As approximately 100 speakers took their turn addressing the audience and members of the Mining and Energy Commission Friday night, some common themes emerged in their opinions on and objections to hydraulic fracturing.
More than 350 people converged Friday at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center to either voice their support for or express concerns about rules for hydraulic fracturing developed by the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission.
This week, we Take 5 with the Rev. Ricky Frazier in the aftermath of the events in Ferguson, Mo., which began with the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer. Frazier and the board of bishops of the AME Zion Church have penned an open letter to the community in response Brown’s shooting and the protests that have followed there. Frazier, who’s also a member of the Lee County Board of Commissioners, serves as the presiding elder of the Sanford district’s African Methodist Episcopal Zion churches.
Employees at the Allstate — Gary Tyner Insurance office at 315 N. Horner Blvd. — are temporarily moving out of the building after a vehicle struck the side of the structure Thursday afternoon.
With up to 700 people expected to turn out for the public hearing on hydraulic fracturing in Sanford Friday night, members of the state Mining and Energy Commission were scrambling to find security for the event just hours before the doors of the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center were set to open.
The Lee County Board of Education knows that students don’t stop learning once they graduate from high school.
The Sanford-Lee County Airport Authority will hold a special meeting in September, when it will hear public comments on a plan to renovate a hangar to act as a maintenance facility for the N.C. Forest Service fleet of airplanes and helicopters.
The Sanford City Council, the Lee County Board of Commissioners and the newly-formed Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity (SLCPP) each approved a proposed lease agreement for the former Buggy Factory on Chatham Street this week, opening the door for the renovation of the building.
Hundreds attended a public meeting Wednesday in Raleigh on rules for hydraulic fracturing drilling in North Carolina, with many voicing opposition and some even breaking into anti-fracking songs at the podium.
A recent national study by Feeding America found that one in seven Americans rely on food pantries and meal service programs to stay fed, but according to local food pantries, an even greater need exists in Lee County.
Lee County citizens and government officials are preparing for the local public hearing on the rules regarding hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina, which will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.
The Sanford City Council on Tuesday tabled a resolution to support the Central Carolina Community College bond referendum that will appear on the Lee County ballot on Nov. 4.
As children get ready to put down the beach towels and pick up the backpacks, summer programs at the Lee County YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club of Sanford and Lee County are coming to an end.
The Lee County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the lease agreement for the Sanford Buggy Factory building, the proposed site for the Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity, at its meeting Monday night after a number of changes earlier in the day.
For the 12th year running, The Enrichment Center of Lee County is presenting the Boomer, Senior and Caregiver Expo dedicated to connecting baby boomers, seniors and caregivers to resources that will assist them in later life.
A new semester means different things for local Christian schools — plans for a new elementary building at Lee Christian School, record-high enrollment at the Cavalry Education Center and new course offerings at Grace Christian School.
Gov. Pat McCrory and Department of Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced this week that 95 of North Carolina's 100 counties saw an increase in visitor spending in 2013. That increase includes all four counties — Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore — in the Central Carolina region.
The Lee County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote on whether to approve the lease agreement for the Sanford Buggy Factory, the potential future site of the Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity, during its meeting Monday.
The sounds of engines revving and people cheering filled the air as more than 60 motorcycles took off to embark on Sanford's first Roo Ride, a new addition to the Kangaroo Express "Salute Our Troops" campaign.
This week, we Take 5 with Judi Womack and Melanie Rogers from The Enrichment Center of Lee County about this year's annual Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo
On this day, Leonard Harris Jr. is working in his office choosing hymns for his last service as minister of music.
The departure of its executive director will not stop the Sanford Housing Authority from advancing on a number of projects in Lee and Harnett counties.
When Ken Armstrong took his place as executive director of the Sanford Housing Authority in 2002, there was much work to be done throughout the city.
Chatham County residents can expect their 2014 property tax bills to arrive in mid-August, according to the county's tax administrator.