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Oct. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Local candidates distressed by sign shenanigans

As Election Day creeps closer, campaign signs continue to disappear — costing candidates time, money and possibly even votes.


Oct. 13, 2014 @ 08:45 PM

‘A lifetime commitment’

For the first time ever, two women stood in the Lee County Magistrate’s Office on Horner Boulevard to receive their marriage license Monday.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Political polarization

Despite recent criticisms by some Lee County Board of Commissioners candidates about an uncompromising, aggressive and polarized board, current board and other commissioner candidates disagree.


Oct. 13, 2014 @ 10:46 AM

Lee County preps for Ebola, CCH says it's ready

With the death toll from the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus climbing above 4,000 worldwide and the first Ebola death in the United States in Texas on Wednesday, Lee County medical and emergency personnel are working to ensure they're ready to deal with infected individuals at a moment's notice.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Service Learning leads to job for CCCC student

Mallory Cobb has first-hand knowledge on how Central Carolina Community College’s Promoting Active Learning and Service (PALS) program can have a positive effect on one’s life.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Locals flock to Goldston for Old Fashion Day

About 2,000 people strolled down Bellevue Avenue in Goldston Saturday to experience music, crafts, food and fun during the city's annual Old Fashion Day.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Lee County residents to walk for Down syndrome

About 1,500 people, including Lee County residents, will celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month with a half-mile walk, food and a talent show Sunday at the 16th annual Buddy Walk hosted by the Triangle Down Syndrome Network.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Take 5: A night set aside to 'Celebrate Youth'

This week, we Take 5 with Dr. Brian Smith, chairman of the Boys & Girls Club of Sanford/Lee County’s “Celebrate Youth” Committee


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 11:39 PM

Judge strikes down NC gay marriage ban

A federal judge in North Carolina struck down the state's gay marriage ban Friday, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

NC mandates driver's education with or without state funding

The future of driver's education in Lee County and North Carolina is uncertain thanks to a change in the N.C. General Assembly's budget that cuts all funding to driver's ed programs across the state beginning July 1, 2015.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

3 NC Senate candidates meet in last TV debate

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican rival Thom Tillis used every opportunity in their last scheduled televised debate Thursday night to blast each other's legislative records and reinforce themes from television ads heading into the final weeks of their tight race.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

THE WOMEN'S EXCHANGE: Local women discuss 'breaking barriers' in work and life

More than 80 local professional women gathered Thursday to discover how their peers are breaking barriers in the business world and how they can do the same in their own lives.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Candidates talk voter laws, guns during NAACP election forum

The new voting laws that will govern elections in North Carolina starting in 2016 came under fire during a candidate forum hosted by the Lee County chapter of the NAACP at the Lee County Arts and Community Center Thursday night.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Offshore oil, renewables in East Coast’s future?

Fossil fuel and wind power companies are focusing on America’s East Coast as a coming energy hub and industry representatives said Thursday they want politicians to ease up regulatory restraints in return for the promise of jobs and tax revenues.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 10:26 PM

Applying pressure


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Stone asked to donate money

A Raleigh-based public policy group is calling on a local politician to use a $4,000 donation received during the 2011-2012 election cycle to provide teachers with classroom supplies or pay for textbooks for Lee and Harnett counties.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Council supports CCCC bonds

The Sanford City Council passed a resolution to support the Central Carolina Community College bond referendums Tuesday and two city council members met with two Lee County commissioners along with staff to discuss other ongoing projects at a joint meeting Wednesday.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 09:46 PM

Candelight vigil honors victims of domestic abuse

The flames of dozens of candles burned in the Central Carolina Community College courtyard this week in recognition of the victims, past, present and future, of domestic violence.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Second arrest made in 2013 shooting death of Southern Pines man

A second arrest has been made in the 2013 shooting death of a Southern Pines man, according to the Moore County Sheriff's Office.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

It's never too early to teach fire safety

The 60 children of the First Presbyterian Church Child Development Center got a hands-on fire safety lesson Tuesday morning when a fire engine from the Sanford Fire Department pulled into the parking lot.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

EnvironmentaLEE receives grant to test local air quality

A local environmental group will be performing baseline air quality monitoring at several sites across Lee County thanks to a $2,400 environmental testing grant from Technical Education Research Centers, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

2 injured, 1 arrested

Two Lillington residents were shot during an altercation outside a home on the 100 block of Old Hundred Loop in Lillington over the weekend, according to a Harnett County Sheriff’s report released Monday.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 03:05 PM

Local candidates for sheriff, House, go one-on-one in Herald forum

After a sometimes tense discussion between candidates for Lee County Sheriff focused on gang prevention tactics and community policing, the candidates for the N.C. House District 51 seat took the stage during The Sanford Herald's Candidate Forum at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Tuesday night to offer stances on everything from public education spending to hydraulic fracturing.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

Candidates talk political polarization during first forum

Lee County Commissioner candidates discussed the party polarization on the current board in regards to the recently repealed gun ordinance and incentives for businesses to relocate at the Sanford Herald-sponsored forum Tuesday.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Commissioners officially repeal gun ordinance, takes effect Jan. 1

The Lee County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution 4-3 Monday repealing a local gun ordinance banning licensed concealed carry holders from bringing concealed weapons into Lee County public buildings.