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Two injured, one arrested in Sanford Christmas Parade shooting (Updated 11:01 am)

UPDATE (11:01 a.m.) The suspect in Monday night’s Sanford Christmas Parade¬†shooting is the older brother of a teenager who was killed in a July shooting. One of his victims on … Continue reading

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DSI, Chamber offer ‘win what you spend’ contests Saturday

Not everybody is cut out for enormous midnight crowds, wrestling other humans for big screen TVs and the other “joys” of Black Friday. For the sane among us, God created … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

McCrory’s Lee County protest was about one voter

Governor Pat McCrory’s protest of alleged voting irregularities in Lee County hinged on a single voter who was alleged to be a current felon, the Rant has learned. McCrory’s campaign, … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Kirk Smith blames county staff for false letter he wrote

After being corrected by The Sanford Herald on Sunday for making demonstrably false statements against Sanford City Councilman Chas Post in a letter to the editor, Lee County Commissioner Kirk … Continue reading

November 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Photos from the Tim Kaine Experience in Sanford

VP candidate Tim Kaine stopped in Sanford on Halloween to scare up support for Hillary Clinton before next week’s election. Here are some cell phone photos for you to enjoy … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tim Kaine to campaign in Sanford Monday

The Hillary Clinton campaign announced on its website Thursday that running mate¬†Tim Kaine will appear in Sanford Monday for an “early vote rally” to stump for the Democratic presidential nominee. … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Veterans ballot” endorses non-veterans over veterans

A sample ballot circulating at early vote sites identifies which candidates are military veterans (or first responders, in one case) but only endorses them if they are Republicans. A yellow … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment