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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.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

WIC promotes healthy eating as temperatures begin to drop

With school back in session and fall getting under way, the Lee County Women, Infants and Children office is revitalizing efforts to educate WIC families on the importance of healthy eating habits and good nutrition.


Sep. 29, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

'A community that makes things'

Some of Lee County's largest, most cutting-edge employers will open their operations to an audience of students and area residents Friday — who will get a firsthand look at robotics, biotechnology and machinery while learning more about the importance of the manufacturing industry.


Sep. 28, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Sanford man killed in Moncure industrial accident

A Sanford man working at the Boise Cascade Wood Products plant in Moncure was killed Friday afternoon in an industrial accident, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

'If it's local, they'll give'

The sidewalk outside First Presbyterian Church in Sanford teemed with activity Saturday morning as more than 70 churchgoers, volunteers and students prepared for the third annual Lee County Harvest Walk.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Sanford man killed in Moncure industrial accident

A Sanford man working at the Boise Cascade Wood Products plant in Moncure was killed Friday afternoon in an industrial accident, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Fracking, teacher pay ignite debate during CEAD forum

State and county candidates mingled outside, passed out pamphlets and put up campaign signs to spread their name and platform to the public before the forum hosted by the Council for Effective Actions and Decisions Thursday.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Sanford student plays lead in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

The classic story of Scout and Atticus Finch will come alive onstage during the Judson Theatre Company's production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" —  with local and professional actors, including a Sanford resident and a television star, playing prominent roles.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: Tata talks 'vision' for transportation

This week, we Take 5 with Anthony J. Tata, the secretary of the N.C. Department of Transportation, about Gov. Pat McCrory’s 25-Year Vision for N.C. and other highway issues.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Broadway commissioners support CCCC bonds

The town of Broadway Board of Commissioners this week unanimously voted to adopt a resolution supporting the 2014 Central Carolina Community College Bond Referendum.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 08:07 PM

Digging deeper into House in the Horseshoe’s past

Above ground at House in the Horseshoe historic site, remnants of a violent Revolutionary War skirmish are embedded in the very walls — allowing visitors to see and touch history.