Things tend to get messy, and emotions can get raw, when citizens and the government they support get entangled in legal action.
This Memorial Day weekend, people will be taking advantage of the holiday and traveling to and from various destinations.
Most of us can recall with some vividness the horrors of the worst ones — Hugo in 1989
Neolia Cole is a treasure not only in our community, but also throughout the pottery world.
In a 2009 interview for “Lee County Living” magazine, Temple Theatre’s Peggy Taphorn recounted her most dismal day.
THUMBS UP: Caterpillar graduates
The Caterpillar youth apprenticeship program is a great program that provides the opportunity for our students to achieve academic credentials and real-world experience.
Many arts and ways of yesteryear have been consigned to history, but thanks to the foresight of some area residents, many of them have not been lost for good.
“ … It is important to know who you teach, not what you teach.”
During a recent meeting, the Sanford City Council heard that some projects made possible with municipal bonds were progressing ahead of schedule — several beating the projection by a year.
THUMBS UP: Mother’s Day
Marilyn Green has been a stalwart in pushing the best interests of The Helping Hand Clinic, which serves the medically uninsured of Lee County.
The Supreme Court, by a 5-4 margin, upheld this week the opinion that prayers — including those considered Christian — at the start of local council meetings are indeed Constitutional.
THUMBS UP: Primary election
The early voting period for this year’s primary election has ended. The primary itself comes down to Tuesday, when polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. across North Carolina.
Can you imagine being without a place to live?
"One Voice United in Prayer."
That is the theme for the National Day of Prayer, which will be observed today in Sanford — and in many other cities and towns across America.
Got plans this weekend?
THUMBS UP: Sheriff Carter
Fall is a stunning season, when the leaves lose their green shade and take on vibrant hues from all colors of the rainbow. The temperature dips and the days get shorter — leading us into the holiday season.
Every government entity faces what can sometimes seem to be an endless series of difficult decisions that, depending on how the votes fall, will have significant long-term impact on the voters they’re elected to represent and the communities they’re elected to serve.
Easter is a strange story to swallow. Perhaps this is why we’d rather swallow chocolate eggs perplexingly hatched by a bunny rabbit.
Most of us wouldn't be who we are if it wasn't for the stubborn love of someone else.
THUMBS UP: Broadway Our Way
Downtown Broadway will be very much alive today with the sixth annual Broadway Our Way Festival.
It was only a matter of time.
HAVEN, Lee County’s domestic abuse shelter and support organization, has served families in need for decades now.
That fateful Saturday, April 16, 2011, started out bright, beautiful and sunny. While there had been reports about the potential for severe weather, it was unimaginable how life would change later that afternoon.