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. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

New NC Senate offer tries to unravel budget knot

Another solution to unravel North Carolina's budget knot was proposed Tuesday, this time by Senate Republicans offering 8 percent average pay raises for teachers

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

KKK recruitment fliers distributed in Harnett

Some Western Harnett residents were not pleased by recruiting literature which appeared in their yards and driveways recently, urging them to join the Ku Klux Klan.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Four charged in Moore County break-in

Four Moore County men have been charged in connection with a home invasion in Carthage.

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 @ 08:31 AM

Fairview Dairy Bar burns

The Fairview Dairy Bar burned overnight. There were still about 30 firefighters on scene at 7 this morning, although everything seems to be contained.

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. 14, 2014 @ 08:50 PM

Bumble bee visit

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Stocks move higher on earnings, acquisition news

Stocks shook off last week's doldrums and finished sharply higher Monday, driven by a round of corporate deal news and strong earnings from Citigroup.

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Foundation makes girl's "magic treehouse" wish a reality

When wish granters from the Make-a-Wish Foundation asked Evie Wentz what her wish would be, the 10-year-old already had sketches detailing her vision of a magic treehouse.

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 @ 06:33 PM

Stevens retiring as Broadway town manager

Bob Stevens spends his days doing everything from analyzing a budget to repairing broken sewage lines, picking up trash or dealing with angry people.

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. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Siler City man charged in connection with shooting death

A Siler City man has been charged in connection with a shooting death that occurred in early June.

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.