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SHA board member accused of domestic assault

Dedrick Petty, a member of the Sanford Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners, was charged¬†Saturday with a single count of assaulting a female, according to an arrest report¬†from the Sanford Police … Continue reading

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Well, whad’ya know? Sanford’s probably getting an Aldi, too.

Our story this morning about the Lidl grocery store currently being built in Sanford’s south side wasn’t breaking news or anything. But the story did bring to our attention that … Continue reading

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Sanford’s next grocery store part of German invasion of N.C.

Let’s get the important question out of the way first. It’s pronounced “LEE-dil.” Now that that’s out of the way, Sanford’s next grocery store, Lidl, is progressing nicely in the … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

CCCC’s Stumpf announces poetry collection

Central Carolina Community College English instructor and Sanford resident Ty Stumpf announced Sunday that Suburban Burn, his first book of poetry, will be published in April by Charlotte-based Main Street … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Here’s Toots, Sanford’s newest restaurant coming in February

Ham’s shut down its Sanford restaurant before your kindergarteners were born, but that building will finally have a new resident beginning in late February. The owners of Toot’s describe Sanford’s … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

Sanford organization looking to honor Pink Floyd namesake

It’s not the biggest kept secret around, but it’s not widely known either – Sanford is the final resting place for the namesake of one of rock music’s biggest bands. … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lee County RB Jahmir Smith gets offers from Wisconsin, ECU

Wisconsin has been a mecca for running backs in recent years, producing NFL talent like Heisman winner Ron Dayne, the Vikings’ Michael Bennett, the Broncos’ Montee Ball, the Patriots James … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment