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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…

Aug 18 - Testing Visitor News

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