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  • Sinkhole Horror: Family’s Florida House About to Be Swallowed

    Sinkhole Horror: Family’s Florida House About to Be Swallowed

    (WINDMERE, Fla.) — An enormous and growing sinkhole that has led a family to evacuate their Florida home is now inching closer toward their house, raising concern among neighbors that they will also have to flee the area. The Lambro family awoke Thursday morning to find their Windmere, Fla., backyard gone. The sinkhole, which has already swallowed four trees and a hammock, has now grown to at least 100 feet wide and 50 feet deep. “It’s scary to even think about it,” Lou Lambro said. “When we got outside, it was just dropping into the hole. It looked like an […]

  • Kix Brooks Does a Little Time Traveling in "New to This Town" Video

    Kix Brooks Does a Little Time Traveling in "New to This Town" Video

    Kix Brooks does a little time traveling in his new video, “New to This Town,” which tells the story of a guy wishing he could go back in time before he ever met his ex-love interest.  Kix’s son Eric is an aspiring filmmaker, and the concept for the video was actually his idea. “He wrote this treatment backwards,” Kix says of the somewhat complicated video. “It’s like, the only way to be new to this town would be to turn back the hands of time, so it’s this story of love and heartbreak, and it not only plays out in […]

  • Students Hold Girls-Only Prom at Michigan High School

    Students Hold Girls-Only Prom at Michigan High School

    (HAMTRAMCK, Mich.) — Because of religious and cultural beliefs that restrict interaction with boys, many of the Muslim students at Hamtramck High School in Michigan would not have been able to attend their senior prom, so they decided to hold one just for themselves—no boys invited. The event unfolded with the theme “Once Upon a Time,” and it was a hit, Tharima Ahmed, one of the organizers of the school’s first girls-only prom, told ABCNews.com in an interview. Ahmed, who is Muslim, formed the Princess Project committee with other students to raise funds and plan. “We wanted to abide by […]

  • A memorial service is scheduled Friday for a Chatham County man

    PITTSBORO–Christopher  Hasbrouck of Pittsboro died Wednesday due to complications from dehydration.  He was a cadet in Appalachian State University’s ROTC program and participated in the Mountain Man Memorial March on April 20 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  According to WRAL, Hasbrouck was overcome by the heat and became dehydrated and died at University of Tennessee Medical Center. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • National Prayer Day observed

    SANFORD–Using the topic, “Your belief system will guide your actions,”  prayer lunceon speaker John Linderman, held the audiences’ attention with his delivery telling them that through belief in God, nothing is impossible.  He related a petition to God when he was only 5 years old, and God answered his prayer, healing his mother three days later from a painful problem she had suffered for more than a year.  The catered luncheon, held at St. Luke United Methodist Church, had an overflow crowd in attendance for the 62nd anniversary of the observance.  Sponsored locally by the YMCA, board member Phillip Chappel was presented the […]

  • National Prayer Day observed

    SANFORD–Using the topic, “Your belief system will guide your actions,”  prayer lunceon speaker John Linderman, held the audiences’ attention with his delivery telling them that through belief in God, nothing is impossible.  He related a petition to God when he was only 5 years old, and God answered his prayer, healing his mother three days later from a painful problem she had suffered for more than a year.  The catered luncheon, held at St. Luke United Methodist Church, had an overflow crowd in attendance for the 62nd anniversary of the observance.  Sponsored locally by the YMCA, board member Phillip Chappel was presented the […]

  • Teacher of the Year announced Thursday

    SANFORD–Congratulations are in order for Jody Stouffer, a teacher at Lee County  High School who has the received the coveted honor, teacher of the year for 2012.  A reception honoring all sixteen nominees from the Lee County Schools was held Thursday evening. Sponsored by the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce, Wells Fargo and Wilkinson Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC,  Each teacher received a gift bag from local businesses, and in addition, the winner received the use of a brand new car from Wilkinson that he will drive, expense free, for a year. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on […]