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SBI: Year-old Grace Chapel embezzlement investigation going to DA soon

Nearly a year after Grace Chapel Church in Sanford reported an embezzlement of $200,000 over a six-year period, the State Bureau of Investigations is hopeful the case will be delivered … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lee schools administrator named to new Speaker’s staff

The News and Observer’s political blog, Under the Dome, reported Friday on several new hires by Tim Moore, the new Speaker of North Carolina’s House of Representatives. Among those hires is … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Duke to make coal ash presentation today

Duke Energy will make a presentation at 5 p.m. today to the city of Sanford’s environmental affairs board about its plans to dump millions of tons of coal ash in Lee … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

What’s next for the Rant in 2015?

This website turns a year old this month, and one year into it, we’re still trying to figure out what exactly this site is. The Rant as you know it … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Umami *alums* reopening in Sanford?

UPDATE: The Rant has learned that a former employee of Umami – not the owner of the former Sanford location – is the person opening the new hibachi-slash-sushi restaurant in the … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Man dies in police-involved shooting | Timeline and media round-up

A Sanford man was shot and killed by a Sanford Police officer Wednesday, and the timing — in conjunction with the lack of solid information regarding the shooting — has … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

It’s ‘kinda hard’ to live in Lee County, according to NY Times

Lee County is kinda/sorta a difficult place to live in, according to an article by the New York Times listing the “hardest places to live” in the United States by … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment
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