News: Sanford

May. 12, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Sanford to see Dunkin' Donuts, Jimmy John's this fall

Sanford will soon "run on Dunkin."

A long-awaited Dunkin' Donuts will open this fall at the Shops at Cameron Place, along with Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches and numerous other businesses.

Nick Brown of D&N Development said both Dunkin' Donuts and Jimmy John's have signed leases to join the still-growing Shops at Cameron Place shopping center, located in and around the 3000 block of South Horner Boulevard, and hope to open in late October.

May. 11, 2015 @ 06:18 PM

Preserving yesteryear

The steam engines and generators at Ole Gilliam Mill Park, that sit silent for much of the year, will roar to life for the 35th annual Ole Mill Crank Up this weekend.

When Sanford native Worth Pickard set about reconstructing the Gilliam Mill using little more than a penny postcard to go on, he never intended to acquire the collection of "old stuff" now scattered around the park. But now that the Ole Mill Crank Up draws 600 to 700 visitors each year, he's glad he did.

May. 11, 2015 @ 05:11 PM

Juveniles charged in Thursday fire

Two 15-year-olds will be charged with setting fire to an abandoned house in the 1700 block of Carthage Street on Thursday, according to authorities.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has reported filing juvenile petitions for the two teens with the N.C. Department of Juvenile Justice on charges of breaking and entering and arson.


May. 10, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Relay for Life: Sanford walks for a cure

With cancer killing more than 500,000 Americans every year, it is difficult to find someone whose life it hasn’t touched.

May. 10, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

'The keepers of history'

Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Order of the Confederate Rose paid their respects to a Chatham County veteran, buried on Asbury Church Road, Saturday by dedicating a recently-recovered iron cross.

May. 09, 2015 @ 07:08 PM

Record-breaking baby's first Mother's Day

At 9:43 a.m. on April 7, Devin Jacoby Bright was born at Central Carolina Hospital. While there was nothing abnormal about the scheduled Caesarean section, Devin was a surprise, weighing in at 13 pounds, 5 ounces – the hospital's biggest baby.

May. 09, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Take 5: Dalrymple: Coal ash issue ‘most difficult’ of tenure

This week, we Take 5 with Amy Dalrymple, who serves as chairwoman of the Lee County Board of Commissioners.

May. 09, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Small Business Banquet honors local standouts

The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce honored three Sanford residents and veteran newscaster Larry Stogner during its 26th annual Small Business Banquet Thursday.

May. 08, 2015 @ 07:49 PM

Behind the counter: A lunch lady's tale

Janet McKay stood stoically behind the counter of the SanLee Middle School cafeteria as the first hungry students of the day trickled through the lunchroom doors just before 11 a.m.

May. 08, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Chinese company buys Static Control

An official from Static Control Components, the Sanford-based manufacturing company that announced a merger with Chinese manufacturer Apex Microelectronics Thursday

May. 07, 2015 @ 09:38 PM

‘Pottery in their blood’

The Sanford pottery community mourned the loss of a local legend Thursday with the death of Celia Cole Perkinson.

May. 07, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Legislators defend support of coal ash act

Nearly six months after Duke Energy announced its plan to store up to 20 million tons of coal ash in Lee and Chatham counties, local representatives still are working to amend the law that made it possible.

May. 07, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

SAGA CEO resigns after 10 months

Sanford Area Growth Alliance CEO Rodger Sauls has resigned from the fledgling organization after just 10 months on the job amid concerns about the effectiveness of the organization and the pace of its progress.

May. 06, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

‘Number one in our hearts’

Quaneisha Richmond always will be East Lee Middle School’s number one.

May. 06, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

SAGA CEO Sauls resigns

Sanford Area Growth Alliance CEO Rodger Sauls is resigning after less than a year amid concerns from the Lee County Board of Commissioners and others about the effectiveness of the organization.

“It has been a privilege to serve the citizens of Lee County as the first CEO of the Sanford Area Growth Alliance, and I look forward to the next stage of my career as I return to private consulting,” Sauls said Wednesday in a prepared statement. “I am proud of what we were able to accomplish in the blending of two organizations, and I feel a strong foundation has been laid for future success.”

May. 06, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

YMCA program reinvigorates cancer survivors

During a battle with cancer, many survivors are drained of their strength, stamina and endurance. But a 12-week program at the Lee County YMCA is designed to restore survivors’ health, both physically and socially.

May. 06, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Lockdown procedures outlined

When parents hear that their child's school is in lockdown, they might fear the worst.

May. 05, 2015 @ 09:20 PM

Environmental group files lawsuit against N.C. MEC

Unhappy that the state's Mining and Energy Commission can overturn local rules for hydraulic fracturing, an environmental group recently joined residents of Chatham, Anson and Granville counties in filing a lawsuit.

May. 05, 2015 @ 05:00 AM


Cities and towns across North Carolina can drive more retailers to their areas by providing easy access to local market data and creating a central message, according to Jennings Gray, a development specialist for ElectriCities of N.C.

May. 04, 2015 @ 06:06 PM

Sanford's colorful past depicted in murals

Sanford will become a little more colorful today with the completion of a mural honoring the Sanford Spinners baseball team at the intersection of Wicker Street and Horner Boulevard.

"This is a tribute to the Sanford Spinners," said Scott Nurkin, the Chapel Hill-based artist who painted the mural. "They were a minor league baseball team in the '40s after World War II. They were part of the Tobacco State League. It was a short-lived league, but the Spinners were the champions in '46, '47 and '48."

May. 03, 2015 @ 05:05 AM

A legacy built on art

As the 2015 Sanford Arts & Vine Festival wraps up today, The Herald spoke with exhibitor and local potter Kevin Brown about his participation in the event.

May. 03, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

Homelessness at a glance

When rain started falling Friday night, more than 60 Lee County residents at Southern Lee High School’s baseball field ran for cover inside cardboard boxes

May. 03, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Streetscape project work to start Monday

Construction on the city of Sanford’s $9 million streetscape and pedestrian improvement bond projects is scheduled to begin in downtown Sanford and historic Jonesboro Monday.

May. 02, 2015 @ 06:51 PM

Infusing new energy

Lori Allerton, owner of Stoneworks, began repurposing granite, quartz and metal into furniture and other household items when her home in Salisbury was being built.

May. 02, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

School grieves death of East Lee student

The East Lee Middle School community was in mourning Friday after the death of a seventh grader, who district officials believe suffered a seizure during a soccer match at the school.