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Sep. 01, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Prizes, awards, just part of Lee Regional Fair fun

Winning 14 blue ribbons is nice. Walking away with a $500 check is, too.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

Local woman hurt in drive-by shooting

A local woman was treated and released from the hospital after being injured in a drive-by shooting Monday night, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Citizens' Academy gives inside view of city government

Locals soon will have the opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of their city government when a new program launches in a week.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Amid U.S. crisis, efforts afoot to assist immigrants locally

While the immigration debate faces gridlock on Capitol Hill, some in Sanford are focusing on offering guidance and support for undocumented immigrants in Lee County.

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Sep. 01, 2014 @ 03:58 PM

For 1 game, No. 23 UNC's defense provides spark

An offseason spent pushing the defense to force turnovers paid off in No. 23 North Carolina's season-opening victory.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

On Campus

Tre Wells (LCHS) from Greensboro College and Reese Setzer (LCHS), James Foushee (LCHS), Donnie Alexander Jr. (OHS) and CJ Hobbs (WHHS) of Guilford College will suit up this Saturday to play football for a bigger cause, fighting hunger in Greensboro.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 12:15 PM

Dizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy US Open

Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

Phillies team up for no-hitter

ATLANTA (AP) — Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.

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Sep. 01, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office

The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Man discovers links to legendary musicians

It wasn’t until after his father’s death that Sanford resident Ron Bullard realized the musician named “Curly,” with whom his father had spent so much time, was so well-known.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

As a child I did not understand the passion in my Daddy’s face as he walked the fields, bragged about crop yields, and took the tobacco to market. I could not comprehend the pride in my Mama’s smile when she showed off a cake straight from the oven or displayed jars of freshly canned green beans.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 02:30 PM

Club News


  President Doug Gay opened the Aug. 19th meeting of The Sanford Rotary and called on James Mitchell to lead the Rotary Prayer. Tom Spence directed the group singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

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Aug. 30, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Thumbs up

THUMBS UP: Jobs For Life

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

There's no right or wrong answer in ice bucket challenge

Who could have predicted that in the summer of 2014, dumping an icy container of water on your own head, or someone else's, would be all the rage?

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Back-to-school requires safety mindset

For some, the experience was a novel one — perhaps scary or sad — and for the veterans, it marked a return to familiar territory.