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  • Lee County Commissioners will get final Evergreen Audit

    SANFORD–Dr. Linda Recio of Evergreen Solutions will present the final performance audit for Lee County Government and Lee County Schools when they convene at 6 PM Monday.  The audit includes many recommendations for both the school system and county government. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Ribbon cutting moved up

    SANFORD–Reports from the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce indicate that a ribbon cutting slated for the relocation of Save-A-Lot, has been moved up by a week.  Initially planned for April 4 at 9 A.M., the event has been rescheduled for March 29.  The store is moving from Kendale  Shopping Center to the former Byrd’s Food Store on South Horner Boulevard.  More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Legalization of Fracking approved by the state

    RALEIGH–The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued a draft report Friday that recommends legalizing hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, in the state.  The  report comes on the heels of a public hearing Tuesday night at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center.  According to the PILOT, State Representative Jamie Boles, who made a frack-finding trip to Pennsylvania earlier this year, said DENR’s findings echo his concerns.  The hearing will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Several public interest groups have planned an on-site news conference prior to the hearing to discuss why they oppose this method of extracting natural gas from the earth. More local news can […]

  • As Health Care Law Trial Nears, 67% Say Ditch Individual Mandate

    As Health Care Law Trial Nears, 67% Say Ditch Individual Mandate

    (NEW YORK) — Two-thirds of Americans say the U.S. Supreme Court should throw out either the individual mandate in the federal health care law or the law in its entirety that requires nearly all Americans to have coverage, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. The latest findings signal the depth of public disagreement with that element of the Affordable Care Act. The survey finds that Americans oppose the law overall by 52-41 percent.  Sixty-seven percent believe the high court should either ditch the law or at least the portion. The high court opens hearings on the law’s constitutionality […]

  • Taylor Swift Closes Out Speak Now World Tour Calling It "A Beautiful Trip Around the World"

    Taylor Swift Closes Out Speak Now World Tour Calling It "A Beautiful Trip Around the World"

    Taylor Swift closed out her Speak Now World Tour Sunday night with a final show in Auckland, New Zealand. She tweeted Sunday, “Tonight we ended a 13 month tour. It was a beautiful trip around the world and I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything. Thanks guys.” Taylor’s Speak Now World Tour hit Asia, Europe and North America before closing out in Australia and New Zealand. During one of her shows in New Zealand, Taylor actually performed an acoustic version of “Eyes Open,” one of her songs on The Hunger Games soundtrack due out Tuesday. Taylor’s other song on the […]

  • Luke Bryan Draws 80,000 Fans for Spring Break Shows in Florida

    Luke Bryan Draws 80,000 Fans for Spring Break Shows in Florida

    Luke Bryan‘s annual Spring Break shows in Panama City Beach, FL are now officially a big deal. His shows at Spinnaker Beach Club drew 80,000 fans over two days. They spilled out of the performance area and onto the beach. The local sheriff’s department confirmed the attendance number by flying over the venue in a helicopter. Luke’s Spring Break 4…Suntan City EP moved nearly 30,000 copies last week too for a #2 on Billboard‘s Country Albums chart. Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  • Neighborhood Watchman Who Allegedly Shot Trayvon Martin Wanted to Be a Cop

    Neighborhood Watchman Who Allegedly Shot Trayvon Martin Wanted to Be a Cop

    (SANFORD, Fla.) — A self-appointed neighborhood watchman who pursued and then shot dead an unarmed 17-year-old boy outside his stepmother’s home last month in Sanford, Fla., reportedly wanted to be a police officer and had called 9-1-1 50 times in the last year. Trayvon Martin, a black high-school junior, was making his way home with a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea on Feb. 26 when George Zimmerman spotted him, called a non-emergency dispatch number to report Martin looked intoxicated, followed him, and then minutes later after an altercation, shot him. Zimmerman, 28, who is white, claimed […]