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More than $300,000 worth of pot found in home; man charged

Lee County deputies attempting to serve a misdemeanor warrant at home on Lower Moncure Road earlier this month wound up seizing 145 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $349,728. The discovery was made June 6 when lawmen went to the home of Shaun Phillip Lowery, 44, who...
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Two women's wrestlers at states today

Two Lee County female wrestlers will be competing today in the 2021 NCHSAA Women’s Invitational at Glenn High School in Kernersville. Scheduled to compete in the event are freshman Karly McNeill, a freshman; and senior Emma Tyndall. McNeill is slated to wrestle at 126 pounds and Tyndall at 138. Wrestling...
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POLICE BEAT: JUNE 19

Broken windshield and smeared feces on back window of vehicle reported at 11:28 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Carthage Street. Erick Vicente Ortiz, 25, of the 700 block of Hawkins Avenue, was arrested at 1:47 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of East Weatherspoon Street on a misdemeanor charge of second-degree trespassing.
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Sanford man charged with human trafficking

A Sanford man faces multiple human trafficking and involuntary servitude charges after his arrest Tuesday by Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Daniel Lee Linder, 25, of the 5200 block of NC 87 in Sanford, was charged with six counts of human trafficking/adult victim and six counts of involuntary servitude, according to LCSO Capt. Jeff Johnson.
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Ex-offenders get help with Sanford re-entry program

One year ago, Barry McCormick walked out of prison with nothing but the clothes on his back. He didn’t have any connections, he didn’t have any money and he didn’t have anywhere to go. “I couldn’t even get public housing,” McCormick said Wednesday. “That’s the lowest income of housing you...
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First-ever Creek Week kicks off Saturday

The Deep River Park Association is holding a first-of-its-kind event in an effort to clean up areas along the Deep River at Camelback Bridge. Chatham-Lee Creek Week is begins Saturday and continues through June 26, according to Kevin Dego, a member of the association. The event is not a fund-raiser,...
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CUOC's Client Choice Health Pantry a benefit to Lee County

Just about a week ago, The Sanford Herald ran an article about the new and improved food pantry at the Christians United Outreach Center on Lee Avenue. I had the privilege of attending the launch of this new Client Choice Health Pantry on Tuesday of this week, and wanted to share with you my experience, and what I learned about individuals who are food insecure, both statewide, and in Lee County.
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Commissioners to consider alcohol sales at Pop!-con

The Lee County Library wants permission to allow the sale of alcohol at the Pop!-con and Renaissance Faire scheduled in August. The Lee County Board of Commissioners will consider the request at its Monday night meeting. This is the fourth year for the annual pop culture convention, which has in...
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Lee's MacDonagh headed to state finals

Thanks to Cullen MacDonagh, the story of the 2020-21 high school sports season is not over in Lee County. The Yellow Jackets’ senior wrestler was one of a handful of grapplers from the Tri-County Conference who competed in the NCHSAA 3A Mideast Regional on Tuesday evening. MacDonagh ended the tournament as the lone wrestler from Lee County to qualify for this year’s state championship, after a second-place finish in the 285-pound weight class.
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Day shelter gives homeless a place to go

A new day center for the homeless, three years in the making, opened earlier this year. The Salvation Army of Lee County Navigation Center is a place for people to go “so they’re not out and exposed during those daytime hours,” said Program Coordinator Darla Leigh after the official ribbon-cutting Tuesday.
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POLICE BEAT: June 17

Kent Logan McAllister, 28, of the 2000 block of N. Plank Rd. Sanford was arrested for simple assault (Wake Co Warrant), Monday. He was released under $1,000 unsecured bond. Brittany Lauren Taylor,30, of the 800 block McKenzie Dr. Sanford was arrested for failing to return rental vehicle Tuesday; she was released under $5,000 secured bond.
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John B. Glass Jr.

SANFORD — John B. “Johnny” Glass Jr., 73, of Sanford passed away Wednesday (06/16/21). Mr. Glass was born in Lee County, son of John B. “Frosty” Glass Sr and Myrtle Ray Simpson Glass. In addition to his parents, was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Glass Banks. John loved to fish, watch sports, play golf and be with his family during the holidays.
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Help available for those thinking of suicide

Latishea McAuley was pleased with the success of a Suicide Awareness Cookout held Tuesday afternoon at Cameron Grove AME Zion Church in Broadway. Truth be told, she didn’t want to have the cookout. But after McAuley’s daughter, Sierra A’lese McLean, took her own life a year ago at the age...
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City Seeks Applicants for Several Board Vacancies

The City of Sanford seeks applicants for several municipal boards, commissions, and committees. Members help make recommendations and decisions that better the lives of all residents. The current vacancies are:. One healthcare/medical position on the American with Disabilities Act Compliance Committee – term expires June 30, 2024;. One alternate position...
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City council delays appointment to SAGA board

Sanford City Council delayed new appointments to the Sanford Area Growth Alliance board Tuesday in a narrow 4-3 vote, tabling the issue until next month. Traditionally, the board has included two members of the Sanford City Council and three members of the Lee County Board of Commissioners. That tradition was called into question this month when Bishop Charles Mellette of Christian Provision Ministries put forth his name as a candidate for the board.
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Yellow Jackets take season series

In a typical season, Lee County and Southern Lee would now be getting ready for their first-round state playoff opponent. But as we all know, 2020-21 was no typical school year, or season, for anyone. When the fall sports seasons were moved in between the normal winter and spring seasons...
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Union Pines walks off with TCC crown

The 2021 Tri-County Conference baseball championship will live in the trophy case at Union Pines High School. The Vikings’ next stop will be a pursuit of the NCHSAA 3A state championship. Union Pines wrapped up its near-perfect regular season on Friday night, clinching the TCC title outright with a 16-6...