News: Sanford

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 11:52 PM

Policy could limit board members’ influence

After a new remote participation policy was passed earlier this month, Commissioner Kirk Smith believes the Democratic-majority of the board is trying to restrict opposing political viewpoints through its actions.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 11:51 PM

‘Revolutionize the world’

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 10:11 PM

‘Frankly, my dear,’ it’s a re-imagined classic

For its latest show, the Temple Theatre took the classic story of “Gone With the Wind,” added some Monty Python-esque comedy and a few musical numbers, mixed them all together and came up with “I’ll Never Be Hungry Again.”

Jan. 18, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

NCDOT: More than 1,600 trucks could be used in fracking operations

Lee County residents could expect to see more than 1,600 trucks for each hydraulic fracturing operation that comes to the area, which could cause extensive road and bridge damage and take weeks to repair, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Jan. 18, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Family Promise stays afloat with local help

Family Promise of Lee County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless families, continues to stay afloat, despite a lack of grant funding, with the assistance of Lee County residents through volunteering and donations.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

'Missing a piece'

Ebony Price knows she was born in Sanford. She knows she was born at 10:57 a.m. on March 2, 1990. She knows she weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces at the time of her birth.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Officials pursue control over fracking

The Lee and Chatham county representatives to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Legislative Goals Conference this week spearheaded an effort to make returning power to local governments when it comes to coal ash storage a priority for the N.C. General Assembly’s 2015 session.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Take 5: Lee County Community Foundation - Paving avenues for philanthropy

This week, we Take 5 with Howard Bokhoven, president of the Lee County Community Foundation, about the foundation's work in Lee County. Bokhoven is a financial advisor for Edward Jones in Sanford.

Jan. 17, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

State Sen. Rabin takes oath of office in Raleigh

Col. Ret. Ronald J. Rabin, R-Lee, was sworn in this week for his second two-year term representing the 12th District in the North Carolina Senate — which includes Harnett, Lee, and Johnston Counties.

Jan. 16, 2015 @ 09:26 PM

Something to rely on

While most parents have a laundry list of worries when their teenagers start driving, a fear of their child’s blood sugar dropping dangerously low while behind the wheel is not usually among them — unless their child has type-1 diabetes.

Jan. 16, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

City receives favorable bond ratings

With three bond ratings in hand, city of Sanford staff expect to receive favorable interest rates next week on the $8.5 million the city plans to use for part of the sidewalk and streetscape projects set to begin this spring.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 09:14 PM

Better than surround sound

One lucky Lee County couple and some close friends will get an opportunity tonight not often seen in an era of agents and press offices — a personalized concert in their own home from one of their favorite bands.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION: Board votes 6-1 to ask legislature to reinstate nonpartisan elections

Despite protests from one member, the Lee County Board of Education passed a resolution this week asking the N.C. General Assembly to repeal a 2013 law that made that board and the Sanford City Council elections partisan.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

SANFORD: 2,200 gallons of wastewater enter Cape Fear River Basin

More than 2,200 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into the Little Buffalo and Big Buffalo Creek from seven different manholes on Monday, according to the Sanford Public Works Department.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 04:57 AM

Community conversation: Prescription drug abuse

Local officials, area residents and others will unite again later this month to deal with the issue of prescription drug abuse and overdose in the community.

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 06:42 PM

Changes loom for taxpayers ObamaCare complicates filings

“Important tax documents.”

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Anson landfill listed as alternate coal ash site

While Lee County officials and residents continue to fight to keep Duke Energy from storing up to 8 million tons of coal ash in Sanford, management for the Anson County Landfill, the alternate location for the material, are hopeful Duke Energy will send some their way.

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Area residents rally, brainstorm ways to fight Duke coal ash plan

Signs, stickers and a banner that read "Duke of Pollution: Don't Dump Coal Ash on our Communities" were among the ways anti-coal ash activists expressed their hard-line stance during a gathering Monday night, which was hosted by the local environmental group EnvironmentaLee.

Jan. 13, 2015 @ 06:28 PM

Planning for the worst

Fueling up vehicles, checking chainsaws and taking stock of the city's salt and sand supplies were just some of the preparations that kept city of Sanford employees busy

Jan. 13, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

'Keeping the door open'

After more than 30 years at WWGP-WFJA Radio, receiving more than 60 awards and recognitions and serving on countless boards in the community, Lee County luminary Margaret Murchison is finally starting to slow down — but not too much.

Jan. 13, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Going strong

With less than half of the school year remaining, Lee County school resource officers and school administrators have seen a noticeable drop in disciplinary issues compared to previous years.

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Flooding blocks road in Carolina Trace

Heavy rain left a stretch of Traceway North in the Carolina Trace community flooded and impassable for more than two hours Monday morning, and according to the National Weather Service, Lee County residents can expect showers and the possiblity of freezing rain to continue throughout the week.

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 02:09 PM

Herald seeks community nominations for awards

The Herald is soliciting nominations for two of its most prestigious honors: Citizen of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jan. 11, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

I wanna rock

As part of an online talent competition, Sanford band Brick City South has worked hard during the last few months to share its love of music with the nation. As the competition wraps up this week, the band needs continued community support through votes and donations to give other children the gift of music.