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  • Lee County students on Spring break

    SANFORD-Students in Lee and Moore Counties are enjoying spring break this week and will return to school next week.  Only a few weeks remain in this school year.  Students are preparing for exams, Proms and other end of year events.  Southern Lee’s Prom was held two weeks ago, and Proms at Lee County High School, and other schools in the area are just around the corner.  Seniors are working hard to complete scholarship applications.  Many local seniors have already received acceptance letters, but many are holding out for “that” special acceptance letter.  Law enforcement reminds motorists to use extreme caution this week as children […]

  • Hundreds braved the chilly temperatures for Sunrise services

    SANFORD–The chill in the air Sunday morning did not stop Christians from attending Sunrise Services all across the county.  In addition to the individual church services, a community Sunrise service was held around the lake at Buffalo Cemetery.   Sponsored by WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits and Oldies, the popular service has been held for 26 years.  Sunday’s service featured music by Four Heart Harmony.  Ministers from throughout the county participated. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • The sale of a Moore County Golf Club brings in $1.95 million.

    WHISPERING PINES–Brendan Flaherty recently stopped in to play a round of golf at Whispering Woods Golf Club.  Gary Crabb, head pro at the club, said he paid to play but didn’t introduce himself until he was done.  According to the Pilot, Flaherty, founder and CEO of Warrior Custom Golf in California, essentially became Crabb’s boss when Warrior Golf Equities purchased the semiprivate golf course in Whispering Pines for $1.95 million. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Lee County Commissioners call special meeting

    SANFORD–Lee County Commissioners have called a special meeting Tuesday, April 10 at 4 P.M in the commissioners meeting room of the government center.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide additional information to commissioners 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.

  • Police Department’s Tactical Narcotics Team make arrests

    SANFORD–Two Sanford residents are in jail on a $50,000 bond, each, on drug charges, after a search warrant was executed at their residence on Temple Avenue Thursday.  During the search, agents seized 485 grams of marijuana, and a stolen tv.  The marijuana had a street level value of $4,850.  The tv was reported stolen from a house in the Lee County area.  Kenneth Cecil Currie, Jr., 30, of 220 Temple Avenue and Britney Monique Johnson, 25, of 202 Temple Avenue, were charged with possession with intent to sell marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep drugs, possession with intent […]

  • First public forum of the campaign season draws crowd

    SANFORD–A large crowd of voters turned out Thursday evening for a forum  featuring candidates for Lee County Commissioner, Lee County Board of Education, and Register of Deeds.  After hearing from the candidates, voters were able to question them, and the questions ranged from the Evergreen Audit, conference trips by Board of Education members to economic development.  Issues addressed became heated, at times, with Superintendent Dr. Jeff Moss, and one candidate exchanging barbs from the audience to the podium.  Dr. Moss suggested that candidates be truthful in their remarks and their answers to questions.  On the question concerning expensive trips by school board members, […]

  • Candidates to be questioned by voters Thursday

    SANFORD–Candidates for Lee County Commissioner, Lee County Board of Education and Register of Deeds will be on the “hot seat” Thursday evening during the first public forum of the political season.  Sponsored by Council For Effective Actions and Decisions (C.E.A.D.), the forum will be held in the upstairs courtroom of the old Lee County Courthouse on South Horner Boulevard.  A meet and greet will be held from 6-7 PM in the downstairs lobby.  All candidates may use the time to pass out campaign literature.  The forum will begin promptly at 7 PM with other candidates in the audience being recognized.  The Herald will host […]