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  • President Obama Writes Fifth Grader’s Excuse Note

    President Obama Writes Fifth Grader’s Excuse Note

    (GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.) — For as long as there have been teachers, students have had excuses: my dog ate my homework, my computer crashed, I had food poisoning. But 11-year-old Tyler Sullivan of Minnesota isn’t one to make excuses. He’s a good kid. “If I was president I would say no more smoking, no more tobacco, and no more drugs,” said Sullivan. But on Friday, Sullivan skipped school for the first time in his life, to meet President Barack Obama. Obama was visiting the Honeywell facility in Golden Valley, Minn. “First I said, ‘Hi, Mr. President.’ Then he says, ‘Hi […]

  • Missed the deadline? You can still swim

    SANFORD–The registration deadline for swimming lessons through the Lee Parks and Recreation Department ended May 25, however, registrations are still being accepted.  Marketing administrator Lora Kelley said they are still accepting registrations based on availability.  She said a lot of classes are filled and closed, but there are still a limited amount of slots available.  Enrollment is being accepted in person, only, and on a first come, first serve basis at the office on tramway Road.  The first lessons start Monday, June 4. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • The Caterpillar Youth Apprenticeship Induction on tap

    SANFORD–Students chosen to be the initial cohort of student apprenticeship will be recognized and honored during an induction ceremony at Caterpillar Tuesday evening.  The Caterpillar Youth Apprentice Program is a collaborative effort of Caterpillar, the North Carolina Department of Labor, Central Carolina Community College and Lee County Schools. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Schools are closing for summer break and parents are looking for safe and wholesome care

    SANFORD-With Lee County schools closing this week, many parents are faced with child care.  According to Parks & Recreation Director, John Payne, many things are scheduled through the department, including mini camps.  YMCA director Zac West says there are still openings in the summer programs which operate from 6:30 AM until 6 PM, Monday through Friday.  There’s also summer programs at the Boys and Girls Club.  Sheriff Tracy Carter reminds parents to make sure they check on their children often if they will be at home without adult supervision. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits […]

  • The new budget will top the commissioner’s agenda

    SANFORD–The budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year will be considered by county commissioners in the Monday, June 4 regular meeting.  They will also consider the capital improvements program.  A public hearing for the volunteer fire departments’ budgets will also be held.  The budget calls for more than $63 million in spending with no property tax increase. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Mother Drives With 5-Week-Old on Top of Car

    Mother Drives With 5-Week-Old on Top of Car

    (PHOENIX, Ariz.) — A Phoenix, Ariz., woman put her 5-week-old baby on top of her car in his car seat and drove away, apparently forgetting he was there, not even noticing when the seat fell off the car and landed in an intersection, police said. Neighbors discovered the baby on the roadway, still strapped to his safety seat, which was lying on its side. Luckily, the baby was unhurt. The baby’s mother, 19-year-old Catalina Clouser, who allegedly had been smoking marijuana, was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence and child abuse, police said. “We believe that whatever […]

  • UPDATE: George Zimmerman Turn Himself in to Seminole County Jail

    UPDATE: George Zimmerman Turn Himself in to Seminole County Jail

    (SANFORD, Fla.) — UPDATE: George Zimmerman has turned himself in to the Seminole County Jail in Sanford, Florida. Wearing jeans and a plaid shirt, he appeared heavier and his previously buzz cut hair was grown out. The Sheriff’s Office did not let Zimmerman hide from the cameras this time, and instead, paraded him in front of the cameras.   Law enforcement officials say George Zimmerman is expected to make the court imposed deadline to surrender himself at the Seminole County Jail in Sanford, Fla. early this afternoon. Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara said his client is back in the state and […]