Regan Lawrence of Sanford graduated this spring with a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Little Rock in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The following students were named to the spring semester Dean’s List at Baylor University in Waco, Texas: Kelbie Marika Pogoncheff of Cameron, and Nicholas R. Morris and Emma Kathleen Saunders, both of Whispering Pines.

Chelsey Haley of Southern Pines received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in May from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.

A Lee County community college graduate was one of 215 North Carolina students to receive the Golden LEAF Scholarship this year, foundation officials announced Tuesday.

Riley Barrett of Southern Pines was named to the spring semester Dean’s List at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

Hundreds of Southern Lee High School seniors took their first step into adult life Friday during the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021.

Lee Christian School graduates took a big step into the future Thursday when they received their high school diplomas.

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Lee County High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian reflected on their four years at high school during graduation practice Wednesday morning.

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Registration is open for Lee County Schools’ annual STEM summer camp which teaches teenagers about science, technology, engineering and math.

SANFORD — Dr. Kristi Short is the new Central Carolina Community College Vice President/Chief Academic Officer. She succeeds Dr. Brian Merritt, who now is President of McDowell Technical Community College.

SANFORD — The Central Carolina Community College Accounting program has been recognized by Best Value Schools as one of the Best 24 Associate Degree in Finance in 2021. CCCC was ranked No. 5. See rankings at

SANFORD — The Central Carolina Community College Dreamkeeper Fund provides just-in-time support for students facing emergency expenses that may derail them from completing their education or training program.