News: Sanford

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.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Repeal of gun ordinance comes to final vote Monday

The Lee County Board of Commissioners plans to vote Monday on a resolution repealing a gun ordinance, which bans licensed concealed-carry holders from bringing concealed weapons into public buildings.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 09:31 PM

Open house features future of manufacturing

Through the use of a virtual reality helmet, students can learn how to weld, a 3-D printer can create a plastic keychain, and screws can be placed in the wall using nothing but air.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Changing the rules — again

State of North Carolina attorneys, at the instruction of Gov. Pat McCrory, have petitioned U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to halt same-day registration


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Anti-radiation meds available to those within 10-mile radius of Harris plant

The potassium iodide tablets given to residents living within 10 miles of the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant  in 2010 expired at the end of September, so the Lee County Health Department will be handing out free doses to anyone in the area on Oct. 11.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Sanford man injured, 150 gallons of fuel spilled in 18-wheeler wreck

A Sanford man sustained minor injuries in a single-vehicle wreck that shut down a portion of Hickory House Road where it intersects Willet Road at 12:30 a.m. Thursday.


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 09:53 PM

Searching for seafood


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

THE WOMEN'S EXCHANGE: Conference to confer message of personal growth, empowerment

About 70 women from the Central Carolina region will meet, mingle, network and hear presentations from successful women in the workforce — in addition to building camaraderie and learning about “breaking barriers” — at a gathering for female professionals next week.