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Jul. 02, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

VA clinic to be finished by year's end

Construction for Sanford's new Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic is underway with concrete for its external walls to be poured next week and the entire project expected to be completed around the end of the year.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Fiscal year kicks off with no city tax increase

With a new fiscal year beginning on Wednesday, city officials reflected on the positive changes made in the 2015-16 budget

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Social media offer risks, rewards to local businesses

While Facebook and Twitter can fuel controversies such those brewing over the Confederate Flag and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, social media also can provide opportunities to businesses not available through more traditional methods.

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 06:59 PM

Lights, camera, and ‘Action’

Action, a 7-year-old Border Collie owned by Sanford resident Bonnie Buchanan, was one of many local dogs to put their best paw forward in the recently released movie “Max.”

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Jul. 01, 2015 @ 06:41 PM

Novak survives wild playoff to make North & South match play

Andrew Novak didn’t mind knowing he had to make the putt for birdie on 18 to stay out of a playoff. Of course, he didn’t really have a choice, either.

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

Two Tar Heels advance to North and South match play

The final stroke play round of the 115th Men’s North and South Amateur Championship was a first and yet extremely familiar for North Carolina Tar Heel teammates Ben Griffin and Henry Do.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 04:14 PM

Nadal stunned by Dustin Brown in 2nd round at Wimbledon

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is making another early exit from Wimbledon, after losing in the second round to a 102nd-ranked qualifier who played the match of his life.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 10:19 AM

MLB: Cleveland's Carrasco gets within a strike of a no-no

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Cleveland Indians' first no-hitter since 1981 on Wednesday night, giving up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis' glove in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 10:18 AM

Coach: Pressure's off Japan in World Cup final against US

The pressure is off now that Japan gets the opportunity to defend its Women's World Cup championship.


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Jun. 30, 2015 @ 04:17 PM

‘Letting Go: A Journey of Faith’

"Forgive and forget.” This piece of advice seems to get thrown around a lot in today’s culture, as if forgiving and forgetting a serious wrong someone has committed against you is as easy as saying those words.

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Divine Dining: Herb-roasted salmon with garlic mashed potatoes

Do you feel like your weekday suppers are in a rut?

Is spaghetti getting old, or that same chicken dish boring you to tears?


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Garden Guide: Millipedes are here, weather or not

Crunch......that’s the sound of stepping on millipedes. Each year we seem to battle creepy, crawly, crunchy millipedes.

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, senior, family caregiver and veteran events for July 1-7:


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Jul. 02, 2015 @ 04:54 AM

EDITORIAL: Stay safe on the Fourth of July

With the July Fourth holiday just days away, it’s a good time for a reminder about the importance of safety while on the highways during the holidays.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 04:53 AM

LETTER: GOP losing on two fronts

To the Editor:

It is with some sadness that I write that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling for the Affordable Care Act has let the Republican Party off the hook.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 04:52 AM

LETTER: Focusing on dirty energy doesn’t make sense

To the Editor:

Thank you to Charles Ritter for his letter (“Local actions against fracking,” June 28) enumerating the risks of fracking.