Dec. 06, 2014 @ 05:04 AM

‘Standing up for the children’

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Sanford-Lee County, an organization dedicated to inspiring and enabling young people to realize their potential, serves about 380 to 400 children per day.

Dec. 06, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Take 5: A passion for family ministry

This week, we Take 5 with Tamara Lamb about the N.C. Treasure Chest Ministry, which is seeking to serve the unchurched and families in need.

Dec. 06, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Groundbreaking to seal Autumnwood’s arrival

Officials will break ground Wednesday on Sanford’s first major housing development in several years — a project that, according to the mayor and others, could attract new residents and foster future growth.

Dec. 06, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

CCCC builds on tradition with third annual tree-lighting event

Music by Southern Lee High School's Marching Band, a visit from Santa Claus and lighting of a Christmas tree all added to the festivities this week as Central Carolina Community College hosted its third annual Christmas tree-lighting celebration for the community.

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 09:43 PM

Grazing through

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 12:26 PM


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 09:31 AM


Thursday’s story, “DENR reviewing coal ash permits,” states that Gov. Pat McCrory joined the Moore & Van Allen law firm in 2010. But it didn’t include the fact that McCrory left in 2012, two years before Green Meadow LLC was incorporated. Green Meadow is a subsidiary of Charah, the company contracted to manage Duke Energy’s coal ash storage sites in North Carolina.

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

Picking up the pieces

Less than 24 hours after a fire broke out in the San-Lee Park Nature Center and offices Saturday, Lee County residents offered an outpouring of support on social media, and many park-goers asked about ways they could help.

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Work under way on natural gas fueling station

A $1.5 million compressed natural gas fueling station is under construction in Sanford as part of wholesale fuel distributor Gain Clean Fuel's efforts to build a network of 100 such stations nationwide by 2017.

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC foundation has eight new board members

Central Carolina Community College has announced the election of eight new members to the college's Foundation board. Each has the goals of expanding the foundation's endowment and increasing funding for student scholarships.

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

MOORE SHERIFF: Two arrested for selling controlled substances

Two Jackson Springs residents were arrested this week on allegations of selling prescription pills in the West End area — according to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

Christmas among the pines

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Third man charged with murder in Broadway man's death

Wesley Cortez Raeford, 35, of 206 N. Second St. has been charged with second-degree murder in the Aug. 14 death of Broadway resident David Joseph Heron, 55.

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Beloved family back at Temple for Christmas

The stage of the Temple Theatre again will transform into the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church as it prepares for the return of the Sanders Family Singers for its Christmas production, opening today.

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

DENR reviewing coal ash permits

The possibility of up to 20 million tons of coal ash making its way to Lee and Chatham counties soon could be a reality now that the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources is reviewing applications for the potential storage sites in Sanford and Moncure.

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Perpetrators sought in two unrelated Sanford robberies

Sanford police are looking for suspects in two separate robberies of local businesses on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Maximizing potential

A crowd of about 125 women gathered Wednesday at the McSwain Extension Center for the 28th Farm-City Week Ladies Luncheon to learn about empowering themselves and "celebrating with gusto."

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

SANFORD CITY COUNCIL: Zoning amendment clears way for four solar farms

The Sanford City Council recently approved the rezoning of about 200 acres of land to allow for the development of solar farms. The move paves the way for two companies to begin building four farms set to be completed by the end of 2015.

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Festival Singers to salute vets at 12th annual Christmas concert

Christmas merriment will combine with a veterans' tribute at the 12th annual holiday concert presented by the The Festival Singers of Lee County, which is set for Dec. 7.

Dec. 04, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Musical theme to run through photography club exhibition

In their third exhibition of the year, members of the Sanford Area Photography Club will showcase their skills in a display that will run into 2015.

Dec. 03, 2014 @ 08:07 PM

The spirit of giving

Dec. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Coal ash questions remain

While Duke Energy has scheduled two meetings to better inform residents of Lee and Chatham counties about its proposal to store up to 20 million tons of coal ash in the area, officials from Lee County are working on a response plan, including the hiring of outside legal counsel.

Dec. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Giving Tuesday: ‘It’s all about helping each other’

On a day designated for giving back, several Lee County nonprofits received hundreds of pounds of canned food donations and detailed a new program to help other local charities serve the most people with their resources.

Dec. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Deep River choir makes semifinals in radio contest

Lee County residents tuning into 101.5 WRAL-FM Tuesday might have recognized the voices belting out “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” throughout the day as belonging to the 25 singers of the River Tones, Deep River Elementary School’s fourth- and fifth-grade choir group.

Dec. 02, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

Sanford Christmas Parade