Noteworthy

New director named for 12 N.C. prisons

Posted October 6, 2010 4:23 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Secretary of Correction named Randy Lee Wednesday as regional director for 12 prisons in the central part of the state.

Lee began his career as a correctional officer at Caledonia Correctional Institution in Halifax County. He rose through the ranks there and was in charge of the prison for 18 years.

In his new role, he has responsibility for prisons in Edgecombe, Franklin, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Northampton, Wake, Warren and Wayne counties.