Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
Austin Dowdy has always loved theater and wanted to be able to pursue it in high school. So when he enrolled at Lee Early College last year and learned the school had no such options, he decided to change that.
Now a sophomore, Dowdy is president of the newly formed drama club. And tonight through Thursday, he'll also be director of the drama club's first production — a full-length play he wrote about Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a Mexican-American pop star known simply as Selena.
The stock market broke through two milestones Monday before giving up nearly all its gains late in the day.
Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities, killing at least three people and prompting officials at Chicago's Soldier Field to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears game.
Pending a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in the next several months, some local governing boards may have to rethink how they open their meetings.
A shoebox may seem insignificant, but when filled with toys and other special items for a child overseas, it can embody hope and happiness.
The lawsuit four Central Carolina Community College trustees filed against the state and the college — and which has since seen the Chatham County Board of Education join the defendants — continued this past week, although the judge has yet to announce any decision.
Inventing a bacon taco for a barbecue competition earlier this month was a shot in the dark for Troy Winter. It ended up with him and his brother being named the eighth-best bacon cooking team in the world.
Looking back at the stories to remember from this week:
Guns in parks, hydraulic fracturing in Lee County and the state of residents’ health are all slated for discussion during the Lee County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday.
Thanks to a new system at Central Carolina Hospital, patients who have non-life-threatening medical needs yet still want to go to the emergency room won’t have to rely on luck to get a short wait.
This week, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the shooting of President John F. Kennedy
Investors stayed upbeat Friday, pushing U.S. stock indexes deeper into record territory.
With cancer and heart disease still the leading causes of death in Lee County, unintentional injuries — primarily alcohol and drug overdoses — cracked the top five, according to the draft 2013 State of the County Health Report.
As of Monday, the Lee County YMCA was $18,000 short of its fundraising goal for the year. But by the time the deadline officially passed on Thursday, the group was $2,000 above its goal of $105,000.
The county's new economic development organization — which will merge the Lee County Economic Development Corporation and the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce — has officially been named.
After decades matching ladies with the perfect earrings and helping men pick out the best gift for the occasion, Brenda's Jewelers in downtown Sanford is shutting its doors for good.
The Lee County School Board backed a plan to place more student resource officers in elementary schools and several policy changes — including one involving guns on school grounds — during a regular meeting Tuesday night.
For most of the purple-and-gold-clad brothers of Omega Psi Phi who visited Deep River Elementary School on Wednesday, it was about community service. For Christopher Lyons, it was a homecoming of sorts.
The Lee County Education Foundation made a large step forward in local education through its Head of Class project, the Lee County Board of Education declared Tuesday — and that was only the start.
After nearly a year on the job, Lee County Attorney Kerry Schmid is anxiously waiting for her license to practice law in North Carolina.
As temperatures continue to plummet, government and nonprofit organizations are readying their programs to assist area residents with heating needs.
Disappointing company earnings and falling oil prices pulled stocks back from record highs on Tuesday.