After the Air Force Reserve Command pushed back the deactivation of the 440th Airlift Wing by one year, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers was one of the first to say the fight wasn’t over.

Sen. Ronald Rabin (R-Lee, Harnett) had strong words for what he saw as a national push for politically correct language during a floor speech at the N.C. State Legislative Building in Raleigh Thursday.

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 95 of 100 North Carolina’s counties in June — including Lee — decreased in four counties and were unchanged in one county, according to data released Wednesday by the North Carolina Department of Commerce-Division of Employment Security.

A Sanford man and a Spring Lake man face more than 30 charges of larceny and other crimes after allegedly stealing more than 150 batteries from power stations across Lee, Harnett and Cumberland counties in the course of a month, according to the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.

The state Highway Patrol has identified the driver killed in a single-vehicle collision Tuesday on Buffalo Lake Road in Harnett County Tuesday.

A Colorado man training in Fort Bragg shot himself Thursday in his Sanford residence after authorities took out warrants for his arrest in connection with a fatal one-vehicle crash in Harnett County this week, according to the Highway Patrol.

The shore of the Cape Fear River was bustling with activity at the Lillington 4th of July Celebration yesterday. There were water slides and bubble machines for kids, a DJ playing lively music and several food vendors staked out along the river behind Howard Barbecue.

Construction for Sanford's new Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic is underway with concrete for its external walls to be poured next week and the entire project expected to be completed around the end of the year.

While Facebook and Twitter can fuel controversies such those brewing over the Confederate Flag and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, social media also can provide opportunities to businesses not available through more traditional methods.

Three Lee County High School softball players, who are all returning Lady Yellow Jackets, helped the Region 4 team to a 3-1 record and a bronze medal at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina Tuesday and Wednesday.

Central Carolina Community College is among only four of North Carolina's 58 community colleges to have met or exceeded the excellence level in at least four areas of the 2015 Performance Measures for Student Success report announced by the N.C. Community College System.

A Sanford man was charged with murder Thursday morning after a shooting in Bunnlevel left a Broadway man dead, according to the Harnett County Sheriff's Office.

The appointment process for the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees has changed over the past two years, but Jan Hayes’s seat won’t be changing hands any time soon now that the school boards of Lee, Harnett and Chatham counties voted unanimously this week to re-elect her to …

U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker says that federal and local authorities have broken up a cocaine ring that was operating for more than four years in Hartnett and Cumberland counties

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 89 of North Carolina’s counties in April, including Lee and its neighbors, increased in six counties and remained unchanged in five, according to N.C. Department of Commerce-Division of Employment Security data released Wednesday.

This week, we Take 5 with Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who represents the 2nd Congressional District of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives, about a number of legislative issues. Ellmers, a Republican, is a native of Michigan who lives in Dunn and worked as a nurse prior to h…