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  • Community Sunrise Service set

    SANFORD–The Easter story of the resurrection, along with beautiful music, will be the fare for the 26th annual Community Easter Sunrise Service around the lake at Buffalo Cemetery Sunday morning.  Beginning at 6:45 A.M., the service, sponsored by WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits and Oldies, will feature music by Four Heart Harmony.  Other participants are Dr. Jeff Clark of First Baptist Church, Dr. Gene Cobb of St. Luke United Methodist Church, Dr. Mark Gaskins of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church, Rev. Paul Shields of Buffalo Presbyterian Church and David Mellnak, coordinator  of Christian music for St. Luke United Methodist Church. More local news […]

  • A newly formed Tea Party group in Moore County is planning a Rally

    SOUTHERN PINES–Over 1,000 residents packed downtown Southern Pines four years ago to support Moore Tea Citizens.  Despite diminishing support in recent years, organizers say this year’s Tax Day Rally is as important an event as they have ever had.  The free event will be held from 4-7 P.M. April 17 in front of the post office in downtown Southern Pines.  Residents are encouraged to bring their own flags and signs, provided they are in good taste.  According to the Pilot, “Tea” stands for “taxed enough already,” and is a nod to  the Colonial Boston Tea Party, one of the nation’s first organized […]

  • A newly formed Tea Party group in Moore County is planning a Rally

    SOUTHERN PINES–Over 1,000 residents packed downtown Southern Pines four years ago to support Moore Tea Citizens.  Despite diminishing support in recent years, organizers say this year’s Tax Day Rally is as important an event as they have ever had.  The free event will be held from 4-7 P.M. April 17 in front of the post office in downtown Southern Pines.  Residents are encouraged to bring their own flags and signs, provided they are in good taste.  According to the Pilot, “Tea” stands for “taxed enough already,” and is a nod to  the Colonial Boston Tea Party, one of the nation’s first organized […]

  • CUOC will take a break for the EASTER WEEKEND

    SANFORD–Volunteers of CUOC have been extremely busy dispersing food boxes and offering other kinds of help to Lee County residents, but Executive Director Teresa Dew Kelly says it’s time to give the volunteers time to spend with their families.    The agency will be closed Good Friday, April 6,  however, the Thrift Store will be open from 9-1 for those wishing to take advantage of a day off to “look around.”  The store will be closed Saturday, April 7.  The agency will reopen Monday, April 9 for volunteers and for dropping off food. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 […]

  • Lee County Business leaders form IE-PAC

    SANFORD–A group of Lee County business leaders formed Lee Education and Economic Development Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee (LEED IE-PAC).  The non-profit organization is built to encourage public discourse focused on strengthening education and the business environment in Lee County.  The bipartisan group unites productive ideas from both ends of the political spectrum.  Chet Mann, LEED founding member said members from both political parties built the organization, which has already begun to raise funds.  LEED will support local candidates for Lee County Commission, Lee County Board of Education and Sanford City Council who share a common vision for the potential […]

  • More emergency assistance for Lee County residents

    SANFORD–Lee County now utilizes DeltAlert as its county-to-resident notification system.  A voice message can be sent to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information about time-sensitive emergency situations.  For residents, typically a home phone number is already in the database; however, residents are encouraged to provide a cell number and/or additional contact information for priority calling.  To register for this free service, residents must go to Lee County’s main web site of www.leecountync.gov and click on the DeltAlert Icon “Alert.” More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • 50k bail handed Moore County man for choking & beating ex-girlfriend

    ABERDEEN–Henry Lee Byrd, Jr., 39 of Aberdeen has been charged with felony aggravated assault, kidnapping and misdemeanor violations of simple assault and communicating threats after he was accused of choking his ex-girlfriend and slamming her head against a car after an argument.  The woman was leaving Byrd’s residence after dropping off a car  when he pulled her out of the vehicle and began pushing her to his house, kicking her along the way.  Bail for Byrd was set at $50,000. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.