News

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

Vendors help clients save at annual expo

Hundreds mingled, made connections and took advantage of exclusive deals during Wednesday's 26th annual Small Business Expo, where more than 60 vendors were on hand to show and tell about their goods and services.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 12:17 PM

Harnett authorities still searching for suspect in shooting

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office is searching for David Lee Cameron, 28, of 836 Clearwater Drive, Sanford, in connection with a shooting Tuesday night outside the Food Lion at at 133 Mittie Haddock Road, Cameron.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Breadbasket barbecue raises money for nonprofit

Barbecue lovers and anyone looking to socialize or donate to a worthy cause can sate their appetites Friday at Saint Luke United Methodist Church in Sanford during the 10th annual J. Fletcher Rosser Memorial Barbecue to support The Breadbasket.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Operation Christmas Child

As temperatures begin to drop and the holiday season looms on the horizon, the congregation of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church in Sanford is preparing for another year of Operation: Christmas Child — a project that provides gift-filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children in more than 100 countries worldwide.


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Citizens’ Academy giving nine education in city government

Despite cold weather, cloudy skies and a sprinkling of rain, members of the inaugural class of the city of Sanford Citizens’ Academy toured the city’s municipal golf course and several parks Tuesday — expressing their enthusiasm for the new program.


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

More funds needed for sports complex study

Members of the Lee County Commissioners and the Sanford City Council will return to their respective boards to recommend increasing funds for a feasibility study for a multi-sport complex project, potentially at the O.T. Sloan Park, after a joint session Monday. 


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Lee business leaders give schools feedback through advisory council

When Lee County business leaders collaborate with school officials, students will be better prepared to enter the business world upon graduation. That is the logic behind the Superintendent's Advisory Council on Economic Competitiveness, which held its first meeting of the 2014-2015 school year Monday afternoon.


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Local voters urged to be mindful of dates, new laws

While more than 50 Lee County residents already have requested an absentee ballot from the state since they became available Sept. 5, more important dates and new policies are coming up that residents need to be aware of for this election cycle.


Sep. 22, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Sign of the season

Rows of pumpkins are displayed for sale at Bennett's Pumpkin Patch on Monday located on Highway 24/27 in Cameron. Today marks the first full day of fall and signs of the season are starting to show around Central Carolina.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Library invites local authors in as part of new changes

Coinciding with the retirement of library director Michael Matochik, the Lee County Library is undergoing other changes to get the community more involved at the library, including the incorporation of book signings into the annual book sale and a Living Library Fund.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

City, county reps to meet on ecomonic issues

Representatives from Sanford City Council and Lee County Commissioners will meet Monday to discuss continuing economic development through the O.T. Sloan Park, the Colon Road lift station and broadband Internet for the Lee County Industrial Park.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

CCCC history students learn about tobacco farming

For decades, tobacco flourished as the South’s No. 1 cash crop. Even though the popularity of cigarettes began to dwindle in the 1960s, demand for domestically grown tobacco is still great enough to support a number of large farmers throughout the South.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

Panel starts reviewing Common Core standards in NC

A commission on Monday will begin reviewing the Common Core targets for math and the English language that North Carolina's public school students must meet.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

'A life-changing partner'

Samantha Duerring goes to school. She likes to sing, and she runs cross country.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

BWAP looks to make learning fun

Parents of Lee County children grades three through eight will have a new option for no-cost after-school care starting Monday with the opening of Born with a Purpose at God’s Promise Church on Main Street in Sanford.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: Lee Wildlife Club to host open house

This week, we Take 5 with Bob McCorkle, the president of the Lee County Wildlife Club, which is hosting an open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 11:54 PM

Not just a job — ‘a vocation’

The director of the Lee County Library will be retiring in December, after more than 30 years spent tending to the knowledge stored in the library’s voluminous 130,000-plus book collection.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Bonds receive wide range of support

Central Carolina Community College’s bond issues, on the November ballot, have garnered bipartisan support and two new endorsements.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Progress ongoing at Endor Iron Furnace

Dismantling continues at The Endor Iron Furnace — a 150-plus-year-old, Civil War-era structure where pig iron was produced for the Confederacy.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 08:24 PM

Library book sale


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 02:12 PM

Sanford woman shot, suspect arrested Wednesday night

A local woman was hospitalized after being shot Wednesday night during an altercation with an aquaintance, according to authorities. 


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Mann: 'Sky's the limit' during sister city visit

Officials from the City of Sanford will visit a potential Chinese sister city, Yixing, in October to not only solidify relations as sister cities, but also to discuss partnering their respective community colleges.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Kelly's Clean Cars, razed by fire, finds new home

After their car-detailing business burned down in July, Kelly and Terrie Gibson worked out of their truck with limited supplies and equipment for almost a month. Needing a more permanent solution, the Gibsons were ecstatic Wednesday when they reopened Kelly's Clean Cars at a new and improved location.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:23 PM

Gross Farms corn maze, pumpkin patch opening signal fall season

Pumpkin spice lattes are good, and it's always fun to watch the leaves change. But nothing heralds fall like the sight of thousands of stalks stretched out across 13 acres that signal the return of the Gross Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, opening Saturday.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB: Fall fundraiser's object is to 'celebrate youth'

Board members of the Boys and Girls Club of Sanford/Lee County know showing is always better than telling. And the club wants to use its Celebrate Youth auction and fundraiser to show the community what it does for the children of Lee County.