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.
A 16-year-old Cameron girl was killed in a single-vehicle accident after leaving her boyfriend’s house Thursday night.
As 2014 continues, state and local officials will be putting some of the finishing touches on rules and regulations for hydraulic fracturing, and energy companies will likely continue leasing land at a similar or accelerated pace.
Moore County Schools Superintendent Aaron Spence will officially resign toward the end of this school year, the district announced Tuesday night. Spence was approved Tuesday by the school board in Virginia Beach, Va., to become the new superintendent there next year.
One man was killed, and another injured, in a shooting at a Cameron home around 2 a.m. Friday morning. Neither man lived at the Ripley Road home where they were shot, although both lived nearby.
A Moore County Sheriff detective sergeant is recovering Tuesday following a single-vehicle wreck.
As salaries were frozen for yet another year, teacher turnover in North Carolina last year was the highest it has been in at least five years according to a recently released report. And in most local counties, teachers left at an even higher rate than the state average.
It's that time of year again, when Santa saddles up in an antique auto and or a pickup truck bed
Deer-hunting season may have just opened for Lee and Chatham counties, but Thomas & Sons Butcher Shop has been busy processing deer meat for more than a month.
Lois Gibbs, billed as the "mother of the grassroots environmental movement," because of her work fighting pollution in Niagara Falls, N.Y., in the 1970s and 1980s, will be in Sanford today talking about hydraulic fracturing.
She's not a fan.
City of Sanford - Mayor
Chet Mann (D) 1,800 95.69%
Write-in 81 4.31%
By mid-afternoon Saturday, Ederville was a mix of diesel fumes, engine pops, bluegrass music and roasted peanuts.
Breaking from their typical post on the sidelines — cheering their respective football teams to glory — hundreds of high school musicians will be the main attraction Saturday.
Even scarier than anything a dedicated neighbor displays for Halloween is the possibility of an accident.