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Aug. 14, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Benefits planned to bolster fire victims

Community members and volunteers are reaching out to help those affected by the fires that consumed five Sanford businesses last month.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

'Country Gravy' served at Temple — with a side of silliness

The Temple Theatre in downtown Sanford is offering a blend of music, food, comedy and relationship advice with "Country Gravy and Other Obsessions," which will premiere at 8 p.m. Friday and run through Aug. 24.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 06:46 PM

Vets, employers connect at Ellmers job fair

Veterans of the armed services leave the military with specific practical and technical training, respect for authority and a work ethic second to none demanded by the profession.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Survey shows more motorists are buckling up

North Carolina motorists are wearing their seatbelts in record numbers, and Lee County law enforcement officials are pleased with the trends.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Lee losing 22 teachers' assistants

Members of the Lee County Board of Education expressed concern over the loss of 22 teaching assistant positions and the rapidly increasing population of the county's elementary schools during the board's meeting Tuesday evening.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

Fresh attractions coming as part of new carnival

The Lee Regional Fair is several weeks away, but fair organizers already are working to prepare for a revamped event.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

U.S. stocks fall as geopolitical risks remain

The stock market pulled back slightly Tuesday, following two days of gains, as investors focused on the damage that ongoing geopolitical tensions were causing the global economy.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Lee County readies for election changes

November's general election in Lee County will be subject to a number of new laws now that a federal judge in Winston-Salem has denied a petition to enjoin the State Board of Elections’ implementation of voting laws passed by the N.C. General Assembly last year.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 09:09 PM

Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

'Bridging the gap' by playing ball

The game had more or less every traditional baseball accoutrement — bats, a ball, gloves, a cheering crowd, even a little bit of trash talk.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

U.S. stocks edge higher on corporate news, earnings

U.S. stocks gained on Monday as investors focused on corporate news instead of geopolitical worries.


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Marking the way

The home of the man responsible for passing legislation making Lee an official county still stands — right across the street from Kendale Plaza.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 04:22 PM

Hawkins Ave. roundabouts postponed until next year

The construction of the roundabouts planned for Hawkins Avenue at the on- and off-ramps of U.S. Highway 1 will be delayed until next year because of concerns about interfering with utility lines.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Superintendent: State budget causes local challenges

This week, we Take 5 with Dr. Andy Bryan, the superintendent of Lee County Schools, about how the state budget will impact teachers and the school system.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Not a death sentence

A free program at the Lee County YMCA is helping cancer survivors learn how to live life after what is often a deadly disease.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

BARK FOR YOUR PARK: City has strong showing but falls short of dog park win

Despite a multi-week effort that yielded more than 28,000 votes, Sanford’s attempt to win funds for a dog park in an online contest proved unsuccessful this week.



Aug. 08, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

CIS asking shoppers to ‘stuff the bus’

Reading and writing and arithmetic — can get expensive.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC dental students learn and serve

For Central Carolina Community College dental programs students, their work is all about a happy smile and better health, especially when they are providing volunteer community service.  


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Learning from the masters

Wood kiln firing may have gone out of style in pottery, but three former Lee County High School students and their teacher recently got to experience it live.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Church comes to homeowners' rescue

When a tree root grew into the sewage pipe below Sanford resident Marlene Malone's house at 645 Gulf St., she and her family were at a loss.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

PITTSBORO: Town board sued over Chatham Park

Pittsboro Matters and local citizens filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the town of Pittsboro — challenging its zoning approval for the Chatham Park project.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Lee Boys & Girls Clubs in running for $5,000 'Wild Kingdom' prize

Michelle Culler has a nephew who gets to spend most of his summer at the beach. Thinking about him got her to look at those around her who don’t get to make those kind of memories often.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 07:08 PM

Suspicious package found to be label maker

A suspicious package, which was left on a newspaper rack in Kendale Plaza Wednesday afternoon, turned out to be an expensive label maker in a black container — so concluded an investigation involving local authorities and Fort Bragg specialists.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 02:49 PM

Pope leaving N.C. budget post; Roberts is successor

Conservative businessman, philanthropist and political donor Art Pope is stepping down as North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's state budget director early next month.