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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Equine intervention

Children and teenagers who run afoul of the law in the area now have a new opportunity for their mandatory restitution work.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Four vie for three Lee BOE seats in Democratic primary

Four members of the local Democratic Party are campaigning for a seat on the Lee County Board of Education. But in the board's first-ever partisan election, there are only three open seats.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

BROADWAY OUR WAY: 'Fun for all' is philosophy behind annual festival

Broadway's population is set to triple in size as revelers flock to the sixth annual Broadway Our Way Festival Saturday.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

LEE COUNTY: Commissioners, others answer town hall lawsuit with request for dismissal

Defendants in a lawsuit over an allegedly illegal town hall meeting, including the Lee County Board of Commissioners, have asked that the suit be dismissed.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

BROADWAY: Taxes dominate discussion during town hall meeting

Taxes were the main topic of conversation at a town hall meeting Monday night in Broadway held by the Lee County commissioners.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

SANFORD CITY COUNCIL: Three community leaders honored

Sanford City Council recognized three community leaders for their work and dedication to Lee County Tuesday night.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

3 years, 3 businesses, 3 outcomes

A storm raged Tuesday morning, early enough that farmers were up but the sun still wasn’t. And as happens often in Lee County this time of year, emotions came flooding back along with the rain.


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.