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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

No “City Limits”

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

Sanford History: More Than A 1-Track Mind

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 Been Crazy About Loco-Motion

As we’ve noted previously, Sanford's been a "train town" since it's origins. In the early 1870s a new railroad from Raleigh to Columbia, SC was constructed, complete with an intersection with a small regional...

Movies, Mann, Media & More

At a time when the 2019 Academy Awards nominees have just been announced, it seems like a good time to go back into our archives and revisit the places where area residents used to...

Endor Endures (In 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...

Starts Of Something Big

As we begin a new year, it seems appropriate to set aside this Thursday for a closer look at some of the"new things" that were prominent in the very beginnings of Sanford itself. As...

Schools Days Return

Christmas break is over and it's time for students, educators and staffers to return to schools throughout the area.  Our Throwback column is no exception, as we use this occasion to "head back to...

Government Buildings Open For Business

As we approach our final Throwback Thursday column of the year, it seemed like a good idea to feature some area government buildings of the past and present, engaged in every day activities.  Hopefully...

Soda Signs Of The Times

One of the recent compelling additions to the City of Sanford‘s downtown ambiance is the “Ghost Sign” arts program, designed to bring old-time advertising back to life. In looking through the downtown archives for a...

Depart For Depot History Lessons

This time of year is truly a special time to drop in on one of our community landmarks ... Depot Park in downtown Sanford.  And as an added bonus, if you spend time on...

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