News: Sanford

Mar. 10, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Society awards literacy grants to Lee teachers

The Lee County chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international honorary society of women educators, awarded literacy grants of $200 each to five Lee County Schools teachers during the Lee County Board of Education meeting Monday night.

Mar. 09, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

'She was my heart'

Karon Baldwin Hill of Sanford last saw her daughter, Tawana Baldwin, on Friday night.


Mar. 08, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Being more inclusive

After the first in a series of public hearings for the Building Integrated Communities program, the city of Sanford officials and staff have begun to learn how they can better integrate the immigrant population into the community, but there is still much to learn.

Mar. 08, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Comfort First Heating and Cooling to build new service center

After purchasing a commercial lot at the corner of Lark Lane and U.S. 1, Comfort First Heating and Cooling plans to build a new service complex and move in by year's end – signaling the growth of the Sanford business and new life for commercial lot sales.

Mar. 08, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Lee County celebrates National Girl Scouts Week

The 150 local girls involved in Girl Scouts in Lee County are gearing up for a week of celebrating 103 years of girl scouting.

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

Owner of Dossenbach's Finer Furniture retires after 52 years

Among all the awards and achievements hanging on his office walls, Alan Dossenbach, the owner of Dossenbach's Finer Furniture and Mattress Center, has a needlepoint-style plaque hanging up that reads “Luck is when opportunity meets with preparation.”

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Council turns attention to growth, future needs

The Sanford City Council deliberated recently about how to use the city’s assets, including its sewer system and local parks, to continue attracting new growth and position itself for the future.

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: Drinking water undergoes multi-step treatment process

This week, we Take 5 with Scott M. Christiansen, the superintendent of the city of Sanford's water treatment plant on Poplar Springs Road.

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

More drugs seized, arrests made in SPD investigation

The Sanford Police Department's Tactical Narcotics Team has arrested two more suspects in the investigation of a drug trafficking ring.

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

CCCC to connect employers, jobseekers at career fair

Those thinking about a career in law enforcement, business or other fields can explore the possibilities at the upcoming Central Carolina Community College Career Fair.

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

Donating a pint

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

EDUCATION: School days lengthened to make up for weather

Lee County Schools, Lee Christian School and Grace Christian School will extend schools days to make up for the time missed due to ice and snow in Lee County during the past few weeks.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 06:06 PM

SPD arrests three, seizes drugs and cash

The Sanford Police Department's Tactical Narcotics Team has arrested three Sanford residents and recovered more than $60,000 worth of marijuana and other drugs through an investigation into a drug trafficking ring.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 10:56 AM

Lee County Schools announces snow make-up plans

Lee County Schools will make up instructional time missed because of the recent winter storms by adding 15 minutes to the elementary and middle school schedules and 16 minutes to the high school schedules. This change to the school day begins on Tuesday, March 10 and will be in effect through the end of the school year.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

N.C. manufacturing industry shows signs of life

After the reveal of the new Sanford Area Growth Alliance and its logo this week, local business leaders and officials discussed how to further economic development on the back of the improving manufacturing industry.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Chatham commissioners oppose natural gas extraction

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution this week opposing the extraction of natural gas in the county.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Just dance

Want to bust a move?

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

LCCO to present ‘Symphonic Creatures’ concerts

The Lee County Community Orchestra will perform the third installment of its “Symphonic Creatures” concerts for the 2014-2015 season this weekend.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Arrests pending after SPD executes search warrants

The Sanford Police Department's Tactical Narcotics Team searched homes on Williamsburg Court and Watson Avenue for drugs Wednesday, Sanford police said.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 10:44 AM

Area residents flood J.T.'s Car Wash

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 10:42 AM

Anything to get a picture

Hannah Hunsinger, The Herald’s new photographer, always wanted a career that would take her places. Moving from her home in Kansas to Sanford was just the beginning of that journey.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Permit changes to delay hearings

Charah, the company charged with moving and storing Duke Energy’s supply of coal ash, has sought a change in one of its permit applications for the proposed Lee and Chatham 

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Organization unveils new name, logo

The Sanford-Lee County Partnership for Prosperity now will be known as the Sanford Area Growth Alliance — with a new logo to signal this change — in a bid to draw new business activity to the area in the coming years.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Board votes to create joint environmental panel

The Lee County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 Monday in favor of dissolving the county Environmental Review and Advisory Committee and creating in its place a joint Environmental Affairs Board with the city of Sanford and town of Broadway.