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  • Schools are closed for the summer but the central office is busy

    SANFORD–Schools are closed for the summer, but the central office is as busy as ever.  One of the top jobs for school officials during the summer months is making sure all slots are filled before the new year begins.  26 new employees have been hired, and many more hiring decisions have to be made.  According to Superintendent Jeff Moss, there are still nearly 50 vacancies.  School systems around the state are working hard to fill teaching slots before the year begins next month. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Lee County is well represented on state panel

    SANFORD–Several local men will make up at least a third of the members of a state panel for developing rules for the controversial fracking issue.  Among the distinguished board members are Lee County residents Ray Covington, Commissioner Jim Womack, City Council member Charles Taylor, and Moore County resident, Charlie Holbrook.  Covington lives in Guilford County, but is a native of Lee County and a property owner. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.  

  • State troopers found the body of a Cary man and his car in Jordan Lake Wednesday morning.

    JORDAN LAKE–The body of 21 year old Anthony Thomas Fico of Cary was pulled from Jordan Lake in Chatham County Wednesday morning.  Authorities said it appeared that Fico was driving west on Martha’s Chapel Road at about 60 mph around 12:45 AM when the vehicle went off the road, struck a guardrail, went airborne and landed in the lake. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • A Sanford man is in critical condition following a Moore county chase & wreck

    SANFORD–29 year old Thomas Dale Baker of Sanford was critically injured in a one vehicle accident after his car crashed into a tree near Vass while being chased by police.  The impact tore off the entire front of the car with engine intact.    Police said the vehicle reached speeds of up to 120 mph during the chase.  Baker was airlifted to UNC hospitals in Chapel Hill. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Severe storms in some areas did not dampen the Lee County Celebration

    SANFORD-  They came by the car load and excitement was in the air throughout the evening in anticipation of the fireworks show on Farrell Road.  The event, sponsored by the Ammons family, kicked off around 4:30 with games, food and entertainment and ended after a fantastic fire works show at sundown.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms dampened the fourth of July celebrations in many areas. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Two persons injured in Noble Oil explosion

    SANFORD–From South Horner Boulevard to Cox Maddox Road to Carthage Street, large plumes of thick, black smoke were observed shortly after 11 AM Tuesday.  The smoke was from an explosion at Noble Oil Company on Clyde Rhyne Drive in the Lee County Industrial Park.  At least two workers were injured and were transported by air helicopter to burn facilities in Chapel Hill.   Emergency personnel said it appears there was an over-pressurized oil tank and its top blew off.  Exact cause has not been determined and is under investigation.  Several surrounding industrial plants were evacuated following the  explosion. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits  […]

  • Early voting underway for Primary 2

    SANFORD–The Democratic and Republican second Primary is scheduled July 17.  Unaffiliated voters who voted a Democratic ballot or a Republican ballot may vote.  All polling places will be open locally.  The deadline for absentee by mail requests is Tuesday, July 10 at 5 PM.  One-stop, early voting is underway now through July 13. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.