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.
The stock market staged a late-day rally Monday, helping push the Dow Jones industrial average higher for the first time in a week.
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.
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.
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.
The Lee County Commissioners will discuss the leasing and interlocal agreement for the Sanford Buggy Factory during its regular monthly meeting Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Sanford City Council has come to the conclusion that there are no easy answers to Brick Capital Community Development Corporation's financial woes.
Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties were among the 81 in North Carolina which experienced a drop in unemployment rate since May, according to data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce.
Not many high school students can say they have helped build a house from the ground up. But that is just what a number of students from Lee County and Southern Lee high schools did from November to June.
A Lee County mother was airlifted to UNC Hospitals after crashing her car Wednesday morning, although her 10-year-old son walked away with no major injuries.
Limited funding played a major factor in the Sanford City Council's discussion on the possibility of providing financial aid to Brick Capital, a local nonprofit focused on providing affordable housing to low income families.
The Lee County Arts and Community Center could soon undergo up to $5 million in renovations and additions, with a goal of turning it from an underutilized asset into a go-to space for concerts, plays, weddings, family reunions and more.
Three people were killed and three deputies injured in a shootout after a domestic dispute at a mobile home park Wednesday, law enforcement officials said.
Beginning next Monday, the Christians United Outreach Center of Lee County will provide free meals to children in need throughout August.
The annual death rate from opioid overdose in Lee County rose from three in 2009 to seven in 2012.
A group of local high school students touring the Lee County Sheriff's Office on Monday have dreams like going to college to study fashion or medicine, becoming sports stars and opening up businesses.