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  • CUOC needs birdhouse help

    SANFORD–Christian United Outreach Mission wears many hats–provides food boxes weekly,  provides Prom attire for young ladies to become Cinderella for one night, and helps with affordable clothing and household items.  Now, volunteers want help with building birdhouses.  Teresa Dew Kelly, Executive Director, said she is trying to collect some cedar/pine that can be used to make  birdhouses to sell at the Habitat Bird Store.  She said they can really use any scrap non-treated materials.  The largest pieces needed are 7X8 inches or close to it.  Persons interested in lending a hand may stop by the CUOC building at 2885 Lee Avenue or call […]

  • Driver will not be charged in accident in Harnett County that killed an 8 year old

    DUNN–Police in the Harnett County town of Dunn said the driver of a car that struck and killed an 8 year old Lillington boy Sunday afternoon will not be charged.  The youth was not wearing a helmet when he rode his bike into the path of a vehicle being driven by an eighteen year old female.  According to WRAL, Tyquaves Morris was visiting his grandmother when he went out to ride his bike around 3:40 P.M.  Police said the driver wasn’t speeding and did stop to try to help the youth.  His family, however, isn’t satisfied that charges were not filed.  He died […]

  • Lee County’s unemployment rate is spiraling upward

    SANFORD–The state’s unemployment rates released Tuesday show that Lee County’s December unemployment rate of 12.3% was up to 13.1% in January. Rates were also up in Harnett, Moore and Chatham.  Lee County’s rate indicates a labor force of 26,801 with 3,510 unemployed.  State Employment officials  say seasonal factors contributed to the increase in rates across the state with increases in 95 counties, decreases in 3 counties and remaining the same in two counties. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Lee County Commissioners send letter of support to keep the local FSA office open

    SANFORD–USDA announced in January that it intends to close 259 offices, facilities and laboratories  across the United States, as part of an effort to save about $150 million a year in the agency’s $145 billion budget.  N.C. is slated to lose 6 county FSA offices, one Foods and Nutrition Services office, and three Rural Development offices.  Moore County’s FSA office has been sited for closure.  A February public hearing indicated that Moore County citizens are adamant about keeping their office open.  During the hearing, several suggested that USDA look at closing Lee County’s office, instead.  Local leaders say although Lee County is smaller […]

  • Hundreds turn out for fracking hearing

    SANFORD–A meeting at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center Tuesday evening marked the public’s first chance to hear from state officials about the controversial process of fracking, where natural gas is extracted from the ground with  horizontal drillings.  The crowd swelled to over 500 and over 90 signed up to speak.  The hearing was kept orderly, thanks to local law enforcement who ran a tight security ship.  They came by car, truck, van, motorcycle and bus-all to express their opinion.  Some said fracking is a dirty word, while others said it could help a struggling economy.  Despite concerns, state officials said last week that […]

  • 8 year old Harnett County youth dies from injuries after being struck by a car

    DUNN–8 year old Tyquaves Morris of Lillington, died Monday from injuries suffered when he was struck by a car Sunday afternoon in Dunn.  According to the Fayetteville Observer, Morris was critically injured when he was struck by a car around 3:30 P.M. while riding his bike on Canary Street.  He apparently rode into the path of the vehicle.  He was transported to Betsy Johnson Hospital where he died Monday.  Police said the investigation is continuing and no charges have been filed.  The boy was visiting relatives when the accident occurred. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Chamber of Commerce Press Conference cancelled

    SANFORD–A Press conference scheduled at 5 P.M. by Chamber of Commerce officials has been cancelled, however, Chamber Board Chairman Tom Snell, and President Bob Joyce, will be joined by members of the Board  of Directors, for media availability prior to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) taking place Tuesday, March 20 at 5:30 P.M. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.  Snelk and Joyce will be testifying at the DENR public hearing on shale gas development and hydraulic fracturing.  The hearing will begin at 6:30 P.M.