Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Loss of a thoroughbred

After eight years of helping Lee County students and at-risk youth overcome problems, Sienna, a 27-year-old Trakehner thoroughbred therapy horse known as Mr. Cee by those who worked with him, died last week.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 08:36 PM

Registration for dual-enrollment spikes in Lee County due to CCW

As the Lee County School system wraps up its second week of the fall semester, college and career advisers at Lee County and Southern Lee high schools made clear one thing about the Central Carolina Works program — it’s working.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC bond backers step up education, awareness efforts

Supporters say the four Central Carolina Community College bond issues Lee County residents will vote upon in November, which total $23 million, will have little to no effect on taxpayers and are all important to the college’s goals.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 09:05 PM

The fair's coming to town

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

Local woman hurt in drive-by shooting

A local woman was treated and released from the hospital after being injured in a drive-by shooting Monday night, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Citizens' Academy gives inside view of city government

Locals soon will have the opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of their city government when a new program launches in a week.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Amid U.S. crisis, efforts afoot to assist immigrants locally

While the immigration debate faces gridlock on Capitol Hill, some in Sanford are focusing on offering guidance and support for undocumented immigrants in Lee County.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Prizes, awards, just part of Lee Regional Fair fun

Winning 14 blue ribbons is nice. Walking away with a $500 check is, too.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Keeping it in the community

They are the stalwarts of any small town, including Sanford, and they survive and thrive within a field of much larger competitors.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Labor Day travel increase expected

More than a million North Carolina residents are estimated to travel more than 50 miles from home this Labor Day weekend, which is the highest number of Labor Day holiday travelers in six years, according to AAA Carolinas.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

LABOR DAY: Locals reflect on satisfying jobs

On the eve of Labor Day, several Sanford residents have found work which makes them happy and will continue it as long as they are able.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Performance Fibers announces accelerated shuttering of plant

The Performance Fibers plant in Moncure will be closing and permanently laying off employees on Oct. 27, according to a notice of mass layoff employees received Wednesday.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: NCPC leader: Fracking is environmentally safe

This week, we Take 5 with David McGowan. He is currently the executive director of the North Carolina Petroleum Council (NCPC).

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

'They are role models'

For some people, interacting with the deputies of the Lee County Sheriff's Office means something has gone wrong, but for students in Lee County public schools, student resource officers provide advice, comfort and safety.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Performance Fiber closing Moncure plant, laying off employees by end of October

The Performance Fibers plant in Moncure will be closing and permanently laying off employees on Oct. 27, according to a notice of mass layoff employees received on Wednesday.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

RALEIGH EXEC: Jetport seeing demand grow for plane storage

Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County and other North Carolina airports have reported seeing an increase in demand for aircraft storage but a decrease in flight traffic.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Murder victim's family, friends remember a life lived for others

When Sanford resident Wendy Jean Johnson was shot and killed on Aug. 22, her family and coworkers described losing a great friend, a great nurse and a great person.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 02:46 PM

Old-Fashioned Farmers' Day

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

JOBS FOR LIFE: Program helps unemployed hone skills, find their passion

Sanford residents looking for employment have a chance to participate in mock interviews, extensive networking, resume workshops and more as part of the Jobs For Life program beginning on Sept. 3.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

Second arrest made in murder of Sanford woman

A second person has been arrested in connection with the murder of Wendy Jean Johnson, 58, of Sanford. 

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

Boomers, seniors and caregivers pack annual expo

More than 1,500 baby boomers, seniors and caregivers gathered on Wednesday to learn about health, retirement, insurance and more  — and overall how to make the aging process a smooth transition.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Challenge accepted

Sanford and Broadway officials joined a growing national trend recently when they were covered with ice-cold water as part of the ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge, which has raised $88.5 million for the nonprofit since July.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Exchange students getting taste of America in Sanford

Fiona Soehring and Leslie Rudolph, two exchange students from Germany, will attend Lee County High School this year, where they will learn about American culture and teach their new friends and host families about German customs.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 08:59 PM

San Felipe aims to reopen

Now the sixth business in two months to be damaged by fire, the South Horner Boulevard location of San Felipe Mexican Restaurant is working to reopen its doors to customers today.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Love of family, community defined Lee's first black deputy

Nearly two weeks after the loss of Oliver Claiborn Johnson Sr., friends and family remember him not only as Lee County's first black sheriff's deputy, but a respected figure in the community.