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  • The campaigning is officially underway

    Filing for the May Primary ended at noon Wednesday with a large number of candidates filing at the last minute.  Locally, realtor David Nestor filed for one of four seats open on the Lee County Board of Education and Mark Lilly filed for one of the At-Large seats on the Lee County Board of Commissioners.  The School Board race is non-partisan.  The top four candidates will be declared winners in the Primary. Local attorney Nichole Phair of the Phair Firm filed for the eleventh Judicial District judgeship seat currently held by O. Henry Willis who also filed for re-election.  In neighboring Harnett County,  retired Assistant Clerk […]

  • Former Co-House Sopeaker Richard Morgan is back in the saddle again

    SOUTHERN PINES–Former House Speaker Richard Morgan has filed to run as a Republican candidate for state insurance commissioner.  He will face Mike Causey of Greensboro in a Republican primary, with the winner vying for the post currently held by Democratic incumbent Wayne Goodwin in the fall.  Morgan is an insurance broker and cattle farmer from Moore County.  He is a former House member who rose to be co-speaker with Democrat Jim Black in 2003.

  • Two injured in car-truck collision

    SANFORD- Two persons were injured, one seriously, in a two vehicle accident involving a pick-up and a Honda passenger vehicle Wednesday afternoon at Charlotte Avenue and Third Street.  One of the victims appeared to have been ejected from one of the vehicles and was lying in the roadway.  The other passenger, identified as a 70 year old male, complained of chest pains and was transported to Central Carolina Hospital for treatment.  After difficulty in getting Air Care to come to the site because of weather related issues, Wake Med agreed to come to Central Carolina Hospital and transport the passenger, however, that trip […]

  • Today is D-Day for filing for the May Primary

    SANFORD-The books will close at noon today for filing for the May Primary.  Voters in Lee County and the district will have many candidates to choose from as the list continues to grow.  The latest to file in Lee County is Max Dolan, a Republican, who filed Tuesday afternoon for one of the three At-Large seats on the Lee County Board of Commissioners.  He   is joined by fellow Republicans  Frank Del Palazzo, Kirk Smith, incumbent Larry ‘Doc’ Oldham, and Democrats Amy Dalrymple and Ricky Frazier.  Seven candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking the four seats open on the Lee County Board of […]

  • Retreat time in the city

    SANFORD-It’s back to the Retreat table for city leaders. T he Sanford City Council will hold an additional haf day Retreat Wednesday to complete work and discussions on several items not completed in the initial Retreat.  The Law and Finance Committee will meet in regular session following the Retreat, where discussion will continue on a  mobile policing unit. On Thursday, city officials will meet with the Environmental Affairs Board at 5:15 P.M. in the west end n room of city hall to discuss issues related to hydrofracking.  The City Council’s  regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 P.M.    

  • Education Rebranding

    SANFORD-Much talk in the news lately about rebranding.  A local group comprised of educators, business leaders and the clergy have been meeting for several months as the Superintendent’s Advisory Council, building an educational strategic plan for  2013-17 for the Lee County Schools.  The vision of the group is the schools in partnership with the community.  During a recent meeting, Dr. Bud Marchant, Central Carolina Community College President, shared with the group a national report that shows the number of students entering four year colleges and universities who transfer back to  community colleges.  The article showed that about a third of the students make the […]

  • A happy farm secret

    SANFORD-Many residents are unaware of the Dew Dance Farm where animals are free to be be animals.  Laura Young, who owns the 26 acre farm with her husband, George, said they let the animals be what they are.  Llamas mingle with sheep, horses graze near goats and wild turkeys just strut about.  Laura said the farm grew out of her love for all animals.  In addition to the friendly animals, the Mcrae’s also grow seasonal vegetables and fruit.  She said nothing goes to waste.  What they don’t want, they sell or donate.  They don’t slaughter the animals for food.  Laura is also an […]