The Lee County Education Foundation made a large step forward in local education through its Head of Class project, the Lee County Board of Education declared Tuesday — and that was only the start.
As temperatures continue to plummet, government and nonprofit organizations are readying their programs to assist area residents with heating needs.
The Lee County Education Foundation will receive a statewide award at tonight's meeting of the Lee County Board of Education.
When the last speaker left the podium at the Veterans Day Program "American Heroes" at the North Carolina Veterans Memorial in Broadway Monday morning, a single voice rose from the crowd.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a funeral home van while crossing Hawkins Avenue Monday afternoon, according to authorities, and a sheriff's office lieutenant was injured in a related accident.
Autumn Ritman just moved into her very own home on Goldsboro Avenue thanks to the Sanford Area Habitat for Humanity, and soon she's going to have a new neighbor courtesy of same organization.
November is here, and with it comes donation drives for the upcoming holiday season.
When the first Imperial Japanese plane burst into a ball of fire, John E. Wood thought he saw something else fall toward the small Hawaiian island where he was stationed in 1942.
This week, we Take 5 with the Rev. Aaron Johnson, who’s served as an advisor on race relations and civil rights for three North Carolina governors, as well as President Ronald Reagan.
With two pastors having departed and the church facing the "financial woes typical of many businesses" in a down economy, leaders of Grace Chapel Church said they are committed to refocusing and moving forward.
Under measures imposed by the state's new Common Core curriculum, only two Lee County public schools have more than 50 percent of the student body achieving "proficient" grade level scores, according to standardized test scores released Thursday.
Burton Cates and Don Simon will probably give quite motivational pep talks to their respective football teams before Lee County and Southern Lee meet tonight at Lee County's Paul B. Gay Stadium. Both coaches acknowledge, though, that such speeches won't be necessary.
Noting the readiness Americans have always shown to fight for their country in times of need, from the Revolutionary War to World War II and the post-9/11 conflicts, Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson said Thursday
The King of Rock and Roll has pointed his blue suede shoes toward downtown Sanford for a weekend of old-time music.
The rivalry between Lee County High School and Southern Lee High School is fairly straightforward. They're the only two high schools in Lee County with football teams, and starting this year, they both play in the same conference.
Lee County Elections Director Nancy Kimble wouldn't call the overall 14.8 percent voter turnout in Tuesday's municipal election good, although she did say it was higher than expected.
With Chet Mann as the only candidate on the ballot for the Sanford mayoral seat, Tuesday’s election may have seemed anticlimactic. Not so, said the newly elected mayor.
Not unlike an old-timey, back-country feud, the young but growing rivalry between Lee County’s two biggest high schools can split families and tends to really erupt at certain times of the year.
In the city of Sanford’s first partisan election, it was the Democrats who swept the seats.
City of Sanford - Mayor
Chet Mann (D) 1,800 95.69%
Write-in 81 4.31%
With a little more than 1,100 votes cast, early voting for the upcoming municipal elections ended Saturday.
“My second hometown” is how Guan Wang, new instructor for the Central Carolina Community College Confucius Classroom, has come to view Sanford since her arrival in August.
On Friday, a nationwide cut of $5 billion to food stamps went into effect. And on Monday, the approximately 5,700 Lee County residents receiving the benefits will see a decrease in their check.