It seems as if it were just a week or two ago that municipal elections were being contested in Sanford and Broadway, but in this era of long campaigns, it seems like it’s never too early to talk about the next race.
It’s a new year, and that means tax reform for North Carolinians.
THUMBS UP: Recyclables
Congratulations to the City of Sanford and its residents for doubling the amount of materials recycled in 2013 compared to previous years as well as a jump of participation from 38 percent in 2012 to 95 percent in 2013.
Welcome to 2014!
The beginning of a new year naturally turns our thoughts toward a fresh start, bringing successes and areas for improvement into sharp focus.
The Carolina Panthers’ bandwagon is once again getting pretty crowded, but climb aboard — there’s plenty of room still, and at this rate, it may be moving along for a few more weeks.
A new year is approaching and typically that means “get in shape” resolutions and a spike in memberships to fitness clubs.
The Central Carolina area has many treasures which help to meet community needs.
THUMBS UP:A wintry mix
Now that it’s officially winter, the weatherman’s use of the term “wintry mix” typically means the skies
Someone could be forgiven for assuming the term “affluenza” was a joke — a tongue-in-cheek jab at our wealth-obsessed culture.
With Christmas just days away, the buzz of activity at local stores has intensified and the number of filled spaces in the parking lots at local shopping areas is nearing capacity as shoppers engage in the final rush.
Congratulations to Glenda Jones, Lee County’s Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources.
After recording double-digit unemployment in 2013 through the month of August, it was certainly welcome news to hear that Lee County’s September and October numbers had fallen to 9.5 percent and 9.7 percent, respectively.
THUMBS UP: Farmers' Alliance
Congratulations are in order for the Farmers' Alliance Store in Chatham County, which on Saturday held its 125th anniversary celebration.
After six hours of intense debate and impassioned pleas from dozens of citizens, the Pittsboro Town Board ultimately did the right thing at their Nov. 25 meeting — nothing.
There’s a lesson to be learned from this season’s Duke University football season.
THUMBS DOWN: McCrory and access to public records
In his letter to the church of Thessalonica, the apostle Paul wrote, “In every thing, give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
A new report from the National Center for Homeless Education indicates that the number of homeless students enrolled in public schools in North Carolina has jumped significantly.
THUMBS UP: Dean Smith
Here, in the heart of Carolina country
The shots fired in Dallas's Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963, would reverberate through history.
College can make a tremendous difference in the success one may achieve in life. Yet for some, higher education is not always affordable.
B-r-r-r-r! It’s cold!
Tonight's the night.
It's the one night a year when rivals Lee County and Southern Lee
The newly partisan election for the governing body of Sanford is over, so now it’s time to see whether partisan politics will be put aside, and whether the office-holders on the council can get down to the business of doing what’s best for the city.