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.
Gov. Pat McCrory says he will sign North Carolina's fracking legislation into law this week.
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.
Today, in the second of two parts of an extended Take 5, we talk with Sanford native and Lee County property owner Ray Covington, who’s a member of the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission (MEC)
Today, in the first of two parts of an extended Take 5, we talk with Sanford native and Lee County property owner Ray Covington, who’s a member of the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission
A bill to allow permits for fracking in North Carolina was all but a done deal Thursday as it heads to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature.
The N.C. Department of Commerce's most recent unemployment figures point in mostly one direction: down — a trend that included Lee County. Figures for 99 of the state's 100 counties, announced Wednesday, dropped from March's numbers.
Police are investigating the death of a woman who was found stabbed at a local thrift shop Wednesday.
Lorie and Eric Southerland held a big cookout at their home Thursday, with many children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews at their Harnett County home just south of Sanford.
N.C. Senate District 12 - Democratic Party nomination
There’s running cross country, and then there’s literally running across the country.
Early voting for local primary elections begins Thursday and will last until May 3. Election Day itself is May 6.
The director of a regional food bank that serves Lee County — reportedly donating 790,000 pounds of food worth more than $1.3 million last year — visited Sanford on Monday to make a case for even stronger local participation.
To ensure local jails are in compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina is seeking information from several North Carolina sheriff’s offices, including Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore.
Dr. Robin Gary Cummings, a former Pinehurst surgeon, is now leading the state’s efforts to reform Medicaid. On Wednesday, he was in Sanford as part of a statewide tour to promote the plan.
While domestic violence-related homicides decreased across the state, Lee County reported two such deaths in 2013.