News out of North Carolina

Plenty for central NC in House bond package

Lee, Harnett, Chatham, and Moore counties would see an infusion of more than $18 million in renovations and upgrades to various facilities, institutions and state parks under the bond package proposed … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

SPD investigating Tiki Lounge shootings

Sanford police are investigating the shootings of two men at the Tiki Lounge in downtown Jonesboro, according to a press release from the department. Officers responded to the Tiki Lounge … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trace quarry petition withdrawn

Applicants who wanted to place a rock quarry on a large piece of land across N.C. Highway 87 from the Carolina Trace subdivision withdrew their petition minutes before the start of … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Man named ‘Cowboy’ running for mayor of Dunn

An adult human being who prefers his friends and business associates call him “Cowboy” filed to run for mayor of Dunn, North Carolina, the Dunn Daily Record reports (registration required). … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Former Sheriff Harold Thomas dies

Harold Thomas, a 25 year veteran of local law enforcement who also served one term as Lee County’s elected sheriff from 1978 to 1982, died Thursday, according to an online obituary … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Murder suspect captured; stepson found safe (Update: 4:30 p.m.)

(Update: 4:30 p.m.): WRAL reports the arrest of Billy Jo McLean was made in Wildorado, Texas, after his stepson, Tobias, “sought a snack at a diner and found out he … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why an AMBER Alert hasn’t been issued for stepson of Billy Jo McLean

While family and friends of 17-year-old Tobias McLean — the stepson of Billy Jo McLean of Sanford, accused of murdering Tobias’ mother and sister on Monday — are publicly calling for an … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

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