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Lee County community rallies around linebacker who suffered stroke  HighSchoolOT

Jaylin Sumpter, a senior linebacker at Lee County High School, was left bedbound, unable to walk, and with limited use of his right side and ability to speak after ...

Notre Dame RB Jahmir Smith scores first touchdown of his career  247Sports

Notre Dame running back Jahmir Smith scored the first touchdown of his young career with the Fighting Irish early in the matchup against Louisville.

Five-star DE lists South Carolina in Top 5  247Sports

Five-star defensive end Desmond Evans released a top five on Friday night. South Carolina made the cut, along with Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and ...

Lee County's Desmond Evans: No. 1 football prospect in NC  Raleigh News & Observer

Lee County's Desmond Evans is the No. 1 football player in North Carolina and one of the top defensive ends in the country, according to 247 Sports. Will the ...

Lee County High School students face punishment after senior prank goes too far  WTVD-TV

Lee County Schools said students entered a building at Lee County High School overnight on Wednesday and let two rats loose.

UNC Football: Tar Heels make 5-star DE’s top 5 list  Keeping It Heel

The top remaining target on the UNC Football program's recruiting board made a big update on Friday night and it's good news for the Tar Heels.

Lee County DB Chalmers commits to UNC  HighSchoolOT

Lee County High School defensive back Jayden Chalmers announced his commitment to UNC on Tuesday night.

Five teams convene at Lee County for inaugural Jackets Jamboree  HighSchoolOT

The Lee County Yellow Jackets, Apex Friendship Patriots, Richmond County Raiders, Southern Lee Cavaliers and Northern Durham Knights took part in the ...

Teacher arrested on DWI charge in school parking lot  The Sanford Herald

A teacher at Lee County High School was suspended with pay Tuesday after he was arrested in the school parking lot on a charge of driving while impaired.

50 years later: Coach, players remember Sanford Central's 1968 state championship run  HighSchoolOT

Sanford Central, which is now Lee County, won the football state championship with an undefeated record. Players from that team and legendary coach Paul ...

Lee County's Connelly named softball coach at Green Level  HighSchoolOT

Shortly after announcing Mike Robinson would serve as the golf and girls basketball coach, the school announced Alexandria Connelly will be the softball ...

Students punished for senior prank  The Sanford Herald

Three students at Lee County High School are reportedly not being allowed to walk at graduation ceremonies after letting two rats loose in the school as part of a ...

Lee County High School student arrested after knives, gun, ammunition found in his car

A Lee County High School student was arrested Wednesday afternoon after knives, a gun and ammunition were found in his car.

Counting Down The Irish — Jahmir Smith  247Sports

Pushing to add running back help two recruiting cycles ago, Notre Dame pursued power running back Jahmir Smith from Lee County High School in Sanford, ...

Bama visit in the works for 5-star DE  247Sports

Alabama is in the mix with a five-star defensive end from the Tar Heel State.

Burdeau named next football coach at Lee County  HighSchoolOT

Lee County High School has hired Steve Burdeau as its next head football coach, the school announced on Wednesday morning.

Audit: School district $400K over budget  The Sanford Herald

The county school district's Exceptional Children Department spent $400,000 over its allocated budget, according to the 2017-2018 audit, prompting a ...


Appalachian State has its fifth 2020 commitment from in-state all-conference defensive tackle DeAndre Dingle-Prince.

His mom thinks he’ll be a doctor and NFL player. With eight Ivy League offers, he’s on his way.  News & Observer

When Lee County High School running back Jahmir Smith received his first Ivy League offer, he immediately called his mom. Monique McLean, a nurse at UNC ...

Vols Among Favorites for Five-Star Defensive End  Rocky Top Insider

One of the top defensive ends in the country, five-star Desmond Evans, included the Vols among his list of top teams in his recruitment.

Lee County girls, Southern Lee boys basketball split rivalry games  News & Observer

The Lee County Yellow Jackets visited the Southern Lee Cavaliers in Cape Fear Valley Conference rivalry boys and girls basketball games on Jan. 25, 2017.

Lee County 9th-grader Desmond Evans looks like top freshman recruit in North Carolina  Charlotte Observer

Meet Providence Day freshman Porter Rooks and his hard-to-find ceiling] Lee County High freshman defensive end Desmond Evans, 6-foot-6 and 200 pounds, ...

Lee County's Jory Perkins headed to NC State  HighSchoolOT

Lee County High School quarterback Jory Perkins will play college football at North Carolina State University this fall.

Lee County's Jahmir Smith commits to Notre Dame  HighSchoolOT

Lee County senior running back Jahmir Smith has committed to Notre Dame, the standout Yellow Jacket announced Sunday afternoon.

Where will Jahmir Smith go? Pretty much anywhere he wants  WTVD-TV

SANFORD, North Carolina (WTVD) -- When you first meet 17-year-old Jahmir Smith, the first impression is that he's humble, polite, and maybe a little quiet.

Lee County standout Jahmir Smith makes college choice  WTVD-TV

Lee County High School's Jahmir Smith, a star on and off the field, had offers from dozens of universities, including all eight Ivy League schools.

Tri-County 6 all-conference teams, 2017-18  The News & Observer

The Tri-County 6 Conference has announced its all-conference lists and player and coach of the year awards in all sports.

Burdeau to take football reins at Lee County  The Fayetteville Observer

Steve Burdeau has been hired as the next head football coach at Lee County High School.The 31-year-old Jacksonville native inherits a program that went 12-1 ...

Borrell Joins Georgia Tech as Pitching Coach – Baseball — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

THE FLATS – Former New York Yankee and Yankees pitching coordinator Danny Borrell will join Georgia Tech baseball as its pitching coach, head coach ...

Sanford native blows judges away on 'The Voice' premiere

A young man from Sanford will be one of the first contestants on this season of "The Voice."

Notre Dame offers Lee County junior RB Jahmir Smith  HighSchoolOT

Lee County junior running back Jahmir Smith received scholarship offers Tuesday morning from Notre Dame and Dartmouth, he announced via Twitter.

'Nothing has changed': Following new-found fame, Britton Buchanan returns to Sanford

He may have finished in second place on "The Voice," but in Sanford, Britton Buchanan is a big winner.

Military: Cape Fear People for Sunday, Aug. 11  The Fayetteville Observer

Airman Logan Wood, son of Bill Wood of Whispering Pines and husband of Jordyn Wood of Pinehurst, has graduated from Air Force basic training at Joint Base ...

Jahmir Smith's recruitment creating Notre Dame fans in North Carolina  Notre Dame Insider

Running backs coach Autry Denson attended Smith's game Friday night.

Early Signing Period: 3-Star RB Jahmir Smith to Notre Dame  One Foot Down

The Sanford, N.C. athlete was offered by every Ivy League school, but fell in love with Notre Dame.

Power Five commitment recap: June 15-21  247Sports

The 2020 recruiting cycle is heating up as some of the top high school football prospects around the country are announcing where they will play in college.

Obituaries for June 1  The Sanford Herald

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'The Voice': Sanford's Britton Buchanan could be 'The Boss' of NBC's singing show  The News & Observer

Britton Buchanan of Sanford, NC, auditioned on Season 14 of NBC's "The Voice" and ended up on Team Alicia Keys. The Springsteen fan will go up against a ...

The NC Basketball Coaches Association all-district teams for the 2017-18 season  The News & Observer

Among the district players of the year were: North Pitt's Nyjanique Langley, Southeast Raleigh's Jada McMillian, Roxboro Community's Elana Ingram, Lee ...

Sanford and Chapel Hill natives make the cut on Monday’s premiere of ‘The Voice’  The Charlotte Observer

Two North Carolina natives made great first impressions on Monday night's Season 14 premiere of “The Voice,” and will move forward in the competition.

Man charged with killing Sanford teen

Le'Quan Jackie Gill, 24, of 3622 Renee Drive, faces a murder charge in the death of Larod McKoy, a 15-year-old rising high school freshman.

Chris Watts, accused of killing pregnant wife, kids in Colorado, has Fayetteville ties  The Fayetteville Observer

A former Pine Forest teacher remembers the 2003 graduate as one of the best students he ever had. "In fact, I told him before he graduated, I said, 'Chris, if I ever ...

Two North Carolina singers to compete on 'The Voice' Monday night

Two North Carolina natives will be competing in the battle rounds Monday night on NBC's singing competition "The Voice."

NAF and Lenovo Announce Winners in Mobile App Competition  Business Wire

Lenovo, a leading global technology company, together with NAF, a nonprofit organization focused on high school education, today announced the winners.

Dotting the ‘Eyes: Noah Cain sets visit, Cavon Butler visited by Ohio State  Lettermen Row

Ohio State will have Noah Cain on campus for an official visit, and the Buckeyes checked out Toledo Whitmer defensive lineman.

FirstHealth names Sanford native Mickey Foster new CEO  The Sanford Herald

Sanford native Mickey Foster has been named the new chief executive officer for FirstHealth of the Carolinas, a major central North Carolina hospital network.

Funeral Held for Slain Sanford Teen

Friends and family gathered Thursday for the funeral of a Sanford teenager killed this past weekend while playing video games at a friend's home.

Unbeaten Green Hope still No. 1 in girls tennis poll  HighSchoolOT

Undefeated Green Hope is still the top-ranked team in the Top 25 Girls Tennis Poll this week.

Police: Wrong-way driver caused fatal wreck

Sanford police said Thursday that a Lee County High School junior died last week when he slammed into a car heading the wrong way on U.S. 1, refuting a ...

The Nation's Up-And-Coming Boys High Jumpers  MileSplit

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Former Camel Danny Dillon continues to pursue NFL dream

Danny Dillon may have the odds stacked against him, but that isn't stopping the former Campbell University long snapper from achieving his ultimate goal ...

Britton Buchanan takes 2nd place on 'The Voice'

Sanford native Britton Buchanan came just shy of victory Monday night on "The Voice," coming in second place to Brynn Cartelli.

Back at home in NC after making his mark on 'The Voice,' Britton Buchanan has big plans  The Herald-Sun

Britton Buchanan is back at home in Sanford this week after finishing in the runner-up spot in Tuesday's season finale of "The Voice." The 18-year-old said in an ...

RB recruit Markese Stepp decommits from Notre Dame's 2018 class  Notre Dame Insider

Irish left with 18 commits, including running back Jahmir Smith.

Eleven Students from the Carolinas Selected for B.N. Duke Scholarships  Duke Today

Eleven incoming first-year students from North and South Carolina have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Scholarship at Duke ...

Raleigh’s Molly Stevens impresses ‘The Voice’ coaches with her country-Americana style  The News & Observer

Molly Stevens, a Macon, Ga.-native who lives in Raleigh, auditioned on “The Voice” and attracted the attention of coaches Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson.

Britton Buchanan shows his artistry on 'The Voice.' Now he needs votes to clinch the title.  The News & Observer

Sanford native Britton Buchanan sang three times on Monday night's installment of "The Voice," all in an effort to prove to fans why he deserves their votes ...

'American Idol' made Clay Aiken a star. But he knows it won't make him a congressman.  Washington Post

The pop star-turned-Democratic-candidate is hoping to win over voters in a N.C. congressional race.

Emily Cook, Christopher Dwight - Weddings  New York Times

Emily Graves Cook, a daughter of Elizabeth Cook and English Cook of Salisbury, N.C., was married Saturday to Christopher Sinnott Dwight, the son of Nancy S.

Hurricane Irma Pet-Friendly Shelters  American Kennel Club

If you are anticipating Hurricane Irma hitting your area, here are resources to find pet-friendly shelters where you can seek refuge with your pets. Georgi.

Fatal Moore collision latest wrong-way wreck on US 1

The head-on collision late Wednesday that killed two drivers is fourth fatal wreck involving drivers heading the wrong way on U.S. Highway 1 between Southern ...

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