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)

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Marriage licenses


• Steven Michael Patterson, 37, of Sanford and Shana Lee Gray Hinson, 39, of Sanford.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 04:00 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. 15, 2014 @ 08:56 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — Cristin Banks

What is your favorite movie? I don’t have a favorite, but, I like anything scary, funny or based on true events.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Giver’ delivers message, but falls flat

The Giver

Grade: C +

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Homecoming will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. with a meal to follow. Address: 502 Alton King Road, Gulf.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Three join Salvation Army advisory council

Chris Kelley (left), the Service Center director of the Salvation Army of Lee County, welcomed three members to the organization's advisory council this week. Joining the council were, from left, Mark Akinosho, Tom Snell and Jill Simpson. Major Pete Costas (right), the area commander for the
Salvation Army of Wake and Lee counties, was at the group's meeting this week to welcome the new council members.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

'Country Gravy' served at Temple — with a side of silliness

The Temple Theatre in downtown Sanford is offering a blend of music, food, comedy and relationship advice with "Country Gravy and Other Obsessions," which will premiere at 8 p.m. Friday and run through Aug. 24.

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Tips for back to school success

I know many of the young folks out there may not want to hear it, but summer break will soon be over and school will be officially back in session!

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Get ready to reseed

With fall fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about reseeding your cool season lawn.

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Enrichment Center calendar

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of Aug. 13-19, 2014

Aug. 12, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Divine Dining: Tomato and Irish Cheddar Pastries — easy recipe with few ingredients

Today’s recipe is the easiest thing I’ve ever made, but with creamy Irish cheddar and fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes, it packs a wonderful flavor.

Aug. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Building up the broken

The song that hip-hop artist Derek Minor says best illustrates his personal story is “Sweet Dreams,” from his most recent album "Minorville."

Aug. 11, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Doctor's Orders

How do you handle a heat wave during the summer months? Cold drinks and air conditioning can help, but you can’t spend the entire summer indoors hiding from the sun.

Aug. 11, 2014 @ 07:42 AM

Woodley, Elgort among Teen Choice Awards winners

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of "The Fault in Our Stars" rode a victorious wave at the Teen Choice Awards.

Aug. 10, 2014 @ 09:00 PM


As the sun begins to set on a crisp fall evening, you can feel the excitement. You walk down a bustling midway, with lights flashing and sounds of joy as children spin, turn and dodge each other in the latest carnival ride. There’s live music in the distance and you walk past the sweet aroma of crispy dough being lifted out of the fryer.

Aug. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Lett's Set A Spell

The routine of getting up early to take sticks of cured leaves out of the tobacco barn before putting in a new batch of fresh green continued day after day on the Lett family farm. Daddy (Bud Lett) had already made sure the tobacco was “in order,” having opened the barn doors ahead of time so the dried leaves could soak in just enough moisture from dew to make them damp enough for transporting.

Aug. 10, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club News


President Doug Gay opened the July 29th meeting of The Sanford Rotary and called on Tom Dossenbach to lead the Rotary Prayer. Tom Spence directed the group singing of “In the Good Old Summertime.”  

Aug. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“For you shall be holy as I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16

Aug. 10, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

Diogenes, the Greek philosopher, spent a lifetime in search of honesty. He finally concluded that an honest man could not be found. Totally honest men are perhaps not easy to find in any age, but they can be found. Honesty is not just the best policy; it is the only policy if you would live life with meaning and purpose.

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 06:00 PM


• Michael Antwan Smith Jr., born June 22, son of Ashlin Samayoa and Michael Smith of Sanford. (FirstHealth)