Sanford NC News


  • Open for business

    SANFORD–Chet Mann, Sanford’s youngest Mayor, ever, was sworn in Tuesday evening, along with City Council Members Sam Gaskins, J. D. Williams & Chaz Post, signaling the beginning of a new era. Mayor Mann, who presided over his first council meeting reiterated his slogan that Sanford is Open for Business and stressed unity and cooperation for all. Councilman Williams was elected Mayor Mayor Pro Tem by acclamation. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Parade time…one to go

    SANFORD–The Jaycee sponsored Sanford Christmas Parade is being hailed as one of the largest and best in quite some time. Thousands lined the sidewalks and other perches Monday evening to see the floats, beauty queens public officials, dancers, walkers and of course, Santa. One of the highlights this year was the appearance of the Harnett County Shriners driving tiny race cars. There are at least seven parades in the area during the season. The Broadway Parade is scheduled December 14 and is one of the largest in the area. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP… Read more

  • Chairman and vice chairman re elected by county commissioners

    SANFORD–Lee County Commissioners wasted no time Monday afternoon in re electing Charlie Parks and Kirk Smith to their positions as chair and vice chair of the board. The meeting, at one hour and nine minutes, was the shortest meeting of the year, and included several items, including a motion by Commissioner Ricky Frazier to change the time of the monthly meetings from 6 to 4 pm to prevent the long hours that the board and the public are having to endure. His motion failed, however, the board did agree to attempt to shorten the meetings, or at least, to move… Read more

  • A $5000 reward is offered in home invasion & murder case

    SANFORD–Sheriff Tracy Carter has announced that his department is offering a $5000 reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of the person involved with the November 22 home invasion and murder at a HIckory Nut Court residence. More local news can be heard Monday through Fray on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Who will lead Lee County Commissioners for the coming year

    SANFORD–Lee County Commissioners will meet at 3 PM Monday and the first item of business will be the election of a chairman and a vice chairman for 2014. The time change of the meeting results from the annual Christmas Parade scheduled for 7 PM. Several other issues are on the agenda including a possible remedy for late tax listing. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • It’s Parade Time

    SANFORD–The Sanford Jaycees will host the annual Sanford Christmas Parade Monday evening at 7 in downtown Sanford. The Parade will follow the same route as in past years with all of the units coming up Wicker Street, turning left on Steele Street and back down Carthage Street to the final location. Hundreds of spectators are anticipated and families are encouraged to come early to get a good parking and viewing space. Some changes are proposed for the 2014 parade, with the event coinciding with the City’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on… Read more

  • The new Mayor speaks

    SANFORD–Sanford’s new Mayor, Chet Mann, will be sworn in for a two year term Tuesday evening, but prior to that ceremony, the Mayor will be the guest of honor at Monday’s Chamber sponsored Public Policy Luncheon at the Flame. He will discuss plans to make Sanford more business friendly and ensure everyone looking at Sanford knows we are “Open For Business. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.


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  • Dec 01Sanford Christmas Parade
  • Dec 02Carthage Christmas Parade
  • Dec 04Siler City Christmas Parade
  • Dec 06Goldston Christmas Parade
  • Dec 07Pittsboro Christmas Parade