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.
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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.
A dozen or so mayors from cities surrounding Fort Bragg visited recently to watch training exercises and interact with soldiers and civilian employees at the base. The message from base officials was clear: Bragg is an integral part of this area.
The vernal equinox has come and gone, officially signaling the start of spring. But for many, spring doesn't really begin until they can go to the farmers' market — and that day is coming soon.
Gathered at a Pinehurst church, dozens of anti-fracking activists from Central Carolina heard national speakers spread their environmental gospel late into Tuesday night.
With five years and more than 1,500 members under its belt, the Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative intends to reach out to a new crop of folks interested in local produce.
With both the men’s and women’s golf U.S. Opens in nearby Pinehurst coming up in June, it will be business as usual at the Raleigh Executive Jetport @ Sanford-Lee County.
With hundreds of golfers, even more members of the media and tens of thousands of golf fans descending on Pinehurst this June for the men’s and women’s U.S. Open tournaments, Sanford stands to prosper as well.
While the state investigates claims Duke Energy has illegally been pumping a toxic sludge known as coal ash into the Cape Fear River near Moncure, some locals have a more pressing concern: Is tap water safe?
Maxwell the pig, a popular resident of Aloha Safari Zoo, died over the weekend after being struck by a utility company vehicle.
To the federal government, they are dollar signs to be cut from a defense budget that is larger than the defense spending of the next dozen countries combined.
The North Carolina Symphony will visit Sanford on Tuesday, performing several orchestral pieces including one that a symphony member wrote as an ode to a nearby town.
The North Carolina Symphony will visit Sanford next Tuesday, performing several orchestral pieces including one that a symphony member wrote as an ode to a nearby town.
A native Carthaginian is heading the effort to enact a North Carolina law requiring children to be educated about the threat of sexual abuse.
With one final announcement Friday morning, filing for political office ended with all but two local races set for competitive matches this fall.