A storm raged Tuesday morning, early enough that farmers were up but the sun still wasn’t. And as happens often in Lee County this time of year, emotions came flooding back along with the rain.
A volunteer yelled out “Go,” and before she was even through with the word, 30 children were running, jumping and even cartwheeling toward their goal: plastic candy-filled Easter eggs.
Out-of-town musicians and professors, along with many from the community, will congregate in Sanford tonight at Fair Promise AME Zion Church to perform an Easter cantata.
It was a beautiful day as people sauntered around downtown, sipping wine, looking at pottery and paintings or catching one of the several concerts during Saturday’s seventh annual Sanford Art Walk.
City leaders are hoping a National Day of Prayer breakfast will unite the community and foster peace.
This week, we Take 5 with Susan Swan King, the executive director of HAVEN (Helping Abuse & Violence End Now) in Lee County, about Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Lines at local tax service offices have grown as Lee County residents attempt to file state and federal taxes by the Tuesday deadline.
Organizers of the Temple Theatre Art Walk are promising a bigger and better-than-ever event on Saturday.
Like foxes in a hen house, children all over will soon be descending eagerly on eggs — plastic ones filled with candy, but eggs nonetheless.
Two Sanford natives have received the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for 2014, and friends and family honored them Thursday morning at the Lee County Enrichment Center.
Lee County’s new economic development organization will only be successful if the public and private sectors pledge their full support.
Their knees smudged with dirt and their hands covered in soil and mulch, students at B.T. Bullock Elementary School took a break from class Wednesday to work with school staff and community leaders to plant trees outside the school.
With cooperation from local law enforcement agencies and community leaders, local District Attorney Vernon Stewart is unveiling a new federal program to combat violence within Lee County.
Students were in the spotlight at Tuesday night’s Lee County Board of Education meeting as groups from three local schools showed off their culinary, artistic and academic exploits.
Specifics are sparse after Lee County Commissioners voted to apply for a state grant that could persuade a company — and an accompanying $13 million in new investment and more than 100 jobs — to locate to Lee County.
Winter has nearly run its course, and while the warmer weather of spring is a welcome change for many, others dread the other season synonymous with spring: pollen season.
The Lee County Commissioners took a brief hiatus during their meeting Monday night to remember one of their fallen comrades.
After cafeteria staff at a local elementary school took away a young boy's lunch because of a small debt, the boy's mother is equating those actions with the bullying schools typically preach against.
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.
Returning from closed session Monday night, the Lee County Board of Commissioners voted to apply for a state grant that could persuade an unidentified company to locate to Lee County.
Right now, men and women throughout Lee County are preparing meals for the hungry, tutoring children in a difficult subject and providing resources to those in need.
In one of the first local political attack ads of the election season, environmental activists have spent about $150,000 to air a commercial labeling three Republican incumbents, including Sen. Ronald Rabin (R-Harnett), as “The Fracking Crew.”
Local and regional Democrats rallied at the historic Lee County Courthouse Saturday for the local Democratic Party Convention.
The Lee County Board of Commissioners will tackle multiple items during its upcoming meeting Monday.