News: Sanford

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 10:33 PM

Playing for the Pride

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Wide array of issues, races propel Lee voters to the polls

Campaigners from both sides of the aisle stood at attention, political soldiers entrenched in a battle for voters’ favor, at polling sites across Lee County Tuesday as citizens turned out to decide the contests and issues most important to them on Election Day.

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 11:51 PM

Democrats gain majority on Lee Board of Commissioners

Two Democrats will join Republican incumbent Andre Knecht on the Lee County Board of Commissioners after Tuesday's elections, allowing the Democrats to wrest control of the board away from the GOP.

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

N.C. SENATE DISTRICT 12: Rabin, winning another term, says, 'We're on the right course'

Ronald Rabin was re-elected to a second term in the N.C. Senate Tuesday, winning the District 12 seat over Democrat Joe Langley with about 56 percent of the vote.

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 11:03 PM

Akinosho re-elected to Lee BOE, Bowen and Livingston join board

Voters retained incumbent Mark Akinosho and added a Republican and a Democrat during Lee County's first partisan Board of Education race.

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 10:47 PM

Salmon ousts Stone in race for District 51 seat of N.C. House

Democratic candidate Brad Salmon won election to the District 51 seat of the N.C. House of Representatives Tuesday, beating two-term incumbent Mike Stone by more than 1,000 votes.

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 10:46 PM

N.C. HOUSE DISTRICT 54: Reives defeats Wilkie

The acting representative of District 54 in the General Assembly will keep his seat — and have another two years to accomplish his objectives — after defeating his Republican challenger Tuesday night.

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 05:26 PM

Carter keeps Lee County Sheriff seat

Lee County voters, it turns out, like Tracy Carter just fine.

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

General election results

General election results
Nov. 4

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

Election Day: ‘Large numbers’ expected locally

Almost 25 percent of all registered Lee County voters went to the polls during the early voting period, but for all other eligible residents, today is the last day to cast a ballot.

On Election Day, polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 10 locations in Lee County.

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Streetscape projects spelled out during Public Policy Luncheon

City of Sanford officials and staff discussed streetscape projects the city plans to undertake to improve connectivity in downtown Sanford, which ideally would attract more business and industry, at a public policy forum hosted by the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce Monday.

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

Lee's longtime register of deeds accelerates retirement

Lee County's register of deeds originally had planned on retiring at the end of the year, but her desire to spend more time with family — and her disapproval of gay marriage — prompted her to expedite her plans. 

Nov. 02, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Marine major general pens "From Prayer to Victory"

When Sanford native Maj. Gen. Randall L. West (Ret.) joined the Marine Corps in 1965, he planned on staying for a few years and moving on.

Nov. 02, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Informed but not voting

Going door to door to talk about political candidates and public policy is not where most people would expect to find a 10-year-old.

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

Holiday season kicks off at the Christmas Tree Patch

Saturday's rain did not dampen the already blossoming Christmas spirit of the Lee County residents tagging their Christmas trees at the Christmas Tree Patch in Sanford in preparation for the holiday season.

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

BIG BUFFALO WASTEWATER PLANT: Officials: Expansion poises city for growth

City and county officials and staff cut the ceremonial ribbon Friday to commemorate the completion of the Big Buffalo Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion, which officials touted as a huge step in Sanford’s economic development plan.

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Stanley McLeod VFW Post canteen shuttered temporarily

The canteen of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Stanley McLeod Post in Sanford has closed for a 30-day period, beginning Oct. 30, but the post itself remains open.

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Take 5: Election Day

This week, we Take 5 with Nancy Kimble, director of the Lee County Board of Elections, about this year’s general election.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 11:14 PM

Scenes from Halloween

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Family Promise requests city grant

Family Promise of Lee County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless families, has requested grant money from the Sanford City Council — fearing that without the financial boost, the organization would fold by year’s end.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:40 PM

Going bump in the night

“Don’t get a doctor.”

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

‘Why don’t you just leave?’

Assault on a female, legally defined as a male 18 years of age or older physically assaulting a female, is a class A1 misdemeanor in North Carolina, the most serious criminal offense below a felony.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Temple comes under fire over meet-and greet event

Temple Theatre will go forward with a meet-and-greet event for local candidates for elected office before today’s 7 p.m. showing of “Dracula.” But legal questions will prevent the venue from offering two free show tickets to hopefuls who attend.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 09:13 PM

Down for the count

Jersey Mike’s Boxing, a boxing gym in Sanford, will close its doors Friday after a yearlong financial struggle.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Request to track undocumented children locally remains ‘in limbo’

The Lee County School system doesn't keep track of the number of undocumented children attending school here, but that may change now that the Lee County Board of Commissioners has requested that they do.