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Friday, October 19, 2018

Sanford’s Workforce In Full Force

As you may recall, last week's Throwback feature shined a spotlight on some of the notable factories and manufacturers that were prominent in the area a century ago.  This week, we’ll take a diverse...

20th Century Sanford Factory Facts

There's no doubt that the City of Sanford and Lee County are enjoying a bit of a business renaissance, but the overall character of the downtown is much different than it was over a...

Jonesboro Highlights Pre-Heights

Last week, when we began our visit to the prominent past of what is now Jonesboro Heights, we mentioned Jonesboro’s origins as a “railroad town.” C.H. Russell (pictured) held court in the train depot...

Getting Thorough About Jonesboro

If you’re even a modest student of local history, you’re no doubt aware of the background of what has become the Jonesboro Heights section of Sanford. The community of Jonesboro was laid out near a...

Homes Away From Home

Sadly, the storm and aftermath of Hurricane Florence has reminded us in the past week about the importance of safe and secure housing.  At the same time, it's also been inspiring to observe the...

Time For Another Fair Affair In Lee County

Thanks in no small part to the decades-long dedication of the Sanford Lions Club, and despite whatever threatening weather mother nature tries to unleash, it is "fair week" here in Sanford and Lee County. ...

Horses. Not Of A Different Color. (black & white)

The 81st edition of the Lee County Regional Fair is just around the corner again ... thanks in large part to the Sanford Lions Club, who assumed responsibility for operating the fair all the...

Outskirts In Schools

Last week's Throwback column sounded the school bell for another year of classes, but our tribute didn't stray beyond Sanford's city limits.  So this week we'll drop in on some other Lee County schools...

Textbook Examples

With school bells ringing again, it seems like a good time to revisit some earlier examples of schools and associated  buildings in the area. 2018 is the 40th anniversary of fundamental changes in Lee...

Our Summer Send Off

We’re nearing the end of another traditional summer and this week,we’ll take a look at some of the leisure time pursuits you could have experienced in decades gone by, right here in Sanford. Our first...

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