The former Sanford Pottery Festival created “A Celebration of North Carolina Wines” in 2009, and this popular event has carried over into the Sanford Arts and Vine Festival (this Saturday and Sunday at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center).
When the Sanford Pottery Festival ended its successful 11-year run as the city’s largest festival and one of its top spring tourist draws, many in the community looked at the the weekend before Mother’s Day as a glaring hole that needed to be filled and filled immediately.
All five senses were in gear Saturday evening as people sniffed at wines, perused the work of local artists, ruffled through sales racks, snacked on hors d'oeuvres and struck up conversations with friends and strangers alike in downtown Sanford.
Whether they were alone, with family or with a larger support group, hundreds of people came to Kiwanis Park in Sanford Saturday morning with one goal in mind: helping those who suffer from cystic fibrosis.
Charges are pending in a two-car crash that claimed the life of a 19-year-old Sanford woman and injured three others late Thursday, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
A state study group focused on pooling of land has recommended that oil and natural gas operators be compelled to work together, under certain circumstances, when it involves leased tracts in close proximity.
On the back of Peggy Davis’s green shirt are the words “3,000 and counting.”
Central Carolina Community College is seeking a countywide vote to fund a variety of facility construction and renovation projects at its Lee County campus.
The Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees voted to request $23 million in funding from the Lee County Board of Commissioners to build and renovate several college facilities during its Wednesday meeting.
For their years of dedication to various causes — veterans, the elderly and low-income people with health issues — three Lee County volunteers were recognized Thursday with the 2013 Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service.
Although the Lee County Small Business Expo originally scheduled for May 15 is no longer happening, at least not this spring, the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce’s other major May event is moving forward as planned.
Several Central Carolina high schools received national recognition in rankings released recently.
The United Way of Lee County plans to use new-school technology to encourage an age-old passion this coming week.
Teens and tweens laughed and cried — but mainly laughed — Wednesday evening during the first-ever countywide robotic competition held by Lee County Schools.
A Sanford man died late Monday, and another man was hurt, in the second fatal car accident reported in Harnett County this week.
North Carolina schools may see not only officers, but other employees or even volunteers, carrying weapons on campus by early 2014— but not all local school officials are on board.
This weekend, Lee County residents have a variety of options to enjoy the outdoors while helping area charities, people and organizations.
A local man was charged with multiple felony counts of child exploitation after Lee County Sheriff's officers reportedly seized computers containing thousands of videos and photos of child pornography Monday.
After 35 years in business, including a quarter century at his current location, Dale McKinney said the time is right to shut the doors of Dale's Greenhouse and Garden Center
Greg Hudson has been named interim jetport manager for Raleigh Exec: The Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County.
This was our second consecutive trip to run the Boston Marathon. Last year, we went with my mother in law, Lanelia Pettus, and my wife, Karen.
Drivers are urged to remain cautious throughout the rest of the weekend after thunderstorms ripped through Central Carolina Friday.
People dining out at certain Lee County restaurants over the course of the next week will automatically, yet indirectly, help others who might not be able to eat out or even afford a trip to the grocery store.
This week, we Take 5 with Karen Kennedy and Lesa Price, who serve as advisors to the Sanford/Lee County Youth Council, about the organization and its upcoming “Race to Read 5K.”
Police have apprehended more than a dozen additional suspects in Operation Relentless, bringing the arrest tally in the undercover campaign to 49 as of Friday afternoon.