Lee County’s teen pregnancy rate is falling, but it remains one of the highest in North Carolina — which in turn has one of the highest rates of any state in the country.
It’s not just Lee County where the teen pregnancy rate is dropping. The state rate has gone down for several years, even though though it’s still one of the highest in the country.
It's the middle of Teen Driver Safety Week across the country, and in this area, N.C. Highway Patrol troopers are making a push both to educate teen drivers and to punish drivers of any age who might hurt teens or other schoolchildren.
Pilots seemed anxious to return to the Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford/Lee County Thursday, with two aircraft landing during the 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.
A week after the federal government reopened, Lee County services halted by the shutdown are back in action.
Cooler temperatures and a frost advisory will leave some area residents reaching for their jackets and turning up the heat this weekend.
Students at Lee County High School will be putting their own dramatic spin on two classic American tales tonight and Friday in back-to-back short plays — stage adaptations of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Lottery."
A little more than 50 percent of the county’s departments require immediate and/or future physical space, according to a space-needs study for the county that was released this week.
Health care has been a frequent topic of discussion lately, but while some argue politics, others are going out and helping those who don’t have access to quality care and need assistance.
Lee County residents and farmers can bring their old paint, batteries and oil, among other items, to be collected free of charge Saturday during the county’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event.
As the Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County readies to resume operations after two months of construction, excitement is building and will culminate with a ceremony Thursday morning.
Welders bonded metal to metal in the welding shop at the Lee County Innovation Center. Sparks from their torches reflected in the dark glass faceplates of their helmets.
Just after the World Series ends later this month, people in Lee County will have the chance to grant the baseball dreams of one local school.
The Lee County Board of Commissioners will consider a $150,000 loan to the Lee County Economic Development Corporation for a fundraising assessment at the board’s regular meeting next week, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Monday at 106 Hillcrest Drive.
What began as an offhand mention of baking some cookies ended up with more than 200 pounds of food, coffee, reading material and other items being shipped from Sanford to Afghanistan
From domestic abuse survivor to small business owner — that’s the goal of a $12,000 grant from Verizon to Central Carolina Community College’s Small Business Center.
The crowd at Saturday’s “God Belongs in My City” march was significantly smaller than last year during the innaugural Sanford procession, but spirits were still high as the group called on regular and powerful people alike to let their decisions be guided by God.
Anyone who wants to learn a little about Sanford can do so for free Sunday on a tour of three local historic sites hosted by the Railroad House Historical Association.
A Broadway man arrested fleeing the scene of a robbery Thursday has been charged in two other robberies reported in recent days, according to authorities.
With early voting for the municipal election beginning this week, both Sanford City Council at-large district candidates are rallying the public for support.
As Judi Womack knows, Alzheimer's disease doesn't discriminate.
A massive exhibit of exclusively local art will be on display for everyone to peruse from this weekend through next Saturday in downtown Sanford.
With business savvy and a dedication to community service, Samuel Gaskins said he’s the right choice for Ward 1.
It was high taxes that spurred William “Bill” Oberkirsch’s decision to move to Sanford 10 years ago, and it’s high taxes now that have pushed him into the political fray.
It’s going to be a busy few days for people who appreciate art or music.