THUMBS UP: Global warming’s demise?
The excitement is building as one of Lee County’s most anticipated events is just on our horizon: the 77th edition of the award-winning Lee Regional Fair.
North Carolinians have become accustomed to the threat of severe weather year-round, but alert especially is heightened during spring, which is prime time for tornadoes, and hurricane season in the Atlantic, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.
THUMBS UP: Jobs For Life
Who could have predicted that in the summer of 2014, dumping an icy container of water on your own head, or someone else's, would be all the rage?
For some, the experience was a novel one — perhaps scary or sad — and for the veterans, it marked a return to familiar territory.
Lee County has seen its share of significant happenings in its time, and all manner of debates that have widened the bounds of community discourse.
The Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo has become a much anticipated event in Central Carolina each year, catering to a demographic that values the resources, vendors and camaraderie it provides.
For the life of us, we can’t imagine why anyone in his or her right mind would choose to drive an automobile while impaired by alcohol.
THUMBS UP: Dr. Charles V. Sikes Jr.
For the effort of a few seconds, it can save your life or the life of someone you love.
THUMBS DOWN: Empty ‘buses’
In the fight against crime, there are perhaps no greater assets than the eyes and ears of regular citizens.
THUMBS UP: Jobless rate
Hunger is a serious issue for anyone, but particularly for children.
THUMBS UP: Blood donors
The year 2026 may seem like the distant future, but any parent knows how quickly a dozen years can pass.
Now it's up to the voters.
It's hard to know whether it's better to characterize Addie Gonzalez as an overcomer or an over-achiever.
THUMBS UP: Public debate
Every community has its treasures — which in Sanford certainly includes businesses.
Broadway is the much smaller of Lee County’s two municipalities, and its population of 1,267 is a fraction of that of its counterpart, Sanford.
THUMBS UP: Endor Iron Furnace
Engage our youth. Impose tougher sentences. Pray.
Preliminary numbers show that seven people died on North Carolina highways during the four-day July Fourth holiday period, the state Highway Patrol is reporting.