Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Vacation Bible School will be held July 27-31 from 6:30-8 p.m. Dinner nightly at 5:30. Address: 2413 Buckhorn Road.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

'There is still hope'

Sanford, trailing in fifth place, has just more than a week to make a comeback and garner the online votes necessary to win $25,000 or more in PetSafe's Bark For Your Park online voting contest.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Garden guide: Going native

People often struggle to decide which types of trees to select for their landscape.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

A refreshing summer treat

While there is no such thing as the perfect fruit, a crisp, juicy slice of watermelon on a hot summer day comes pretty close.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of July 23-29:

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:26 PM

Divine Dining: PapaNonnie breakfast muffins are perfect for hungry tummies

My parents have their usually peaceful abode invaded a few times a year.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church reaches out to military members with prayer breakfasts

The Rev. Calvin Sayles knows a thing or two about what it means to be a Christian in the military.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

“Rise and shine!” Daddy (Bud Lett) yelled at the top of his lungs as he entered my bedroom before the crack of dawn, before the rooster had even crowed.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


President Andy Manhardt opened the July 14 meeting of the San-Lee Sunrise Rotary with the Quote of the Day: “Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.” — Joan Didion.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you.” Colossians 1:3

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

Have you ever worked long and hard on some project that turned out great? When you stood back to admire what you had accomplished, you may have even said to yourself, “I gave it my best. What I was able to accomplish is good.” It is fact, not pride, to recognize when you have done a quality job. I wonder if that is how God felt when He created the earth and our entire universe.

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 07:00 PM


• Summer Grace Frankie Gilmore, born July 7, daughter of Carla Jean and John Anthony Gilmore of Sanford. Grandparents are Ernest Carl Frizzell and Brenda Carol Gilmore, both of Sanford. (CCH)

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Marriage licenses


• Marcus Weldon Furmage, 20, of Sanford and Lauren Ashley Numerick, 18, of Sanford.

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 PM



The Chesney Family Reunion will be held Aug. 1-3. On Friday, Aug. 1, there will be a meet and greet gathering at the Comfort Suites from 7 to 10 p.m.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 03:34 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — Ashley Graham

NAME: Ashley Graham

POSITION Health Education Supervisor at Lee County Health Department

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Sunday at the 11 a.m. service: The Rev. Paul J. Shields presents sermon: "Thanks Be to God!"

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Beating boredom

Are many of you parents being faced with the old “I’m bored, and I can’t find anything to do” routine about now?

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Garden guide: Summertime tomato woes

Tomatoes are one of the most widely cultivated plants in the home garden.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of July 16-22, 2014

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Divine Dining: Summer vegetable lasagna

Prepare thyself for a rather grand statement: this summer vegetable lasagna is my favorite recipe I’ve created yet.

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 06:53 PM

School officials try healthier cafeteria options

Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students.

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

When the school year ended in June, we “young’uns” on the Lett farm had only a few days’ break before the 12-hour tobacco marathons on the farm began.

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


The Sanford Rotary Club held its ninetieth Annual Charter Night and Awards Banquet at The Flame Restaurant on Tuesday, June 24. The Rotary prayer was led by Paul Horton. Ted Lanier recognized the widows of past members and other special guests of the club.

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“Set your mind on the things above, not on the things of earth.” Colossians 3:2 SNbS

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

Many of our daily activities are influenced by labels of one kind or another. We try to purchase merchandise containing labels that we have learned by experience will have the kind of quality we can trust. We have learned to avoid buying items containing labels that have earned the reputation of being inferior in quality.