The Sanford man killed in a house fire at 1612 Prosperity Drive at 2:30 a.m. Sunday has been identified as James Rollins, 59, by Sanford Fire Chief Wayne Barber.
For the two years prior to his heart transplant in 1996, Sanford resident Allen Chilton's diet consisted mainly of grapefruit slices. After a bypass operation in 1983 and another one in 1994, which did not work, a new heart was his only hope.
The City of Sanford and Lee County Schools have partnered on a project to educate children about the impropriety of bullying to create a better quality of life for Sanford children and residents.
Spectators' clothes were damp from the rain, but spirits were bright Saturday afternoon during the 2014 Diaper Derby at the amphitheater stage of the Lee Regional Fair.
A local teenager allegedly led police on a brief foot chase Wednesday night following an armed robbery of a business.
The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government's Development Finance Initiative presented ways the Brick Capital Community Development Corporation can improve its financial situation at the Sanford City Council's Law and Finance Meeting Wednesday.
After surviving the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Joe Dittmar decided to travel across the country to tell his story — and keep the memories of the 3,000 people who perished that day alive.
Students involved in the Lee County School system’s Career and Technical Education program graduate at a rate of 99.1 percent, according to the program’s director.
The Temple Theatre in downtown Sanford plans to give audiences a taste of the West with "Oklahoma!," the first show of the theater's 31st season that opens Thursday.
Aspiring musicians from Sanford to San Francisco will have the opportunity to both gain recognition and raise money for music education through a North Carolina-based online music competition.
The Lee Regional Fair's 77th edition is open for business. Local officials stood shoulder to shoulder Tuesday to cut the purple and gold ribbons, signaling the opening of the event at the Sanford Lions Club Fairgrounds.
Mr. & Mrs. Hot Dog Shack, a Sanford specialty hot dog stand owned by Chris and Jamie Whitt, will be featured on the television show Carnival Eats along with its sausage dog the Big Texas Kick.
Lee County commissioners will resume discussing a resolution to repeal a gun ordinance banning licensed concealed carry holders from bringing concealed weapons into public buildings at the meeting Monday.
This week, we Take 5 with Ashley Graham, the Health Education Supervisor for the Lee County Health Department, about Lee County’s Community Health Assessment.
Beverly Brookshire has seen her paintings hang in galleries and restaurants across New York City, but for her, those honors pale in comparison to being named Artist of the Year by the Sanford Brush & Palette Club.
The Sanford Lions Club will be entrusting the operation of the Lee Regional Fair, which opens Tuesday, to a new carnival this year — one that offers big rides and better technology than ever before.
While Lee County schools celebrate the district’s increasing graduation rates, they are also looking at ways to improve students’ scores and participation when it comes to standardized testing.
Sanford officials are planning to travel to a conference in China in October to cement relations with Sanford’s potential sister city, Yixing.
After eight years of helping Lee County students and at-risk youth overcome problems, Sienna, a 27-year-old Trakehner thoroughbred therapy horse known as Mr. Cee by those who worked with him, died last week.
As the Lee County School system wraps up its second week of the fall semester, college and career advisers at Lee County and Southern Lee high schools made clear one thing about the Central Carolina Works program — it’s working.
Supporters say the four Central Carolina Community College bond issues Lee County residents will vote upon in November, which total $23 million, will have little to no effect on taxpayers and are all important to the college’s goals.
A local woman was treated and released from the hospital after being injured in a drive-by shooting Monday night, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
They are the stalwarts of any small town, including Sanford, and they survive and thrive within a field of much larger competitors.