Erin Zureick

Education, politics and observations from Sanford

Song of the week

This week I am going with the sentimental yet witty song by country artist Brad Paisley. It’s called, “Welcome to the Future.” Enjoy!


September 11, 2009 Posted by | Social media | , | 1 Comment

School board approves bank

The Lee County Board of Education decided Tuesday to continue to bank with BB&T, which is based in Winston-Salem. The finance and personnel committee made the recommendation after meeting last month.

The bank will renew the contract with no changes for the coming year.

September 9, 2009 Posted by | Education, Sanford | , | Leave a comment

School board agenda posted

The Lee County Board of Education posted this morning its agenda for tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting at the Lee County Government Center. There are several items of interest.

  • Superintendent Jeff Moss will give an update about the district’s allocation of state money, as well as talk about a planned partnership with Progress Energy to apply for an energy-savings grant.
  • Some items on the consent agenda include a contract for Hite Associates for the design plans of renovations and construction at Lee County High School. That contract would have to gain further approval from the Lee County Board of Commissioners. It would compensate the firm 7 percent of the cost of renovations and $600,000 for the new classroom building.
  • An agreement with Paxton/Patterson to expand the school district’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program to all three middle schools.

September 8, 2009 Posted by | Education, Sanford | , , | Leave a comment

Song of the week

OK, so I know most of you probably will roll your eyes, but I think this new Miley Cyrus song, “Party in the USA” is very catchy. So at least try it out.

September 7, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Lee and Chatham Girl Scouts recruiting new members

The Lee and Chatham county Girl Scouts troops will be recruiting new members with events planned for this month.

Chatham’s event is planned for Sept. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. at Shakori Hills. Girls and their parents are invited to come make a recycle-themed craft and sign up to join a local Girl Scout troop.  The activity is free for the general public. You can visit here for more information.

Girls and adults in Lee County can stop by the main branch of Lee County Library on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Jenny Barrow, membership coordinator for the counties, at

September 4, 2009 Posted by | Education | , , | Leave a comment

High school curriculum meeting today

The Lee County Board of Education’s high school curriculum and instruction committee will hold its first meeting of the year at 3:30 p.m. today at Lee County High School in the culinary arts room.

The committee is slated to discuss:

September 2, 2009 Posted by | Education, Sanford | | Leave a comment