Sep. 07, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

The Letts settle in the upper Cape Fear River

In 1739 a ship loaded with men, women and children from various countries came to this new land, America, via the Atlanta Ocean.

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Club news


Past President David Nestor opened the Aug. 26 meeting of The Sanford Rotary and called on Paul Horton to lead the Rotary Prayer.

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 01:11 PM

Don’t make me laugh — or sneeze

Women with the condition called stress incontinence avoid exercise, travel less often, wear pads, fear laughing or sneezing in public, and sometimes wait a year or more to talk with their doctors

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Forget me not!

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits.” Psalm 103:2

Sep. 07, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

When the world sees grace in action . . .

John Newton, a gruff and bawdy slave trader, was converted on May 10, 1748. He became a minister and the author of hundreds of hymns. “Amazing Grace” is likely the one that is best known and most loved.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 06:00 PM


* Ethan Grant Martinez, born August 26, son of Erica and Justin Martinez of Sanford.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 PM



The 83rd Matthews Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 14

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — Joy Scott

Name: Joy Scott

Family: Husband Tommy, Daughter Ashley, Son-in-Law Matt and Granddaughter Olivia.

Position: Hairstylist at Shear Designs Hairstyling

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Church News


Today: The Widows/Widowers and Singles Ministry will meet for food (Dutch) and fellowship at Bay Breeze Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. Grandparents Day will be celebrated Sunday during the 11 a.m. service as the Senior Ministry will lead the service followed by the Parable of the Wheat and Tares. The Sunday evening service will be held with Emmanuel Baptist Church in Carthage at 5 p.m. in participation of the Praisefest. The church van will be available to the Praisefest leaving at 4:30 p.m. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

‘The Identical’ — a hunka, hunka burning nonsense

The Identical

Grade: F

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

EXTENSION NEWS: Fair events for youth

Calling men, women and children of all ages — the Lee Regional Fair begins Sept. 9 and you don’t want to miss out on the fun!

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

GARDEN GUIDE: Agricultural entries at the Lee Regional Fair

Just around the corner, the award winning Lee Regional Fair, which runs Sept. 9-14, promises to be a fun event to visit and even more fun to participate in.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Enrichment Center calendar for Sept. 3-9

Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of Sept. 3-9:

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

DIVINE DINING: Chicken marsala — a complete show-stopper

Chicken is, for me, a bit like opera (just go with me, here).

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.

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.

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.”

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Doctor's Orders

“Pack it Light, Wear it Right” is the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) advice to the more than 40 million students returning to school. As part of National School Backpack Awareness Day, AOTA wants to educate parents, teachers and students about the proper weight and fit of school backpacks to avoid health problems.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Bible Speaks

“Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.” Nehemiah 4:14b

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

The Paper Pulpit

Residents in the Middle East 2,000 years ago lived in cities surrounded by a wall which gave them protection from enemies. Christians also have a wall of defense against the sinful desires that wage war against them — the Bible defines that wall as self-control. Proverbs 25:28 says, “Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.” Proverbs 16:32 expresses the same thought, “Better is he who controls his temper than he who takes a city.”

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 07:00 PM


• Bentley Allen Brewer, born August 19, son of Briana Crystal Deaton and Brittain Allen Brewer of Lillington. Grandparents are Shannon Skipper, William Deaton, Wendy Butler and William Butler, all of North Carolina. (CCH)

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Marriage licenses


• Bradley James Jamerson, 24, of Sanford and Tara Jeanine Daffin, 27, of Sanford.

Aug. 30, 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. 29, 2014 @ 04:02 PM

Central Carolina People@Work — David Caplan

NAME: David Caplan

POSITION: Agency manager, Lee County Farm Bureau