News: Sanford

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 06:57 PM

'It could have been a lot worse'

The flowers that once adorned the graves of the Jonesboro Cemetery were scattered across the ground and surrounding roads on Wednesday after a large storm rolled through Sanford.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Police: Suspect arrested for allegedly shooting brother

One brother was arrested and another sustained non-life-threating injuries after a domestic incident turned violent Monday night, according to police.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Six spots open on Lee board serving seniors

The Lee County Rest Home and Nursing Home Advisory Board, responsible for ensuring local nursing homes are complying with standards of good

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 07:02 PM

Local programs keep kids busy during break

According to Chinese legend, Pan Gu, one of the first people on earth, stretched the sky and the earth apart with his arms and legs for 1,800 years until he died of exhaustion from the hard work of keeping the two separated.

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

Police: Suspect arrested for allegedly shooting brother

One brother was arrested and another sustained non-life-threating injuries after a domestic incident turned violent Monday night, according to police. 

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Trace man fights law that expedites water rate hikes

A Carolina Trace resident continues the community's charge against a law passed last June that he claims allows water utility companies to raise their rates with no warning to or input from customers.

The law, known as House Bill 710, allows water utility companies to raise their rates by up to 5 percent to cover the costs of improvements to the water system.

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

No injuries in two weekend shootings

Two local teenagers were arrested Friday for shooting into a home in east Sanford, and on Sunday, another Sanford man reportedly was fired upon while in his vehicle outside the Days Inn on Horner Boulevard.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

A million-dollar smile, on a budget

Two Sanford orthodontists have started programs reaching out to low-income families, helping their children get braces.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Dancing into the spotlight

Our Q&A with Mariah Reives, who was recently on "So You Think You Can Dance" and now plans to study dance in college.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Senator gets widespread support for vets' legislation

In this day and age, it's hard to get politicians to agree on just about anything.

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."