Fire Prevention Week.
You’ve probably heard of this outreach at some point in your life — perhaps as a child, when firefighters would come to your school and talk about the dangers of fire.
THUMBS UP: Harvest sales
Many area churches have a tradition of holding harvest sales, which celebrate the end of the harvest season. The events are often known by other names, such as a fall bazaar.
One person litters, then another, and then another.
The China National Orchestra, that nation’s leading traditional folk music performance group, is in the midst of a six-city tour along the Eastern Seaboard.
THUMBS UP: VolunteerLee
It’s been about a year since the start of VolunteerLee
For untold numbers of families in crisis, HAVEN in Lee County has been a shelter, a safety net — even a lifesaver.
It’s been said that local industry is not what it once was.
Our proximity to the medical universities at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke, in nearby Durham, gives added prestige to the region in which we live.
After talk of cancellation and being pushed back several months, one of the year’s most anticipated events is happening from noon to 4 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.
THUMBS UP: CCCC and veterans
There are many reasons to salute our own Central Carolina Community College, which has been recognized for a multitude of accomplishments in recent years.
Today marks the second annual “Great Grocery Can-Paign,” a food drive organized by the United Way of Lee County and proudly sponsored by The Herald and local radio stations WWGP and WFJA.
THUMBS UP: SPD captain retires
Contemplating his impending retirement, and more than 30 years with the Sanford Police Department, Capt. David Smith said if he had it to do over, “I’d walk through those doors again.”
Sanford citizens made a statement about the city’s future during Tuesday’s primary election.
The 76th edition of the Lee Regional Fair kicked off to much fanfare on Tuesday, providing another rousing start to Lee County’s best and most festive week-long party.
THUMBS UP: Sanford Brush and Palette Club
Local citizens have come to know the Sanford Brush and Palette Club for the fine work on display at its annual art show. Carolina is blessed with outstanding artists.
Keeping the shelves of local food pantries stocked has been a battle, as you’re probably aware. Increasing demand (owing to the high joblessness rate) and decreasing supply (owing to funding and donation shortfalls) means more families are in need of stores from a dwindling supply.
Some recent, mouth-watering announcements are sure to delight local foodies — not to mention anyone who wants to see Sanford thrive.
THUMBS UP: Adison Pace
Lee County High School graduate and UNC-Chapel Hill senior Adison Pace, a Sanford native, has won a pretty big honor for her diligence, commitment and hard work.
The eyes of the golf world will be increasingly focused down the road between now and the playing of the men’s and women’s U.S. Open golf tournaments next June in an unprecedented back-to-back arrangement of national championships at Pinehurst’s legendary No. 2 course.
If you’re a Sanford voter going to the polls to cast your ballot in the fall municipal elections, either during the Sept. 10 primary or the Nov. 5 general election, be aware that there will be plenty of activity at the polling sites.
Sanford, Broadway and Lee County rarely get the credit they collectively, and so justly, deserve for being “well-centered” in the arts arena.
The issue: The city of Sanford mayoral race between two-term incumbent
THUMBS UP: Early voting
Early voting has begun in the Sanford municipal primary and will continue through Sept. 7.
The issue: Sanford’s Sept. 10 bond issues, which will provide up to $14.5 million to finance four community improvement projects
THUMBS UP: Educators
It’s that time of the year when the summer season is winding down and students (well, perhaps not all of them) are looking forward to returning to school.