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  • Courthouse construction continues

    PITTSBORO-Taylor Hobbs of the firm working to restire the Chatham County Courthouse after it was destroyed by fire nearly two years ago, said it has been a long road but they are well on the way.   Hobbs said the rebuulding should be completed before Christmas  of this year, and if all goes well, the roofing will be done by summer.  Interior rebuilding has already begun with an eye to restoring the courthouse on how it looked in the early 1900s.   The new courthouse will have a greater emphasis on natural lighting, though overhead lamps will remain, and the outside will […]

  • Prom gowns are needed

    SANFORD-Spring is just around the corner when thoughts for many young lsdies turn to Milotary Balls and Proms.   Many times, the events are skipped because there is no suitable dress and no funds to to purchase.  Then, there’s also the “size” issue.  It’;s sometimes difficult to find a plus size gown.   Reba Brewington, an employee with the Lee County School System does not like that kind of talk.  She wants every young lady to experience the Prom and its wonderful highlights, so she and others work tirelessly to make it happen. She even goes so far to take money from her […]

  • Joint meeting on Shale Gas extraction

    SANFORD-The possibility of shale gas extraction will be the topic for discussion during a specially called meeting Tuesday evening of the Lee County Environmental Affairs Board and Lee County Commissioners.   The meeting which is open to the public, will be held from 5-7 PM in the Gordon Wicker Conference Room of the Lee County Government Center.

  • Filing deadline is looming

    Former Lee County Commissioner  Amy Dalrymple threw her hat into the ring Monday morning vying for a seat on the Lee County Board of Commissioners.   Dalrymple, who lives in Broadway, was a strong candidate in her first quest for public office.  She is a registered Democrat and has joined a growing list of Republican candidates for the four at-large seats.

  • California Schoolgirl’s Death in Fight Ruled a Homicide

    California Schoolgirl’s Death in Fight Ruled a Homicide

    (LONG BEACH, Calif.) — The death of an 11-year-old Southern California schoolgirl after a fight with another student has been ruled a homicide, the coroner said on Monday. Investigators said Joanna Ramos, a fifth-grader at Willard Elementary School in Long Beach, died from blunt-force trauma to the head. Ramos died at 9 p.m. Friday.  Earlier that afternoon, she and another fifth-grade girl had planned to fight in an alley near the school. “They were fighting over a boy, just for a boy,” classmate Stephanie Soltero told ABC News affiliate KABC, crying.  “It’s just stupid.” Police said there were seven witnesses […]

  • April 16th was a dark day for many

    SANFORD–Many homes were lost when tornadoes touched down in Lee County on April 1 April 16, 2011.  Jobs were lost and many people were left homeless for quite some time.  People have had difficulty getting back on their feet.   Many agencies provided assistance such as United Way, Salvation Army, etc.  Without the help the agencies provided, many would have suffered even greater hardship.  Now, the Salvation Army needs help.  Ashley Laton, store manager, said donations and contributions seem to have dried up.  She said the need is great. Salvation Army employees will pick up furniture and appliances

  • Rutgers Defendant’s Text: ‘What Did You Tell Them?’

    Rutgers Defendant’s Text: ‘What Did You Tell Them?’

    (NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — Rutgers University student Molly Wei received text messages from Dharun Ravi while she was questioned by police about the alleged webcam spying of Tyler Clementi’s gay tryst, she said Monday in court. “I think that he thought we were going to get in trouble, so he wanted to make it seem like it was more of an accident,” Wei, 19, testified in a New Jersey court Monday. Wei took the witness stand to testify against Ravi, 19, who is accused of activating a webcam to spy on his roommate, Clementi, 18, just days before Clementi killed […]