The Rant began as a hobby radio show in Sanford, North Carolina in 2008 and was infamously “kicked off the air” in 2013. In January 2014, the Rant relaunched as the news blog you’re reading now. We offer news coverage and opinions on whatever we think is interesting, mostly – but not limited to – in and around our homes in Sanford. We hope you find it interesting as well. Billy Liggett is a former newspaper editor who left the business to work in higher education in 2011. Gordon Anderson is a former newspaper reporter who has worked as a freelance writer and political campaign strategist since 2010. All Rant stories are a collaboration between the two unless otherwise noted.