Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:11 AM

'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

"Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 08:49 AM

Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards

Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

Growing up on the Lett family farm, I learned from Mama and Daddy (Ruby and Bud Lett) that work was considered a top priority through the generations. I was prone to day-dreaming, so I resisted the daily chores and hard labor required to raise animals, grow produce and harvest crops.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


President Doug Gay opened the Aug. 12th meeting of The Sanford Rotary Club and called on Paul Horton to lead the Rotary prayer. Tom Spence led the singing of “Ole McDonald Had a Farm.”

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Doctor's Orders

Surviving the freshman year of high school is a challenging and sometimes frightening new experience for many students.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“…I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

Problems come in all sizes, and everybody has them — some even have lots of them. The reason we have problems is that we know more ways to get into trouble than to get out of it. It would be wonderful if all of our problems could happen when we are eighteen years of age, for that is when we know everything.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 08:26 PM

Dedication of Chatham County’s First Responders’ Memorial coming Sept. 6

Residents are invited to attend the dedication ceremony for the Chatham County First Responders’ Memorial at 3 p.m. on Sept. 6 in Pittsboro. The memorial incorporates the 19-foot steel beam artifact from the World Trade Center tragedy, donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 07:00 PM


• Lucas Bradley Thornton, born August 2, son of Katherine C. McKenzie and Robert H. Thornton Jr. of Sanford. Grandparents are Brad and Vicki McKenzie of Eastover, Douglas and Patricia Rowland of Stedman, and Robert and Sonya Thornton Sr. of Fayetteville. (CCH)

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Marriage licenses


• Dustin James Nettleton, 24, of Sanford and Cecilia Veronica Jimenez Hernandez, 32, of Sanford.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 PM



The 83rd Matthews Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. and a covered dish luncheon will be served at 1 p.m. For more information, call Tommy Matthews at (919) 774-4004.

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 07:55 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — Johnny Whiteside

NAME: Johnny Whiteside

POSITION: Owner, Kendale Pawn Shop

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


The 2014 VBS Finale is today at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center. A movie “Rocket Pack Jack” will be played, with movie treats and refreshments. Worship on Sunday at 11 a.m. Special message will be presented titled “Worth It All” from II Timothy 4:7 by Pastor Moore. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

EXTENSION NEWS: Battling fall armyworms

The fall armyworm is a chronic pest in North Carolina. The caterpillars feed on a variety of forage and turf species

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

GARDEN GUIDE: What can agriculture teach you?

As many of you may already know, my last day in Sanford was Friday, Aug. 15. This has been an amazing work experience that I certainly will never forget.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of Aug. 20-26, 2014

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

DIVINE DINING: Breakfast quesadilla — more interesting than an omelet

Growing up, my cousins and I would always spend a week in the summertime visiting our great-aunt Dorothy and great-uncle Travis.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

Law officers graduate crisis intervention training

Post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism — today's law enforcement officer deals with a great deal more than just criminal behavior.

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

'Turtles' tops weak debut for 'Expendables 3'

Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's action ensemble "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut.

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

Folks used to say that once in a blue moon Daddy (Bud Lett) would stand at the stove and cook. Mama (Ruby) would ask Daddy when was he going to fix some meals like he did while serving in the U.S. Army, and Daddy would respond, “the next blue moon.”

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Club News


The Sanford Lions Club celebrated its 79th Charter Night Thursday, Aug. 7, with a look back at its history of rich community service and a congratulatory message from District Governor Lynn McCaskill of Ellerbe.

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Doctor's Orders

In the United States, much of the celebration for a special occasion revolves around food. Birthdays mean “cake and ice cream.” Christmas is “presents, cookies and candy.” When you mention a slumber party, kids think “movies and junk food.”

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“They come to you … and sit before you … and hear your words, but they do not do them …” Ezekiel 33:31a

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

In the twenty-first century people are regularly indoctrinated with the secular definitions of self-esteem, self-image, self-realization  and self-actualization. The ideas and principles of psychologists Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Eric Fromm, Sigmund Freud and other psychologists are being taught on America’s college and university campuses.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 06:00 PM


• Riley Mae Howell, born July 17, daughter of Randall Howell and MaryBeth Howell of Broadway. (FirstHealth)