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  • Sales tax distribution addressed again

    SANFORD–Lee County Commissioners convened in special session Tuesday afternoon to , again, discuss sales tax distribution, a topic of controversy between the city and county.  Chairman Linda Shook opened the meeting by announcing there would be no motions, etc., resulting in Commissioner Robert Reives asking “why they were there.”  He told Shook that he never remembered attending such a meeting and he didn’t feel it was necessary.  Shook said she was trying to lay to rest some of the scuttlebutt in the community.  The meeting ended after  a presentation by County Manager John Crumpton on possible tax distribution changes.  The board also […]


    SANFORD–18 Lee County residents with disabilities ate gainfully employed, thanks to a temporary internship program that introduced potential team members to Tyson Foods Mexican Original Plant.  The plant was among several area businesses that welcomed LCI clients, putting 8 of them to work in its Sanford plant for the federally funded, 15 week program. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Orange County man in Chatham County jail on numerous charges

    CHAPEL HILL–Chatham County deputies arrested a Chapel Hill man after obtaining evidence that he has been involved in numerous local crimes.  On March 22, Allen Jenks of 740 New Salem, Church road, Pittsboro, reported numerous personal items missing.  Detective Todd Zogopoulos was assigned to the case and discovered that William Tucker, 27, of 1209 Tally Ho Trail, Chapel Hill, was involved.  Tucker was arrested for those crimes as well as charges related to domestic violence.  He has been charged with felonious breaking or entering a motor vehicle,  felonious possession of stolen property, trespassing, felonious larceny after breaking and entering, injury to personal property and violation of a protective […]

  • Early morning wreck in Carthage results in one fatality

    CARTHAGE–A 36 year old Carthage man died Monday morning in a one vehicle accident on Buleah Church Road.  According to reports from the Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 1:15 am when a 1991 toyota pickup driven by Ciro Vilar Rodriguez, left the road, flipped over and struck a tree.  The report states that he was wearing a seatbelt and was reportedly driving 80 in a 55 mph zone. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Aberdeen authorities looking for an armed robber

    ABERDEEN–Moore county authorities  are continuing an investigation into the weekend robbery of a convenience store where the gunman assaulted the clerk.  According to the pilot, the Mac’s Convenience Store on Sandpit Road near Roseland Road was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night.  The suspect, identified only as a black male, wearing a blue and white bandana over his face, entered the store, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded he open the safe.  The suspect struck the clerk in the left side of the head with the handgun.  After getting the cash, the suspect fled on foot.  The store’s video […]

  • Commissioners to address sales tax distribution in called meeting Tuesday

    SANFORD–Lee County Commissioners have scheduled a special meeting at 4 P.M. Tuesday in the Commissioners room of the government center.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide additional information regarding the issue of sales tax distribution.  The meeting is open to the public. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 AND Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Firefighters had a busy Monday

    SANFORD–Local and area firefighters had a busy Monday putting out fires and investigating possible fires.  A pinestraw fire  was extinguished Monday morning behind the Khaliff Court apartments on Cemetery Road.  A small brush fire was put out on the side of the road near the American Legion Post off US one, and mutual aid assisted Chatham County fire fighters in a fire in the  Goldston-Gulf water Plant on US 421, where the lower level was filled with smoke.  None of the fires caused extremely heavy damage. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.