Jul. 03, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

'Hallelujah, and thanks for everything'

William Waddell has lived through every war his country has fought between World War I and the current War on Terror.

Jul. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Citizens raise concerns at hearing about water rules

With a muffled beat of bass and snare drums sounding from just outside, anti-fracking activists spent Tuesday evening voicing concerns to several state regulatory officials who had come to Sanford.

Jul. 03, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Rising country star lends talent to Wounded Warriors

Several upcoming concerts will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, and organizers are also hoping the shows help launch one local teen into stardom.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Horner Blvd. repaving wraps up without delays, complaints

The $4.29 million repaving project that includes a new road surface for a stretch of Horner Boulevard was scheduled to wrap up Wednesday night, after about a week and a half of work on Horner.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 03:21 PM

Ahead of July 4th, East Coast eyes tropical storm

Along much of the East Coast, hotel owners, tourism officials and would-be vacationers kept a watchful eye on forecasts Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur churned off Florida, threatening Fourth of July plans for thousands of people.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 03:19 PM

N.C. governor: Don't wear 'stupid hat' during storm

Gov. Pat McCrory is urging residents and visitors to "not put your stupid hat on" as North Carolina prepares for Tropical Storm Arthur, which is forecast to become a hurricane as it approaches the state.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Sanford man now charged in two drive-by shootings

Police have charged a local man, who is suspected in a June 22 drive-by shooting, with a similar shooting on Saturday that caused injury.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Store owner's last moments recounted as murder trial begins

A Lee County man is standing trial this week on murder charges from nearly five years ago.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

'Here for one purpose — to help'

Tamekia Dowdy founded Inspire and Motivate Our Future Inc. with a single goal in mind — to equip underprivileged children with the tools they need to succeed in both school and life.

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 08:05 PM

Water quality hearing draws anti-fracking crowd

A public hearing in Sanford Tuesday night on proposed new water quality regulations drew a large crowd, many of whom got up to speak about their opposition to hydraulic fracturing.


Jul. 01, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

A cool landing

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

Sanford shooting suspect charged

Marquise Laurice Wilson, 20, of 3504 Hiawatha Trail, Sanford, has been charged with one count of attempted murder, one count of assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and 20 counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property, according to the Sanford Police Department. 

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Moore Hobby Lobby patrons praise SCOTUS ruling

The Supreme Court's decision on Hobby Lobby — that the retailer's owners and owners of other private companies can't be compelled to provide birth control as part of health insurance coverage in violation of their religious convictions — proved Monday to be quite divisive.

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Post rejoins CCCC Board of Trustees

A local attorney was reappointed to the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees Monday, after the school boards in Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties signed off on the decision.

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

One victim, several homes struck in drive-by shooting

At least one man was injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday afternoon on Courtland Drive, authorities reported Monday.

Jun. 30, 2014 @ 06:26 PM

Sanford Lions forced to increase fair price or face shortfall

The Sanford Lions Club may lose up to $8,000 in revenue due to the North Carolina legislature's recent decision not to exempt agricultural fairs from the admissions tax it passed last year.

"The issue is that, unless we raise our admission to cover the price of the tax, which will be close to 50 cents on a $7 admission, we'll just have to eat it," said Sanford Lions Club Treasurer Bob Nelson. "If we just have to eat it, we're talking about a significant loss for the Lions Club."

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Cooperative Extension celebrates 100th anniversary

The methods may have changed for the Lee County Cooperative Extension, but it’s had the same goal for the last 100 years — educating county residents about how to make sound decisions for their families.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Various events highlight area holiday schedule

People in the Central Carolina region will have many opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this year.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Man charged with raping disabled Chatham woman

An acquaintance of a disabled Chatham County woman was arrested this week and charged with sexually assaulting her over the course of at least a year.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

High court poised to decide birth-control dispute

The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Armed teen charged following police chase

A Sanford teenager was arrested Friday following a chase by Sanford Police which ended on Courtland Drive around lunchtime Friday.

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 07:17 PM

Sanford biscuit-maker is restaurant's grand champ

Three years ago, Alfonsa Martinez had never cooked a biscuit in her life. Now she's the best biscuit-maker in the entire Biscuitville fast food chain.

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

MAKO removes room for error in knee surgery

Not all knee repair procedures are created equal — just ask Dennis Florit.

Jun. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: National Night Out has goal of strengthening communities

This week, we Take 5 with Kelly Miller, the city of Sanford's Public Information Officer, about National Night Out.

Jun. 27, 2014 @ 06:28 PM

Grilling the barbecue masters

As the weather heats up in Lee County, so do the grills.