Ten Lee County residents died from COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the total deaths here since March to 56, according to the Lee County Health Department.

Lee County's COVID-19 death roll reached 50 on Saturday after officials here announced four more deaths related to the coronavirus.

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Lee County's COVID-19 death roll reached 50 on Saturday after officials here announced four more deaths related to the coronavirus.

PINEHURST — A Sanford man was jailed early Thursday after allegedly leading Pinehurst police officers on a high-speed chase Wednesday night that ended when he crashed his car.

Rick Lanier didn’t have to say much Wednesday in his scheduled pitch to Lee County commissioners requesting to have “In God We Trust” displayed on government buildings here.

A vaccination clinic set for Tuesday at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center is for those people scheduled to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a news release from the Lee County Health Department.

Walk-up clinics and an online portal to indicate interest have been added to the Lee County Health Department’s plans for widespread coronavirus inoculations.

A Sanford man was arrested last week on charges from a fatal October wreck in Harnett County.

Sanford police are investigating the thefts of three delivery packages stolen from residents living in the Ryder Downs Apartments, about a half-mile off of Pendergrass Road.

Central Carolina Hospital reported a record number of 16 coronavirus patients Monday as the number of cases in the county continued to rise.