Aug. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Church comes to homeowners' rescue

When a tree root grew into the sewage pipe below Sanford resident Marlene Malone's house at 645 Gulf St., she and her family were at a loss.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

PITTSBORO: Town board sued over Chatham Park

Pittsboro Matters and local citizens filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the town of Pittsboro — challenging its zoning approval for the Chatham Park project.

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Lee Boys & Girls Clubs in running for $5,000 'Wild Kingdom' prize

Michelle Culler has a nephew who gets to spend most of his summer at the beach. Thinking about him got her to look at those around her who don’t get to make those kind of memories often.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 07:08 PM

Suspicious package found to be label maker

A suspicious package, which was left on a newspaper rack in Kendale Plaza Wednesday afternoon, turned out to be an expensive label maker in a black container — so concluded an investigation involving local authorities and Fort Bragg specialists.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 02:49 PM

Pope leaving N.C. budget post; Roberts is successor

Conservative businessman, philanthropist and political donor Art Pope is stepping down as North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's state budget director early next month.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Late councilman Walter McNeil honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine award

The city of Sanford celebrated its second recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award in two days when former Sanford City Councilman Walter McNeil Jr. received the award posthumously Tuesday.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Improving upon the pillbox

While waiting for an experiment to incubate one day in a lab, Sanford native and North Carolina State University student Ashley Teal’s thoughts became inventive.

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

Neighbors celebrate National Night Out

Jamar Austin and Jamarion Griffin, both 7, pulled up the green mesh sacks around their waists, preparing to take off.

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee Commissioners delay decision on weapons issue

After debating the pros and cons of repealing a county ordinance banning concealed carry owners from carrying weapons on county property, the Lee County Board of Commissioners opted to postpone a vote on the resolution during its meeting Monday.

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CC Works advisors get busy preparing for roles

One of the overseers of the Central Carolina Works program took an opportunity to share some big news at the monthly Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Luncheon Monday at the McSwain Center.

Aug. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Southern Lee listed among 'High Schools That Work'

Southern Lee High School has earned a national High Schools That Work (HSTW) Gold Achievement Award — a distinction based on the progress of local school leaders and teachers in improving school practices and raising student achievement.

Aug. 04, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

Stocks stage late-day rally; Utilities lag

The stock market staged a late-day rally Monday, helping push the Dow Jones industrial average higher for the first time in a week.

Aug. 04, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

Hincks joins Order of the Long Leaf Pine

A Lee County legend was honored with North Carolina's highest civilian award Monday — an accolade that prompted an extended standing ovation from his peers.

Aug. 03, 2014 @ 02:21 PM

State proposes law change

Just few months after the conclusion of one lawsuit regarding illegal appointments to the Central Carolina Community College board of trustees, the state legislature is looking to step in and correct yet another illegal appointment.

Aug. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Central Carolina prepares for National Night Out

Sanford and Lee County will play host to a number of community gatherings as a part of the 31st annual National Night Out on Tuesday.

Aug. 03, 2014 @ 02:21 PM

Board to consider Buggy Factory lease

The Lee County Commissioners will discuss the leasing and interlocal agreement for the Sanford Buggy Factory during its regular monthly meeting Monday.

Aug. 02, 2014 @ 07:26 PM

House in the Horseshoe hosts re-enactment event

The rain may have driven some visitors away from the House in the Horseshoe Saturday for the historical site's annual Revolutionary War reenactment, but those who made the trip were well-rewarded with a look into the American past.

Aug. 02, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

NC lawmakers approve $21B budget and keep on going

North Carolina legislators approved a $21 billion state budget for this year Saturday, usually the last big decision for lawmakers who meet for several months each year. But Republicans holding large majorities in the General Assembly haven't agreed on when to quit.

Aug. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Angry, but hopeful

The General Assembly finally passed a budget Friday, deciding on pay raises of varying amounts for all teachers, as well as bonuses for other school employees.

Aug. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: Nonprofit providing for students, but challenged by budget woes

This week, we Take 5 with Heather McKenzie, the executive director of Communities In Schools of Lee County, about the CIS school supply drive and other projects in which the organization is involved.

Aug. 01, 2014 @ 07:13 PM

421 Bypass lags more than a year behind projections

Even if all goes exactly according to plan, the U.S. 421 Bypass around Sanford likely will be finished more than a year behind schedule.

Aug. 01, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

SANFORD CITY COUNCIL: Sewer lines, lift station may transfer from county to city

The sewer lines and lift station along Colon Road, which have long been owned by Lee County, would be better off under the city of Sanford's control, according to city and county officials.

Aug. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Grace Chapel holds VBS at the Park

Two years ago, Justin Garrell, then a student at Davis College, was sitting in Depot Park and saw an avenue to fill a need. He just wasn’t quite sure what the need was.

Aug. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

NC budget details education increases, other cuts

Kindergarten through college classrooms see an extra $113 million, public school teachers get raises averaging 7 percent, and vouchers allowing children to attend private and religious schools with taxpayer money

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

City 'in a bind' over Brick Capital

The Sanford City Council has come to the conclusion that there are no easy answers to Brick Capital Community Development Corporation's financial woes.