07:27 PM

City looks to urbanize codes

Appearances may not be everything, but they play a big role in the first impression people have of a city.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Locals still learning from beloved centenarian

In recognition of longtime Lee County teacher Meta Goldston Thompson's century on this earth, one local church has invited the whole community to her 100th birthday party.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

Leaping into football season

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Protecting newborns is purpose of Safe Surrender

This week, we Take 5 with Lisa Shearer, the Child Protective Services supervisor at Lee County Department of Social Services, about N.C.’s Safe Surrender Law.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

'We need to be the change'

Identifying issues like money, education and good parents — and more specifically, a lack of those things — concerned women came together Thursday night to discuss what's driving the escalating youth violence in Sanford.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Mother's melody plays on

In the summer of 1991, Tori Knight Ferguson was told she had only six more months to spend with her mother, Janet McCormick Harrington, a lifelong Harnett County resident who was growing sicker by the day after being diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis of the liver.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Have a blast

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Blood donors roll up sleeves

Sanford citizens gathered at the Central Carolina Community College gymnasium Thursday morning to help alleviate shortfalls of blood donations facing the American Red Cross.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Catching up on reading

Educators have known for years that students who don’t read at grade level by third grade are significantly more likely to drop out of school and experience other academic and social problems.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Public's feedback sought as fracking rules are finalized

The democratic process has gone into effect on fracking in North Carolina, with everyone now invited to submit comments, questions and suggestions about proposed rules and regulations for the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Jackpot Mini Mart shooter sentenced to life in prison

Brian McQueen avoided the death penalty Wednesday, instead receiving a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for the shooting death of Imad "Eddie" Asmar in a 2009 robbery at the Jackpot Mini Mart.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Gov. taps Philpott for CCCC board

As Central Carolina Community College begins looking at the next five years, members of the school's Board of Trustees expressed confidence that the Julian Philpott was the man to help guide the college in the right direction.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Colors of summer

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Lee Commissioners vote to put CCCC bonds on ballot

Lee County residents highlighted Central Carolina Community College's value to the county and stressed fiscal prudence to voters during the public hearing Monday on the four proposed college bonds totaling $23 million that will appear on the November ballot.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Sanford gun dealers contend with nationwide ammunition shortage

People who walk into gun stores around Lee County looking for .22-caliber ammunition will be lucky to walk out with much, if any, of the ammo.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Construction postpones Family Day

Construction projects to expand Raleigh Exec: The Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County have forced officials to postpone this fall’s FAMILY DAY @ the jetport.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

Ellmers highlights jobs, health care and education in bid for third term

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers had no intention of running for office when she first began speaking out against the Affordable Care Act at public events.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 09:08 PM

Board approves vote on college bonds

The Lee County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the addition of four community college bonds totaling $23 million to the ballot this November during its meeting Monday after a public hearing on the issue.

See Wednesday's Herald for more information on the proposed bonds and the commissioners' meeting.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Fire consumes three Sanford auto businesses

Sanford Auto Auction, Big Al's Automotive and Kelly's Clean Cars all received heavy damage in a fire reported around 4:15 a.m. The operations share the same location on Cameron Drive between Lee Avenue and Industrial Drive.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Southern Lee student addresses national conference

When thousands of teachers, principals and education policy-makers gathered in Philadelphia this week, all eyes turned for a short while to a rising senior at Southern Lee High School.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 07:57 AM

Public will have say on proposed CCCC bonds

Lee County citizens will have the opportunity Monday to voice their opinions, comments and concerns regarding four proposed community college bonds, which total $23 million dollars, that may appear on the ballot this November.

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

It's a pirate's life

Miniature pirate ships trapped in glass jars may be well and good for some people. But J.R. Brady, captain of the H.M.S. Galilean, prefers to feel the breeze in his hair as he sails his pirate ship across Jordan Lake.

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

LEE COUNTY: Efforts to grow, train workforce highlighted in national report

A report released Thursday by the private N.C. Budget and Tax Center called for more efforts to improve workforce training and development, predicting dire consequences for the state's employment picture if nothing changes. Locally, however, the announcement might not seem so dramatic.

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Training teaches law enforcement how to handle mental health crises

This week, we Take 5 with Pamela Munger, the community development specialist for the Sandhills Center, about Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) for law enforcement.