News

Jul. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Siler City man charged in connection with shooting death

A Siler City man has been charged in connection with a shooting death that occurred in early June.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

Teen athletics is seen as possible solution to crime

In response to a number of violent crimes in the city, many Sanford residents are turning to recreational and extracurricular activities for the area's youth as a means of curbing the crime rate.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Sanford Council eyes nuisance policy

City residents who continually violate city ordinances for overgrown vegetation, unkempt lawns, trash or junk vehicles in yards may receive fewer notices before the city removes the violation and bills the property owner for the expense.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Habitat's newest homeowner achieved dream through faith

Some of Donald Jackson's friends and neighbors may think he was given a home, but on Saturday, he'll set the record straight.


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

ENDOR IRON FURNACE: Dismantling under way as means to preserve landmark

In the 1800s, hundreds of people worked in crews on the banks of the Deep River, digging ore out of the ground and melting down the metal at the Endor Iron Furnace.


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

U.S. stocks slide over European banking worries

Stocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell off stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and governments bonds.


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

NC Gov. McCrory says he'd veto Senate pay plan

Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday he'd veto any North Carolina budget plan on his desk that raises teacher pay dramatically like the Senate wants because it would mean huge cuts elsewhere to pay for it.


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Murder trial testimony paints picture of mentally, socially disabled defendant

As the murder trial of a Sanford man — who has admitted to the shooting — came closer to its conclusion Wednesday, the strategy of his defense team became more clear.


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Hiring heroes

Nearly 800,000 North Carolinians are veterans, and more than a third of the state's 9.8 million person population is connected to the military in some way, according to the state government.


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LAW AND FINANCE: Council learns of $300,000 DOT grant for sidewalks

A $300,000 award from the N.C. Department of Transportation will add another dimension to the sidewalk improvement projects the city began last year, the city engineer said at Sanford City Council's law and finance meeting Wednesday.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 06:57 PM

'It could have been a lot worse'

The flowers that once adorned the graves of the Jonesboro Cemetery were scattered across the ground and surrounding roads on Wednesday after a large storm rolled through Sanford.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Police: Suspect arrested for allegedly shooting brother

One brother was arrested and another sustained non-life-threating injuries after a domestic incident turned violent Monday night, according to police.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Six spots open on Lee board serving seniors

The Lee County Rest Home and Nursing Home Advisory Board, responsible for ensuring local nursing homes are complying with standards of good


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 07:02 PM

Local programs keep kids busy during break

According to Chinese legend, Pan Gu, one of the first people on earth, stretched the sky and the earth apart with his arms and legs for 1,800 years until he died of exhaustion from the hard work of keeping the two separated.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

Police: Suspect arrested for allegedly shooting brother

One brother was arrested and another sustained non-life-threating injuries after a domestic incident turned violent Monday night, according to police. 


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Trace man fights law that expedites water rate hikes

A Carolina Trace resident continues the community's charge against a law passed last June that he claims allows water utility companies to raise their rates with no warning to or input from customers.

The law, known as House Bill 710, allows water utility companies to raise their rates by up to 5 percent to cover the costs of improvements to the water system.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

No injuries in two weekend shootings

Two local teenagers were arrested Friday for shooting into a home in east Sanford, and on Sunday, another Sanford man reportedly was fired upon while in his vehicle outside the Days Inn on Horner Boulevard.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Harnett leads area in property tax collection

Counties rely on property taxes to fund needs like education, public safety and emergency medical services. But collecting 100 percent of property tax revenue is nearly impossible.

However, Central Carolina counties are coming closer to that mark.


Jul. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Garden of Peace & Unity


Jul. 07, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

North Carolina voting law changes fight in court

Sweeping changes to North Carolina's voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, should be put on hold until at least after the November election, the U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge Monday.


Jul. 07, 2014 @ 04:31 PM

Stocks slip, pulling Dow back near 17,000

After pushing stocks to records last week, investors turned cautious on Monday ahead of a batch of corporate earnings reports.


Jul. 06, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

A million-dollar smile, on a budget

Two Sanford orthodontists have started programs reaching out to low-income families, helping their children get braces.


Jul. 06, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Dancing into the spotlight

Our Q&A with Mariah Reives, who was recently on "So You Think You Can Dance" and now plans to study dance in college.


Jul. 06, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Senator gets widespread support for vets' legislation

In this day and age, it's hard to get politicians to agree on just about anything.


Jul. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Temple youth tell tale of many tails

Temple Theatre is working on a purr-fectly rich musical, which the summer Youth Conservatory will perform next week and again in August.