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  • Missing Florida Firefighter: Person of Interest Named

    Missing Florida Firefighter: Person of Interest Named

    (JACKSON, Maine) — Police in Maine who say they suspect foul play in the disappearance of Florida firefighter Jerry Perdomo have named Daniel Porter a person of interest. Porter, 24, and his girlfriend, Cheyanne Nowak, are believed to be the last people who saw Perdomo, a husband and father of two who went missing 12 days ago shortly after he traveled in a rental car up the East Coast to visit a friend. Police are now testing evidence removed Saturday from the Jackson, Maine house where Porter’s father lives, and is believed to be the last place Perdomo was seen, […]

  • Trace Adkins Shows Off His Tennessee Cabin to "Cowboys & Indians"

    Trace Adkins Shows Off His Tennessee Cabin to "Cowboys & Indians"

    Since Trace Adkins‘ family home near Nashville burned last June, he and his family have been staying at their farm about an hour outside Music City in Eagleville, TN.  Trace is featured on the cover of Cowboys & Indians’ April issue, on stands now. He gave the magazine a tour of the cabin on the property.  Trace laid out the initial plan for the 3,200 square feet home designing it to be as open and spacious as possible. The basement of the cabin is the kids’ area complete with 12 bunk beds so Trace’s children can bring their friends to […]

  • Can Corporations Accused of Abetting Torture Abroad Be Sued in US?

    Can Corporations Accused of Abetting Torture Abroad Be Sued in US?

    (WASHINGTON) — On Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear a challenge brought by 12 Nigerian plaintiffs who say a Shell oil subsidiary aided and abetted acts of murder, rape and systematic torture by the Nigerian government in the early 1990s. At issue is whether corporations can be sued in U.S. courts for violations of human rights committed abroad. Human rights groups hope the high court will reverse a 2010 lower court decision that held that corporations — unlike individuals — cannot be sued under the Alien Tort Statute, a federal law that allows foreigners to bring lawsuits in U.S. federal […]

  • A silver alert has been cancelled for a Sanford man

    75 year old William Henry “Buddy” Parrish of Sanford was found safe in Liberty, N.C. early today after a Silver Alert had been issued late Monday.  Authorities said Parrish was last seen late Monday driving south on U.S. 421 near Liberty.  He was found  three miles from his pick-up which was parked along side the highway.  Authorities say no foul play is suspected.

  • Courthouse construction continues

    PITTSBORO-Taylor Hobbs of the firm working to restire the Chatham County Courthouse after it was destroyed by fire nearly two years ago, said it has been a long road but they are well on the way.   Hobbs said the rebuulding should be completed before Christmas  of this year, and if all goes well, the roofing will be done by summer.  Interior rebuilding has already begun with an eye to restoring the courthouse on how it looked in the early 1900s.   The new courthouse will have a greater emphasis on natural lighting, though overhead lamps will remain, and the outside will […]

  • Prom gowns are needed

    SANFORD-Spring is just around the corner when thoughts for many young lsdies turn to Milotary Balls and Proms.   Many times, the events are skipped because there is no suitable dress and no funds to to purchase.  Then, there’s also the “size” issue.  It’;s sometimes difficult to find a plus size gown.   Reba Brewington, an employee with the Lee County School System does not like that kind of talk.  She wants every young lady to experience the Prom and its wonderful highlights, so she and others work tirelessly to make it happen. She even goes so far to take money from her […]

  • Joint meeting on Shale Gas extraction

    SANFORD-The possibility of shale gas extraction will be the topic for discussion during a specially called meeting Tuesday evening of the Lee County Environmental Affairs Board and Lee County Commissioners.   The meeting which is open to the public, will be held from 5-7 PM in the Gordon Wicker Conference Room of the Lee County Government Center.