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Sanford, North Carolina
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The “Mural” Of The Story

As the weather gets warmer and public travel is permitted, the City of Sanford's Mural Art Trail is a fun, family-oriented attraction that does a great job of combining education and entertainment. Sanford’s Appearance...

Here’s To Your Good Health

Over the past few weeks, our Throwback feature showcased a dozen churches in our area that have been worshiping since at least the 1800s. This week, as our community's focus shifts to the health...

More Lee County NC Old-Time Religion

Last week’s Throwback feature was the start of our 2-part series about Lee County churches whose congregations have held worship services since the 1800s — in a few cases, even before then. This week,...

Spirit-Filled Buildings

Would it surprise you to know that there are well over a dozen churches in Lee County that have been in worship since the 1800s? In fact, a few congregations can trace their lineage all...

Super Hoops

As we come to the end of another high school basketball season, let's use this opportunity for a look back at a collection of some of Sanford and Lee County's legendary basketball seasons from...

County Coverage? Absolute-Lee!

From it’s early days of dramatic population growth in the 1870s, the geographic area where Sanford (and Jonesboro prior to annexation) is located, has been the dominant focal point of the area that eventually...

Depots & Departures

Last week we spent some time revisiting Sanford’s origins as a “train town,” and made mention of the many rail lines, companies and residents who played a role in our community’s growth and evolution....

Sanford’s Transportation Fixation

Over the past few years we've written several articles that detail Sanford's origins as a “train town.” The beginnings of Sanford can be traced to the early 1870s, when a new railroad from Raleigh...

Theatrical Throwbacks

Did you know that 2020 represents the start of Sanford's second century of theatrical entertainment? It's a fact that our area has enjoyed a strong reputation for its vibrant arts and entertainment offerings for...

An Endor Doorway Into History

For nearly a century, one of the most prominent roads in Sanford was Endor Street. Doesn’t ring a bell? Perhaps the Endor name is familiar to you because of the Endor Iron Furnace Greenway, or...

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