This week, we Take 5 with David McGowan. He is currently the executive director of the North Carolina Petroleum Council (NCPC).
Hundreds attended a public meeting Wednesday in Raleigh on rules for hydraulic fracturing drilling in North Carolina, with many voicing opposition and some even breaking into anti-fracking songs at the podium.
Gov. Pat McCrory and Department of Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced this week that 95 of North Carolina's 100 counties saw an increase in visitor spending in 2013. That increase includes all four counties — Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore — in the Central Carolina region.
Veterans of the armed services leave the military with specific practical and technical training, respect for authority and a work ethic second to none demanded by the profession.
For Central Carolina Community College dental programs students, their work is all about a happy smile and better health, especially when they are providing volunteer community service.
The rain may have driven some visitors away from the House in the Horseshoe Saturday for the historical site's annual Revolutionary War reenactment, but those who made the trip were well-rewarded with a look into the American past.
Even if all goes exactly according to plan, the U.S. 421 Bypass around Sanford likely will be finished more than a year behind schedule.
Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties were among the 81 in North Carolina which experienced a drop in unemployment rate since May, according to data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce.
Featuring yet another element honoring the former plantation's past, the annual reenactment at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site is set for this coming weekend. Some fear it might be the last.
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.
Four Moore County men have been charged in connection with a home invasion in Carthage.
When wish granters from the Make-a-Wish Foundation asked Evie Wentz what her wish would be, the 10-year-old already had sketches detailing her vision of a magic treehouse.
Counties rely on property taxes to fund needs like education, public safety and emergency medical services. But collecting 100 percent of property tax revenue is nearly impossible.
However, Central Carolina counties are coming closer to that mark.
Moore County officials have busted a suspected meth-making operation on Chalmers Road, off of Carbonton Road near where Moore, Lee and Chatham counties come together.
With a muffled beat of bass and snare drums sounding from just outside, anti-fracking activists spent Tuesday evening voicing concerns to several state regulatory officials who had come to Sanford.
The Supreme Court's decision on Hobby Lobby — that the retailer's owners and owners of other private companies can't be compelled to provide birth control as part of health insurance coverage in violation of their religious convictions — proved Monday to be quite divisive.
People in the Central Carolina region will have many opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this year.
Name: Clay Aiken
Place of birth: Raleigh
Congressional candidate Clay Aiken stopped by Sanford on Tuesday, meeting with Mayor Chet Mann and Democratic Party volunteers and having lunch at the Fairview Dairy Bar.
The men's U.S. Open last week was good to hotels in Sanford, but not much else, according to multiple people in the local business community. And the women's tournament this week might not even be good for hotels.
North Carolinians are often drawn to the water during the summer, whether that's a pool, the ocean or the state's many lakes and rivers.
The injury rate for North Carolina workers was the lowest it has ever been last year. But it's still not low enough, said N.C. Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry.
Berry stopped by Sanford on Tuesday, for a lunchtime awards ceremony to honor companies and government agencies from Lee and Moore counties who had gone at least a year — or, in the case of the Lee County Library, 21 years — without an employee being injured or killed on the job.
As Lee County government officials work to finalize the county’s budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015, officials in Harnett, Chatham and Moore county are all doing the same. By state law, counties’ budgets must be finalized by July 1.
After months of waiting, local hotels are finally starting to see guests trickle in for the U.S. Open tournaments.
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.