Jun. 04, 2015 @ 12:29 PM

Sanford gunrunners sentenced in New York

Eight Sanford residents charged with illegally transporting more than 100 guns to New York City in 2013 all have pleaded guilty and been sentenced in New York State Supreme Court, according to the Sanford Police Department.

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Unemployment rate falls in Lee, neighboring counties

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 89 of North Carolina’s counties in April, including Lee and its neighbors

Jun. 03, 2015 @ 06:32 PM

Epitome of a good leader

Former state Rep. John Sauls visited Herb Hincks several times during the last few weeks of the former Lee County commission chairman's life.

Jun. 03, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Concert series kicks off Thursday

Local blues band Hellhound Trail will take the stage at Depot Park on Thursday to kick off the 13th annual Function at the Junction

Jun. 03, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Mural master

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 06:45 PM

State to investigate Lee coal ash site amid violations

Two environmental permit violations at a proposed coal ash storage site in Chatham County have sparked further investigation into a similar site owned by the same company in Lee County.


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 06:34 PM

Local residents among four charged with kidnapping

Four relatives of a Pittsboro man charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl broke into a home connected to the girl's family and threatened the residents, the Chatham County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday.

The sheriff's office reported that family members of Daniel Gonzalez-Sosa, 50, of 45 Beaumont Lane, Pittsboro, were upset about a number of criminal charges that had been filed against him on May 28.


Jun. 03, 2015 @ 09:46 AM

One killed, one hurt in crash of small plane in Siler City

Authorities say a woman was killed and her husband was injured after a small plane crashed while trying to land at the Siler City Municipal Airport in Chatham County.

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Lawsuit against Lee sheriff's deputies settled

Attorneys for a Sanford resident and members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office have reached a settlement in a 2010 lawsuit alleging excessive force on the part of sheriff's deputies, which originally was scheduled to go to trial today.

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Man jailed in shooting of relative

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Lee commissioners accept bids to raze, rebuild local nature center

The Nature Center at San-Lee Park, destroyed by a fire last November, will be leveled in the coming weeks after the Lee County Board of Commissioners approved a demolition bid Monday.

Commissioners approved awarding the demolition contract to A-1 Salvage and Demolition in Archdale for $58,000, which is $31,000 less than the county’s original estimate, County Manager John Crumpton said.

Also at the Monday meeting, commissioners approved a contract with HH Architecture for no more than $158,000 to construct a new nature center.

Jun. 01, 2015 @ 06:24 PM

Fire kills thousands of chickens

Thousands of chickens died in a fire over the weekend at Chatham County farm, according to authorities. 

On Saturday, the Pittsboro Fire Department’s Asbury substation responded to a call at Bright Farms, located at 89 Wade Bright Road.

May. 31, 2015 @ 02:19 PM

Video reportedly shows child abuse, Sanford woman charged

A Sanford woman has been charged with child abuse after a video taken by an observer last week reportedly showed the woman striking an infant multiple times at a Kangaroo gas station on Carthage Street.

May. 31, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

State investigating possible violations at proposed Moncure coal ash site

State officials are investigating a possible violation of environmental laws near an open-pit mine in Chatham County which is being prepared to hold coal ash.

May. 31, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Cross-cultural fun promised at Festival Latino

Spanish and English speakers alike are invited to a cultural celebration next weekend where they can learn about Lee County’s people, make new friends and have fun in a festive atmosphere,

May. 30, 2015 @ 07:32 PM

Beautiful day, amazing spirit

Hundreds of people tapped their toes, clapped their hands and swayed to the beat as gospel groups performed

May. 30, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Take 5: Ellmers lays out legislative priorities

This week, we Take 5 with Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who represents the 2nd Congressional District of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives, about a number of legislative issues.

May. 30, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Former Lee official: County tax hike not needed

Supporters of the county's 2013 sales tax distribution method change say the Lee County Board of Commissioners shouldn't react to a loss in funding in fiscal year 2015-16 with a property tax hike.

May. 29, 2015 @ 07:04 PM

Banishing boredom

Whether local children and teens want to learn archery and go on field trips with the Lee County YMCA or hone their golf swing at the Sanford Municipal Golf Course, opportunities to stay active over the summer abound.

May. 29, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Officials weigh options to aid Brick Capital

The city of Sanford could buy a building valued at $175,000 from Brick Capital Community Development Corp. to help the nonprofit, which has sought financial aid from the city for the last year.

May. 28, 2015 @ 09:31 PM

Lee County trails behind in life expectancy

On average, a baby born in Lee County will live to about 77 years old, which is 4.6 fewer years than a baby born in Orange County about 45 miles away, according to recently released data gathered by NC Child.

May. 28, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

BOE asks county for more personnel

The Lee County Board of Education asked the Lee County Board of Commissioners to fund an increase in teacher pay and additional personnel

May. 28, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

County won’t tolerate bad behavior at pool

County officials are planning to beef up security at O.T. Sloan swimming pool after a visitor complained of gang-like activity last weekend when the pool opened for the season.

May. 28, 2015 @ 12:56 AM

Leaving their mark: Change, risk highlighted at LEC graduation

Graduating from high school is a time of change, and with that comes making decisions and sometimes taking risks. Speakers at Lee Early College’s graduation ceremony Tuesday night encouraged the 62 graduates to be forward thinking and take those risks.

May. 28, 2015 @ 12:44 AM

A walking miracle

In January 1982, Linda Sherron was told she had 10 years to live.