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  • City Council schedules special meeting

    SANFORD–Ramifications of loss of revenue due to Lee County’s recent discussions on a potential change in the method of distributing sales tax, will  be fodder for a special meeting and discussion hosted by the City Council Monday.  The meeting will be held at 1 PM in Council Chamber at the Municipal Center on Weatherspoon Street. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • More fracking talk in Chatham Monday evening

    PITTSBORO–The Barn in Fearrington Village will hosts a public information session on oil and gas exploration Monday night.  The forum is intended to inform residents who live in the areas where some land has already been leased for future natural gas drilling.  Opponents in Lee, Chatham, and many other counties in and out of state say the process would damage water resources and contaminate the environment.  Supporters say it would provide an economic windfall to central North Carolina. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Preparations are underway for the 26th annual community Easter Sunrise Service

    SANFORD–Buffalo Cemetery will be the scene of the annual Easter Sunrise Service Sunday morning, April 8.  The service, around the lake, will begin at 6:45 A.M. and will feature music by Four Heart Harmony.  Other participants this year 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.  Those in attendance, usually numbering over 300, will join in the singing.  The service also offers an opportunity […]

  • Saturday is Vietnam Vets Day in North Carolina

    SANFORD–The Charlotte Motor Speedway will be the scene of a gigantic celebration Saturday—a celebration long overdue.  The state’s Vietnam veterans will finally receive the recognition they so richly deserve and many of those in attendance will be from Lee and other counties in the Cape Fear Region.  The Enrichment Center is sponsoring a bus that will be filled with 48 veterans leaving town at 7:30 AM.  An anonymous donor paid the $30 transportation fee for each veteran and other organizations are paying for other expenses.  We talked with James Israel, a Vietnam Vet from Chatham County.  Listen Friday for his remarks. More local news can […]

  • A Harnett County student is facing serious charges after being on the receiving end of obscenity

    LILLINGTON–18 year old Cameron Hughes Ashcroft of Cameron faces obscenity related violations after a 15 year old girl sent a racy photo to his cell phone.  According to the Fayetteville Observer,   Ashcroft returned it to the girl as a picture message.  He has been charged with disseminating obscene material to a person under the age of 16 and three misdemeanor counts of violating a domestic protective order.  According to Major Jeff Huber of the Harnett County Sheriff’s office, the girl sent the nude picture to Ashcroft, and sometime later, he sent it back to the girl and somewhere down the road, an additional person […]

  • Kindergarten screening underway in Lee County

    SANFORD–Kindergarten screening is underway in the Lee County elementary schools.  A part of the screening is emphasizing the importance of vaccinations and getting them on time.  The Centers for Disease Control said parents should regularly consult their children’s pediatrician to make sure the vaccinations are up to date.  School nurse Mary Hawley Oates talks with GP news about the issue. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Lee County Commissioners may announce “fracking” support

    SANFORD–Fracking will be on display again Monday during the afternoon meeting of the Lee County Commissioners.  An agenda item lists a resolution in support of the extraction of natural gas in North Carolina.  If approval is given, the board will join the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lee County EDC in support of the controversial issue. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.