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  • Second Fracking hearing tonight

    SANFORD–Chamber of Commerce President Bob Joyce says transportation to a public hearing on Fracking in Chapel Hill tonight has been scrapped due to lack of persons needing transportation.  He said a large delegation from Lee County plans to attend, but will provide their own transportation.  This will mark the second and final hearing conducted by the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources since a draft report, recommending legalized hydraulic fracturing in the state was released over a week ago. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.  

  • All aboard: The bus to Chapel Hill is filling up

    SANFORD–Both sides of the fracking debate agree on one thing-there is not enough information in the draft report issued by state environmental officials to determine whether the controversial form of drilling for natural gas can be done safely.  More information will be given March 27 at a public hearing in Chapel Hill.  This will be the second and final hearing by the state.  Over 500 attended the first meeting at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center and over 90 signed up to speak.  The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce is providing a bus to take Lee County residents to the hearing Tuesday.  The bus […]

  • Local couple wants their home designated a historic landmark

    SANFORD–The City of Sanford Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing Monday evening to consider an ordinance designating the Isenhour House, located at 318 Summitt Drive, as a local Historic Landmark.  The house is owned by Albert and Denise Roethlisberger.  The hearing will begin at 7 P.M. in the West End Conference room at the Municipal Center.  The hearing is open to the public. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 AM and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • The brother in law of a woman found dead in a home in Harnett County will be charged with murder

    COATS–Harnett law officers were summoned to a home near Coats Friday morning after two bodies were found inside.  According to WRAL, 45 year old Roxanne Haughton and 24 year old Richard Michael Miller, died from gunshot wounds.  Officers said they also found an uninjured, but unconscious person with the victims.   Reports from the Sheriff’s Office Sunday, indicate that 51 year old John David Walter Haughton will be charged with two counts of first degree murder upon his release from the hospital.  Haughton was the brother in law of Ms. Haughton and the uncle of Miller. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic […]

  • Shed depot burns in Goldston

    GOLDSTON–The Sanford-based Shed Depot located in the old Kyser Roth Building on Church Street in Goldston, was destroyed by fire Friday night.  Emergency officials said the fire was reported around 9:05 P.M., and firefighters were on the scene until around 6 A.M. Saturday.  Mutual Aid was called to assist in fighting the blaze.  The Shed Depot manufactures  pre-fab buildings advertised as being available for use as garages, storage, hobbies, etc. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Double homicide in Harnett County

    COATS–WRAL is reporting what is believe to be a double homicide in the Harnett County town of Coats.  A relative summoned law  enforcement authorities to a house on Johnson Road about 10:40 A.M. Friday where two bodies were found inside.  A suspect is being detained but no charges have been filed.  The bodies have been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits and Oldies.

  • Fracking Forum at Campbell Friday

    BUIES CREEK–Friday’s fracking forum at Campbell University kicks off the first day of a three day N. C. Academy of Science meeting.  Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is not allowed now in North Carolina.  Gas exploration companies have already signed leases for mineral rights on at least 8,500 acres in Lee and surrounding counties.  A public hearing was held in Lee County Tuesday evening that drew more than 500 with at least 90 signing up to speak.  The state’s second public hearing is scheduled March 27 in Chapel Hill.  The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will provide a bus for Lee County residents to attend […]