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  • 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.

  • 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

  • Harnett County Judge wants people to know just who Cornelius Harnett was

    LILLINGTON–Retired Judge Ed McCormick, with assistance of a local civic club, is leading an effort to bring even further recognition to Harnett’s namesake with a new display at the Harnett County Courthouse.  Judge McCormick is leading an effort to get three large etchings of Cornelius Harnett put up at the courthouse.  The Lillington Rotary Club, of which Judge McCormick is a member, is helping to finance the project which is already underway.

  • Chatham County is maintaining its stream protections

     PITTSBORO–As the Chatham County Board of Commissioners considered changes in the county’s Watershed Protection Ordinance, more than a dozen residents  urged the board not to weaken existing protections. Commissioners were considering changing the protections on ephemeral streams and following  public comments, the board put the matter to vote. In a 3-2 vote, the board approved changes that opponents said would jeopardize drinking water quality in Jordan Lake.

  • Harnett County Schools are considering a pull-out of NCHSAA

    LILLINGTON–Concerned primarily about the distance that athletes from Western Harnett would have to travel in the latest realignment proposal by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA), the Harnett County Board of Education is discussing its options. The most dramatic of those contigencies discussed would be withdrawal from the NCHSAA with the four Harnett County High Schools–Harnett Central, Overhills, Triton and Western Harnett.

  • NASCAR made history Sunday when it postponed the Daytona 500

    SANFORD–Die-hard NASCAR fans  were not too happy Sunday when  the Daytona 500  had to be postponed for the first time in 54 years.  A group  of fans had gathered to watch the race when NASCAR postponed The Great  American Race after heavy rain saturated the Daytona International  Speedway.   Officials spent more than four hours waiting to dry the famed  track, but it never came.  And when the latest storm cell passed over the  speedway, they had little choice but to call it a day and reschedule.    The 500 mile race was rescheduled for noon Monday.  It will be aired […]