News: Sanford

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.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Police officer assaulted at bar

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Experts talk toxicity, reuses of coal ash

Q&A with Dr. Dennis Lemly and John Daniels


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

LEE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: Honorees exemplify caring, giving

Neither Dr. Dean Kesler nor Virginia Hester were born in Sanford, but from the moment they both arrived, they dedicated their lives to improving the city in any way they could.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 09:41 PM

Defeating monster mouth

More than 65 children learned how to “defeat monster mouth” Saturday at a dental and health fair in Sanford that educated children about engaging in healthy habits from their head to their toes.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Lee man charged with dealing cocaine

After more than two years of investigation, the Sanford Police Department has arrested an alleged cocaine trafficker on a litany of charges related to the sale and delivery of the drug.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Brush and Palette Club on display at Temple Theatre

During the run of “Ring Of Fire” at the Temple Theatre, the Sanford Brush and Palette Club will showcase art of another kind at the downtown venue.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

City to complete bond projects for additional $3.12 million

The city of Sanford will have to pay an additional $94,000 per year for 10 years to complete all of the streetscape projects planned for downtown Sanford and Jonesboro — but that amount is still lower than the figure city officials were projecting earlier this month.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Winter weather causes power outages in Lee, Chatham counties

Although the National Weather Service predicted 4 to 8 inches of snow and sleet Wednesday night, Lee and Chatham counties only accumulated power outages, not flurries.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Movie-ing on up

Despite the challenges common to movie theaters — unsupervised teenagers causing trouble, people using cell phones during movies and disgruntled guests angry about the price of concessions — Ben Johnson, longtime general manager of Spring Lane Cinemas, cannot imagine himself working any other job.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Ulterior motive behind grades?

It’s been three weeks since the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released letter grades for public schools across the state, and members of the Lee County Board of Education still are livid with what they call the state legislature’s attempt to smear public schools across the state.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Sanford woman lends expertise to budding business

A fast-growing Garner-based company will be showcased on the ABC television show “Shark Tank” next week after a Sanford resident, who formerly owned a local business, assisted two college sophomores in starting their online company more than two years ago.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 04:25 PM

Towing troubles

“If you would move over for a blue light or a red light, move over for a yellow light.”