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  • Chick Days in Pittsboro

    PITTSBORO–Pittsboro Food has announced the 2012 Chick Days next week.  The event focuses on healthy starts for the many baby animals that herald the coming of spring.  A chicken clinic will begin at 6 P.M. on March 12.  State and local speakers will be addressing such topics as how to get better egg production.  Dan Campeau from North Carolina State University will be  communicating the need for biosecurity and the new laws for backyard flocks.  There will also be a Purina speaker to talk about nutrition.  A light dinner will be served and chicks will be  available for pick-up.  The clinic is free and open […]

  • Work Sessions on the budget begin today

    SANFORD-The new fiscal year begins July 1 and Lee County Commissioners are beginning the budget process in what is expected to be another tight year.  The first of many budget work sessions is scheduled Thursday.  The agenda, released by County Manager John Crumpton, includes a Budget Simulation-The Bottom Line, by staff from the North Carolina School of Government.  Accountants from Davenport & Associates will present during a working lunch.  Afternoon sessions include budgetary projections & guidance from the board and a meeting with  the SBTDC Committee on Economic Development Strategic Plan. More local news can be  heard daily on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & […]

  • The public’s help is needed in picking a new judge

    SANFORD–Input from residents of Lee and Harnett Counties is needed regarding selection of a new superior court judge for Lee and Harnett Counties.  The 18 member commission that reviews applications when vacancies occur on the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, or Superior Court has submitted three candidates  to Governor Beverly Perdue regarding the vacancy in District 11A.  The candidates are C. Winston Gilchrist, David F. McRae, and April H. Phillips.  Members of the public are encouraged to contact Governor Perdue’s Legal Counsel’s Office at (919)715-1455 or at [email protected] to provide input on the three candidates. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and […]

  • Trying to smuggle drugs in jail results in arrest

    SANFORD- A Sanford man was arrested Wednesday after he tried to smuggle drugs in the county jail.  Terrence Jerome McLeod, 19 of 705 Chatham Street was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a confinement facility after members of the Lee County Jail staff discovered McLeod attempting to smuggle a small amount of marijuana into the jail.  Bail was set at $2,500 secured. More local news can be heard daily on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • CEMC offers College financial assistance

    SANFORD–High school graduates looking for money to help with college expenses can apply for scholarships offers by Central Electric Membership Corporation.  According to Nancy Gust, the Cooperative is offering five scholarships to students attending Central Carolina Community College and Sandhills Community College.  Each of the scholarships are worth $2,000.  To be eligible, applicants must either have parents who belong to the Cooperative, or must be members of the company.  A GPA of 2.5 is also required.  Applications can be downloaded at www.centralelectriconline.com.  Click member services/Good Neighbor Programs.  The mailing address is found on each colleges’ form.

  • Transportation officials say NC 211 work will be finished before 2014 Opens

    CARTHAGE–There will be back-to-back U.S. Opens in Moore County, and officials are confident that the work  on widening N.C . 211 will be completed.  According to The Pilot,  the project, which consists of turning a nearly eight-mile stretch of N.C. 211 from West End to Pinehurst from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway, is scheduled for completion in May 2014.  Wilson-based S. T. Wooten corporation is the lead contractor for the project.  A section of U. S. One from Lee County to Moore County was completed just in time  time for the last Open. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and […]

  • Final Evergreen Solutions Report has been released to county officials

    SANFORD–The Evergreen Solution final report dated March first has been forwarded to county officials.  The report is extremely lengthy with numerous recommendationsfor the Health Department and other agencies.  There are numerous charts and graphs showing input and suggestions.  One finding is that the county does not have a comprehensivePolicy Manual with up to date and comprehensive policies.  The report, on the Web, noted that the recommendation could be implemented with existing resources, but will require staff time.  There has been no indication on when the full report will be released.