North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper visited downtown Sanford Thursday afternoon, making stops at the Temple Theatre, Added Accents, the Purple Poodle, the mural and “Before I Die” wall on Charlie Watson Lane, the Lee County Arts Council, and Yarborough’s.

The visit was part of an effort by Cooper to visit all 100 of North Carolina’s counties (she said Lee is the 85th she’s visited), with a particular focus on seeing the arts in each community. Cooper spoke with members of the Temple’s summer youth program during her stop.