News out of North Carolina

Trump campaign has Sanford’s civic center reserved next week

The campaign for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reportedly reserved the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford for an event either Monday or Tuesday, sources confirmed with The Rant … Continue reading

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Yes, a BigFoot Festival is really happening in Sanford

Despite the fact that modern science has yet to provide definitive proof of the existence of BigFoot, 99% of us are pretty damned sure he exists. Spirits O’Sanford — a group … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Al Franken coming to Sanford Saturday

North Carolina being the battleground state that it is, expect big names to come through here in the next two months. The first to hit Sanford will be U.S. Sen. … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sources: Herald to cease candidate endorsements

Bucking a longstanding tradition, The Sanford Herald will not publish endorsements of political candidates for the November election, the Rant has learned. The information comes in an email to candidates … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Review: Cheerwine Kreme doesn’t suck

Every state has a soda they call their own. For North Carolina (and apparently Virginia), it’s Cheerwine. Before we continue, let’s all admit one thing. Cheerwine is awful. It’s carbonated cough … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sanford’s Danny Dillon cut by Cardinals

Lee County High School and Campbell University graduate Danny Dillon was cut by the Arizona Cardinals, SB Nation reported today.  Dillon came up short in the team’s long snapper battle to fellow rookie … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Former Rep. Stone pays $12,800 penalty to state Elections Board

Former N.C. Rep. Mike Stone paid a $12,800 penalty to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, according to documents publicly available online. Stone, a Republican who represented parts of Lee … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · Leave a comment