City leaders agreed to move forward with asking voters, via bond referendum, for a variety of items — including an addition to the Endor Iron Furnace Greenway, streetscape improvements to downtown Sanford and Jonesboro and a new public safety building — on the upcoming November ballot.
Dozens of senior citizens gather every weekday from about 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a free lunch at the Lee County Enrichment Center. To some, the time is about more than just food — also serving as a social gathering for the elderly folks who show up. For others, it is just about the meal, but for good reason — it’s the only meal they’ll eat all day.
When two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday — killing three and wounding more than 140 people — local runners took action.
City Council held several public hearings during its Tuesday meeting, including one involving a proposed shopping center near the Southside Plaza Shopping Center.
A variety of elements, including a live pig, music, dancing, and social and political commentary, are combined to create widespread appeal in “Li’l Abner” — a musical that Lee County High School students will perform tonight through Saturday.
A joint force of civilians and active duty Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard personnel will occupy Jordan Lake this Friday.
The faculty and staff at B.T. Bullock Elementary School didn’t ask Belk employees to come by to volunteer Tuesday morning, but the school happily accepted the store’s offer to contribute.
Many of the houses are new, their lawns neatly manicured. If not for a single house with boarded up windows, missing shingles, smashed cars rusting in the yard and weeds growing in the driveway, it might appear that the neighborhood in and around the 1200 block of St. Andrews Church Road was never ravaged by a deadly tornado — a twister that touched down two years ago today.
In a split vote, the Lee County Board of Commissioners changed the county's sales tax distribution method during its Monday meeting.
The change from the per capita method to ad valorem — which will net the county a $1.4 million in funds and decrease of $1.3 million and $100,000 to the municipalities of Sanford and Broadway, respectively — was approved with Commissioners Andre Knecht, Charlie Parks, Kirk Smith and Jim Womack voting for the resolution. Commissioners Amy Dalrymple, Ricky Frazier and Robert Reives voted in opposition.
The twisted metal of the Lowe's Home Improvement building and the wreckage of the homes in the St. Andrews community were among the images burned into the minds of Lee County residents from April 16, 2011. Local officials especially remember the countless unknowns in the immediate aftermath of that day's devastating tornado — which took two lives and resulted in millions of dollars in damage.
Filling in driveway potholes, painting walls planting shrubs, raking leaves and picking up trash, about 100 people came to Maple Avenue to spruce up the neighborhood Saturday morning.
They're small, black, smelly and driving some Lee County residents crazy.
The sales tax distribution method, economic incentives and the county's economic alignment are all slated for the Lee County Board of Commissioners's Monday meeting.
Lee County Partnership for Children (LCPFC) has a “clean bill” of financial health, according to an independent audit. An audit of FY 2011-20012 found the organization was in compliance and had appropriate internal controls. LCPFC administers Smart Start for children, ages birth to five, and North Carolina Pre-K programs for at risk 4-year-old children.
Chris Rey, chairman of the 2nd Congressional District Democratic Party and the mayor of Spring Lake in Harnett County, spoke at Saturday's county convention of the Lee County Democratic Party to urge locals to keep the faith even though Republicans control both houses of the General Assembly, the governor's mansion and, in Lee County, the only partisan elected board.
Police are searching for information about a Thursday night shooting on Dudley Avenue that left one Spring Lake man dead.
The Sanford Police Department is investigating an attempt to sell a 2-year-old Sanford girl on the auction website, eBay, for $125.
While still many months away, several Sanford and Broadway officials are considering filing for re-election in the upcoming municipal election.
Lee County residents have a few days left to meet the looming tax-filing deadline, and tax return agencies are working hard to help them meet the April 15 cutoff.
The April 15 tax-filing deadline is a few days away, and the Internal Revenue Service has provided a list of tips for last-minute filers.
Like all the garments that will grace the runway Saturday at St. Luke United Methodist Church, the white dress has a past.
The Wilkinson family has been selling automobiles in Sanford for 60 years now — including about 40 in their present location off of Spring Lane — and they are counting on recent renovations to keep them in that building for at least another decade.
Choosing Andy Bryan as the next superintendent of Lee County Schools was far from the only action the Lee County Board of Education took in Tuesday night's meeting.
The vote to hire Andy Bryan as the next superintendent of Lee County Schools was met with a standing ovation at the Lee County Board of Education at about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday night. The vote took less than a minute, came with no public discussion and — with a 6-1 vote — wasn't unanimous.