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  • 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.

  • Filing deadline is looming

    Former Lee County Commissioner  Amy Dalrymple threw her hat into the ring Monday morning vying for a seat on the Lee County Board of Commissioners.   Dalrymple, who lives in Broadway, was a strong candidate in her first quest for public office.  She is a registered Democrat and has joined a growing list of Republican candidates for the four at-large seats.

  • April 16th was a dark day for many

    SANFORD–Many homes were lost when tornadoes touched down in Lee County on April 1 April 16, 2011.  Jobs were lost and many people were left homeless for quite some time.  People have had difficulty getting back on their feet.   Many agencies provided assistance such as United Way, Salvation Army, etc.  Without the help the agencies provided, many would have suffered even greater hardship.  Now, the Salvation Army needs help.  Ashley Laton, store manager, said donations and contributions seem to have dried up.  She said the need is great. Salvation Army employees will pick up furniture and appliances

  • Harnett County Judge wants people to know just who Cornelius Harnett was

    LILLINGTON–Retired Judge Ed McCormick, with assistance of a local civic club, is leading an effort to bring even further recognition to Harnett’s namesake with a new display at the Harnett County Courthouse.  Judge McCormick is leading an effort to get three large etchings of Cornelius Harnett put up at the courthouse.  The Lillington Rotary Club, of which Judge McCormick is a member, is helping to finance the project which is already underway.