Saturday, October 16, 2021

Sanford’s Building Blocks

There's been a lot of talk about "infrastructure" in the news of late, and here in Sanford and Lee County, we are already in the midst of steady economic growth and revitalization. When our...

Groceries In Store Throughout Sanford

In recent months, we’ve gotten a first-hand look at the dedicated efforts of today’s grocery store and restaurant employees. This week our Throwback column will continue our recognition, with a visit some of the...

With Sanford Rail Lines, “A&W” Comes Before “The S”

There's been a good amount of talk lately about the possible return of passenger trains to downtown Sanford. The proposed "S Line" is envisioned as a rail line that spans the state between Virginia...

Happy April Fuel’s Day!

It's hard to believe that we're turning the page to yet another month on the calendar, as April 2021 gets underway. We also find ourselves in a time of year, when the weather gets...

This Chatter Is All About Chatham Street

It's time again for one of the enjoyable pursuits we like to undertake from time-to-time in our Throwback feature, as we take a virtual stroll down one Sanford’s many notable, historic thoroughfares. A good...

Lee County Businesses From The Ground Up

This week's Throwback column will get about the business of “digging up” some information about Lee County’s early economic driving forces. From times dating all the way back to the 1700s and all the...

Here’s To Your Health!

As we reach the one-year anniversary of the nation's first major pandemic in over a century, it seems like a good time to take a closer look at some of the places and people...

Prayerful Properties

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,...

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...

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