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  • Testimony continues Monday in the Shaniya Davis trial

    FAYETTEVILLE–Testimony is expected to continue at 9:30 am Monday in the first degree murder trial of 32 year old Mario McNeil, charged with rape and murder of 5 year old Shaniya Davis in 2009. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • The weather contributed to small crowds at the inaugural Wine & Vine fest

    SANFORD–The inaugural Arts & Vine Festival ended Sunday afternoon under rainy skies and colder than normal temperatures for the month of May. The Friday night outdoor concert featured good entertainment, and the wine tent was a popular venue but the anticipated crowd wasn’t there. Saturday, opening day of the festival, proved to be quite successful. Organizers are already taking inventory in an effort to determine what can be done differently next year. All in all, they say they are pleased with the first event. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits &… Read more

  • Two arrests in PNC bank robbery

    SANFORD–Freedom was short-lived for two alleged bank robbers who held up PNC Bank on Steele Street shortly after closing Thursday morning. Police searched the area of the Spring Lane Galleria throughout the morning, locking down several businesses including the grocery store and YMCA. The first suspect was released, however, two others were later arrested after a lengthy interrogation. One of the robbers was a second time bank robber. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits and Oldies.

  • Two arrested in Southern Pines armed robbery

    SOUTHERN PINES–A teenager and a 19 year old man have been charged with armed robbery in connection with the robbery of an individual sitting in his vehicle. Authorities say they believe the victim was waiting to buy narcotics when the robbery occurred. The investigation is continuing and more arrests may be made. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Weekend for inaugural Arts & Vine Festival

    SANFORD–Organizers of the inaugural Arts & Vine Festival are hoping for a successful weekend beginning with an outdoor concert Friday evening at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center. Artisans will be showcasing their wares Saturday and Sunday. At least five states will be represented. The festival replaces the now defunct Pottery Festival that brought in thousands for the past eleven years the weekend before Mother’s Day. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Third grade students in Moore County want to save the House in the Horseshoe

    SOUTHERN PINES- The House in the Horseshoe was the site of a Revolutionary War battle in July, 1781. It is the only such venue in Moore County, and now, the governor has proposed its demise. This proposal does not sit too well with third graders at O’Neal School. After discussing the proposal with their teacher Danielle Blue, the class visited the historic site and felt moved to make a difference. They feel strongly that the site should remain open and funded for students to visit, so they have embarked on a letter writing campaign to save it. More local news… Read more

  • Lee County’s unemployment rate has spiraled downward

    SANFORD–The unemployment rate dropped in 99 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in March. Lee County’s new rate is 11.1% down from 11.8 percent. There are currently 2,976 people unemployed, down from 3,153 in March. Rates also dropped in Moore, Chatham and Harnett Counties. Lee County has the highest unemployment rate in the area with Harnett posting a rate of 10.0%, Chatham, 6.2% and Moore county, 8.7%. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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