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Feb 07 - Annual Chamber Membership Banquet celebrates local businesses

Hundreds gathered Tuesday evening, 2/6, inside the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center for the Sanford Area Growth Alliance's Annual Chamber…

Feb 06 - Faces & Places - 2/6/18

Frontier Spinning Mills recently received the Governor's Award from Gov. Roy Cooper for being North Carolina's Top Large Business Exporter.…

Feb 06 - State of Lee County addressed at Policy Luncheon

Attendees at the Monday, 2/5, Public Policy Luncheon at The Flame Steakhouse saw a 2017 snapshot of Lee County, given…

Jan 23 - Tourism authority making headway

The Sanford Tourism Authority decided Monday, 1/22, not to take outside requests for funding for the fiscal year as the…

Jan 20 - How Amazon HQ would benefit Sanford

The Raleigh area was named a finalist for Amazon's HQ2 project Thursday, 1/18, a project that could bring in 50,000…

Jan 18 - Council approves spec building funding

The Sanford City Council on Tuesday approved funding for the proposed spec building at Central Carolina Enterprise Park. *Article from…

Jan 16 - Public hearings set for tonight on CCEP spec building

Both the Sanford City Council and Lee County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings tonight on investing a total…

Jan 13 - Thumbs Up: Spec building plans for CCEP

On our Facebook page this week, the Herald received a few comments questioning the need for a spec building in…

Jan 13 - Hitting the Target: Could (and should) Sanford land another big store?

When Kmart closes in April, Lee County will have an 8-acre space ready for a new use. *Article from The…

Jan 12 - CCEP spec building funding on the docket

Both the Sanford City Council and Lee County Board of Commissioners are slated to make decisions in the coming weeks…

Jan 09 - REAL ID discussed at policy luncheon

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance Chamber of Commerce met Monday, 1/8, at The Flame Steakhouse for the first Public Policy…

Jan 02 - SAGA’s Welcome Center a front door to county

The Sanford Welcome Center has been open for 5 months, the city's first dive into a structure for visitor services…

Dec 31 - 2017’s Top Stories: A banner year for economic development in Lee County

When it comes to economic development, 2017 started with debate over a government-funded sign and ended with discussion of a…

Dec 30 - Faces & Places - 12/30/17

Express Employment Professionals recently hosted an AM Buzz networking event. *Photo published by The Sanford Herald. 

Dec 30 - 2017’s Top Stories: Sanford Occupancy Tax finally passed, takes effect

When the occupancy tax was passed this year, Sanford saw the culmination of what local leaders said was 10 years…

Dec 27 - Coloring book markets Sanford to kids

In the near future, first graders will get a taste of what Sanford has to offer -- not through traveling,…

Dec 27 - Coloring book markets Sanford to kids

In the near future, first graders will get a taste of what Sanford has to offer -- not through traveling,…

Dec 26 - CCEP project gaining interest

A $358,462 investment in entryway development, including two large signs, and a $600,000 commitment for a spec building have brought…

Dec 24 - A SAGA Christmas poem

'Twas the end of the year, at the SAGA Board Meeting... *Written by Kim Sutton, published by The Sanford Herald. 

Dec 24 - Community leaders reminisce on Christmas gifts

People enjoy the holiday season and Christmas for different reasons, whether it's the time with family, food, music or something…



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