News: Sanford

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Cash-strapped nonprofit asks city for financial aid

As Katasha Woods unlocked the door of her new home on St. James Way in Sanford, her daughter Taylor, 10, looked on with excitement. They both felt many emotions all at once — happiness, accomplishment and gratitude to name a few.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Sanford attempts to better integrate Hispanics

Helping Sanford’s Latino community obtain better access to public safety, local government, education and economic opportunities are just a few of the goals of the Building Integrated Communities initiative sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 08:06 PM

No injuries in house fire

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

SANFORD CITY COUNCIL: MEC official urges public to comment on proposed rules

It will be imperative for local citizens to voice opinions and concerns about hydraulic fracturing during the Mining and Energy Commission's upcoming public hearings, according to the commission's soon-to-be vice chairwoman.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Fire forces local civic clubs to find new meeting places

A day after the Fairview Dairy Bar burned down and The Flame Steakhouse next door sustained heavy smoke damage, regulars were left scrambling for new breakfast, lunch and dinner spots.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Sanford store sells lotto ticket worth $367,000

A ticket sold this week at a Sanford convenience store carries a $367,000 prize, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery, but the winner had yet to claim the windfall as of Wednesday afternoon.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

'Happy to be back'

Tramway Elementary School started back on Wednesday, and only one person was spotted crying — a child whose older sister got to go to school without him.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Generations have created memories at the iconic Sanford restaurant

When Sanford residents awoke to the news that the Fairview Dairy Bar had burned down, a question began circulating through the community — “Where are we going to eat tonight?”

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

McQueen found guilty in Jackpot Mini Mart murder

A jury found Brian McQueen guilty of first-degree felony murder and armed robbery Tuesday evening in relation to a shooting at the Jackpot Mini Mart in August 2009.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 09:50 PM

Local nonprofit requests $200,000 in city funding

Representatives from Brick Capital CDC requested $200,000 from the Sanford City Council to help cover the organization's operational expenses during the council's meeting Tuesday.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 07:14 PM

Dairy Bar razed in morning blaze

A fire destroyed one of the most popular restaurants in Sanford early Tuesday morning. But the owners reportedly hope to reopen — even if it takes months.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Verdict expected in convenience store murder trial

The closing arguments in the trial of a Sanford man, who is accused of murdering a convenience store clerk, came to an end Monday. The jury is expected to return to court this morning and deliberate on the verdict.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

Bystanders condemn force while SPD claims assault

Sanford police charged a man with assault on a law enforcement officer after a confrontation, captured on video, turned physical Saturday.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Manufacturing a local renaissance

As manufacturing becomes more high-tech, some educators and manufacturing professionals are trying to better prepare students for modern jobs.

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Transition comes full circle at Christian youth camp

Transitions are hard.

That’s a generally applicable statement, right?

Jul. 12, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

TAKE 5: Pregnancy center has mission to 'Encourage, Inform and Support'

This week, we Take 5 with Barbara Flagg, the executive director of the Reach Out Crisis Pregnancy Center, which has offices in Gulf and Sanford.

Jul. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Teen charged in connection with armed robbery

A local teenager has been arrested and charged in connection with the armed robbery of the Short Stop convenience store in Jonesboro on June 22.

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

Teen athletics is seen as possible solution to crime

In response to a number of violent crimes in the city, many Sanford residents are turning to recreational and extracurricular activities for the area's youth as a means of curbing the crime rate.

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Sanford Council eyes nuisance policy

City residents who continually violate city ordinances for overgrown vegetation, unkempt lawns, trash or junk vehicles in yards may receive fewer notices before the city removes the violation and bills the property owner for the expense.

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Habitat's newest homeowner achieved dream through faith

Some of Donald Jackson's friends and neighbors may think he was given a home, but on Saturday, he'll set the record straight.

Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

ENDOR IRON FURNACE: Dismantling under way as means to preserve landmark

In the 1800s, hundreds of people worked in crews on the banks of the Deep River, digging ore out of the ground and melting down the metal at the Endor Iron Furnace.

Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Murder trial testimony paints picture of mentally, socially disabled defendant

As the murder trial of a Sanford man — who has admitted to the shooting — came closer to its conclusion Wednesday, the strategy of his defense team became more clear.

Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Hiring heroes

Nearly 800,000 North Carolinians are veterans, and more than a third of the state's 9.8 million person population is connected to the military in some way, according to the state government.

Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

LAW AND FINANCE: Council learns of $300,000 DOT grant for sidewalks

A $300,000 award from the N.C. Department of Transportation will add another dimension to the sidewalk improvement projects the city began last year, the city engineer said at Sanford City Council's law and finance meeting Wednesday.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 06:57 PM

'It could have been a lot worse'

The flowers that once adorned the graves of the Jonesboro Cemetery were scattered across the ground and surrounding roads on Wednesday after a large storm rolled through Sanford.