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  • Double homicide in Harnett County

    COATS–WRAL is reporting what is believe to be a double homicide in the Harnett County town of Coats.  A relative summoned law  enforcement authorities to a house on Johnson Road about 10:40 A.M. Friday where two bodies were found inside.  A suspect is being detained but no charges have been filed.  The bodies have been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits and Oldies.

  • Fracking Forum at Campbell Friday

    BUIES CREEK–Friday’s fracking forum at Campbell University kicks off the first day of a three day N. C. Academy of Science meeting.  Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is not allowed now in North Carolina.  Gas exploration companies have already signed leases for mineral rights on at least 8,500 acres in Lee and surrounding counties.  A public hearing was held in Lee County Tuesday evening that drew more than 500 with at least 90 signing up to speak.  The state’s second public hearing is scheduled March 27 in Chapel Hill.  The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will provide a bus for Lee County residents to attend […]

  • Broadway post office to host passport fair

    SANFORD–If you need information about applying for a passport, then the Broadway Post Office is the place to be Saturday, March 24.  The fair is scheduled from 9 A.M. until 1 P.M. in the lobby of the office on Main Street.  Applicants are encouraged to print an application prior to going to the fair at www.usps.com/passport, and have it completed but unsigned prior to going to the post office.  The U. S. Postal Service recommends that fair goers bring with them proof of citizenship and proof of identity.  The application requires an identical color photo which is available at the post office for $15. More local news […]

  • Compassion ’12 will focus on volunteers’ impact on poverty

    SANFORD–Susan Pennock, well-respected field consultant with Communities In Schools, opens a half-day roundtable Friday, March 23, by summarizing the effects of poverty and then discussing specific ways that mentors and volunteers can help.  Compassion’12 is the fourth annual roundtable sponsored by United Way of Lee County.  It will explain how teachers and volunteers can help neighbors escape poverty and enjoy happier, more successful futures.  The event  opens at 9 a.m at the McSwain center on Tramway Road. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Sanford housing authority has purchased the former Head Start building

    SANFORD–Lee County Commissioners have approved the purchase of property at 226 Linden Avenue, the former Johnston-Lee Community Action Head Start Program facility to the Sanford Housing Authority.  The authority made an offer of $40,000 which was accepted.  A major leak discovered when the building was vacated has been repaired.  Since the property is located between properties owned by the Housing authority, county authorities felt it was the easiest way to dispose of and sell the property. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • It’s time for the beginning life with books bee

    SANFORD–Local spellers are gearing up for the 13th annual beginning Life with Books Spelling B sponsored by local women educators of Delta Rho Chapter of the Delta kappa Gamma Society International.  Proceeds from team entry fees and audience donations are used to purchase copies of the children’s classic GOODNIGHT MOON so that every baby born at  Central Carolina Hospital receives one.  Admission is free to spectators invited to bring along a gently used children’s book for the Book Buddy Program sponsored by Communities in Schools.  The period for registration and refreshments is 6-7 P.M.  the Bee begins at 7 P.M. and by […]

  • Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will provide transportation to next week’s fracking hearing

    SANFORD–Chamber President Bob Joyce says many questions were raised at Tuesday’s public hearing, but feels there is much more to be discussed.  A second hearing is scheduled March 27 in Chapel Hill and the Chamber is providing a bus to transport Lee County residents interested in attending.  Joyce said the meeting will provide us another opportunity to have our voices heard on this key issue.  The bus will depart  Sanford at 4 P.M. and will return by 10 P.M.  A meal will be provided.  If you are interested in securing a seat on the bus, call the chamber office at 919-775-7341. More local news can […]