A mother dancing with her toddler to the twangy tune of “Wagon Wheel.” Children lining up get their faces painted. Teenagers and their parents grilling hot dogs to raise money for sports teams. American flags being waved and worn.
Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina's dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to the Northeast as it veered out to sea.
The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights:
A $25,000 grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, a $10,000 grant from Lee County and the kickoff of the "Count Me In" fundraising campaign have members of Lee County HAVEN hopeful
HAVEN Executive Director Susan King said that, despite financial hardships, HAVEN has more services in place now than it did a year ago.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents made several arrests Thursday for alleged drug-related offenses.
Moore County officials have busted a suspected meth-making operation on Chalmers Road, off of Carbonton Road near where Moore, Lee and Chatham counties come together.
William Waddell has lived through every war his country has fought between World War I and the current War on Terror.
With a muffled beat of bass and snare drums sounding from just outside, anti-fracking activists spent Tuesday evening voicing concerns to several state regulatory officials who had come to Sanford.
Several upcoming concerts will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, and organizers are also hoping the shows help launch one local teen into stardom.
The $4.29 million repaving project that includes a new road surface for a stretch of Horner Boulevard was scheduled to wrap up Wednesday night, after about a week and a half of work on Horner.
Along much of the East Coast, hotel owners, tourism officials and would-be vacationers kept a watchful eye on forecasts Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur churned off Florida, threatening Fourth of July plans for thousands of people.
Gov. Pat McCrory is urging residents and visitors to "not put your stupid hat on" as North Carolina prepares for Tropical Storm Arthur, which is forecast to become a hurricane as it approaches the state.
Police have charged a local man, who is suspected in a June 22 drive-by shooting, with a similar shooting on Saturday that caused injury.
A Lee County man is standing trial this week on murder charges from nearly five years ago.
Tamekia Dowdy founded Inspire and Motivate Our Future Inc. with a single goal in mind — to equip underprivileged children with the tools they need to succeed in both school and life.
A public hearing in Sanford Tuesday night on proposed new water quality regulations drew a large crowd, many of whom got up to speak about their opposition to hydraulic fracturing.
Marquise Laurice Wilson, 20, of 3504 Hiawatha Trail, Sanford, has been charged with one count of attempted murder, one count of assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and 20 counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property, according to the Sanford Police Department.
The Supreme Court's decision on Hobby Lobby — that the retailer's owners and owners of other private companies can't be compelled to provide birth control as part of health insurance coverage in violation of their religious convictions — proved Monday to be quite divisive.
A local attorney was reappointed to the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees Monday, after the school boards in Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties signed off on the decision.
At least one man was injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday afternoon on Courtland Drive, authorities reported Monday.
The Sanford Lions Club may lose up to $8,000 in revenue due to the North Carolina legislature's recent decision not to exempt agricultural fairs from the admissions tax it passed last year.
"The issue is that, unless we raise our admission to cover the price of the tax, which will be close to 50 cents on a $7 admission, we'll just have to eat it," said Sanford Lions Club Treasurer Bob Nelson. "If we just have to eat it, we're talking about a significant loss for the Lions Club."
The methods may have changed for the Lee County Cooperative Extension, but it’s had the same goal for the last 100 years — educating county residents about how to make sound decisions for their families.