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Jul. 28, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

In recent fires, some lost all

After recent fires destroyed five businesses, leaving dozens of people without their livelihoods, at least two fundraisers have been set up for locals to come to the aid of those who are struggling.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

NC AG: Courts likely to overturn gay marriage ban

North Carolina's attorney general says prosecutors will drop their opposition to challenges to the state's same-sex marriage ban in the wake of a federal appeals court decision affecting a similar prohibition in Virginia.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 07:32 PM

Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

An official with a North Carolina-based aid group says another American health care worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same West Africa medical compound where an American doctor became infected with the often deadly disease.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 07:29 PM

HOUSE IN THE HORSESHOE: Historic site's signature event goes forward as closure threat remains

Featuring yet another element honoring the former plantation's past, the annual reenactment at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site is set for this coming weekend. Some fear it might be the last.

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Jul. 28, 2014 @ 09:42 PM

Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win

Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 12:23 AM

Courtney Force wins NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Courtney Force beat father John Force in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday to break a tie with sister Ashley Force Hood for career Funny Car victories by a female driver with five.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 07:23 PM

The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 07:20 PM

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.

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Jul. 28, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?"

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

Grandpa (Puzie Lett) told me that an Indian who once lived in Buckhorn community had shared stories about the miraculous powers of tobacco and its smoke. Indians used tobacco in peace pipes to relax as participants when negotiating treaties, and they believed tobacco soothed the mind when gathering for sacred ceremonies.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


Outgoing President Harold Harrington presided over the annual installation of officers and awards night for the Exchange Club of Sanford held at Exchange Club Building on June 26.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done … so that there will not be wrath against the kingdom of the king and his sons.” Ezra 7:23

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Jul. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Blood donors

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: T-shirts show faith in future graduates

The year 2026 may seem like the distant future, but any parent knows how quickly a dozen years can pass.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Citizens are right ones to decide CCCC bonds

Now it's up to the voters.