News: Sanford

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 10:27 PM

‘What we were trained to do’

When A.J. Collazo and John Cagle got called to a house fire on Brookhaven Drive earlier this year, they had no idea that they soon would be rushing into a burning building to save a life.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

No consensus about wastewater strategy

Members of the Sanford City Council are fiercely divided on whether refusing to treat wastewater from the site on Colon Road where Duke Energy

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Robbery suspect faces numerous drug charges

A Sanford man charged earlier this month with robbery and kidnapping now faces a litany of drug-related charges as a result of the investigation.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Durham man arrested for Sanford robbery

The man who allegedly robbed a Verizon Wireless Store in Sanford at gunpoint earlier this month has been arrested in Durham, according to the Sanford Police Department.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 09:24 PM

State could restore driver’s ed funds

Lee County Schools, children and parents could save hundreds of dollars in additional driver’s education course fees thanks to a bill filed at the N.C. General Assembly this week.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Resolution denying water treatment dies

A resolution declining to treat wastewater from Duke Energy’s coal ash storage site in Lee County was unsuccessful for the second time when Sanford City Councilman Charles Taylor brought it before the council Tuesday.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS: Evaluators recommend district be re-accredited

Teachers, administrators and Lee County Board of Education members in the assembly room of the Heins Education Building erupted into cheers Wednesday afternoon

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 06:49 PM

City council grapples with absences

Sanford City Councilman Charles Taylor is concerned about coal ash coming to Sanford.

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

One officer fired from jail, another arrested

One jail officer with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was fired and another was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly providing inmates with a cell phone, according to the sheriff’s office.

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Inmate faces drug charge

Lee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents arrested an inmate of the Lee County Jail, who allegedly was found in possession of marijuana, Tuesday.

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 08:03 PM

Police seize marijuana from area greenhouse

The Sanford Police Department seized 22 marijuana plants after executing a search warrant at a Ryan Avenue apartment that housed an elaborate growing operation.

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Jail officers accused of giving inmates cell phone

One jail officer with the Lee County Sheriff's Office was fired and another was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly providing inmates with a cell phone, according to the sheriff's office.

Robert Ellis Fleming, 35, of 122 Big Man Drive, Sanford, was charged with providing an inmate with a cell phone and tools to conceal contraband, aiding and abetting an inmate in possessing a cell phone and tools to conceal contraband and receiving a bribe.

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Lee County looks to lend $225,000 for airport work

The Lee County Board of Commissioners took a step Monday toward approving a loan for a runway expansion project at the Raleigh Executive Jetport as the airport continues to grow.


Apr. 20, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

HAVEN observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Lee County HAVEN is calling on community members to take a stand against sexual violence throughout April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Apr. 19, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Volunteers at work

Apr. 19, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

"They are sacrificing the area"

Lynette Hampton, a Sanford native, moved to Osgood Road with her husband last year, not knowing Duke Energy would announce its plan to store up to 8 million tons of coal ash in the area a few months later.

Apr. 19, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Local nonprofits request more assistance from county

Within the coming weeks, the Lee County Board of Commissioners will be tasked with deciding which local nonprofits they will assist during fiscal year 2015-16 as some continue to struggle with state and federal grant funding losses.

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Block party to beautify Steele Street

Sanford residents young and old will unite today to take part in the fifth annual Sanford Block Party, a beautification project for which volunteers will mow grass, trim hedges, paint houses and more along a stretch of North Steele Street.

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Mrs. Universe meets, greets at CCCC

“I am a true and firm believer that your circumstances do not determine your destiny.”

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

2 men charged in armed robbery

 Two Sanford men were arrested Friday in connection with an armed robbery earlier this month, according to the Sanford Police Department.

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 09:08 PM

‘From the inside out’

At an age when most toddlers just learn to walk, Addi Loving was learning how to dance. And the passion she found at 2 years old only has grown with time.

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 10:44 AM

Sanford looks to woo youth

With millennials overtaking baby boomers as the largest population group in the United States this year, the city of Sanford

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 11:19 PM

The face behind the name

In Washington, D.C., more than 58,000 names are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in honor of the men and women who were killed in the Vietnam War. Among thousands of names, Spc. Lester Howard Clegg’s can be found on panel 5E, Line 85.

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Federal law required county to amend definition of "spouse"

After the U.S. Department of Labor amended the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act to recognize eligible same-sex marriages, federal law required Lee County to make the same change.

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Local legislators introduce fracking bills

N.C. Reps. Brad Salmon and Robert Reives filed two bills this week dealing with hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina – House Bills 772 and 773 — in a bid to address two major concerns.