News: Sanford

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 09:37 PM

School Board candidates focus on serving students over partisan ties

The candidates for the Lee County Board of Education, running along partisan lines for the first time ever, agreed unanimously that partisan politics had no place in school policy during The Sanford Herald’s Candidate Forum Tuesday night at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Local Hobby Lobby opening hailed as grand

A crowd of local residents and visitors lined up outside Hobby Lobby in Sanford for its grand opening on Monday to witness another step toward a more prosperous future for the city — which has fought to recover in recent years from both a natural disaster and prolonged recession.

 

Oct. 13, 2014 @ 08:45 PM

‘A lifetime commitment’

For the first time ever, two women stood in the Lee County Magistrate’s Office on Horner Boulevard to receive their marriage license Monday.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Political polarization

Despite recent criticisms by some Lee County Board of Commissioners candidates about an uncompromising, aggressive and polarized board, current board and other commissioner candidates disagree.


Oct. 13, 2014 @ 10:46 AM

Lee County preps for Ebola, CCH says it's ready

With the death toll from the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus climbing above 4,000 worldwide and the first Ebola death in the United States in Texas on Wednesday, Lee County medical and emergency personnel are working to ensure they're ready to deal with infected individuals at a moment's notice.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Service Learning leads to job for CCCC student

Mallory Cobb has first-hand knowledge on how Central Carolina Community College’s Promoting Active Learning and Service (PALS) program can have a positive effect on one’s life.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Take 5: A night set aside to 'Celebrate Youth'

This week, we Take 5 with Dr. Brian Smith, chairman of the Boys & Girls Club of Sanford/Lee County’s “Celebrate Youth” Committee


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

NC mandates driver's education with or without state funding

The future of driver's education in Lee County and North Carolina is uncertain thanks to a change in the N.C. General Assembly's budget that cuts all funding to driver's ed programs across the state beginning July 1, 2015.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

THE WOMEN'S EXCHANGE: Local women discuss 'breaking barriers' in work and life

More than 80 local professional women gathered Thursday to discover how their peers are breaking barriers in the business world and how they can do the same in their own lives.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Candidates talk voter laws, guns during NAACP election forum

The new voting laws that will govern elections in North Carolina starting in 2016 came under fire during a candidate forum hosted by the Lee County chapter of the NAACP at the Lee County Arts and Community Center Thursday night.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 10:26 PM

Applying pressure


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Stone asked to donate money

A Raleigh-based public policy group is calling on a local politician to use a $4,000 donation received during the 2011-2012 election cycle to provide teachers with classroom supplies or pay for textbooks for Lee and Harnett counties.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Council supports CCCC bonds

The Sanford City Council passed a resolution to support the Central Carolina Community College bond referendums Tuesday and two city council members met with two Lee County commissioners along with staff to discuss other ongoing projects at a joint meeting Wednesday.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 09:46 PM

Candelight vigil honors victims of domestic abuse

The flames of dozens of candles burned in the Central Carolina Community College courtyard this week in recognition of the victims, past, present and future, of domestic violence.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

It's never too early to teach fire safety

The 60 children of the First Presbyterian Church Child Development Center got a hands-on fire safety lesson Tuesday morning when a fire engine from the Sanford Fire Department pulled into the parking lot.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EnvironmentaLEE receives grant to test local air quality

A local environmental group will be performing baseline air quality monitoring at several sites across Lee County thanks to a $2,400 environmental testing grant from Technical Education Research Centers, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 03:05 PM

Local candidates for sheriff, House, go one-on-one in Herald forum

After a sometimes tense discussion between candidates for Lee County Sheriff focused on gang prevention tactics and community policing, the candidates for the N.C. House District 51 seat took the stage during The Sanford Herald's Candidate Forum at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Tuesday night to offer stances on everything from public education spending to hydraulic fracturing.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

Candidates talk political polarization during first forum

Lee County Commissioner candidates discussed the party polarization on the current board in regards to the recently repealed gun ordinance and incentives for businesses to relocate at the Sanford Herald-sponsored forum Tuesday.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Commissioners officially repeal gun ordinance, takes effect Jan. 1

The Lee County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution 4-3 Monday repealing a local gun ordinance banning licensed concealed carry holders from bringing concealed weapons into Lee County public buildings.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY: Sheriff, commissioner, school board candidates speak at Chamber forum

Lee County candidates in five contested races discussed improving economic development in Lee County through the school system and incentives for businesses to relocate


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Taking out the trash

Boy Scouts, park rangers and other volunteers were hard at work cleaning up San-Lee Park Saturday morning as part of North Carolina's annual "Big Sweep" event.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Jensen takes helm of Herald newsroom

Tom Jensen has joined the staff of The Sanford Herald as editor, overseeing newsroom operations and responsibility for the newspaper's print and digital products, Publisher Bill Horner III has announced.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LCCO kicks off concert series

The Lee County Community Orchestra (LCCO) gets its 2014-1015 “Symphonic Creatures” concert series under way this month with two free concerts.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Lee County Library expands collection with Revolutionary War family history

When Pvt. John Grady woke up on Feb. 27, 1776, he had no idea that he would not see another sunset — or that, more than 200 years later, he would have a branch of the Daughters of the American Revolution named in his honor.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Salvation Army ramping up efforts to spread holiday ‘JOY’

This week, we Take 5 with Chris Kelley, the director of the Salvation Army of Lee County Service Center, about the organization’s holiday and community programming.