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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

THUMBS UP: Easter weekend

John 11:25-26 — Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” (NIV)

Easter weekend has arrived in Central Carolina.

Easter is a religious celebration, recognizing the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. No doubt, many Central Carolinians will attend Easter sunrise and other church services on Sunday to mark this most sacred of occasions for Christians.

Adding to the religious significance is the time that friends and family will gather on this springtime weekend.

To one and all, especially to those who honor this religious holiday, may you have a blessed weekend.

THUMBS DOWN: Family Day @ The Jetport canceled

It’s with much regret that it has been announced that the Family Day @ The Raleigh Executive Jetport, which is held each fall, will not be held this year.

It’s become one of the greatly anticipated events each year in the local area and beyond.

This cancellation had to be a difficult decision for the Sanford-Lee County Airport Authority, but it was for a good reason, as the airport will be undergoing a major renovation with the resurfacing of the runway.

“For us to update and fix our runway, there is no other way,” said Airport Manager Brad Womble.

The resurfacing of the runway is important and will serve our Jetport well. It’s totally understandable why Family Day has been called off this year, although we are sorry that it will not be held.

In the meantime, we look forward to future Family Days @ The Jetport.

THUMBS UP: Memorial award

Today, Marvin Lee will be remembered in a special way.

Lee, the 2006 Sanford/Lee County Boys and Girls Clubs Youth of the Year and a former member of the City of Sanford’s Youth Council, was killed in a wreck this summer.

Now, a local motorcycle club is hosting a motorcycle/car ride as a fundraiser for the Marvin “Knowledge” Lee Memorial Scholarship.

A scholarship is a wonderful way to acknowledge one's life, especially in honor of an individual who was known for helping others. His mother, Dorelean Alston, told The Herald after the accident, “Anybody he could help, he did help.”

Now, others are holding this event to help the cause of raising funds for this scholarship. Let’s hope the ride will bring forth lots of proceeds so that a well-deserved student will benefit from the life of Marvin Lee.