News out of North Carolina

Some Colon area wells contaminated, county finds

Some residents of the Colon community have been instructed not to drink their water after baseline testing by county officials revealed elevated levels of the carcinogen hexavalent chromium in their wells, the Rant … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Lee commissioners to receive award from school association

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will receive on Tuesday the annual county commissioners award from the North Carolina School Boards Association, according to a public notice from the county. The … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Mike Stone-created primary was a failure.

Remember when The Rant’s radio show was kicked off the air? Boy, we do. What few also remember is the blog post that got the ball rolling. On April 3, … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

‘The Force Awakens’ with cupcakes and no crowds locally

By Billy Liggett They dressed as Jedi and stood in long lines in some major cities. In London, new stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley greeted fans at the Disney … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Philanthropist McSwain dies at 97

Ruby McSwain, a Lee County resident whose generous philanthropy earned her recognitions both locally and across North Carolina, has died. She was 97. Facilities bearing her name include the Ruby C. … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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