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The Sanford Area Growth Alliance Foundation, in partnership with Downtown Sanford, Inc. is excited to announce that Duke Energy is providing $25,000 towards the Lee County Hometown Revitalization Program.

Climate change, like a recently diagnosed silent longstanding growing cancer, requires immediate, effective evidence-based medicine before it is too late to ensure our own and future generations’ good health, livelihoods, even existence.

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Public schools in North Carolina were forced by the state to require students and staff to wear masks during the 2020-21 school year in an attempt to protect against COVID-19.

Last week, when I joined nearly two dozen Lee County and Sanford people for the first session of Leadership Sanford, we were asked a simple question about our favorite part of the day.

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The tattered American flags whipped in the winter wind. Snow flurries stung my face, and the only other sound in the rural Pennsylvania field was the sound of a bulldozer pushing earth into the crater.

On the morning of 11 September 2001, I was working in the newsroom as the editor of a newspaper in Garner, that no longer publishes, but was still going strong at the time. This was on a Tuesday, and we had to have it done and ready to go to the press by sometime in the late morning, I can’t…

“Leadership is being bold enough to have vision, and humble enough to recognize that achieving it will take the efforts of many people — people who are fulfilled when they share their gifts and talents, rather than just work. Leaders create that culture, serve that greater good, and let othe…

The Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Program consists of enthusiastic volunteers from the Chamber membership who donate their time to help build member commitment and raise community awareness of Chamber activities and benefits. In doing so, the Ambassadors grow professionally and personally b…