Several local election offices were forced shut due to blistering cold and ample snowfall much of this week, but hopefuls thoughout Central Carolina still managed to declare their intention to run for office.
Winter Storm Pax has wreaked havoc on Lee County and the surrounding area, leaving hazardous roads and hundreds of power outages in its wake.
Soo Keith left work in Raleigh a little after noon thinking she would have plenty of time to get home before the worst of the snow hit.
She was wrong.
* Lee County Schools is closed for students and staff on Thursday.
* Central Carolina Community College will be closed Thursday.
At approximately 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle collision on Sand Pitt Road near Rowe Road just outside of the city limits of Aberdeen. Early indications are that this may be weather related.
If you don’t absolutely have to go anywhere today, don’t even try to leave your house.
Former "American Idol" and "Celebrity Apprentice" runner-up Clay Aiken joined another high-profile contest Wednesday — this one to get elected to Congress in his native North Carolina.
Lee County Schools will hold winter weather makeup days for students in most schools by extending three days that had been planned as early release days to full days.
This year's United States Open Championships will be more important for Moore County and the surrounding region than ever before, according to Moore County's economic development leader.
For many, Super Bowl Sunday conjures images of friends and family packed onto living room couches, gorging on wings, dips and other foods piled in front of them. For others, it’s just another day to clean up around the house or do errands.
What began as five men in the Pinecrest Inn’s piano bar has turned into a 40-member chorus dedicated to musical fellowship and helping children in need.
People living on country roads likely have been wondering when their streets will be cleared of snow and ice by the yellow vehicles servicing other roads around town.
Area School Closings
The unemployment rate in North Carolina remained above average last month but is dropping faster than the national rate, according to government data released Tuesday — prompting one local official to predict that the downward trend would also hold true for Lee County.
As forecasts of snow remained varied on how many inches might actually fall in the area, school districts and local governments were still waiting to announce cancellations until late Tuesday or even early this morning.
Area drivers are urged to exercise caution — especially during the early morning and nighttime hours — while negotiating Lee County's wintry roads.
Several school systems are reporting closings due to inclement weather Tuesday.
Milton Cole’s occupations have run the gamut from farmer and military policeman to building contractor and maintenance man for Moore County Schools.
A local woman killed in a fiery wreck Wednesday night was known as an angel among her friends and family.
A Sanford church brought together a Moore County girl with kidney failure, a Lee County writer and a Harnett County legal assistant in a quest to get that little girl a new kidney.
Numerous area schools were delayed this morning, and other cancellations and closures were reported, in anticipation of severe winter weather that was expected to hit late Tuesday.
Trees fell on houses, power lines blocked roadways and traffic lights were out after short-lived, but extreme, bursts of wind and rain blew through the Central Carolina area Saturday.
This is the last full calendar year before natural gas operations, including the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, can be made legal in North Carolina. Much will therefore be in store, and at stake, for those on either side of the drilling debate.
Besides attesting to her admirable qualities, those who knew Isabel Thomas say the small community she called home will not be the same without her.
The North Carolina General Assembly made waves in 2013.