Jul. 27, 2014 @ 07:29 PM

HOUSE IN THE HORSESHOE: Historic site's signature event goes forward as closure threat remains

Featuring yet another element honoring the former plantation's past, the annual reenactment at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site is set for this coming weekend. Some fear it might be the last.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 07:27 PM

City looks to urbanize codes

Appearances may not be everything, but they play a big role in the first impression people have of a city.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Locals still learning from beloved centenarian

In recognition of longtime Lee County teacher Meta Goldston Thompson's century on this earth, one local church has invited the whole community to her 100th birthday party.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

Leaping into football season

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Protecting newborns is purpose of Safe Surrender

This week, we Take 5 with Lisa Shearer, the Child Protective Services supervisor at Lee County Department of Social Services, about N.C.’s Safe Surrender Law.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

'We need to be the change'

Identifying issues like money, education and good parents — and more specifically, a lack of those things — concerned women came together Thursday night to discuss what's driving the escalating youth violence in Sanford.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Mother's melody plays on

In the summer of 1991, Tori Knight Ferguson was told she had only six more months to spend with her mother, Janet McCormick Harrington, a lifelong Harnett County resident who was growing sicker by the day after being diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis of the liver.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Have a blast

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Blood donors roll up sleeves

Sanford citizens gathered at the Central Carolina Community College gymnasium Thursday morning to help alleviate shortfalls of blood donations facing the American Red Cross.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Catching up on reading

Educators have known for years that students who don’t read at grade level by third grade are significantly more likely to drop out of school and experience other academic and social problems.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Public's feedback sought as fracking rules are finalized

The democratic process has gone into effect on fracking in North Carolina, with everyone now invited to submit comments, questions and suggestions about proposed rules and regulations for the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Jackpot Mini Mart shooter sentenced to life in prison

Brian McQueen avoided the death penalty Wednesday, instead receiving a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole for the shooting death of Imad "Eddie" Asmar in a 2009 robbery at the Jackpot Mini Mart.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Gov. taps Philpott for CCCC board

As Central Carolina Community College begins looking at the next five years, members of the school's Board of Trustees expressed confidence that the Julian Philpott was the man to help guide the college in the right direction.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Colors of summer

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Lee Commissioners vote to put CCCC bonds on ballot

Lee County residents highlighted Central Carolina Community College's value to the county and stressed fiscal prudence to voters during the public hearing Monday on the four proposed college bonds totaling $23 million that will appear on the November ballot.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Sanford gun dealers contend with nationwide ammunition shortage

People who walk into gun stores around Lee County looking for .22-caliber ammunition will be lucky to walk out with much, if any, of the ammo.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Construction postpones Family Day

Construction projects to expand Raleigh Exec: The Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County have forced officials to postpone this fall’s FAMILY DAY @ the jetport.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

Ellmers highlights jobs, health care and education in bid for third term

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers had no intention of running for office when she first began speaking out against the Affordable Care Act at public events.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church reaches out to military members with prayer breakfasts

The Rev. Calvin Sayles knows a thing or two about what it means to be a Christian in the military.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Suspect at large in murder of Carolina Trace employee

Police in Spring Lake are looking for a Fayetteville man in a weekend shooting death of a Carolina Trace employee.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Proposed CCCC bonds debated

One Lee County commissioner still has some serious concerns regarding the four Central Carolina Community College bonds, totaling $23 million dollars, under consideration by the county.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 09:08 PM

Board approves vote on college bonds

The Lee County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the addition of four community college bonds totaling $23 million to the ballot this November during its meeting Monday after a public hearing on the issue.

See Wednesday's Herald for more information on the proposed bonds and the commissioners' meeting.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Fire consumes three Sanford auto businesses

Sanford Auto Auction, Big Al's Automotive and Kelly's Clean Cars all received heavy damage in a fire reported around 4:15 a.m. The operations share the same location on Cameron Drive between Lee Avenue and Industrial Drive.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 05:17 PM

U.S. stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks

The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil.