News: Sanford

Sep. 25, 2014 @ 08:07 PM

Digging deeper into House in the Horseshoe’s past

Above ground at House in the Horseshoe historic site, remnants of a violent Revolutionary War skirmish are embedded in the very walls — allowing visitors to see and touch history.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

Two more arrests made in Broadway man's death

Sanford police report that two men have been charged in the Aug. 14 death of Broadway resident David Joseph Heron, 55.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Williams’ eye for animals

A Sanford veterinarian took home the top prize in photography at the Lee Regional Fair for his photo of a Masked Lapwing, a large bird native to Australia, taken at the North Carolina Zoo.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Sheriff warns against phone scams

Evolving technology makes it easier to pay bills, with many companies now allowing customers to pay online or over the phone.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

Vendors help clients save at annual expo

Hundreds mingled, made connections and took advantage of exclusive deals during Wednesday's 26th annual Small Business Expo, where more than 60 vendors were on hand to show and tell about their goods and services.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Breadbasket barbecue raises money for nonprofit

Barbecue lovers and anyone looking to socialize or donate to a worthy cause can sate their appetites Friday at Saint Luke United Methodist Church in Sanford during the 10th annual J. Fletcher Rosser Memorial Barbecue to support The Breadbasket.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Operation Christmas Child

As temperatures begin to drop and the holiday season looms on the horizon, the congregation of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church in Sanford is preparing for another year of Operation: Christmas Child — a project that provides gift-filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children in more than 100 countries worldwide.


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Citizens’ Academy giving nine education in city government

Despite cold weather, cloudy skies and a sprinkling of rain, members of the inaugural class of the city of Sanford Citizens’ Academy toured the city’s municipal golf course and several parks Tuesday — expressing their enthusiasm for the new program.


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

More funds needed for sports complex study

Members of the Lee County Commissioners and the Sanford City Council will return to their respective boards to recommend increasing funds for a feasibility study for a multi-sport complex project, potentially at the O.T. Sloan Park, after a joint session Monday. 


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Library invites local authors in as part of new changes

Coinciding with the retirement of library director Michael Matochik, the Lee County Library is undergoing other changes to get the community more involved at the library, including the incorporation of book signings into the annual book sale and a Living Library Fund.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

City, county reps to meet on ecomonic issues

Representatives from Sanford City Council and Lee County Commissioners will meet Monday to discuss continuing economic development through the O.T. Sloan Park, the Colon Road lift station and broadband Internet for the Lee County Industrial Park.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

CCCC history students learn about tobacco farming

For decades, tobacco flourished as the South’s No. 1 cash crop. Even though the popularity of cigarettes began to dwindle in the 1960s, demand for domestically grown tobacco is still great enough to support a number of large farmers throughout the South.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

BWAP looks to make learning fun

Parents of Lee County children grades three through eight will have a new option for no-cost after-school care starting Monday with the opening of Born with a Purpose at God’s Promise Church on Main Street in Sanford.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: Lee Wildlife Club to host open house

This week, we Take 5 with Bob McCorkle, the president of the Lee County Wildlife Club, which is hosting an open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 11:54 PM

Not just a job — ‘a vocation’

The director of the Lee County Library will be retiring in December, after more than 30 years spent tending to the knowledge stored in the library’s voluminous 130,000-plus book collection.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Bonds receive wide range of support

Central Carolina Community College’s bond issues, on the November ballot, have garnered bipartisan support and two new endorsements.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Progress ongoing at Endor Iron Furnace

Dismantling continues at The Endor Iron Furnace — a 150-plus-year-old, Civil War-era structure where pig iron was produced for the Confederacy.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 08:24 PM

Library book sale


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 02:12 PM

Sanford woman shot, suspect arrested Wednesday night

A local woman was hospitalized after being shot Wednesday night during an altercation with an aquaintance, according to authorities. 


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Mann: 'Sky's the limit' during sister city visit

Officials from the City of Sanford will visit a potential Chinese sister city, Yixing, in October to not only solidify relations as sister cities, but also to discuss partnering their respective community colleges.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Kelly's Clean Cars, razed by fire, finds new home

After their car-detailing business burned down in July, Kelly and Terrie Gibson worked out of their truck with limited supplies and equipment for almost a month. Needing a more permanent solution, the Gibsons were ecstatic Wednesday when they reopened Kelly's Clean Cars at a new and improved location.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:23 PM

Gross Farms corn maze, pumpkin patch opening signal fall season

Pumpkin spice lattes are good, and it's always fun to watch the leaves change. But nothing heralds fall like the sight of thousands of stalks stretched out across 13 acres that signal the return of the Gross Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, opening Saturday.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

One dead, one injured in Sanford house fire

The Sanford man killed in a house fire at 1612 Prosperity Drive at 2:30 a.m. Sunday has been identified as James Rollins, 59, by Sanford Fire Chief Wayne Barber.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Heart transplant recipient focuses on gift of life

For the two years prior to his heart transplant in 1996, Sanford resident Allen Chilton's diet consisted mainly of grapefruit slices. After a bypass operation in 1983 and another one in 1994, which did not work, a new heart was his only hope.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

New project will focus on impropriety of bullying

The City of Sanford and Lee County Schools have partnered on a project to educate children about the impropriety of bullying to create a better quality of life for Sanford children and residents.