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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]