Sep. 08, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• Sanford Second Sunday will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Patrons can browse along the streets of downtown Sanford, where they will find music, several local businesses open, as well as numerous vendors. Those who would like additional information, please email or visit

• A free canoe paddle on Weaver Creek will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m., starting from the canoe access point maintained by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and located off of Beaver Creek Road (SR 1008) a few hundred yards south of the intersection with Pea Ridge Road. Weaver Creek is a small arm off of Jordan Lake closed to gasoline motor boats. The guide will be N.C. State Parks Ranger Steve McMurray. Registration is free but limited to nine people. N.C. State Parks will provide canoes and paddles. The minimum age for paddlers is 10, and children at least 6 years old are welcome if not paddling. Register by calling (919) 545-8044.

• A homecoming will conclude today celebrating the 200th anniversary of the old building at Union Presbyterian Church in Carthage. Homecoming worship will be held at 11 a.m., followed by dinner on the grounds. For more information and to register, go to, email or call (910) 692-7272 or (910) 947-2626.


• The September meeting of the Republican Women of Lee County will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Lee GOP headquarters at 101 S. Steele St., downtown Sanford. The speaker will be state Sen. Ronald Rabin. A dessert social will follow the meeting. Those who are interested in becoming an officer for RWL for 2014, please contact Carmen Ledford at or Paulette Puckett at New officers will assume their positions in January 2014.

• The Sanford/Lee County Youth Council will meet at 4 p.m. at the Sanford Municipal Center. The Youth Council is designed to introduce teens to local leaders and decision makers and gives teens the opportunity to become more involved in their community. The council is open to teens in grades 9 through 12, including homeschoolers. For more information, call Karen Kennedy at (919) 777-1113.

• The Lee County Young Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Democratic headquarters, 143 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. For more information, call Imani Johnson at (678) 612-6699.

• Moore Moral Monday will be held at 5 p.m. at Downtown Park, 145 S.E. Broad St., Southern Pines. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president, North Carolina NAACP Conference of Branches. The public is invited to join the Moore County NAACP and the Forward Together Team for an evening of music, fellowship and information from experts on the most important issues facing our state and our communities in 2013 and beyond. For more information, call (910) 947-1422 or email

• Free ballroom dance lessons with instructor Judith McDonald, member, USA Dance, will be held tonight (Monday) and every Monday through Oct 14 at 6:45 p.m. at the Enrichment Center of Lee County. This is a beginner class. Registration is required. Call (919) 776-0501 x 2201 to learn more.

• Lee County Schools Superintendent Andy Bryan will hold a public meet-and-greet event at 5:30 p.m. at Greenwood Elementary School. Bryan will hold a total of seven informal gatherings at elementary schools around the county, giving him the chance to hear from parents, community members and educators about the direction they would like to see Lee County Schools take in the next few years. Members of the public are invited to attend any session that is convenient for their schedule. For more information, please contact Lee County Schools Public Information Officer Sharon Spence at (919) 774-6226 or


• A free Small Business Center seminar titled “Writing a Business Plan, Part I” will be held from 3-5 p.m. at CCCC Siler City Campus, main building room 230, Siler City. In this session, participants will learn how to prepare an initial feasibility analysis to determine if their business idea can be viable before they undertake the task of writing a full business plan. Call (919) 545-8013 to learn more.

• The municipal primary election will be held from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. today. Residents can find voting locations and other information on the Lee Board of Elections' website at

• Gates open at 4 p.m. at the 76th Lee Regional Fair, which runs through Sept. 15 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds on Colon Road in Sanford. Admission is $7 (children under 36 inches tall admitted free, and school-age children K-12 get in free from 4-7 p.m.). Carnival ride bracelets are $20 for all rides, or attendees can pay by the ride. See to learn more.