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Jul. 27, 2015 @ 06:22 PM

Sew long to Dot's

After nearly 36 years in business, Dot Hall, owner of Dot's Alterations, has accumulated numerous friends, customers, commendations and memories at her store — but she will close shop for the last time in about two months.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:06 AM

Creating stronger neighborhoods

The first of Sanford's 2015 National Night Out events will start at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, but before the night is over, 30 other events — full of food, fun and friendship — will get underway throughout Sanford.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Lee officials reflect on state secretary's tenure

Following N.C. Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata's sudden resignation on Tuesday, local officials remembered his recent visit to Lee County and praised him for his responsiveness to the needs of the state.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

HOUSE IN THE HORSESHOE: History repeats at annual battle reenactment

When visitors congregate at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site this weekend, they'll watch a battle unfold just as it did when loyalists and revolutionaries clashed there in 1781.

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Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Cavaliers can't wait

Southern Lee’s football squad improved by five victories last season with the peaks being a Brick City Bowl victory over Lee County and a state playoff win in November.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

New head coach leading excited Eagles

Western Harnett football has a new head coach entering this season, but not a coach who’s new to the Eagles.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Fussell, Brinkley win at Wake County “Bullring”

Two Sanford racers, Justin Fussell and Blaise Brinkley, drove to victories at “America’s Favorite Bullring,” Wake County Speedway, Friday night.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 10:28 AM

MLB: Syndergaard leads Mets in 4-0 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard retired his first 18 batters in the rookie's latest overpowering performance

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 10:18 AM

Panthers' Martin contemplates retirement after back injury

Carolina Panthers offense tackle Jonathan Martin, the lineman harassed during the Miami Dolphins' 2013 bullying scandal, is contemplating retirement following a back injury.

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Jul. 29, 2015 @ 12:21 PM

Hardwired for art

It all started in 1992 with a bet.

I was sitting in front of the shop

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:05 AM

Diving Dining: Sweet and salty saves the day

We all know that panicked moment: you are invited to a potluck tomorrow and you have totally forgotten to prepare anything.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Garden Guide: Beneficial insects

Insects in the garden can be devastating. You’ve spent all your time planting, watering, and maintaining your garden.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Extension news: ‘Kids in the Kitchen’

Tomatoes: Are they fruits or are they vegetables? If you find this question to be a brainteaser, continue reading.

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Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Editorial: City’s alcohol ordinance good call for downtown

The question of whether to allow open beer and wine consumption on certain occasions in downtown Sanford is first and foremost an economic one.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Letter: Roadways might send wrong image for Sanford

To the Editor:

If you travel on Highway 1 through North Carolina, you will notice sections of the highway carry different names.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Letter: Listening helps us grow spiritually

To the Editor:

I am thankful we can enjoy freedom of the press under the First Amendment of the Constitution and also for editors of the Sanford Herald who offer a means for the people to have their voices heard.