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Aug 31 - Faces & Places - 8/31/17

U.S. Cellular held a ribbon cutting Aug. 25 at its newly-renovated location. *Photo from The Sanford Herald. 

Aug 27 - Painting a new picture: Public art growing into part of economic development strategy

Two Saturdays ago, a sizable crowd gathered in downtown Jonesboro to celebrate the dedication of another mural. *Article from The…

Aug 26 - SAGA opens Annual Meeting registration

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance will hold its third annual meeting on Sept. 27 at Carolina Trace Country Club. *Article…

Aug 24 - Tourism up in Central N.C. as occupancy tax looms

Just as Sanford prepares to begin collecting a newly authorized hotel occupancy tax and spend the proceeds on promoting tourism,…

Aug 24 - Faces & Places - 8/24/17

Visitor Services Executive Director Crystal McIver recently attended the Campbell University Street Fair, telling new students all about the Sanford-Lee…

Aug 24 - Next steps set for city occupancy tax

The Sanford City Council and Lee County Board of Commissioners have both approved amendments to an interlocal agreement for tax…

Aug 23 - Faces & Places - 8/23/17

Chamber Executive Director Meg Moss attended a site selector panel Aug. 11 at the North Carolina PGA Championship Consultant Hospitality…

Aug 17 - Faces & Places - 8/17/17

The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed new teachers for Lee County Schools to the community by handing out goody…

Aug 09 - Chamber luncheon sheds light on cybersecurity

Attendees at Monday's monthly Chamber Public Policy Luncheon at The Flame Steakhouse learned about cybersecurity and how to protect their…

Aug 08 - Editorial: Expansions show county is on the move

Congratulations are in order for the Pfizer pharmaceutical company as it embarks on not one, but two major expansions at…

Aug 08 - Pfizer adding second expansion, 40 jobs

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said Monday that it would build a new gene-therapy research and production facility at its Sanford Campus,…

Aug 04 - Senate approves Sanford occupancy tax

The North Carolina Senate approved a bill Thursday that will allow Sanford to levy a 3 percent occupancy tax on…

Aug 03 - Unemployment rate lowest in 11 years

Lee County's unemployment rate in June was below 5 percent for the second straight month and at its lowest point…

Jul 20 - Faces & Places - 7/20/17

Economic Development Executive Director Bob Joyce attended the RTA Transportation Breakfast in Raleigh. *Photo from The Sanford Herald. 

Jul 18 - City council to vote on SAGA contract

The Sanford City Council will meet tonight to discuss a contract with the Sanford Area Growth Alliance and evaluate assessments…

Jul 11 - Hal Siler, ‘Mr. Sanford,’ dies at 90

Arguably one of the most influential figures in Sanford history has passed away. *Article from The Sanford Herald. 

Jul 01 - Sanford occupancy tax bill advances

A bill that would allow Sanford to levy a 3 percent hotel occupancy tax and pass most of the money…

Jun 21 - Commissioners pass county budget

The Lee County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2017-2018 county budget Monday night, setting the stage for the next…

Jun 18 - Thumbs Up: Occupancy Tax Passes House

The state House, with strong bipartisan support, passed the occupancy tax bill by a comfortable margin Thursday, which would allow…

Jun 18 - County budget to be voted on Monday

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on the county's 2017-2018 budget, along with the Capital Improvements Program…



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