Jun. 15, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

Victim of fatal N.C. 42 wreck identified

The N.C. Highway Patrol has identified the victims involved in a three-vehicle wreck over the weekend on N.C. 42 near the intersection with Carbonton Road.


Jun. 15, 2015 @ 06:20 PM

Four killed in two days in Lee County wrecks

A 29-year-old local man died in a two-vehicle wreck late Monday morning on St. Andrews Church Road — one of four people killed in three accidents in Lee County since Sunday morning.

According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, Jimmy Capps of Sanford died at the scene.

Capps was a passenger in a white Ford SUV driven by Cecily Rollins, 25 of Sanford, when the SUV struck a red Jeep driven by Paul Cooper, 47, of Sanford, head-on shortly before noon. SHP Trooper B.R. Crissman said Capps was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the wreck.


Jun. 14, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Local veterans hold charity softball game

As local resident Ed Godfrey sat in the bleachers at the baseball field along Legion Drive, his grandson, Jonathan Godfrey, stepped up to bat. With one swing, Godfrey knocked the ball out of the park for the second time.

Jun. 14, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Lee residents give back

Nearly 50 Lee County residents walked, ran or danced down the Boys and Girls Clubs’ soccer field at O.T. Sloan Park Saturday to raise money for HAVEN of Lee County Saturday, as well as remember lost loved ones.

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 07:41 PM

Class of 2015 embodied spirit of excellence

The principal, teachers and staff of Southern Lee High School challenged their students this year to strive toward a spirit of excellence

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 07:36 PM

A proper retirement

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Without words

Watching Anna Twinney work with horses on a hot summer day with a glass of ice water in hand, thoughts of war and violence are nearly inconceivable.

Jun. 13, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Take 5: T-hangers, more on tap for Raleigh Exec

This week, we Take 5 with Greg Hudson, the manager for Raleigh Exec: The Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County

Jun. 12, 2015 @ 06:19 PM

Always part of 'Jacket Nation'

Dozens of balloons dotted the McCracken Field stadium at Lee County High School this week as family and friends rushed to congratulate recent graduates — now one step closer to changing the world.

Jun. 12, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

No date set to fill empty seat on Lee school board

The Lee County Board of Education will not fill the vacant seat left by Wendy Hughes Carlyle’s departure last month until the county finalizes its budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016, according to school board members.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 07:54 PM

Graduation night for LCHS Class of '15

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

'In the brick and mortar'

When Broadway Elementary School Librarian Sue Cox set foot into the school's library on Thursday, the same library she had overseen for almost 40 years, she did so not only as the librarian, but as the library's namesake.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 05:24 PM

Area suspect's 'crime spree' ends in Florida

The Burlington man wanted on felony assault charges, for whom authorities were searching in Chatham County's Bonlee Carbonton Road area over the past few days, has been apprehended and taken into custody in Jacksonville, Florida, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

'Words can't describe it'

A week after 7-year-old Samuel Moore wrapped up another year at Grace Christian School, he visited Floyd L. Knight Children's Center for what he thought was an ordinary lunch with his 19-year-old brother, Cory.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Lee students celebrate last day of classes

As Lee County elementary and middle students waited anxiously for the toll of the final school bell of the year on Wednesday

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Scholarship focuses on teen drinking

Teen alcohol use kills a reported 4,700 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined — a reality Southern Lee High School senior Cheyenne Gasper didn't realize until recently.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 11:57 AM

Wanted suspect still on the run

Investigators from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office continued to look for a wanted man Tuesday in the area of Bonlee Carbonton Road.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Salvation Army loses $1,500 in county aid

During their final budget work session, Lee County commissioners addressed the needs of nine local nonprofit organizations.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

LEE SHERIFF: Woman, son, charged with trafficking opium

A Sanford woman and her son have been charged with a combined nine felonies after a traffic stop this week led to authorities' discovery of more than 200 doses of prescription painkillers and a stolen firearm, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 07:10 PM

Opportunities, not challenges

The average high schooler faces many challenges. From handling more difficult courses to keeping up with friends and athletics, adolescence can be a trying for any teen.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

Groups look to prevent juvenile crime

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 10:01 AM

2015 Artist of the Year known for humility, talent

If dabbling in a variety of art forms throughout her 96 years on earth has taught Dot Hubbard anything, it’s that there is always more to learn.

“You never quit learning,” said Hubbard, the Sanford-based artist whom the Brush and Palette Club named its 2015 Artist of the Year. “I’m still learning. John Wicker, every time I have a class with him [at the Lee County Enrichment Center], I still learn a new little something or other. Whether it’s how to shade this or where to place that on the paper, I don’t think you ever quit learning.”

Hubbard has practiced numerous expressions of art, but her favorites are pottery and the Oriental style of painting.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 09:59 AM

Company probes for shale gas

North Carolina’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing ended in March, but geologists and other government officials still are uncertain as to how much shale gas resides in Lee and other counties throughout the state.

That’s where Russ Patterson and Patterson Exploration Services come in. Patterson and his crew spent about a week in late May and early June drilling three test holes throughout Lee County to obtain rock samples to send to N.C. Department of Environment and Natural

Resources so it could determine the practicality of fracking in the area.

Jun. 07, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

'A true man of God'

While students looked forward to their summer months away from classes and homework, heavy hearts abounded at Lee Christian School Friday

Jun. 07, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

County may fund extension's horticulture agent

Two years ago, the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Lee County lost its horticulture agent because of a funding shortage, and due to state-level funding cuts, the organization is about to lose another position this year — a support staff position.