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W. Kel Normann, Senior Wealth Advisor/Practice Manager, of Normann Financial Group located at 603 Carthage Street, Suite 210, Sanford, was among the Raymond James-affiliated advisors named to Barron’s list of Top 1,200 Advisors.

As we continue our conversation on education, I felt it necessary to speak on some of the programs that Lee County Schools offer. I know that I have heard of some but not all and am amazed at the opportunities that are out there for our students to develop into a strong workforce participant…

Lee County Parks and Recreation announced Monday that the department has decided to sanction with Tar Heel Leagues Inc., for County baseball and softball programs starting this spring.

Four students in the Central Carolina Community College Motorcycle Mechanics program have received scholarships thanks to The Antique Motorcycle Foundation.

When the Lee County Board of Education meets Tuesday night, several topics ranging from blocking social media on school networks and devices to approving a contract for a comprehensive performance audit will be on the agenda.

CAMERON — Earlier this week, workers at the N.C. 24 and Brinkley Hill Road Starbucks in Cameron filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to unionize with Starbucks Workers United.

LILLINGTON — ILC Dover LP, a world-leader in the design and production of solutions for biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and medical device markets, as well as a leading supplier for the aerospace industries, has completed construction of a 48,000-square-foot-facility at 900 Edwards Drive …

What a splendid day we had today, and I am looking forward to another beautiful day tomorrow. It is so easy to get distracted by the sun, the warmth and all of nature singing and dancing along. However it is important to recognize what this change in weather, positive change, does for our spirit.

The Brass Kettle Cafe had an unannounced opening over the weekend, in the new location in Broadway, which created a frenzy of social media activity and kept the seats filled all week.

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From the beginning, Sanford has been so welcoming. I started teaching at Lee County High School fresh out of college, but it wasn’t long before I abruptly realized that at 23 I did not in fact know it all. At 23 this was scary — my first career, and I had no idea how I was going to do what I…

Faced with a wave of retirements and fewer individuals seeking employment in law enforcement, Sanford City Council is discussing ways to recruit and retain police officers for its growing force.

Pfizer Inc. and Abzena announced Tuesday that the companies have entered into an agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Abzena’s manufacturing facility in Sanford.

The Eyelight — Coffee, Comics and Houseplants, which has been a favorite for some in Sanford over the last two years, will be closing their doors forever on Sunday.

TOPS meets each Wednesday

Christmas Eve service set at First Congregational Christian Church

In a hearing Monday night, members of the Lee County Board of Commissioners learned of the importance of constructing a fourth shell building in Central Carolina Enterprise Park.

PITTSBORO —Recently, Chatham County honored 23 graduates of its Leadership Academy Class of 2022. Since its inception in 2002, the leadership development program has produced 381 graduates.

I recently participated in a leadership development course at UNC’s Kenan Flagler Business School’s Executive Development program. The course was heavily introspective, and participants were asked at the conclusion of the first day to identify the 10 most influential relationships in our liv…

The Lee County Board of Commissioners and the Sanford City Council will hold public hearings on consecutive nights to hear comments regarding a proposal from each for funding of a new shell building in Central Carolina Enterprise Park.

Real estate company CASTO announced late last week that it had purchased the Riverbirch Shopping Center in Sanford.

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It was a day to celebrate at Central Carolina Hospital as a ground-breaking was held for a $10.6 million renovation and expansion of the hospital’s emergency department.

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We are approaching the end of another month and the close of 2022, and I don’t know about you, but I have an overwhelming urge to just say, “can we just be for a minute?”

The Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center presented eight participants from the Fall 2022 RISE (Real Investment in Sanford Entrepreneurs) program with certificates on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center. One participant was awarded $5,0…

A common narrative is that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a decline for many downtowns across this country. This is especially true as one considers the dramatic increase in remote work since 2019, where according to Bloomberg, experts predict that when the post-pandemic dust settles, “ful…

Can you believe it? We have reached the end of the month of October! It is a whirlwind from here…before you know it, we will be getting ready to light the Christmas Tree at Depot Park and watch the Christmas Parade.