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  • Brad Paisley Joins William Shatner on Stage on Broadway

    Brad Paisley Joins William Shatner on Stage on Broadway

    Brad Paisley made his Broadway debut Monday night.  According to, Brad joined his pal William Shatner on stage for the final number of the one-man show Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It.  Brad also wrote the song “Real,” which Shatner recorded and performs in the show. The show marks Shatner’s first Broadway appearance in 50 years and takes audiences on a journey through his life and career. Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  • Trace Adkins Gets Kidney Stone Treatment, Bares All in Hospital Gown

    Trace Adkins Gets Kidney Stone Treatment, Bares All in Hospital Gown

    Country stars are known for sharing their lives with fans, but Trace Adkins took that relationship to a whole new level via Twitter.  Trace had some kidney stones broken up at the hospital Tuesday in Nashville, and he actually posted a picture of himself from behind wearing a hospital gown that left nothing to the imagination. The procedure went well.  Trace tweeted, “In recovery. They said that I required an unusually large stint and that it is freakishly long. Thank you Lord!” Trace returns to the road March 8 in Des Moines, IA on his Stories and Songs tour. Copyright […]

  • Retreat time in the city

    SANFORD-It’s back to the Retreat table for city leaders. T he Sanford City Council will hold an additional haf day Retreat Wednesday to complete work and discussions on several items not completed in the initial Retreat.  The Law and Finance Committee will meet in regular session following the Retreat, where discussion will continue on a  mobile policing unit. On Thursday, city officials will meet with the Environmental Affairs Board at 5:15 P.M. in the west end n room of city hall to discuss issues related to hydrofracking.  The City Council’s  regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 P.M.    

  • Education Rebranding

    SANFORD-Much talk in the news lately about rebranding.  A local group comprised of educators, business leaders and the clergy have been meeting for several months as the Superintendent’s Advisory Council, building an educational strategic plan for  2013-17 for the Lee County Schools.  The vision of the group is the schools in partnership with the community.  During a recent meeting, Dr. Bud Marchant, Central Carolina Community College President, shared with the group a national report that shows the number of students entering four year colleges and universities who transfer back to  community colleges.  The article showed that about a third of the students make the […]

  • A happy farm secret

    SANFORD-Many residents are unaware of the Dew Dance Farm where animals are free to be be animals.  Laura Young, who owns the 26 acre farm with her husband, George, said they let the animals be what they are.  Llamas mingle with sheep, horses graze near goats and wild turkeys just strut about.  Laura said the farm grew out of her love for all animals.  In addition to the friendly animals, the Mcrae’s also grow seasonal vegetables and fruit.  She said nothing goes to waste.  What they don’t want, they sell or donate.  They don’t slaughter the animals for food.  Laura is also an […]

  • No ammonia for the water

    SANFORD-Beginning Thursday, employees of the city Public Works department will cease adding ammonia to customers’ water and will resume the addition of ammonia to the disinfection process Sunday, April 1, 2012.  Additionally, workers will not be flushing the water mains throughout the system during this time to remove sediment in the waterlines and refresh the entire distribution system.  With the changes in the disinfection process and flushing of the system, the public may notice a chlorine odor and/or discoloration to the water.

  • Ohio School Shooter Chose Victims ‘Randomly,’ Prosecutor Says

    Ohio School Shooter Chose Victims ‘Randomly,’ Prosecutor Says

    (CHARDON, Ohio) — The teenager who allegedly killed three students and wounded two others when he shot up his Ohio school cafeteria did not know his victims and “chose them randomly,” a prosecutor said Tuesday. The statement was made during suspect T.J. Lane’s first appearance in juvenile court Tuesday. During the appearance, the judge did not allow Lane to be shown on camera and the prosecutor did not provide a motive for the lethal shooting spree. But at a news conference shortly after the court hearing, prosecutor David Joyce said, “This is not about bullying. This is not about drugs. […]