News: Sanford

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 04:03 PM

With outside help, HAVEN on path to financial health

A $25,000 grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, a $10,000 grant from Lee County and the kickoff of the "Count Me In" fundraising campaign have members of Lee County HAVEN hopeful


Jul. 04, 2014 @ 04:03 PM

HAVEN needs volunteers

HAVEN Executive Director Susan King said that, despite financial hardships, HAVEN has more services in place now than it did a year ago.


Jul. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LEE SHERIFF: Three men charged with drug crimes

Lee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents made several arrests Thursday for alleged drug-related offenses.


Jul. 04, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Man arrested, items seized in meth bust

Moore County officials have busted a suspected meth-making operation on Chalmers Road, off of Carbonton Road near where Moore, Lee and Chatham counties come together.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

'Hallelujah, and thanks for everything'

William Waddell has lived through every war his country has fought between World War I and the current War on Terror.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Citizens raise concerns at hearing about water rules

With a muffled beat of bass and snare drums sounding from just outside, anti-fracking activists spent Tuesday evening voicing concerns to several state regulatory officials who had come to Sanford.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Rising country star lends talent to Wounded Warriors

Several upcoming concerts will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, and organizers are also hoping the shows help launch one local teen into stardom.


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Horner Blvd. repaving wraps up without delays, complaints

The $4.29 million repaving project that includes a new road surface for a stretch of Horner Boulevard was scheduled to wrap up Wednesday night, after about a week and a half of work on Horner.


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Sanford man now charged in two drive-by shootings

Police have charged a local man, who is suspected in a June 22 drive-by shooting, with a similar shooting on Saturday that caused injury.


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Store owner's last moments recounted as murder trial begins

A Lee County man is standing trial this week on murder charges from nearly five years ago.


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

'Here for one purpose — to help'

Tamekia Dowdy founded Inspire and Motivate Our Future Inc. with a single goal in mind — to equip underprivileged children with the tools they need to succeed in both school and life.


Jul. 01, 2014 @ 08:05 PM

Water quality hearing draws anti-fracking crowd

A public hearing in Sanford Tuesday night on proposed new water quality regulations drew a large crowd, many of whom got up to speak about their opposition to hydraulic fracturing.

 

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

A cool landing


Jul. 01, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

Sanford shooting suspect charged

Marquise Laurice Wilson, 20, of 3504 Hiawatha Trail, Sanford, has been charged with one count of attempted murder, one count of assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and 20 counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property, according to the Sanford Police Department. 


Jun. 30, 2014 @ 06:26 PM

Sanford Lions forced to increase fair price or face shortfall

The Sanford Lions Club may lose up to $8,000 in revenue due to the North Carolina legislature's recent decision not to exempt agricultural fairs from the admissions tax it passed last year.

"The issue is that, unless we raise our admission to cover the price of the tax, which will be close to 50 cents on a $7 admission, we'll just have to eat it," said Sanford Lions Club Treasurer Bob Nelson. "If we just have to eat it, we're talking about a significant loss for the Lions Club."


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Cooperative Extension celebrates 100th anniversary

The methods may have changed for the Lee County Cooperative Extension, but it’s had the same goal for the last 100 years — educating county residents about how to make sound decisions for their families.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Various events highlight area holiday schedule

People in the Central Carolina region will have many opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this year.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Armed teen charged following police chase

A Sanford teenager was arrested Friday following a chase by Sanford Police which ended on Courtland Drive around lunchtime Friday.


Jun. 28, 2014 @ 07:17 PM

Sanford biscuit-maker is restaurant's grand champ

Three years ago, Alfonsa Martinez had never cooked a biscuit in her life. Now she's the best biscuit-maker in the entire Biscuitville fast food chain.


Jun. 28, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

MAKO removes room for error in knee surgery

Not all knee repair procedures are created equal — just ask Dennis Florit.


Jun. 28, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

TAKE 5: National Night Out has goal of strengthening communities

This week, we Take 5 with Kelly Miller, the city of Sanford's Public Information Officer, about National Night Out.


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 06:28 PM

Grilling the barbecue masters

As the weather heats up in Lee County, so do the grills.


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

PARTNERSHIP FOR PROSPERITY

The Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity will be another step closer to getting up and running when the organization's first CEO starts work on July 7.

Rodger Sauls, who has worked in Lee County and the surrounding area for 20 years as a business development executive with Progress Energy, accepted the position of CEO of the partnership, which merges the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lee County Economic Development Corporation into one public-private entity.


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Legislators back efforts to help veterans, dropouts earn degrees

College is expensive. The cost can be prohibitive for many, leading them to either put off continuing their education or take on debt that can end up being too much to handle.


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Dandalia among businesses hit by vandals

A series of break-ins have targeted local businesses recently, with at least one being forced to close until next week.