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  • Early voting underway

    SANFORD–Registered voters began casting ballots all across the state Thursday for the May 8 Primary.  Locally, 143 votes were casts at the two polling places-the Elections Board at 225 South Steele Street and the McSwain Extension Center on Tramway Road.  According to reports from Elections Director Nancy Kimball, 48 voters cast ballots at the McSwain Center and 97 at the Elections office.  Early, or one-stop voting will continue through May 5.  Several Independent and Unaffiliated voters questioned the ballots yesterday.  Tune in to the WWGP 10:04 A.M. local news Friday, when Kimball will explain the issue. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on […]

  • Two robbers were treated at CCH and released and jailed in Harnett County

    BROADWAY–WWGP news reported Thursday on a robbery that occurred at a Harnett County convenience store Wednesday afternoon.  According to reports from WRAL, a planned drug deal ended in a robbery and a chase in which 2 people were shot.  Witnesses told investigators that two men stole $60 at knifepoint from a man outside a convenience store on U.S. Highway 421 in Lillington after arranging a drug deal with the man.  The robbers then fled the area in a vehicle.  The victim chased after the robbers and forced their vehicle off the road near the intersection of U.S. 421 and Seminole Road in Broadway.  The victim fired […]

  • Feeling safe locally

    SANFORD–A recent community assessment indicated that many citizens did not feel safe in certain locations in the city and county when they were outside.  The Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the Sanford Police Department have collaborated with LeeCan and are committed to ensuring the safety of citizens.  Safe time locations, days and times will now be patrolled providing that sense of security that was requested.  If you would like for Safe Time to come to your area, contact Pamela Glover at the Lee County Health Department. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Time to exercise rights

    SANFORD–Registered voters in Lee and the other 99 counties will begin voting Thursday for the May Primary.  Early, or one-stop voting, runs Thursday through May 5.  The Primary is May 8.  The ballots are lengthy, but will be much smaller in the fall.  The ballot includes the marriage amendment, and for local voters, it also includes the county commissioners race where five republican  candidates are seeking  nomination.  The three nominees will face 3 democratic candidates in the fall.  Early voting sites are open from 8 A.M to 5 P.M. Monday through Friday. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on […]

  • Two injured in Broadway shooting

    BROADWAY–Two persons suffered minor injuries in a shooting in Broadway Wednesday afternoon.  According to police, the shooting occurred at a residence on McLeod Avenue.  One victim was shot in the leg, and the other in the head.  Aircare was initially summoned along with assistance from Boone Trail, however, both were cancelled and the victims were treated locally. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Overturned truck on Cumnock Road

    CUMNOCK–Emergency personnel are on the scene of an overturned chicken truck on Cumnock Road at Cotton Road.  The accident happened early Thursday morning.  Law enforcement said travel is slow through the area until the scene is cleaned up.  No word on whether there are injuries. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Drunk Driver Made to Wear Sign Saying He Killed a Man

    Drunk Driver Made to Wear Sign Saying He Killed a Man

    (HOUSTON, Texas) — A  man from Houston who killed a man while driving drunk has been ordered to wear a sign saying, “I killed Aaron Coy Pennywell while driving drunk.” Michael Giacona, 39, ran a red light  and hit 20-year-old Pennywell last June. Giacona spent 90 days in prison, but in addition to the prison sentence, Harris County Court-at-Law Judge Michael R. Fields ordered Giacona to wear the sign during four consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the scene of the crime. Giacona must also wear an alcohol monitoring device on his ankle, and prominently display a […]