Sanford NC News


  • Vacation is over for Lee County Students

    SANFORD–Lee County students joined others all across the state last week enjoying a break, after snow and ice blanketed the area, closing schools and businesses, but it’s time to pay the piper. Schools are reopening today with a lot of work to be made up. Gov. Pat McCrory has decided to meet with the State Board of Education to find out if there is another solution to the mandated 180 days of instruction. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Inclement weather results in a busy schedule next week

    SANFORD–There won’t be much down time next week when city and county officials try to make up meetings missed because of the inclement weather conditions. Commissioners will meet Monday. The City Council will meet Tuesday. The CCCC Trustees will meet Wednesday following a recognition for Kirk Bradley and CC Works, and on Thursday afternoon, a reception is scheduled in courtroom 4 of the old Lee County Courthouse for newly sworn in 54th House District Representative, Attorney Robert Reives, II. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Elderly gentleman assisted by several to stay warm

    SANFORD–The wintry weather brought out the best in people. Many pushed vehicles out of roadways without being paid, many checked on elderly neighbors, and a group of workers were able to assist an elderly gentleman who had no heat or transportation. From the concern of a neighbor, to WWGP’s News Director, to the Enrichment Center, to the Comfort Suites, to the Sheriff’s Department, the 84 year old gentleman was transported from his dated, cold, mobile home to the hotel where he was given a nice room, food and cash for snacks. He told GP news Friday afternoon that it was… Read more

  • Snow & ice cancels Drag out your Love benefit

    SANFORD–The Drag Out Your Love benefit for Cara and the Temple Theatre was postponed by organizers and will be rescheduled. The Drag Bingo event was scheduled Friday evening at the Temple, candidates who were vying for the title of Miss Pawsitively Perfect were gearing up for a big night. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Winter weather shuttered town on Valentines Day

    SANFORD–Sunshine lent a few smiles today as the warmth resulted in some melting of the mounds of snow in place since Tuesday. Florists were busy in spite of the wintry weather getting ready to deliver bouquets for love. More local news can be heard Monday through friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Salt and milk hard to find

    SANFORD–Hardware stores and grocery stores have been busy restocking shelves with some items, however, some items are in short supply. This morning, there was only one local business selling salt, and once the word got out, the store was mobbed. Shoppers were hard pressed to find bread and milk, and delivery trucks may have problems trying to deliver Thursday. More local news can be heard Monday trough Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Closings and cancellations abound due to inclement weather

    Filing continued Tuesday for the May Primary and November election. Former Commission chairman and former School Board member, Richard Hayes filed for a seat on the Board of education where there are three seats open. Former county commissioner Larry Doc Oldham, who was defeated in the last election, has filed for the district four seat currently held by Jim Womack. The Wednesday Board of Election’s meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 19. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.


Community Calendar

Click to view our Community Calendar

Have an event? Email

  • Feb 01The Enrichment Center Center of Lee County Support Groups
  • Feb 01Temple Theatre - I'll Never Be Hungry Again
  • Feb 03 Coffee Call at the Disabled American Veterans Building
  • Feb 03Toddler Story Time
  • Feb 03Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: CCH Wound Care Center