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  • Eighteen wheeler accident on US 421 Thursday morning causes a second accident

    SANFORD–An accident involving an 18 wheeler and a car Thursday morning resulted in  apparently serious injuries to at least one person.  The accident occurred around 6:20 AM at U.S. 421 and Swann Station Road.  A bystander told WWGP news that at least one person was pinned in.  The accident resulted in a second accident and the road was blocked and traffic rerouted.  A landing zone was set up and at least one patient was airlifted to an area hospital.  Numerous rescue and emergency vehicles were on the scene.

  • A Moore County man has been charged with filing a false robbery and assault

    PINEHURST–Police Chief Earl Phipps said Tuesday that the injuries suffered by a man wh reported he was attacked and robbed are self-inflicted.  According to the Pilot, Chief Phipps described the wounds as self-inflicted and said the incident was staged completely by the victim.  The 49 year old man suffered a cutting to his neck, and is being treated at First Health Moore Regional Hospital. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Lee County residents attended second “fracking” hearing Tuesday

    CHAPEL HILL–Many Lee County residents, including Chamber of Commerce officials, attended a second public hearing on “fracking” Monday night in Chapel Hill.  Another overflow crowd attended, echoing  the hearing in Lee County last week.  Many pros and cons were expressed during the meeting.  Meanwhile, State Environmental officials said Tuesday afternoon that a phony email was sent to news media proclaiming that regulators had backed off their belief that a controversial method of drilling for natural gas could be done safely in North Carolina.  Agency spokeswoman Diana Kees said officials haven’t determined who sent the fake email. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday […]

  • Two from Lee County selected for Governor’s School

    RALEIGH–This summer, 550 of the most distinguished North Carolina rising high school juniors and seniors will attend the 2012 Governor’s School.  This year’s attendees are particularly fortunate as the program’s future was in question after Governor’s School funding was eliminated in the N.C. General Assembly’s 2011-13 biennial budget.  Thanks to the efforts of the N. C.  Governor’s School Foundation, which raised more than $700,000, the program is able to continue this year.  Kelly Petrarca and Angie Estevez will attend Governor’s School West in the Social Sciences program. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Flower show on tap this weekend

    SOUTHERN PINES–Florists from across the state will converge on Southern Pines this weekend to kick off Alice in Wonderland Flower Show at the Weymouth Center.  It will begin with a Preview Gala on Thursday evening. The show is modeled after the nationally known flower show in Philadelphia.  According to the PILOT, designers from the North Carolina State Florist Association will decorate the room at Weymouth based on themes from the book.  Designers will also share tips on flower arranging.  The public is invited  for a small fee. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Candidate Forum slated

    SANFORD–Voters will have an opportunity to question candidates for Lee County Board of Education, Lee County Board of Commissioners and Register of Deeds at a forum on Thursday, April 5 in the upstairs courtroom of the old Lee County Courthouse on South Horner Boulevard.  The forum, sponsored by Council For Effective Actions & Decisions (C.E.A.D.), will begin with a meet and greet in the lobby from 6-7 P.M.  Light refreshments will be served and candidates may also distribute literature.  The forum will begin promptly at 7 PM and end by 9 P.M.  Candidates for District Court Judge and other candidates in […]