Monday, December 17, 2012

January/February Center Post

In an effort to save money, we have combined the January and February editions of The Center Post.  Click here to find out what's going on at the Enrichment Center!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Action Taken During 12-3-12 Commissioners' Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on December 3, 2012 for their December meeting. Click here to view Action Taken for said meeting.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Agenda for 12-3-12 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on December 3, 2012 for their next regular meeting. Click here to view Agenda for said meeting. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

December 2012 Center Post

The December 2012 edition of The Center Post is now available.  Click here to see what's going on at the Enrichment Center!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Action Taken at November 19, 2012 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on November 19, 2012 for their second meeting of the month.  Click here to view Action Taken during said meeting. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Agenda for 11-19-12 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on November 19, 2012 for their next regular meeting. Click here to view Agenda for said meeting.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Drugs Uncovered: What Adults Need To Know!


On Tuesday, Nov. 13th from 6pm to 8pm at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center, LeeCAN and The Poe Center will be sponsoring this interactive and very informative workshop.  It will be worth your time.  So, tell others and come learn what you may need to know to save a young person's life. 



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Action Taken During 11-5-12 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on November 5, 2012 for their first regular meeting of the month.  Click here to view Action Taken during said meeting. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

November 2012 Center Post

The November 2012 edition of The Center Post is now available.  Click here to see what's going on at the Enrichment Center!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Agenda for 11-5-12 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners' will meet on November 5, 2012 for their next regular meeting. Click here to view Agenda for said meeting. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Transportation Advisory Board

The Transportation Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County.  The Enrichment Center is located at 1615 S. Third Street, Sanford, NC.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Action Taken During 10-15-12 Commissioners' Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on October 15th for their second regular meeting of the month.  Click here to view Action Taken from said meeting. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Agenda for 10-15-12 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on October 15, 2012 for their next regular meeting.  Click here to view agenda for said meeting. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Resolution Endorsing Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Lee County Board of Commissioners, meeting in regular session on October 1, 2012, adopted the attached Resolution Endorsing Cyber Security Awareness Month. 

Proclamation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Lee County Board of Commissioners, meeting in regular session on October 1, 2012, adopted a Proclamation for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in memory of former Social Services employee Lou Ann Davis who passed away in July from breast cancer.  Click here to view Proclamation adopted by the Board. 

Action from October 1, 2012 Commissioners' Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on October 1, 2012 for their first regular meeting of the month.  Click here to view Action Taken during said meeting. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Cyber Security Awareness Month and Cyber Security Pledge

October is National Cyber Security Month, please see the document below and click the link to be able to sign the Cyber Security Pledge sponsored by the MSISAC (Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center).


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Agenda for 10-1-2012 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet for their next meeting on Monday, October 1, 2012.  Click here to view agenda for said meeting.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

October 2012 Center Post

The October 2012 edition of The Center Post is now available.  Click here to see what's going on at the Enrichment Center!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Agenda for Sept. 17, 2012 Commissioner's Meeting

  The Lee County Board of Commissioner's will meet at 4 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2012,   
  for their next regular meeting.  Click here to view agenda for said meeting. 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

September 2012 Center Post

The September 2012 edition of The Center Post is now available!  Click here to find out what's going on at The Enrichment Center!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Action Taken During 8-20-12 Commissioner's Meeting

     The Lee County Board of Commissioner's met on August 20, 2012 for their monthly meeting. Click here to view Action Taken during said meeting. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Agenda for August 20, 2012 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on August 20, 2012 for their next meeting.  Click here to view Agenda for said meeting.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale!

The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale is September 6, 7, and 8.  See flyer below for details


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Friends of the Library Meeting - Sat., August 11

The Friends of the Lee County Library will be meeting Saturday, August 11 at 10:30 am in the Auditorium of the Main Library.  All members and potential members are encouraged to attend.  Members may have received a letter with the meeting to be held on Friday.  This was an error.  The meeting will be held on Saturday.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Vacant Board Positions

Lee County is looking for interested citizens willing to serve on the following boards:
      Agriculture Advisory Board - Jonesboro, East Sanford and Cape Fear Townships
      Parks & Recreation Commission - 2 alternate positions 
      Sanford Planning Board - 1 vacancy - must live in the 1-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction of Lee County
      Juvenile Crime Prevention Council - 1 vacancy from the Faith based community and 1 vacancy for a youth under the age of 21


Anyone interested in applying for these positions can contact County Clerk Gaynell Lee at 919-718-4605, Ext. 5507 (glee@leecountync.gov).  Applications are located on the county website at leecountync.gov under the "Commissioners' link. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Position Recruitment - Lee County Tax Administrator

Please see flyer below for Lee County's recruitment for the position of Tax Administrator.  You also may visit the link below for additional information and to apply.

http://www.leecountync.gov/Departments/HumanResources/Employment.aspx


2012 Parks & Recreation Summer Baseball Signups!

Please see the flyer below for more information

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

10th Annual Boomer, Senior and Caregiver Expo

Join us for the 10th Annual Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo on Wednesday, August 31 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center! Admission and parking are free. Click here for more information!




The Enrichment Center's "Sock Hop"

Come shake, rock, rattle and roll with us at the "Sock Hop" on Saturday, August 25 at the Elk's Lodge! This event is a fun event to celebrate the 10th Annual Bommer, Senior & Caregiver Expo! Proceeds benefit the Enrichment Center's "Helping Fund". Click here for more details!






Action Taken at 7-16-12 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on July 16, 2012 for their monthly meeting. Click here to view Action Taken from said meeting. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Lee County Library Summer Reading presents FLOW CIRCUS!



The Lee County Library Summer Reading Program's Summer Performance Series is proud to present Flow Circus!  This is an incredibly entertaining display of the juggling arts. The performance starts Friday, July 20th at 10 a.m. at the Lee County Arts Center. This event is open to kids of all ages and is free to the public!

Lee County Library Summer Reading Presents Joy the Clown!

Join "Joy the Clown" for Kids Night
The Lee County Library Summer Reading Program is proud to present Joy the Clown.  This program will be held Thursday, July 19 at 11 a.m. in the Old Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church next door the Main Library on Hawkins Ave.  This event is open to all toddlers and preschoolers with their parents and is absolutely free.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Agenda for 7-16-12 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioner's will meet at 4 p.m., July 16, 2012, for their next regular meeting.  Click here to view agenda for said meeting. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Human Resources Analyst

Lee County Government currently is recruiting for a Human Resources Analyst.  Please see flyer below.  You may click on the link below to see all open opportunities with Lee County Government as well.

http://www.leecountync.gov/Departments/HumanResources/Employment.aspx


NC Tomorrow - Economic Development Focus Groups

Your involvement is requested.  Please see flyer below for additional information.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Why are my impatiens dying?

Your impatiens bed seems to be melting away and it could be that it is being taken away by a disease called downy mildew. What was once a lush bed of flowers and foliage is now absent of petals and leaves and just bare stems. Impatiens downy mildew symptoms begin as a light-green yellowing or stippling of infected leaves. Very subtle gray lines or markings are sometimes observed on the top of the leaf. Infected leaves may curl downward at the edges, but generally this is a more advanced symptom of infection. Young plants and immature plant tissues are especially susceptible to infection. As such, leaf symptoms are often first observed on the younger or terminal growth. Seedling cotyledons are also highly susceptible to infection. Plants infected at an early stage of development may be stunted in both height and leaf size, yet may show no visible signs of sporulation if environmental conditions are not favorable for disease expression.



CLICK HERE for more information.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Reading Performance Today! - Scooter Hayes

Join us for a performance by Scooter Hayes a.k.a. Melvil Dewey.  He is a self-professed "story yeller."  The show begins today, Friday, June 29th at 1 p.m.  at the Lee County Arts Center.  Call the library at 919-718-4665 for more details!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

July 2012 Center Post

The July 2012 edition of the Enrichment Center's Center Post newsletter is now available.  Click here to see what's happening at the Enrichment Center!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Vacancies on Boards/Commissions

Currently the county has several vacant positions on boards and commissions.  Please check out the list of vacancies on the county website at leecountync.gov - Board Vacancies - or contact Clerk to the Board Gaynell Lee at 919-718-4605 (glee@leecountync.gov) for an application. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What's In Your Lunch Box?

Ladies, What's In Your Lunch Box? Let's take a look and discover what small changes we can make in our lunch boxes that will contribute to better health for women. Thursday, June 21, 2012. Click here for more details.




2013 Governor's Volunteer Service Award

The Governor's Volunteer Service Award honors the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. Any person, group or business from the public, non-profit and private sector may be nominated for an award. Nomination forms are available here or you may pick one up at the Enrichment Center. Please return the completed forms to The Enrichment Center, 1615 S. Third Street, Sanford, NC 27330. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, October 31, 2012.




Action Taken During June 18, 2012 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met for a budget work session on June 18 beginning at 1 p.m. and continued at 4 p.m. with their regular meeting.  Click here to view Action Taken from both meetings. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Tomato Pruning

Picked tomatoesShould I prune my tomatoes to get more fruit?

Yes! Tomato pruning will help you get more ripe fruit, not just bushy plants. Although the shiny green leaves of your plants may seem breathtakingly beautiful, you aren't growing them for looks, but for the juicy tomatoes they can provide for you, and your family.

CLICK HERE for more information.



Friday, June 15, 2012

Healthy Eating this Summer




The ice cream truck, the pool snack bar, and the ball field concession stand are three rites of summer that children enjoy when the mercury starts to rise and the burgers and dogs begin sizzling on the grill. The only problem is, are we enjoying them a little too much? The U.S. Surgeon General reports that since 1980, the percentage of children who are overweight has nearly tripled. Over 8 million young Americans, or 15 percent of all children, are overweight. New studies suggest that one in four overweight children are already showing early signs of type II diabetes, and sixty percent already have at least one risk factor for heart disease. Often times the summer food that kids like to eat the most are the worst things for them to put into their bodies. Processed foods like prepackaged meats, frozen meals, and fast food are often high in sodium, saturated fat, and loaded with calories from fat. As a rule of thumb, only thirty percent of daily caloric intake should be from fat, and most of the time children are getting a much higher percentage from the food they are eating.


CLICK HERE for more information.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Give Your Heart a Healthy Beat

This program provides you with research-based information that you can use to help you make healthful changes in your eating and exercise habits designed to help prevent cardiovascular disease.


CLICK HERE for more information.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

It's Time to Can!

It's time for you to start gathering your supplies and making preparations for canning the vegetables from your garden or the ones you purchase from many of our local farms. Cooperative Extension is proud to be your research-based information source for home food preservation. From water-bath canning, pickling, jams/jellies, pressure canning, freezing, and drying foods – we have a variety of resources to help get you started.


CLICK HERE for more information.


Agenda for 6-18-12 Commissioner's Regular Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2012 for their second regular meeting of the month. Click here to view agenda for said meeting. 

June 18, 2012 Budget Work Session

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will hold a budget work session beginning at 1 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2012. Click here to view agenda for said meeting. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Poison Ivy & Brush Control

The safest and most efficient method to control poison ivy is to use an herbicide appropriately labeled for its control minimizing your exposure to the plant. Even after the death of poison ivy, gloves should be used to remove plant parts, because the leaves and vines are still toxic. Brush control herbicides are effective in controlling poison ivy. They can be used safely on poison ivy that is growing along wooden or stone fence rows or in home lawns. These compounds are sold as liquid concentrates, and must be diluted in water before spraying them on the poison ivy foliage. Check the label on the herbicide container to determine the proper mixing ratio.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Monday, June 11, 2012

San-Lee Parks Summer Camps

Please see flyer below for more information on San-Lee Parks Summer Camps.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

2012 Football Flyer

Please see flyer below for more information on youth football registration.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Public Auction - Sheriff's Office

The Lee County Sheriff's Office will be auctioning off a horse and a hog on June 16,2012.  See below flyer for more information.



Sticky Situation

Nothing designates spring’s arrival like walking barefoot on a lawn of lush, green grass. This pleasant experience can often turn into a painful, sticky situation with the presence of lawn burweed. Other names for this weed are spurweed and stickerweed. Lawn burweed (Soliva sessilis) is a winter annual that germinates throughout thin turf in the fall months as temperatures cool. It remains small and inconspicuous during the cold winter months. However, as temperatures warm in the early spring, lawn burweed initiates a period of rapid growth and begins to form spine-tipped burs in the leaf axils. The seed is contained within the hooked bur.


CLICK HERE for more information.

Friday, June 8, 2012

2012 Basketball Camp

Please see below flyer for more information on the Lee County Parks & Recreation 2012 Basketball Camp.



Swim Lessons

Please see flyer below for more information on 2012 swim lessons through Lee County Parks & Recreation.

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

HFMD has been reported to the Lee County Health Department. Providers who identify cases or clusters of severe or unusual HFMD are asked to contact their local health department.  Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Action Taken During 6-4-12 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on June 4, 2012 for their first regular meeting of the month. Click here to view Action Taken for said meeting.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

June 2012 Center Post

The June 2012 edition of The Center Post is now available.  Click here to see what's going on at the Enrichment Center!

Agenda for June 4, 2012 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioner's will meet at 3 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2012 for their next regular meeting.  Click here to view Agenda for said meeting. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Community Service

Through community service, youth can learn new skills, take on responsibility, become more aware of the needs of others, and learn the importance of being unselfish in their giving. Community service links students to the wider community and may expose them to people and situations outside their previous experiences. Service learning can also have a number of positive effects on young people including the development of leadership, communication, and organizational skills along with increased self-esteem. Youth can learn about the value of cooperating with one another and work as a team with diverse groups of people including adults, peers and others with unique backgrounds and experiences. Each of these aptitudes is extremely valuable for young people as they begin to apply for colleges and seek employment in the workforce. Research by the University of Minnesota Community Service-Learning Center currently suggests that participation in service learning opportunities encourages the development of the participants overall leadership, collaborative, and communication capacities. This study has also determined that those youth participating in community service will increase critical thinking and problem solving skills, which will likely benefit school performance and grades.



CLICK HERE to read more!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lee County Library & NC Museum of Art present


Join us at the Main Library on Hawkins Ave on June 7, 2012  for "What's In the Box?"  This is a fun way for children and their parents to learn about art.  Space is limited so call Maureen Socha at (919) 718-4665 ext. 5483 to register!  See the flyer for more details!

Bark Shedding

For about a month now, I’ve been getting queries about oak trees exfoliating. That’s science talk for “the bark’s coming off.” Last year I had lots of calls on this and went with two specialists from the Forest Service to visit several sites. We were concerned about Hypoxylon canker, a fungal disease of trees and all trees were fine except one. Sometimes the shedding has been associated with a large number of caterpillars on the trunk, and I surmised woodpeckers were flaking off the bark to get to the lunch line. But caterpillars are not always involved.


CLICK HERE for more information from this Cooperative Extension news post!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Resolution in Support of Senate Bill 433

The Lee County Board of Commissioners adopted a Resolution in Support of Senate Bill 433   that permits any county board of commissioners the option to consider consolidating social services and public health administration based on community need. Click here to view resolution of support.  

Resolution in Reference to ABC Permit Applications

During the May primary a referendum to authorize the off-premises sale only of malt beverages and unfortified wine passed in most townships.  The authorized alcoholic beverages may be sold only after a proposed licensee receives a permit from the NC Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The Lee County Board of Commissioners approved the attached resolution designating the Capitain of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division as the official to make recommendations to the NC Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission on ABC Permit applications.  

"Amended" Action Taken at 5-21-12 Commissioner's Meeting

Click here to view an amended revision to Action Taken during the May 21st Lee County Board of Commissioner's meeting. 

Action Taken at 5-21-12 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on May 21, 2012 for their second regular meeting of the month.  Click here to view Action Taken during said meeting.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Strawberries are Plentiful and Nutritious

The first sign of warmer weather means the opening our local farm stands and the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables. In plentiful supply are our locally grown strawberries that can be found throughout the county at roadside stands and farms.

Fresh strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C; just eight medium strawberries have 140 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. That’s about 55 percent more vitamin C than you would get in the same serving of oranges. These delectable delights are low in calories‑‑one cup of fresh berries contains only about 45 calories. Of course sugar and syrup used for freezing, or cream poured on top, can add many extra calories.

CLICK HERE to learn more!


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lawn Care Essentials

Creating a healthy lawn is key to having a beautiful lawn. Keeping weeds out of the lawn is easy if the grass planted is maintained properly. Proper maintenance includes mowing at the proper height. For tall fescue the proper height is 3 to 3.5 inches. This height will help prevent weeds, keep the root system cool, and encourage a deep root system that will be able to reach water and nutrients to prevent stress. The proper height for summer lawns is as follows Bermudagrass 0.75 to 1 inch, Centipedegrass 1 inch, Zoysiagrass 1 inch, and St. Augustinegrass 2 to 3 inches.


CLICK HERE to read more information.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Basketball Camp

See below for more information on the summer basketball camp.  Flyer and registration are both provided below.



Pollinator Gardens

As the weather warms up, butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees are seen busily working in our gardens. These pollinators are extremely important for the future of many plants, as well as our own livelihood.


Pollination is important because it creates seed to ensure the future of the plant species. Many of the fruits and vegetables we eat are a result of pollination. Approximately one out of every three bites we take when eating, are the result of animal pollination.

CLICK HERE to read more!!


Pollinator


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Beating Boredom

With the end of the school year right around the corner, many parents are faced with the old “I’m bored, and I can’t find anything to do” routine. And how many of you respond to these heart-wrenching laments by offering up a detailed list of boredom reducing activities such as cleaning their room, cutting the grass, or washing the car? Chances are, those suggestions are sure to cure their boredom faster than they can say, “Never mind me asking!”


CLICK HERE to read more information!

Agenda for May 21, 2012 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m., Monday, May 21, 2012 for their next meeting.  Click here to view agenda for said meeting.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Plant Pathology

Plant Pathology Extension seeks to reduce economic losses from plant diseases by providing the link between research and its application in the field. Extension faculty develop integrated disease management programs based on the latest research, diagnose plant diseases, and provide educational materials to commercial growers of row crops, forages, fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and turfgrasses and to homeowners growing these crops to enrich their surroundings and our environment.


CLICK HERE to read more!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Summer Fun is Back!!!

sunThis year's 4-H Summer Fun program promises to be an exciting endeavor for youth of all ages. We will be offering many new classes in addition to bringing back some of our perennial favorites.

CLICK HERE for additional information including class schedule and registration form.




Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tax Foreclosure Sale

The Lee County Tax Office will hold a public tax foreclosure auction on Friday, May 11th at the Lee County Courthouse.  Multiple properties are scheduled for sale.  Please review the below link for more information, and feel free to contact the tax office with any questions at 919-718-4662 x5422.

http://1.usa.gov/taxforeclosuresales

Citizen Revaluation Officer Participants

The tax office welcomes the following citizens for their registration in the Citizen Revaluation Officer program.  Interested in becoming a Citizen Revaluation Officer?  CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

Drew Lucas
Elizabeth Smith
Gail Dickens
Mary Lemons
Bill McDonald
Christine Bridges
Linda McNeill
Shauna Everhart
Nicole Yopp
Jennifer Butler
Robert Townsend
Bob Joyce

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Agenda for 5-14-12 Budget Work Session

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on May 14, 2012 for a budget work session.    Click here to view agenda for said meeting. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Amended Resolution to Change Meeting Schedule for Commissioners' Meetings

The Lee County Board of Commissioners, meeting in regular session on May 7, 2012, approved an Amended Resolution to Change the Meeting Schedule for the Board of Commissioners.  Click here to view amended Resolution.  The amended schedule will reflect a time change for the third Monday of each month from 6 p.m. to 4 p.m.  

Monday, May 7, 2012

Action Taken During May 7, 2012 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on this date for their first regular meeting of the month.  Click here to view Action Taken during said meeting. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Don't Forget...San-Lee Parks Summer Camps!

A few days ago we posted information on San-Lee Parks Summer Camp offerings.  Please remember to give these consideration when thinking about summer opportunities.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Boys & Girls T-ball

See below flyer for more information on boys and girls t-ball registrations.

San-Lee Parks Summer Camps!

Agenda for May 7, 2012 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 3 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2012 for their next regular meeting. Click here to view agenda for said meeting. 

Monday, April 30, 2012

Pre-school T-ball

Interested in pre-school t-ball this year?  Find more information in the below flyer.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Swim Lessons

Lee County Parks and Recreation is disseminating information on swim lessons and how to register.  Please see image below for additional information.

Become a Citizen Revaluation Officer - Have a Voice



The tax office is pioneering a program that may transform the way property tax revaluations are conducted.  Become a Citizen Revaluation Officer.  It's simple, and it will show the community your sincereity in contributing to local government in a positive way.  The revaluation is broken into three phases: introduction, schedule of values and the appeals process.  We will be out in the community presenting at the appropriate time for each phase, and we will create YouTube videos for those that can't attend a presentation.  After you have seen the presentation or YouTube video, all you'll need to do is take a short five-question quiz.  That's all.  After all three quizzes have been successfully completed, you'll be deemed Citizen Revaluation Officer!  This may be a great credential for local business professionals and citizens as it will show your knowledge of the property tax system and revaluations.  It also will improve the accuracy of our 2013 revaluation by educating the public on NC laws and what information would be helpful in conducting this revaluation.  Have you ever heard of a tax office preparing the county's citizens for the appeals process?  We are.  Join the program and stay by our side every step of the way.

Register at the below link, and remember to email in your Certificate of Achievement once you successfully complete the quiz (four out of five correct).  Email questions to dbrinson@leecountync.gov.

CLICK HERE to register!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lee County 4-H Spring Fling Fun Show

CLICK HERE for more information on the Lee County 4-H Spring Fling Fun Show.  The event will be held Saturday, May 5th.  You need not be a member of 4-H to participate.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What Does the Warm Weather Mean for Pests?

Extension Specialist at NC State, Hannah Burrack has been getting lots of questions about what our exceptionally warm spring weather means for tobacco pest management. Before we transplant, however, the key insect management questions centers around pests in greenhouses, and if any year is going to result in potentially damaging insect populations in greenhouses, this is it.

CLICK HERE to read more




Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Prevent Exercise-Related Injuries

The warmer weather is upon us.  Follow these tips to reduce your risk of injury.  CLICK HERE to read more.

May 2012 Center Post

The May 2012 edition of The Center Post is now available.  Click here to see what's going on at the Enrichment Center!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tis the Season - Find Allergy Tips Here

The Weather Channel has provided this video as a resource to help reduce allergens in your house.  CLICK HERE to watch it now.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in NC

American dog tick - male and female adultsTicks are usually active in the spring, summer, and fall; however, the adults of some species are active in the winter. When seeking a blood meal, ticks move from leaf litter, from a crack or crevice along a building foundation, or from another secluded place to grass or shrubs where they attach themselves to an animal as it passes. If a host is not found by fall, most species of ticks move into sheltered sites where they become inactive until spring.

To read more CLICK HERE!

New Bid Opportunities

CLICK HERE to review the latest bid opportunities with Lee County Government.  We have three current opportunities available.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Reduce the Discomfort of Pollen

Pollen from plants is a natural occurrence, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. Staying indoors, especially when the pollen count is high, may reduce some discomfort but probably will not eliminate it. There simply is no easy way to evade wind-borne pollen. Other ways to reduce the discomfort of pollen are:


CLICK HERE to read more!



When Disaster Strikes - Advice & Tips for Consumers

CLICK HERE to read advice and tips from Attorney General Roy Cooper, a list of telephone numbers to keep handy and complaint forms to fill out and return to the Attorney General's office.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Broadway Our Way 2012

CLICK HERE to view information about the Broadway Our Way 2012 festival.  Did you attend last year?  Share with the Town of Broadway and community what you enjoyed by tweeting to @broadwaync Events include a barbeque cookoff, bike ride, corn hole and topped off with a street dance.  Mark your calendars for this Saturday, April 21st!

The Guide to Beating a Heart Attack

We are sharing a link from The Wall Street Journal discussing preemptive measures to reduce heart attack risk.  Please have a look at this guide and feel free to share with others.  CLICK HERE to read The Wall Street Journal article in its entireity.


How does heart disease affect our Lee County community?  The Lee County Health Department reports that it is the leading cause of death in our commnity!  According to the NC State Center for Health Statistics in 2009, Lee County had 112 deaths caused by heart disease with a total of 591 deaths from 2005-2009. Every year about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack and another 470,000 who have already had one or more heart attacks have another attack. In 2010, heart disease cost the United States $316.4 billion.  This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States, including African-Americans, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Hispanics, and Whites (Centers for Disease Control).

Central Carolina Hospital continues to be a leader in the fight against heart disease in Lee County.


"For people who sit most of the day, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking"

—Martha Grogan,cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Recycling Old Technology

Ever wondered how best to recycle your old or outdated piece of technology?  CLICK HERE for more information. 

Action Taken at 4-16-12 Commissioners' Meeting


The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on April 16, 2012 for their second regular meeting of the month. Click here to view Action Taken at said meeting.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sandhills Farm to Table - 2012

Sandhills Farm to Table starts April 19 at 3pm.  There is still time to join.  Join as a member ($25 fee) and then select a subscription packet.  New this year is a weekly "Bread Box" which will include 3/4 fresh produce and 1 loaf of fresh homemade (with locally grown wheat) bread.  In addition to the weekly boxes, members have the opportunity to participate in the monthly market days where other locally raised or value added products can be purchased.  Currently the market is held in Pinehurst, but we are working to bring the monthly market to Sanford. 

To participate in the program, go to http://www.sandhillsfarm2table.com/.  If you have questions, you may call the Lee County Cooperative Extension at 919-775-5624.

Track & Field Registrations

Lee County Parks & Recreation is now accepting applications for boys and girls Track & Field.  Please see flyer for more information.

New Items @ Your Lee County Library for April 2012

Click here to see the new items at your library for April 2012!

Job Posting - Temporary Van Driver

Lee County Government is recruiting for a Temporary Van Driver.  Click here for more information.

Thursday, April 12, 2012