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  • Small Business Expo and banquet on the way

    SANFORD–Organizers of the annual Small Business Expo and Small Business banquet are busily preparing for the two events scheduled next month at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.  The Banquet, scheduled May 10, will feature entertainment  by WRAL Anchor/Journalist, Bill Leslie, who is also an accomplished musician and singer.  Highlight of the banquet will be the announcement of the Small Business Advocate and Small Business Person of the Year, and the presentation of the Life-Time Achievement award to former governor Jim Hunt, referred to as the education governor.  A catered meal will be served.  The Expo is scheduled May 16 and will feature more […]

  • Permit now required to transport copper in Lee County

    SANFORD–Local authorities have been dealing with the theft of copper for a long time.  Businesses, churches, power companies, etc. have been victimized by copper theft from air condition units and other devices.  After a search of various codes and state laws, Sheriff Tracy Carter said detectives were able to apply one of the laws to the theft of the coveted material which brings over $3.00 a pound, in most cases.  Effective now, persons transporting over 25 pounds of copper must get a permit from the Sheriff’s office. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & […]

  • Fire destroyed a Harnett County home early Thursday

    LILLINGTON–A house fire early today destroyed a home, but occupants were able to escape.  According to reports from WRAL, the fire on NC 24-27 was reported around 3 AM Thursday.  All members of the family were able to get out safely.  Cause of the fire has not been deytermined. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • LCI gets federal grant

    SANFORD–Megg Moss, Director of Lee County Industries announced Tuesday that the agency has received approval for the Incumbent Workforce Development Grant.  Through the grant, LCI will be able to provide training for the staff in direct support, employment services, computer literacy and public relations and social media. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • 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 […]