News: Sanford

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

MLK park changes to move forward despite concerns

The Sanford City Council plans to move forward on improvements to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park despite concerns from Councilman Charles Taylor and some local residents about using the funds for other projects.


Jul. 25, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Lee sheriff to offer church security class

The Lee County Sheriff's Office, spurred by the shooting last month that left nine dead at a church in Charleston, South Carolina will be holding a church security seminar

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Take 5: Parks, rec programs cater to range of interests

This week, we Take 5 with Brandi Phillips, the recreation programmer for the Lee County Parks & Recreation Department.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 07:07 PM

Sanford 'B-Dubs' opens Monday

As the staff of the new Buffalo Wild Wings on South Horner Boulevard greeted guests Friday with an enthusiasm matching Mel Gibson’s army of Scots in "Braveheart," it was difficult to tell that many employees were entirely uninitiated in the ways of "B-Dubs” just nine days ago.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 05:05 AM

D.A. expects decision soon in police shooting

A decision about whether a Sanford police officer will be charged in a fatal, on-the-job shooting could come in early August, according to a member of the district attorney's office in Lee County.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Downtown drinking

Residents and visitors can now enjoy a beer in the streets of downtown Sanford or Jonesboro a few times a year following the approval of a city ordinance that supporters say will help attract Millennials to the area.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Two stabbed, four arrested

Four Sanford residents face various assault charges stemming from an incident Tuesday night in which a man and two friends retaliated violently after an acquaintance robbed the man

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 11:28 AM

Alleged battery thieves charged

A Sanford man and a Spring Lake man face more than 30 charges of larceny and other crimes after allegedly stealing more than 150 batteries from power stations across Lee, Harnett and Cumberland counties in the course of a month, according to the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Granite quarry project withdrawn

A proposed granite quarry within a couple miles of Carolina Trace will not come to fruition after more than 100 Lee County residents packed the Sanford City Council meeting Tuesday, ready to vent their concerns and complaints.

Jul. 22, 2015 @ 06:52 PM

Making a better cooler

Locals who tune into CBS's television show “The Talk” today may see a familiar face — a Sanford native who has sold about 6,000 of his unique cooler since it hit stores in January.

Jul. 22, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

‘A stepping stone’

Many Sanford residents already know Faith Bardill and her band, “Faith Bardill and the Back Row Saints,” but the 18-year-old Sanford native’s win at the Carolina Music Awards last weekend showed she had state, national and even international appeal.

Jul. 22, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

History buffs to test knowledge at Quiz Bowl

Who was North Carolina’s first governor?

Jul. 21, 2015 @ 07:33 PM

Coca-Cola building becomes office site

Revitalization in downtown Sanford continued as the ribbon was cut at the executive offices in the Historic Coke Building Tuesday.

Jul. 21, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

CITY OF SANFORD: Sidewalk projects to be finished by November

The downtown Sanford streetscape and sidewalk projects will be mostly finished before this year's Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season, according to city of Sanford staff.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Council to vote on Brick Capital purchase

The Sanford City Council will vote today during its meeting that starts at 7 p.m. on whether to purchase a 3,600-square-foot building owned by Brick Capital Community Development Corp. after several months of discussions on ways to help the nonprofit, which has sought financial aid from the city for the past year.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 06:22 PM

Murder suspect's extradition delayed

Extradition of Sanford man accused of murdering his wife and 13-year-old stepdaughter and kidnapping his teenage stepson could be delayed several months, officials in Oldham County, Texas, said Monday.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

Life-flight on U.S. 1

Traffic on U.S. 1 came to a halt Monday morning as authorities responded to a single-vehicle accident on Trooper JT Brown Memorial Bridge, just south of Deep River Road. 

Jul. 19, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

ELECTION: Ward 5 seat contested

 A primary election will be held in Sanford this year after another Democratic candidate filed to challenge incumbent Rebecca Wyhof for the Ward 5 seat.


Jul. 19, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: Reps discuss range of pressing state issues

This week, we Take 5 with the three state legislators who represent Lee County in the North Carolina General Assembly about the state's budget and other topics. The three are Sen. Ronald Rabin, a Republican from Anderson Creek, who represents District 12 (Harnett, Johnston and Lee counties); Rep. Robert T. Reives II, a Democrat from Sanford, who represents District 54 (Chatham, Lee); and Rep. Brad Salmon, a Democrat from Mamers, who represents District 51 (Harnett, Lee).

Jul. 19, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Quarry proposal raises questions, concerns among neighbors

Many Carolina Trace residents don’t know how a potential granite quarry within a couple miles of their homes will affect them, so they're planning to attend the city’s regular meeting Tuesday to find out.


Jul. 17, 2015 @ 07:24 PM

Suspect charged in Thursday shooting

The Sanford Police Department arrested a local man Friday in connection with a domestic incident-turned-shooting that left two residents in critical condition early Thursday morning in the 600 block of Scott Avenue.

Jul. 17, 2015 @ 07:22 PM

Caught: Murder suspect arrested in Texas

The multi-state manhunt for the Sanford man accused of murdering his wife and 13-year-old stepdaughter and kidnapping his teenage stepson came to an end Thursday night

Jul. 17, 2015 @ 07:22 PM

Family, friends mourn deaths, celebrate teen's safe return

Already grieving the deaths of Calandra McLean and her 13-year-old daughter, friends and family members rejoiced at the news that authorities had found Calandra's son, Tobias, 17, safe in Texas Thursday night.

Jul. 17, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

Equine and Arithmetic