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About The Rant


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.

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24 thoughts on “About The Rant

  1. Very nice blog…just stumbled across it today. Question though…why is past content either not available through an archive of the like, or is very difficult to find. I linked into the site through an old business update article about the new Hobby Lobby, but can’t for the life of me find it or other, older content from the regular front page of the blog. Content is king, and it would behoove the site to have as much available as possible. So what am I missing?


    I would appreciate news regarding Attorney John Silverman supposed misconduct resulting in his suspension of his law license. The rumors run amuck and would like more information than is offered in the local news paper. Thank you.

  3. Billy and Gordon,

    To call The Rant a blog just does not do it justice. It has grown into a part of the fabric of Lee County and is contributing to our community in many ways. It is a source of local political news, sometimes straight -up and sometimes with a dose of attitude, when it is more important than ever in our community and in our nation for citizens to be informed. Local business needs local support and your advertisers are making a wise choice of media. It is very ingenious in how it has come together. blending blogging and Facebook. The Rant itself is a great story.

  4. Enjoyed your program yesterday to Jonesboro Rotary! I did not know about you guys site. Thanks!
    Charles and Martha Oldham

  5. Gordon,
    Please give Martha and I a call (919-775-5031). We have a story you might be interested in about a relative who fought in the American Revolution and is buried on the banks of the Deep River at Carbonton.
    Charles and Martha Oldham

  6. Please feel free to “rant” about Southern Lee’s basketball team. They just advanced to the Elite 8 of the State playoffs.

  7. Thank you for the feature on my book on J.D. McDuffie! One correction I have to make though – while I have my law degree, I am not an attorney. I presently register patients in the emergency room.

  8. There is one gas station on the east side of Horner Blvd. and it’s located on the north side of US 1 Next to where the old ABC store was.

    1. Hi Tim

      Thanx 4 the reply.
      Yeah, it’s a Circle K(was Kangaroo, was Pantry), but like you said, it’s North of US1(technically, it’s WEST of US1, but I get what you mean). My comment stands, not one gas station on the east side of Horner between US1 and Harnett County. I dunno, seems peculiar to me.

  9. There was a high speed chase last night on 87 involving 2 motorcyclesand about 8 police vehicles.

  10. Love to read the articles you cover. Would like to see your take on the development being pushed in the Deep River area at Colon Rd. There is so much going on that is not being made public.

  11. Could someone please give me a call or email me. There is so much going on with the SHA-NC that needs to be revealed to the general public that does not subscribe to the Herald.

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