Eleven-year-old Jordan Hilliard spent hours making 100 cards to distribute to people in need who visited The Bread Basket on Thanksgiving Day – just one of the many ways the spirit of giving was visible in Sanford on Thursday.
The Bread Basket, located at 140 East Chisholm St. in Sanford, was one of three organizations serving free meals Thursday, along with Bread of Life Ministries of Sanford and Mrs. Wenger's Restaurant. These organizations collectively supplied food to more than 500 people.
SANFORD — Lee County residents still stuffed with turkey can follow up their Thanksgiving feast with a hefty portion of Sweet Potato Pie at The Temple Theatre at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Lee County Board of Commissioners and its new Democratic majority could consider overturning part of a controversial countywide gun ordinance Monday.
Potatoes are yet to be mashed and turkeys aren't even in the oven yet, and already some stores are preparing to get a jump on the Christmas shopping season this evening.
When Gini Bell registered for a Sustainable Energy Biofuels class at Central Carolina Community College in 2008, working with food was the farthest thing from her mind.
From a parade to ornament making, Lillingon has a number of holiday-oriented activities planned during its upcoming “Songs of Christmas” Festival.
Thanksgiving is a time when families reflect on the gifts they have in one another and the blessings in their lives for which they are thankful.
In their final meeting before the swearing in of two new members on Monday, the Lee County Board of Commissioners made one final appointment Tuesday, naming Bruce Ledford to the Central Carolina Community College’s Triangle South Workforce Development Board.
The effects of a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, a black, unarmed 18-year-old, rippled far beyond Ferguson — and more than 800 miles away, Sanford took notice.
More than 150 Lee County farmers, officials and other residents gathered Monday for the annual Farm-City Week Banquet to highlight the importance of farming in the county and emphasize how technology, investment and youth involvement could improve today’s farming practices.
The Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees has set the order in which it would like to see the Lee County Board of Commissioners issue the four bonds totaling $23 million that voters approved earlier this month, with the construction of a new Health Sciences Center topping the list.
A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests.
Within the first week of opening a gym for children with special needs, owner Jeanine Morton witnessed firsthand the positive influence they were having on one other.
Morton, a speech-language pathologist at Theraplay, her private practice in Sanford, said We Rock the Spectrum is an inclusive sensory gym where children with special needs can interact with other children. The facility, at 139 Chatham St., specializes in occupational therapy — which is used to improve the fine motor skills and sensory processing skills of children diagnosed with disorders like autism. The gym is open to all ages and includes crash mats, tunnels, a zip line, a trampoline and more.
“Yes we can.”
This phrase was shouted by several enthusiastic runners and a local celebrity at a 5K race Saturday
To those who listen to his Sunday night radio show, Sanford native Johnny Miller is synonymous with beach and oldies music across North Carolina and beyond.
When owners Steve and Kathy Brewer stood among the wreckage of the Fairview Dairy Bar and The Flame Steakhouse in July, they were told after a fire of that magnitude it would take a year to reopen.
Earlier this week, six area nonprofits were told they would receive a combined $45,000 but didn’t know the exact amount. During a Thanksgiving dinner at Golden Corral Thursday, the organization behind the donations sliced its philanthropic pie.
Local job seekers have a new tool to aid them in finding employment with the grand opening of the NCWorks Career Center Friday morning.
With Duke Energy planning to transfer up to 8 million tons of coal ash to Sanford, many Lee County residents wondered aloud at a recent board of commissioners meeting about the ways the material could be reused.
The Moore County Sheriff’s Office has made three arrests in connection with a shooting in Carthage last weekend.
This week, we Take 5 with Lee County Manager John Crumpton about the county’s response to Duke Energy’s coal ash announcement and other topics.
The Aberdeen Police Department is looking for a missing Cameron woman last seen on Nov. 5.
The Chatham Artists Guild invites the public to an art adventure during the first two weekends of December as it presents the 22nd annual Chatham Studio Tour.