News: Sanford

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Trial date for defendant in Truelove, Plush murders pushed into next year

The families and friends of Anna Truelove and Christopher Michael Plush likely will have to wait at least another year to see the man accused of killing them stand trial.


Mar. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Newspaper carrier's legacy lives on with re-dedication

City officials huddled together against Wednesday morning’s blustery winds to pay tribute to a longtime fixture of downtown Sanford and to praise the steps toward revitalization.


Mar. 20, 2014 @ 09:37 PM

Temple's new mystery is anything but elementary

Rooted in a real-life historical riddle, the literary mystery-solving duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson take center stage at the Temple Theatre Thursday.


Mar. 19, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Lee Commissioners advised in advance of town hall 'difficulties'

The Lee County Board of Commissioners was warned of the “inherent difficulties” of holding a public meeting within the private Carolina Trace Gated Properties days before members of the public and one county commissioner were turned away from the open meeting.


Mar. 19, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Board puts CCCC bond measure on April agenda

After nearly a year in limbo, a Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees request to place a $23 million bond referendum on the 2014 election ballot will appear on the Lee County Board of Commissioners's April 21 meeting agenda.  


Mar. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Officials say local water is safe despite coal ash concerns

While the state investigates claims Duke Energy has illegally been pumping a toxic sludge known as coal ash into the Cape Fear River near Moncure, some locals have a more pressing concern: Is tap water safe?


Mar. 19, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

SANFORD CITY COUNCIL: Annexation, rezoning sought for possible apartment complex

Sanford City Council took its first step toward the possible creation of an 80-plus unit apartment complex in the Tramway area Tuesday night.


Mar. 18, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Seven more weeks of winter


Mar. 18, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Commissioners: Community must take stand against crime

Several Lee County Commissioners urged the community to take action in light of a recent string of violent crimes.


Mar. 16, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

SANFORD: Citizens rally, organize for anti-violence message

With Sanford still reeling from another recent bout of violent crime — two people, including a 15-year-old boy, were murdered in less than a week within a mile of another — community members gathered Saturday for an anti-violence rally.


Mar. 16, 2014 @ 02:22 PM

LEE COUNTY: Commissioners to meet on Parks and Rec Board change

The Lee County Parks and Recreation Board is asking Lee County Commissioners permission to remove an inactive board member Monday night.


Mar. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LEE COUNTY: Republicans hear from candidates at county convention

Local and state Republican candidates pitched their platforms to Lee County conservatives during the local GOP Convention Saturday.


Mar. 16, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

A good day for pi


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 06:47 PM

Loss of Bragg unit mulled, questioned at local level

To the federal government, they are dollar signs to be cut from a defense budget that is larger than the defense spending of the next dozen countries combined.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Gala for literacy is a first

This week, we Take 5 with Carolyn Spivey, the director of the Coalition for Families, about the “Anchors Aweigh” Benefit Auction


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Trustee do-over needed

Not even two weeks after selecting four new trustees for Central Carolina Community College, the school boards of Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties have to meet again to redo one of the appointments.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

N.C. Symphony to perform 2005 ode to ‘Pinehurst’ here

The North Carolina Symphony will visit Sanford on Tuesday, performing several orchestral pieces including one that a symphony member wrote as an ode to a nearby town.


Mar. 14, 2014 @ 09:47 PM

Meat and greet


Mar. 14, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

SBI takes over embezzlement investigation

An embezzlement investigation at one of Lee County’s largest churches has been handed off to the State Bureau of Investigation.


Mar. 14, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

‘History Hounds’ turn guides for Sanford tour

A group of home-schooled students will host a historical tour of downtown Sanford this weekend, and organizers are encouraging the public to join them.


Mar. 13, 2014 @ 07:25 PM

Shooting victim dies, suspect in custody

The 15-year-old West Lee Middle School student known as Junior to his friends and family succumbed to his injuries Wednesday after being shot multiple times near his home. A suspect in the crime has been apprehended.


Mar. 13, 2014 @ 06:41 PM

Shooting victim dies, suspect apprehended

Thomas Dolby Jr., the 15-year-old West Lee Middle School student who was shot Monday night, has died.


Mar. 13, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Leverne Kinney pulls out of commissioners' election

A Democratic candidate for the Lee County Board of Commissioners has withdrawn from the 2014 race.


Mar. 13, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CITY OF SANFORD: Council considers ways to dress up Hawkins Avenue roundabouts

Construction of two roundabouts on Hawkins Avenue at the on- and off-ramps of U.S. Highway 1 is set to begin this summer, and Sanford City Council intends to beautify the thoroughfare during the process.


Mar. 12, 2014 @ 09:08 PM

CHAMBER BANQUET: Mayors, leaders "bullish" on county economic future

The mayors of Sanford and Broadway, along with several local business leaders, spoke at the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's annual membership meeting Wednesday night to declare Lee County is back on the upswing.