News: Lee County

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

‘Forces for Good’ CCCC events to highlight potential of area nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations typically are known for their charitable aspects, but upcoming events will emphasize their economic influence — namely creating jobs, increasing revenue and facilitating successful relationships within the community.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 04:32 PM

Playing to raise hope

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

'A boldness to never stop learning'

Aaron Fleming, the career and technical education director for Lee County Schools, moved to the heart of Raleigh this week to advise the state's newly appointed speaker of the house on two issues he fell in love with at an early age – agriculture and education.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Under bill, county registers could opt out of performing same-sex marriages

Sen. Ronald Rabin, R-Harnett, co-sponsored a bill this week that would allow magistrates and registers of deeds to recuse themselves from performing same-sex marriages on religious grounds without facing legal penalties.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Reives named among Democratic committee leaders

N.C. House Democratic Leader Larry D. Hall recommended members to serve in leadership positions on committees during the 2015 legislative session, with appointments announced this week that included a local legislator.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 04:56 AM

Salmon appointed to state House committees

The North Carolina General Assembly went back into session Wednesday after a two-week adjournment, and the business of the day included the announcement of final standing committee assignments for North Carolina House members.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

G.R.E.A.T. graduation at Broadway

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:07 AM

Sheriff calls for focus on bike safety after two cyclists killed in four days

After two instances in the last week of bicyclists being struck and killed by motor vehicles, Lee County’s sheriff urged pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers alike Wednesday to employ caution while on the roads.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:06 AM

City, county work toward vision, despite setbacks

Over the next three years, the Lee County Board of Commissioners and the Sanford City Council plan to move forward on bond projects, added infrastructure and utilities and other endeavors to aid in economic development, officials said at a joint city-county meeting Wednesday.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

County building could be used as youth center

The Bob E. Hales Center, named after the late, longtime youth coach, may be renovated as a youth center in the coming years to engage young adults in sports and workshops, keep them off the streets and ultimately reduce crime in the area.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 08:01 PM

The High Hopes Chorus

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

Sanford cyclist killed in U.S. 1 wreck

A Sanford bicyclist was killed Tuesday night in an accident at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Pendergrass Road, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Spreading the word

More than 100 area residents were invited to walk in opposition to coal ash this coming weekend to raise awareness and capture the attention of state officials during the county’s second anti-coal ash meeting, hosted by EnvironmentaLee Monday night.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Charity Tracker connecting local nonprofits

Lee County nonprofits and churches which provide services in the community can now use an online database to track their clients as soon as March, staff of United Way of Lee County announced Tuesday.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Crash causes one fatality, several injuries

Several people sustained injuries Wednesday morning in a head-on collision on Broadway Road, including one man who was airlifted and later died at the hospital, according to Sanford police.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

THE HERALD'S CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: Putting others before self

When Dusty Phillips learned he had been nominated and chosen for The Herald’s Citizen of the Year recognition, he joined a long tradition of previous recipients by adamantly insisting he did not deserve it.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 02:18 PM

Lee County residents plan several anti-coal ash events

More than 100 area residents were invited to walk against coal ash this weekend to raise awareness and capture the attention of state officials during the county's second anti-coal ash meeting, hosted by EnvironmentaLee Monday.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Sanford natives among those bracing for New England winter storm

New England residents, including some with Sanford ties now living in New York, spent the weekend preparing for a potentially historic storm expected to pummel several states and generate up to 3 feet of snow in many locations between Monday and Wednesday.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Trooper says timeline clear in fatal weekend car wreck

Authorities have pieced together the seconds leading up to the single-vehicle wreck that resulted in the death of a local man Saturday night.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Police report no charges filed in accidental shooting

Police reported Monday that the investigation into a shooting on Seventh Street over the weekend has been closed, and that the victim has declined to press charges.

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 06:22 PM

Getting to work

Before the launch of Sanford Job Express late last year, getting to and from her job at the Dollar General on Lee Avenue was a trek for Takina Davis.

"I was walking to work in the mornings," Davis, who lives 5 miles away on Talley Avenue, said. "It would take me 45 to 50 minutes to get there from my house. That's a long walk. Then going to work and standing up all day, I was beat by the time I got back home. Sometimes I had to walk back home, too."

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 12:43 PM

Victim of Saturday shooting released from hospital

The Sanford Police Department has confirmed that the local man who was shot Saturday night during an incident on Seventh Street has been released from the hospital.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 10:35 AM

Victim of fatal accident identified

The N.C. Highway Patrol has confirmed that a local man was killed in a motor vehicle wreck on Riddle Road Saturday night after his vehicle veered off the road and caught fire.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

SANFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT: Officer wounded in 2014 shooting honored by the Military Order of the Purple Heart

When Officer Josh Weldon got out of his patrol car to investigate a party last February, he had no idea the Military Order of the Purple Heart would be honoring him almost a year later for sustaining a gunshot wound to the leg in the line of duty.