Following weeks of negotiations that saw local politicians playing key roles, the General Assembly found compromise recently on a bill that lays further groundwork for energy development in North Carolina, including hydraulic fracturing.
A Cameron man has been charged in connection with bomb threats at his place of employment.
A new school opening in Carthage in the fall will combine the best elements of private school and homeschooling, according to its founders.
Despite a few scattered summer rainstorms Thursday morning, the streets of downtown Carthage were full for the town's annual Independence Day Parade.
Recent rainy days and soggy ground have forced the postponement of the annual Ammons Farm Fourth of July Celebration, and its trademark fireworks display, until Sunday evening.
With the new fiscal year beginning Monday, Lee County’s neighboring counties have all finished debating and approved their 2013-2014 budgets.
While the behind-the-scenes work may differ, facilitators of the annual Ammons Farm’s Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks hope Thursday’s event will instill the same sense of community.
Children in the Sandhills region who struggle with dyslexia may soon be able to find specialized help a little closer to home.
In less than a year, the best golfers from across the world will descend on the Pinehurst area for the Men's and Women's U.S. Opens — and local businesses are already preparing for the onslaught.
Emphasizing the importance of workplace safety, N.C. Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry congratulated a crowd of local business and government leaders gathered Tuesday at a safety awards banquet for being the largest group she has seen at the local event.
Thousands of people in Lee County and the surrounding areas were left without power after a short but intense storm Thursday night that hit many areas around central North Carolina.
Some were goofy, some were proud and some were timid. But no matter how they approached the ceremony, 22 people graduated a training program Friday morning in Sanford with more job skills than they had just months ago.
A local trio is one of 10 finalists in a national contest to write the new jingle for Folgers Coffee.
Some will go straight to work, many will pursue a higher education and others will join the military. Regardless of their plans, hundreds of area high school seniors will come together with friends and family for commencement exercises in the coming weeks.
This week, we Take 5 with Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina president/CEO Michael C. Blackwell.
Bond has been set at $1 million for a Moore County teacher charged with several sexual offenses, which stem from an alleged improper relationship with a student.
A variety of activities celebrating life, history and the arts are slated for Central Carolina this weekend.
An 18-year-old Cameron man was reportedly shot in the leg early Wednesday morning in Sanford, and details of the incident are being investigated.
There’s a mixed bag of events scheduled throughout Central Carolina this weekend, including shopping, musical entertainment and running for childhood literacy.
Several Central Carolina high schools received national recognition in rankings released recently.
Dozens gathered Tuesday for the dedication of and opening ceremony for the Rick Rhyne Public Safety Center, named after a Moore County Sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty in 2011.
For generations, school children from around the state have looked at the holes in the walls of the House in the Horseshoe, imagining themselves in the battle when musket balls created those holes more than 230 years ago. Others have even more vivid images of what it was like, having watched or even participated in the re-enactment that draws thousands every summer.
The 65th Annual Southern Pines Garden Club Tour will be held Wednesday, April 10, featuring homes and gardens in Southern Pines and Pinehurst.
At a point in life when many students begin their freshman year of college, Teresa Wood took a different path toward her higher education career.
Lee County ranks among the fifth of North Carolina counties with the highest unemployment rates as of January, according to data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce on Friday.