Mar. 29, 2014 @ 06:10 PM


Mar. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee Obamacare enrollment ‘average’

Monday is the deadline for residents to sign up for health insurance coverage or face a penalty from the federal government under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

Mar. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: Housing out of reach for many

This week, we Take 5 with Satana Deberry, executive director of the North Carolina Housing Coalition.

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 11:05 PM

Seven more join SRO ranks

Seven men and women joined Lee County’s law enforcement ranks as the newest School Resource Officers on Friday.

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 10:09 PM

Duke Energy seeks to keep records from regulators

Worried about getting a fair shake from investigators, Duke Energy is asking a judge to shield its records from North Carolina regulators and environmental groups while a federal criminal probe is ongoing.

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

Stocks edge higher on consumer spending data

A positive report on U.S. consumer spending helped push stocks mostly higher Friday for the first time in three days.

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Locals grapple with Obamacare

Private companies like Hobby Lobby have attracted significant attention in the debate over the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate recently, but public agencies are struggling with it, too.

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: ‘Project Lazarus’ could be lifesaver in Lee County

The name “Lazarus,” owing to the story of a man by that name raised from the dead by Jesus in the New Testament, typically connotes restoration to life.

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 11:08 PM

Becoming ‘better people’ — at a price

My 15-year-old daughter has asked me for permission to sign up for a free medical training in first aid for war.

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 08:19 PM

Tech companies, Citigroup tug US stocks lower

It was a bad day to be an investor in Citigroup or tech stocks.

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Council debates urban deer hunting

Sanford City Council members on Wednesday debated changing the acreage requirement to hunt deer during the city’s urban archery season.

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Speakers talk strategy with local fracking opponents

Gathered at a Pinehurst church, dozens of anti-fracking activists from Central Carolina heard national speakers spread their environmental gospel late into Tuesday night.

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Tortured protester symbolizes ‘the heart of Ukraine’

Kozak Mykhailo Gavryluk, one of the heroes of Maidan — Independence Square in Kyiv — came to the city to participate in protests in the beginning of December, right after he saw on TV how the students had been beaten by riot police on Nov 30.

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 09:42 PM

Raid nets cache of drugs, guns, and other items

An executed search warrant for drugs at a local convenience store resulted in multiple arrests and the seizure of weapons, counterfeit items and suspected narcotics Wednesday.

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Technology stocks lead a broad market decline

The stock market continued its recent pattern of one step forward, one step back.

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Static Control gets go ahead

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Sanford-based Static Control Components, a competitor of printer maker Lexmark International Inc., can move forward with a lawsuit accusing Lexmark of disparaging its business.

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

‘Seems surreal, like a bad dream’

I am Ukrainian. I am a mother of two kids. My husband is a pastor of a church. We live in Kyiv, capital of Ukraine.

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 08:36 PM

Community spirit triumphs at ‘Beginning Life with Books’ bee

Dissipating (dispersing) into the selenian (of-the-moon) light Monday night, many losing spelling bee teams probably wanted a mulligan (second chance).

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

NC regulators say Duke has repaired crack in dam

North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy has repaired a crack in a dam at a coal ash pit near the Cape Fear River.

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Stocks move higher on Wall Street; Sonic gains

Stocks got a lift Tuesday as health care companies bounced back after a heavy sell-off.

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 01:34 PM

Court: Static Control can move forward with Lexmark suit

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a competitor of printer maker Lexmark International Inc. can move forward with a lawsuit accusing the company of disparaging its business.

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Bo's Hot Rods: Building and clients left in dark

Last year, television producers considered Bo's Hot Rods and Restorations as a reality TV show site. The show never came about, but the luxury car shop recently has been providing drama of its own.

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Cooperative puts locally grown foods on area tables

With five years and more than 1,500 members under its belt, the Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative intends to reach out to a new crop of folks interested in local produce.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 09:34 PM

CCCC team wins annual county spelling bee

The team of spellers from Central Carolina Community College showed the meaning of higher education Monday night, outlasting dozens of other teams to win the 15th annual Beginning Life with Books spelling bee.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Family health fair promotes fitness, well-being

Too many local children — and their parents — aren't in great shape, according to the lead nurse for Lee County Schools. So for that reason, all Lee County families are invited to a free health-centered bonanza tonight at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.