News

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.


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 @ 05:31 PM

U.S. stocks slide over European banking worries

Stocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell off stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and governments bonds.


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

NC Gov. McCrory says he'd veto Senate pay plan

Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday he'd veto any North Carolina budget plan on his desk that raises teacher pay dramatically like the Senate wants because it would mean huge cuts elsewhere to pay for it.


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.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Police: Suspect arrested for allegedly shooting brother

One brother was arrested and another sustained non-life-threating injuries after a domestic incident turned violent Monday night, according to police.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Six spots open on Lee board serving seniors

The Lee County Rest Home and Nursing Home Advisory Board, responsible for ensuring local nursing homes are complying with standards of good


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 07:02 PM

Local programs keep kids busy during break

According to Chinese legend, Pan Gu, one of the first people on earth, stretched the sky and the earth apart with his arms and legs for 1,800 years until he died of exhaustion from the hard work of keeping the two separated.