News: Sanford

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

One dead, one injured in Sanford house fire

The Sanford man killed in a house fire at 1612 Prosperity Drive at 2:30 a.m. Sunday has been identified as James Rollins, 59, by Sanford Fire Chief Wayne Barber.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Heart transplant recipient focuses on gift of life

For the two years prior to his heart transplant in 1996, Sanford resident Allen Chilton's diet consisted mainly of grapefruit slices. After a bypass operation in 1983 and another one in 1994, which did not work, a new heart was his only hope.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

New project will focus on impropriety of bullying

The City of Sanford and Lee County Schools have partnered on a project to educate children about the impropriety of bullying to create a better quality of life for Sanford children and residents.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

LEE REGIONAL FAIR: Parker wins Diaper Derby

Spectators' clothes were damp from the rain, but spirits were bright Saturday afternoon during the 2014 Diaper Derby at the amphitheater stage of the Lee Regional Fair.


Sep. 11, 2014 @ 03:38 PM

17-year-old charged in Sanford armed robbery

A local teenager allegedly led police on a brief foot chase Wednesday night following an armed robbery of a business.


Sep. 11, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Council hears presentation on Brick Capital

The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government's Development Finance Initiative presented ways the Brick Capital Community Development Corporation can improve its financial situation at the Sanford City Council's Law and Finance Meeting Wednesday.


Sep. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Keeping ‘3,000 voices alive’

After surviving the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Joe Dittmar decided to travel across the country to tell his story — and keep the memories of the 3,000 people who perished that day alive.


Sep. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

BOARD OF EDUCATION: Board hears from CTE program director

Students involved in the Lee County School system’s Career and Technical Education program graduate at a rate of 99.1 percent, according to the program’s director.


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 11:06 PM

Scenes from Lee Regional Fair


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A spells new season at Temple

The Temple Theatre in downtown Sanford plans to give audiences a taste of the West with "Oklahoma!," the first show of the theater's 31st season that opens Thursday.


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Musicians to raise money, awareness in online contest

Aspiring musicians from Sanford to San Francisco will have the opportunity to both gain recognition and raise money for music education through a North Carolina-based online music competition.


Sep. 09, 2014 @ 08:41 PM

Rides, exhibits draw fairgoers to opening night

The Lee Regional Fair's 77th edition is open for business. Local officials stood shoulder to shoulder Tuesday to cut the purple and gold ribbons, signaling the opening of the event at the Sanford Lions Club Fairgrounds.


Sep. 07, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

In a bun and on the air

Mr. & Mrs. Hot Dog Shack, a Sanford specialty hot dog stand owned by Chris and Jamie Whitt, will be featured on the television show Carnival Eats along with its sausage dog the Big Texas Kick.


Sep. 07, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

LEE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: Board considering gun ordinance change

Lee County commissioners will resume discussing a resolution to repeal a gun ordinance banning licensed concealed carry holders from bringing concealed weapons into public buildings at the meeting Monday.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: Assessment serves as guide to improve, promote health of community members

This week, we Take 5 with Ashley Graham, the Health Education Supervisor for the Lee County Health Department, about Lee County’s Community Health Assessment.


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 11:58 PM

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: From New York to Sanford, Brookshire’s artwork admired

Beverly Brookshire has seen her paintings hang in galleries and restaurants across New York City, but for her, those honors pale in comparison to being named Artist of the Year by the Sanford Brush & Palette Club.


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Carnival promises new experience at Lee fair

The Sanford Lions Club will be entrusting the operation of the Lee Regional Fair, which opens Tuesday, to a new carnival this year — one that offers big rides and better technology than ever before.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 08:27 PM

Graduation rate goes up

While Lee County schools celebrate the district’s increasing graduation rates, they are also looking at ways to improve students’ scores and participation when it comes to standardized testing.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Sanford delegation bound for China to forge sister city ties

Sanford officials are planning to travel to a conference in China in October to cement relations with Sanford’s potential sister city, Yixing.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Loss of a thoroughbred

After eight years of helping Lee County students and at-risk youth overcome problems, Sienna, a 27-year-old Trakehner thoroughbred therapy horse known as Mr. Cee by those who worked with him, died last week.


Sep. 03, 2014 @ 08:36 PM

Registration for dual-enrollment spikes in Lee County due to CCW

As the Lee County School system wraps up its second week of the fall semester, college and career advisers at Lee County and Southern Lee high schools made clear one thing about the Central Carolina Works program — it’s working.


Sep. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC bond backers step up education, awareness efforts

Supporters say the four Central Carolina Community College bond issues Lee County residents will vote upon in November, which total $23 million, will have little to no effect on taxpayers and are all important to the college’s goals.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 09:05 PM

The fair's coming to town


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

Local woman hurt in drive-by shooting

A local woman was treated and released from the hospital after being injured in a drive-by shooting Monday night, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Keeping it in the community

They are the stalwarts of any small town, including Sanford, and they survive and thrive within a field of much larger competitors.