Cancer survivor Sharon Petty has participated in Relay for Life for the past six years, but it was her first that was the hardest.
Gerald Sydnor and Christopher McCormick, two Sanford men who had been facing capital punishment if convicted, got a slight reprieve Thursday when attorneys for the state announced they would not pursue the death penalty against either one.
A few of Sanford's finest businessmen shared the stage with one of North Carolina's finest broadcasters Thursday night during the Lee County Small Business Banquet.
The Lee County Board of Elections held a hearing regarding supposed voter fraud — alleged by Lee County Commissioner Jim Womack, who did not appear at the hearing as ordered by the local board — Wednesday night.
For the first time, people will be able to display their knowledge of North Carolina's past in a local contest open to history-savvy individuals.
Lee County residents can participate in the largest food drive in the country this Saturday.
Many of the locations named on tripleblaze.com's "Best U.S. Campgrounds" list would be no surprise to most Americans — among them Yosemite Valley, Calif., Asheville, N.C. and Pig Pine Key, Fla.
City council agreed Tuesday night that in exchange for the city's use of Central Carolina Community College's Emergency Training Center, the college could use the Sanford Municipal Golf Course for its annual tournament free of charge.
A variety of activities celebrating life, history and the arts are slated for Central Carolina this weekend.
Patrice McNeill, a SanLee Middle School language arts teacher, was named the Teacher of the Year for Lee County Schools. She received an extra day of leave, a $500 check and a $400 gift catalog at the annual awards banquet held Tuesday evening at Lee County High School, and she will be driving a new (and free) car for the next 12 months.
PrimeLending Senior Mortgage Banker Chet Mann, who serves on the board of directors for a number of nonprofit and business-related organizations, announced Monday his intention to seek the Sanford mayoral seat in the upcoming municipal election.
The head of the N.C. Department of Transportation district encompassing Lee County and seven other counties in the area updated political and business leaders on local projects during the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Luncheon held Monday.
As they work to help Kosovo heal from a brutal conflict, members of a multinational battle group serving there bear witness to both triumph and tragedy.
While maintaining funding for the Lee County Economic Development Corporation in the coming year, the Lee County Board of Commissioners will also be asked to make a $150,000 loan to jumpstart the planning and fundraising phase for a much-discussed all-inclusive business recruiting and advocating organization Monday.
On her newly-constructed wooden deck and steps, Linda Sue Mari Johnson put her arms around her two boys and thanked the community members who gathered at her doorstep Saturday morning.
If the title doesn’t grab the audience’s attention, the sincere content of “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten” just might.
People interested in attending one of the largest pottery festivals of the year have precious few hours left.
This week, we Take 5 with Eva Beko-Rogers, who is fundraising co-chairman with CARA (Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption), about local fundraising efforts for CARA.
She started out wrapping gift boxes at a Sanford jewelry store and thought she was going to get fired almost immediately. But she wasn’t, and now she’s president of the North Carolina Jewelers Association.
A new class of Lee County high school students joined the Caterpillar Youth Apprentices program Thursday, beginning the second year of the largest apprenticeship program in North Carolina.
Christians around Lee County came together in two venues Thursday afternoon to seek divine intervention in their individual and collective concerns.
Police have arrested and charged two area men — including one previously convicted of bank robbery — in connection with a Thursday morning bank heist.
If city leaders want voters to consider a number of big-ticket items — including a new public safety building, an expansion of the Endor Iron Furnace Greenway, and streetscape improvements to downtown Sanford and Jonesboro — they have to move fast.
Central Carolina Community College has offered Sanford a deal concerning the college’s annual — and free — use of the municipal golf course.
“Pottery” is no longer in the title for Sanford’s annual spring festival, but make no mistake.