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  • 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.

  • School Board Chair leaves church conference

    SANFORD–School Board Chairman Shawn Williams, who was also Pastor of Fair Promise AME Zion Church, one of the oldest AME Zion churches in Lee County, has left the Conference after being reassigned by the Bishop a week ago.  Williams made it through Conference re-assignments in November but was reassigned to a smaller church in Harnett County last week.  Williams told WWGP news Monday that after prayerfully considering the matter, he decided not to accept the new assignment and to start his own church.  He said he preached his final sermon at Fair Promise last week, and Sunday, preached at a facility in Broadway.  He said he is […]

  • Bid awarding for courthouse renovations and support for “fracking” will be addressed by Lee County Commissioners at Monday’s meeting

    SANFORD–Lee County Commissioners are expected to approve an agreement with Racanelli Construction South for renovations to the Lee County Courthouse basement when they convene Monday afternoon.  The board is also expected to adopt a resolution in support of the extraction of natural gas in North Carolina, a controversial issue being played out all across the state and beyond.  The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and Lee County EDC, have already adopted similar resolutions. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Lee Drug agents make arrests

    SANFORD–Agents with the Lee County Sheriff’s office arrested four persons on drug offenses.  Joshua Van Harris, 38, of North Horner Boulevard was charged with possession with intent to sell a schedule IV controlled substance (Alprazolam), maintaining a vehicle to store drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy, after a surveillance operation by drug agents.  Also charged in the operation were Frances Kay Beach, 62 of Lillington, and Lori Ann McGee, 37, also of Lillington.  They were charged with possession with intent to sell a schedule IV controlled substance, conspiracy, and maintaining a vehicle to store drugs, and McGee was also charged with sell & delivery of […]