Copper pipes and wires might not come to mind when a homeowner thinks of his or her valuables, but Lee County authorities report that the piping and wiring in vacant homes make easy targets for would-be thieves.
Nonprofit leaders can strengthen their organizations during tough economic times by advocating for policies that will impact their services and converting supporters into “evangelists” to promote their cause, local nonprofit representatives said at Compassion 2015 Tuesday.
Increased solar energy in Lee County could attract new businesses, create more jobs and increase the local tax base by millions of dollars.
On Monday night, with a fresh Democrat majority, the Lee County Board of Commissioners rescinded a resolution supporting extraction of natural gas in North Carolina — a resolution the formerly Republican-controlled board passed in April 2012.
When Brenda's Jewelers closed the doors of its Sanford store last April, Lee County customers despaired the loss of the 11-time winner of The Herald's "Best Jewelry Store" award.
It is a sign of James Emerson’s dedication to his work that more people know him as “coach” than as James.
Teresa Dew Kelly has worked in many different industries during her 53 years of life, ranging from real estate to insurance.
Underdog Lee Christian School emerged as this year’s Lee County Library 2015 Quiz Bowl winner Saturday
Signs that read “Duke Energy is making Lee County its ashtray” and “No coal ash dumping” made their way down South Horner Boulevard in Saturday as around 20 local residents
Local residents convene in front of the Kmart on South Horner Boulevard in Sanford Saturday morning to raise awareness about and oppose Duke Energy's plan to store coal ash in Lee County. The group gathered for a walk down Horner Boulevard in protest of the plan.
The Sanford City Council's dream of a multi-sport complex at O.T. Sloan Park took another step toward becoming a reality Friday when council members met with representatives from Brailsford & Dunlavey, a Washington, D.C.-based program management firm, to fine tune their vision for the project.
Medical professionals, law enforcement officers, therapists, educators and government officials all agree that there is no simple solution to substance abuse and addiction.
Obesity, mental health, substance abuse and teen pregnancy rates are at the forefront of health concerns in Lee County, according to a 2014 community survey.
This week, we Take 5 with Dr. T.E. “Bud” Marchant, the president of Central Carolina Community College, about President Obama’s plan to make community college tuition free to some students.
Nonprofit organizations typically are known for their charitable aspects, but upcoming events will emphasize their economic influence — namely creating jobs, increasing revenue and facilitating successful relationships within the community.
Aaron Fleming, the career and technical education director for Lee County Schools, moved to the heart of Raleigh this week to advise the state's newly appointed speaker of the house on two issues he fell in love with at an early age – agriculture and education.
Sen. Ronald Rabin, R-Harnett, co-sponsored a bill this week that would allow magistrates and registers of deeds to recuse themselves from performing same-sex marriages on religious grounds without facing legal penalties.
N.C. House Democratic Leader Larry D. Hall recommended members to serve in leadership positions on committees during the 2015 legislative session, with appointments announced this week that included a local legislator.
The North Carolina General Assembly went back into session Wednesday after a two-week adjournment, and the business of the day included the announcement of final standing committee assignments for North Carolina House members.
After two instances in the last week of bicyclists being struck and killed by motor vehicles, Lee County’s sheriff urged pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers alike Wednesday to employ caution while on the roads.
Over the next three years, the Lee County Board of Commissioners and the Sanford City Council plan to move forward on bond projects, added infrastructure and utilities and other endeavors to aid in economic development, officials said at a joint city-county meeting Wednesday.
The Bob E. Hales Center, named after the late, longtime youth coach, may be renovated as a youth center in the coming years to engage young adults in sports and workshops, keep them off the streets and ultimately reduce crime in the area.