Friday, February 26, 2021

Really Old-Time Religion

Here's a local statistic that may surprise you.  Well over a dozen currently active churches in Lee County have been houses of worship since the 1800s. In fact, a few congregations can trace their lineage...

Basket(ball) Cases

We're drawing to the close of a high school basketball season like no other.  At Welcome to Sanford, we commend players, parents, coaches and supporters for making it through this unforgettable season.  Let's also...

Outposts Out Of The Past

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...

Train Tracking

Last week, our Throwback column 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...

Locomotion Commotions

Over the past few years, our Throwback column has featured 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...

Stages For The Ages

Did you know that Sanford has recently ushered in it’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...

Endor Endures

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...

Sanford’s Starting Blocks

New years are all about new beginnings. As we begin another new year in earnest, our Throwback Thursday column takes a closer look at some notable buildings that were prominent in Sanford’s newest days....

Government Buildings Open For Business

As we bring another year to a close, this week's Throwback Thursday column features some area government buildings of the past and present, engaged in every day activities. Our tour begins with a look...

Soft Drinks On Hard Walls

As we toast the holiday season, we also make note of one advertising constant, that has been a Sanford presence for over a century. A casual cruise through present-day downtown reveals ghost signs promoting...

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