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Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Renovated shelter credited to community's generosity

Thanks to donations from Lee County churches, individuals and the local Zurn Industries plant, Outreach Mission of Sanford was able to show off its improved women's shelter at the group's annual meeting recently.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Temple herds 'Cats' onstage

Temple Theatre's next production is arguably its most ambitious yet, but don't be surprised if the cast lands on all four paws.“Cats” — the iconic production that ran for for a record-setting 21 years at London’s New London Theatre, and on Broadway for more than 18 years, will run at the Temple from April 24 through May 11. A 25-person cast from all over the state, as well as New York and elsewhere, has been assembled to portray a motley collection of felines.


Apr. 14, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Gov. unveils new partnership during Sanford stop

After being laid off from his job in Siler City in 2011, Alberto Sosa-Diaz found temporary work with Caterpillar. He then started night classes at Central Carolina Community College and eventually learned enough welding skills to land a full-time job.


Apr. 14, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

U.S. stocks mostly rise on retail sales increase

Stocks were mostly higher Monday afternoon, recovering some of the ground lost after a rough finish last week. A government report showing U.S. retail sales posted their biggest gain in 18 months in March and solid earnings from Citigroup helped cheer investors as corporate earnings start to come in.


Apr. 13, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Jaycees put on egg-cellent day

A volunteer yelled out “Go,” and before she was even through with the word, 30 children were running, jumping and even cartwheeling toward their goal: plastic candy-filled Easter eggs.


Apr. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Sanford church holding special Easter performance

Out-of-town musicians and professors, along with many from the community, will congregate in Sanford tonight at Fair Promise AME Zion Church to perform an Easter cantata.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

SANFORD ART WALK: Event showcases downtown’s tastes, sights and sounds

It was a beautiful day as people sauntered around downtown, sipping wine, looking at pottery and paintings or catching one of the several concerts during Saturday’s seventh annual Sanford Art Walk.

 


Apr. 14, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

‘A city of faith’

City leaders are hoping a National Day of Prayer breakfast will unite the community and foster peace.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: King: Sexual assault, rape not uncommon

This week, we Take 5 with Susan Swan King, the executive director of HAVEN (Helping Abuse & Violence End Now) in Lee County, about Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:26 PM

Onslaught seen as tax deadline looms

Lines at local tax service offices have grown as Lee County residents attempt to file state and federal taxes by the Tuesday deadline.


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Temple’s Art Walk billed as largest, best yet

Organizers of the Temple Theatre Art Walk are promising a bigger and better-than-ever event on Saturday.


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Egg hunts plentiful in Central Carolina

Like foxes in a hen house, children all over will soon be descending eagerly on eggs — plastic ones filled with candy, but eggs nonetheless.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

Two local volunteers stand out

Two Sanford natives have received the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for 2014, and friends and family honored them Thursday morning at the Lee County Enrichment Center.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

McCrory promotes NC community college job training

Gov. Pat McCrory announced Thursday that he wants legislators to allow North Carolina's 58 community colleges to retain and repurpose money they have saved to train more students in high-demand fields so their region's employers can hire for hard-to-fill positions.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Presentation shows Partnership for Prosperity making progress

Lee County’s new economic development organization will only be successful if the public and private sectors pledge their full support.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

Stewardship taking root

Their knees smudged with dirt and their hands covered in soil and mulch, students at B.T. Bullock Elementary School took a break from class Wednesday to work with school staff and community leaders to plant trees outside the school.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Project Safe Neighborhoods forces criminals to shape up or serve time

With cooperation from local law enforcement agencies and community leaders, local District Attorney Vernon Stewart is unveiling a new federal program to combat violence within Lee County.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Students are in the spotlight at Lee school board meeting

Students were in the spotlight at Tuesday night’s Lee County Board of Education meeting as groups from three local schools showed off their culinary, artistic and academic exploits.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Board goes after grant in bid to entice company

Specifics are sparse after Lee County Commissioners voted to apply for a state grant that could persuade a company — and an accompanying $13 million in new investment and more than 100 jobs — to locate to Lee County.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 10:14 PM

Forecast: Pollen with a chance of sniffles

Winter has nearly run its course, and while the warmer weather of spring is a welcome change for many, others dread the other season synonymous with spring: pollen season.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

LEE COUNTY: Commissioners remember late member

The Lee County Commissioners took a brief hiatus during their meeting Monday night to remember one of their fallen comrades.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Lee student's food account causes cafeteria conundrum

After cafeteria staff at a local elementary school took away a young boy's lunch because of a small debt, the boy's mother is equating those actions with the bullying schools typically preach against.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

PUBLIC POLICY LUNCHEON: Food bank rep makes appeal for local volunteers, donations

The director of a regional food bank that serves Lee County — reportedly donating 790,000 pounds of food worth more than $1.3 million last year — visited Sanford on Monday to make a case for even stronger local participation.

 


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 10:09 PM

Board supports ‘Project Spring’ with grant incentive application

Returning from closed session Monday night, the Lee County Board of Commissioners voted to apply for a state grant that could persuade an unidentified company to locate to Lee County.


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Volunteers' worth locally: invaluable

Right now, men and women throughout Lee County are preparing meals for the hungry, tutoring children in a difficult subject and providing resources to those in need.