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  • Booths are filling up for EXPO 2012

    SANFORD–The 2012 Small Business Expo is coming up in May and vendors have been reserving spaces since early January.  Many of the spaces have been filled.  There are a few large spaces and more single spaces.  The Expo, scheduled May 16th at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, is an excellent way for small businesses to network and showcase their goods and services.  The Small Business Banquet is slated the week before on Thursday, May 10, also at the Civic Center.  Booths may be reserved by contacting the Chamber at 919-775-7341. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 […]

  • Dates have been set for ribbon cuttings

    SANFORD–Ribbon cuttings for the new Roses’s store located in the former Goody’s in Riverbirch Corner and Save-A-Lot, located in the former Byrd’s store on South Horner Boulevard, will be held in a couple of weeks, just in time for the Easter shopping season.  The ribbon cutting for Roses’ will be held at 8:30 A.M. on March 29, and the ribbon cutting for Byrds will be held on April 4 at 9 A.M.  The re-location of Save-A-Lot, will result in yet another vacant store front in Kendale Shopping Center. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Chamber on Board with Development of Natural Gas

    SANFORD–Working in concert with the Executive Committee of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors Wednesday voted unanimously on a recommendation  to support the responsible development of natural gas in North Carolina.  Included in the recommendation is that the business community be encouraged to participate in public hearings and the development of regulations which will safeguard the environment and protect our quality of life. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Moore County man jailed on rape charge

    ABERDEEN–21 year old Jonathan Thomas Rindfleisch of West Chicago Avenue in Aberdeen is being held on a $100,000 bail after a 17 year old female reported to police that she was raped and assaulted at the Motel 6 on Sandhills Boulevard in Aberdeen.  According to the PILOT, Rindfleisch is also charged with second degree kidnapping, assault on a female and larceny.  He is scheduled to appear in district court on March 28.   More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Lee County Group Homes will be affected by change

    SANFORD–A federal rule change effective next month could cost thousands of Medicaid patients  their adult home care.  Many are in Lee County where several adult Group Homes operate.  According to WRAL, the move would  effectively cut $414 million in Medicaid payments to North Carolina Group Homes, which patient  advocates say could force some homes to shut down and put 4,000 or more patients on the streets. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Stealing a dog in a neighboring county results in two Sanford women being jailed

    CARTHAGE–Jamie Marie Sherry Jackson, 28 of Douglas Farm Road and Christy Ann Ricketson, 19 of 4007 Swann Station Road have been arrested by deputies of the Moore County Sheriff’s Department and charged with one count, each, of felony larceny and one count of felony possession of stolen goods, after the dog’s owner, Ashley Atkinson, reported that two people in a white SUV went to her Vass home , picked up her dog and left.  Investigators determined that Jackson was operating the vehicle.  Jackson was placed in the Moore County Jail on a $50,000 bail, while Ricketson was jailed on a $25,000 bail. More local […]

  • Candidates vying for seats in the courthouse to the Governor’s mansion came to town Tuesday

    SANFORD–Lee County Democratic Women played hosts to a large delegation of candidates and other elected officials during a reception in the Wilrik Ballroom Tuesday evening.  Candidates for County Commissioner, Board of Education, Register of Deeds, Governor, Congress, Senate and House of Representatives, all addressed the large crowd in attendance.  Every candidate had the same message…”.give me your vote..I can make a change.”   Voters were able to talk one on one with the candidates.   Several referred to the event as the formal kickoff of the campaign season.  Ty Stumpf, Democratic Party Chair, served as Master of Ceremonies and announced the first forum of […]