Jan. 13, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Going strong

With less than half of the school year remaining, Lee County school resource officers and school administrators have seen a noticeable drop in disciplinary issues compared to previous years.

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Flooding blocks road in Carolina Trace

Heavy rain left a stretch of Traceway North in the Carolina Trace community flooded and impassable for more than two hours Monday morning, and according to the National Weather Service, Lee County residents can expect showers and the possiblity of freezing rain to continue throughout the week.

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 02:09 PM

Herald seeks community nominations for awards

The Herald is soliciting nominations for two of its most prestigious honors: Citizen of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jan. 11, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

I wanna rock

As part of an online talent competition, Sanford band Brick City South has worked hard during the last few months to share its love of music with the nation. As the competition wraps up this week, the band needs continued community support through votes and donations to give other children the gift of music.

Jan. 11, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

‘Serve more and serve better’

United Way of Lee County will roll out a new database later this month as a way to connect local nonprofits and churches to better assist those in need by keeping more detailed records on clients and eliminating redundancies.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 06:23 PM

‘A fantastic show’

Sewing machines buzzed and dazzling displays of handmade quilts lined the booths in the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center Friday and Saturday as crafting enthusiasts from across North Carolina gathered for the sixth annual Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Police have no suspect yet in shooting

Police said Friday that the suspect in this week’s shooting on Oakwood Avenue remains at large, and that the victim still has not disclosed any information to authorities.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Take 5: Coal ash — ‘We recognize and fully appreciate local concerns’

This week, we Take 5 with Mike Hughes, Duke Energy’s vice president of Local Government and Community Relations in North Carolina

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC: President’s proposal fits with direction of college

President Barack Obama’s announcement of a plan that would make two years of community college as free and universal as high school appears to be in line with Central Carolina Community College’s Central Carolina Works program, the college announced Friday.

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Salmon sworn in as new member of N.C. House

More than 150 Lee and Harnett County residents braved the cold Thursday afternoon to see the swearing-in of Brad Salmon to the North Carolina House.

Jan. 09, 2015 @ 10:03 PM

Single digits

Jan. 09, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Three separate fires leave 3 injured

Three people sustained injuries and three structures burned down as firefighters from six different fire stations responded to three different fires across Sanford Wednesday night.

Jan. 09, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

State BOE votes to switch to 10-point grading scale

Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, all high school students in North Carolina will be on a 10-point grading scale.

Jan. 09, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Preparations underway for annual MLK community observance

The Council for Effective Actions and Decisions (C.E.A.D.) is finalizing plans for the annual observance commemorating the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with activities set to begin on the afternoon of Jan. 18.

Jan. 08, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

Man airlifted after shooting

A 19-year-old man was shot in the lower back around the 500 block of Oakwood Avenue Thursday afternoon, according to the Sanford Police Department.

Jan. 08, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

'Nightmare Sisters' is stuff of NPR's dreams

“Nightmare Sisters," a song recently recorded and produced by Sanford native Aslan Freeman in his parents' Sanford home, made NPR Music's Favorite Songs of 2014 list — starting the new year on a high note for his band, Jon Sebastian & the Trespassers.


Jan. 08, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

‘Those graves tell a story’

Local residents have raised a new concern surrounding the property off of Post Office Road where Duke Energy and Charah plan to store up to 8 million tons of coal ash: The site is home to a number of gravestones dating back to the early 1900s, one of which belongs to a World War I veteran.

Jan. 08, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

CITY OF SANFORD: Councilman questions appointments to Partnership for Prosperity Board

One member of the Sanford City Council took issue with the appointment of two elected officials to the board of directors of the Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity during the council's meeting Tuesday night.

Jan. 08, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Chatham advises residents to take precautions for arctic weather

With record-breaking frigid air moving in and staying until the weekend, Chatham County reminds local residents to take special safety and health precautions for themselves and their pets and to protect their property — particularly water pipes. Wind chill could put the area in the zero and subzero range.

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 07:50 PM

Wind chill warning

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 04:31 PM

Police hunt gunmen who killed 12 in attack on French weekly

Masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, methodically killing 12 people Wednesday, including the editor, before escaping in a car. It was France's deadliest terrorist attack in half a century.

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Nonprofit files suit against fracking rule-making panel

The Southern Environmental Law Center, a Chapel Hill-based nonprofit, filed a lawsuit this week against the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission claiming that the commission contains many legislative appointees and is therefore unconstitutional.

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Flu spreading through U.S.

While officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control have declared a national flu epidemic, Lee County health care providers haven’t seen a significant increase in flu activity compared to recent years — but are still encouraging residents to take precautions.

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Fifteen graduate from basic law enforcement training

Fifteen individuals recently graduated from the Central Carolina Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training program. The graduation was held Dec. 18, 2014, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford.

Jan. 07, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Rabin sworn in for second term

Col. (Ret.) Ronald Rabin was sworn Saturday for his second term as North Carolina’s 12th District senator.