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Sep 29 - SAGA, annual award winners deserve praise

For the second year in a row, the Sanford Area Growth Alliance hosted a sold-out annual membership banquet on Wednesday…

Sep 29 - SAGA meeting reflects on past, looks toward future

The successes of the last year and a look at the future of Lee County were the focus at the…

Sep 28 - SAGA presents awards at meeting

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance held its third Annual Meeting last night at Carolina Trace Country Club, where the theme…

Sep 20 - Sanford Tourism Development Authority holds first meeting

The Sanford Tourism Development Authority held its inaugural meeting Tuesday at the Sanford Municipal Building. *Article from The Sanford Herald. 

Sep 20 - Rising from the ashes: Ribbon cut on new San-Lee Park Nature Center

Lee County Board of Commissioners Chair Amy Dalrymple made a reference to a mythical creature Tuesday morning. *Article from The…

Sep 19 - Over half of LCHS students graduate with college credit

High school students continue to graduate from Lee County Schools with an increasing portfolio of college credit and nationally recognized…

Sep 13 - Reshaping the Landscape: Women Impacting Lee County Agriculture

From the moment Katelyn Thomas, Morgan Barbour and Taylor Craig arrive at the Lee County Center for NC Cooperative Extension,…

Sep 12 - Economic development takes center stage at luncheon

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance's public policy luncheon on Monday focused on Sanford's economic status as Bob Joyce, SAGA's Executive…

Sep 09 - City council establishes tourism authority

The Sanford City Council officially created the city's first Tourism Devleopment Authority, the body responsible for spending the new hotel-occupancy…

Sep 08 - Editorial: Thanks to those who worked to create the tourism authority

The Sanford hotel-occupancy tax has been passed by the N.C. General Assembly and approved by the Sanford City Council, and…

Sep 07 - Occupancy tax officially on the books

The Sanford City Council passed a resolution Tuesday night officially enacting the long-awaited hotel-occupancy tax. *Article from The Sanford Herald. 

Sep 05 - City council to hold occupancy tax hearing

The Sanford City Council will take one step closer to enacting the long-awaited occupancy tax tonight during a regular meeting.…

Sep 02 - Sanford opens downtown Welcome Center

Looking around at the crowded room on the first floor of the Buggy Factory building in downtown Sanford, Mayor Chet…

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…



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