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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…

Jun 16 - Sanford occupancy tax bill passes House

The state House passed a bill by a wide margin Thursday that would allow Sanford to enact a hotel occupancy…

Jun 11 - Hub for Growth: RaleighExec’s booming economic status encouraging to community leaders

James Garlick hit the necessary buttons and slapped on the headset. He spoke over the radio, went through the checklist and…

Jun 07 - County seeking more seats on SAGA board

A request from multiple Lee County commissioners Monday night may end up altering the makeup of the Sanford Area Growth…

Jun 06 - Council to hear budget plan that includes sewer extension

The Sanford City Council tonight will hear a presentation on a proposed fiscal 2017-2018 operating budget that includes a $1.6…

Jun 06 - County Budget met with favorable reviews

Three public hearings on the proposed 2017-2018 Lee County budget went by without opposition Monday night. *Article from The Sanford…

May 25 - Free electric vehicle charging station opens in Sanford

Drivers of electric cars now have a place to "fuel up" in Sanford. *Article from The Sanford Herald. 

May 23 - Proposed county budget keeps tax rate

Even with a budget increase and a major capital project on the horizon, Lee County residents shouldn't expect an increase…



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