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  • 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.

  • Ground breaking set for CCCC in Harnett County

    LILLINGTON–Health care education at CCCC in Harnett County is preparing to make major strides with the construction of a state-of-the-art Health and Sciences building in Brightwater Science and Technology Park.  The public, ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled Thursday, April 12 at 10 A.M.  CCCC Harnett Provost Bill Tyson said “such a facility has been a dream of mine and others for the college and the citizens of Harnett County for a long time.” More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Lee County’s Veteran Service Director gives good service

    SANFORD–John Sandrock, Lee County’s Veteran Services Director, said the mission of his office is to pursue a high quality of life for local veterans, their families and their survivors.  Veterans Services is part of the Lee County Senior Services housed at the Enrichment Center.  Office hours are 8:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M.  Monday through Friday.  Sandrock said the office provides information about veterans rights and entitlements under various local, state and federal laws, actively assists them in filling out necessary forms, and obtains documents and other evidence to forward to the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs for review and presentation to […]

  • County Manager John Crumpton wants an apology from city officials

    SANFORD–County Manager John Crumpton told commissioners Monday afternoon that he wants an apology from city officials after he watched the video of a meeting held Monday afternoon at the municipal center.  The meeting was called by city officials to discuss the redistribution of sales taxes.  Crumpton said lies were told and lots of false statements were attributed to him.  The board authorized Chairwoman Linda Shook to address the issue with Mayor Cornelia Olive. More local news can be heard on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Lee County Commissioners adopts resolution in support of “fracking.”

    SANFORD–After several changes written by Commissioner Richard Hayes, Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution Monday in support of the extraction of  natural gas in N. C.  The approval brings to three the governing local agencies to adopt similar resolutions.  The Chamber of Commerce and Lee County EDC recently adopted resolutions for the controversial issue. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic hits & Oldies.