News

Oct. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY: Sheriff, commissioner, school board candidates speak at Chamber forum

Lee County candidates in five contested races discussed improving economic development in Lee County through the school system and incentives for businesses to relocate


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

DC gridlock key in Ellmers-Aiken debate for U.S. House seat

Conservative Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers and Democratic ex-entertainer Clay Aiken on Monday each blamed the other's party for dysfunctional government, claimed that they had better ideas to solve the country's problems, and that their opponent would be little more than a tool for party bosses.


Oct. 06, 2014 @ 07:10 PM

Broadway Mayor: Talented staff ensures search for new town manager will not disrupt operations

Broadway is searching for a new town manager; something city leaders haven't had to do for 14 years.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Taking out the trash

Boy Scouts, park rangers and other volunteers were hard at work cleaning up San-Lee Park Saturday morning as part of North Carolina's annual "Big Sweep" event.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Jensen takes helm of Herald newsroom

Tom Jensen has joined the staff of The Sanford Herald as editor, overseeing newsroom operations and responsibility for the newspaper's print and digital products, Publisher Bill Horner III has announced.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

LCCO kicks off concert series

The Lee County Community Orchestra (LCCO) gets its 2014-1015 “Symphonic Creatures” concert series under way this month with two free concerts.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Lee County Library expands collection with Revolutionary War family history

When Pvt. John Grady woke up on Feb. 27, 1776, he had no idea that he would not see another sunset — or that, more than 200 years later, he would have a branch of the Daughters of the American Revolution named in his honor.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Salvation Army ramping up efforts to spread holiday ‘JOY’

This week, we Take 5 with Chris Kelley, the director of the Salvation Army of Lee County Service Center, about the organization’s holiday and community programming.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Repeal of gun ordinance comes to final vote Monday

The Lee County Board of Commissioners plans to vote Monday on a resolution repealing a gun ordinance, which bans licensed concealed-carry holders from bringing concealed weapons into public buildings.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 09:31 PM

Open house features future of manufacturing

Through the use of a virtual reality helmet, students can learn how to weld, a 3-D printer can create a plastic keychain, and screws can be placed in the wall using nothing but air.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Changing the rules — again

State of North Carolina attorneys, at the instruction of Gov. Pat McCrory, have petitioned U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to halt same-day registration


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Anti-radiation meds available to those within 10-mile radius of Harris plant

The potassium iodide tablets given to residents living within 10 miles of the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant  in 2010 expired at the end of September, so the Lee County Health Department will be handing out free doses to anyone in the area on Oct. 11.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Carthage man charged in marijuana bust; over $100,000 worth seized

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office has made one arrest and seized more than $100,000 worth of marijuana after a search warrant reportedly revealed a marijuana manufacturing operation outside of a Carthage residence on Wednesday.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Sanford man injured, 150 gallons of fuel spilled in 18-wheeler wreck

A Sanford man sustained minor injuries in a single-vehicle wreck that shut down a portion of Hickory House Road where it intersects Willet Road at 12:30 a.m. Thursday.


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 09:53 PM

Searching for seafood


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 06:41 PM

Changing the rules — again

State of North Carolina attorneys, at the instruction of Gov. Pat McCrory, have petitioned U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to halt same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting for November's election that was temporarily reinstated Wednesday by a federal court. 


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

THE WOMEN'S EXCHANGE: Conference to confer message of personal growth, empowerment

About 70 women from the Central Carolina region will meet, mingle, network and hear presentations from successful women in the workforce — in addition to building camaraderie and learning about “breaking barriers” — at a gathering for female professionals next week.


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Boys and Girls Club keeps mission in sight following 'most trying year'

Despite a year of financial challenges and an anonymous but persistent email critic, the executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sanford/Lee County refuses to let the difficulties slow the club down.


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

City, county hope to spur economic development with lift station transfer

The Sanford City Council continued discussions Wednesday about purchasing the Colon Road lift station from Lee County for about $800,000 — a plan it expects would open more opportunities for economic development at the city and county level.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 08:55 PM

A new facade


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Campaign sign rules in effect as election season heats up

With November's general election drawing closer, campaign signs are appearing — and in at least one case, disappearing — throughout Sanford and the surrounding area.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Experts: Prep for winter early

The march toward winter has begun, and businesses and emergency personnel alike advise Lee County residents to prepare for colder weather sooner rather than later.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Chinese artist teaches calligraphy

“A once in a lifetime experience.”


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Awards paint picture of appreciation for Lee County art

The North Carolina Art Education Association’s 2014 award list proves that the visual arts are alive and well in Lee County.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LIFE IN LEE COUNTY: Event puts progress, positive local attributes, in forefront

City, county and state leaders plan to convene next month to discuss why life in Lee County is so special — a gathering that will include an update from N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata on state plans for the region.