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!!


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.

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.