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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Downtown StreetFest & Fireworks | Oct. 10, 2020

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Downtown StreetFest & Fireworks is a signature event for Sanford that draws thousands to downtown to celebrate with music, performances, vendors, brews, and food.

However, with our community’s extremely busy spring and because Easter would co...

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Municipal Events
Posted on: September 12, 2019

City of Sanford Joins Recycle Right NC Campaign

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The City of Sanford has joined the N.C. Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service’s (NCDEACS) “Recycle Right NC” campaign to educate residents about the correct way to recycle household goods.

Recycling is a long-standing method of redirect...

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Municipal News
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Galvin's Ridge Subdivision Public Meeting | Sept. 5

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The Sanford/Lee County Community Development Department will hold a Public Information Meeting to provide information and answer questions regarding a proposed subdivision off of Colon Road, which will require the site to be rezoned.  

The meeting...

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Municipal Events
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Kiwanis Family Park Splash Pad Opening | Sept 7

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Sanford’s first splash pad will open at Kiwanis Family Park tomorrow after technical issues with computer system were remedied this week.

Hours: Splash pad hours are 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekends and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on week days. The...

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Municipal Events
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Kiwanis Family Park Splash Pad to Open on Saturday

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Sanford’s first splash pad will open at Kiwanis Family Park tomorrow after technical issues with computer system were remedied this week.

Hours: Splash pad hours are 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekends and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on week days. The...

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Municipal News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

City of Sanford Hurricane Dorian Preparation

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The City of Sanford is preparing for Hurricane Dorian’s imminent arrival on the coast of North Carolina.

City crews are checking and clearing drains throughout the storm water system to help prevent any flood conditions in the aftermath of the st...

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Municipal News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

City Streets Scheduled for Full Resurfacing

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The City of Sanford has contracted Turner Asphalt to improve several streets inside the city limits.

Crews will start by grinding and recycling the existing pavement. They will then resurface the refurbished base with a new layer of asphalt.

Streets schedul...

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Municipal News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Sanford Fire Department Granted $10K to Upgrade Rescue Equipment

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The Sanford Fire Department received a $10,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to purchase new personal flotation devices to more safely and efficiently perform water rescues.

The department was one of 65 organizations in North Carolina to collective...

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Municipal News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Kiwanis Family Park Splash Pad Opening Delayed

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The Kiwanis Family Park Splash Pad will not open tomorrow as previously planned due to technical issues with the computer system.

“It’s unfortunate and we regret the disappointment created by the delay, but we cannot operate the splash ...

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Municipal News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Sanford Named Best NC City for Average U.S. Salary

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Sanford has been named the best city in North Carolina to live on $50,000, the average U.S. salary, according to GOBankingRates and reported by MSN Money.

The research firm compiled the list by subtracting cost-of-living expenses from a $50,000 salary base...

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Municipal News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Waste Industries Merger with GFL Environmental

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Waste Industries Merger with GFL Environmental:

Waste Industries has recently completed a merger with GFL Environmental. Due to this merger, you may be wondering what to expect and the good news is only minimal changes will occur. Our fleet will be getting...

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Municipal News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Kiwanis Family Park Playground Opening

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The City of Sanford is proud to announce the new Kiwanis Family Park playground is expected to open to the public on Monday, August 26 at 9:00 a.m.

The City of Sanford broke ground on the renovation in November 2018 and construction began in earnest in Jan...

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Municipal News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Traffic Changes Scheduled for Seventh St & Charlotte Ave

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Starting Tuesday, Aug. 20, the N.C. Department of Transportation will reduce Seventh Street and portions of Charlotte Avenue to two lanes and add bicycle lanes to both streets. Signal lights along affected areas of streets will be replaced with all-way st...

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Municipal News
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Community Play Day | July 13

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Bring the family to have fun with Sanford's first responders on Saturday, July 13 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the annual Community Play Day. The Sanford Police Department, Sanford Fire Department, Duke LifeFlight, NC State Highway Patrol, EMS, and ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Commission on the Opioid Abuse Epidemic

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The City Council has approved the formation of a commission to recommend a plan for education and prevention, treatment and rehabilitation and enforcement to combat the opioid epidemic. The commission is the "Commission on the Opioid Abuse Epidemic.&...

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Municipal News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

City Opens 2019 GovDeals.com Auction

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Need a new vehicle? How about office equipment, radios, or a backhoe? The City of Sanford has you covered.

The City has multiple items available for auction on GovDeals.com, a site that allows government agencies to sell surplus items to the public. Items ...

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Municipal News
Posted on: May 28, 2019

City Partners with Lee County Schools for Sanford Youth Academy

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The City of Sanford has partnered with Lee County Schools to offer the third annual Sanford Youth Academy.

The program will run the week of July 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for boys and girls in rising seventh grade enrolled in Lee County Schools. Th...

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Sanford Youth Academy Municipal News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

City of Sanford Rolls Out New Online Payment System

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Starting May 1, the City of Sanford will offer a new, convenient, and user-friendly online payment system for our customers.

The improved interface will allow customers to pay their bills faster and easier. Customers will be able to access the new system u...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Sanford Police Department Wins Grant for 50 Bicycle Helmets

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The Sanford Police Department has won a grant from the NC Department of Transportation’s Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation that will provide 50 bike helmets for local youth.

The helmets, which will range in size and colors, are pa...

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Municipal News
Posted on: April 3, 2019

City of Sanford Wins NCDOT Mobi Award

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The City of Sanford won the inaugural N.C. Department of Transportation Mobi Award in the rural category at a ceremony today on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus. The honor was for the city’s $6.5 million downtown stre...

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Municipal News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Public Asked to Weigh In on Transportation Needs

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The Transportation Planning Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), in cooperation with Lee County, its member municipalities, and the Triangle Area Rural Planning Organization, is developing a Comprehensive Transportation Pla...

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Lee County CTP Transportation Survey Municipal News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Fire District Receives New Rating After Inspection

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North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey has announced that the ratings for the Sanford and Clearwater Forest Fire Districts have changed based on inspections conducted by officials with the Department of Insurance Office o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2019

'Booty Band' to Headline StreetFest & Fireworks

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Funk rockers Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band will bring their signature sound to downtown Sanford on April 13 for the third annual Downtown Sanford StreetFest & Fireworks, a day-long celebration of downtown’s revitalization.

The City o...

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Downtown Sanford StreetFest & Fireworks Website Municipal News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

City of Sanford Goes Mobile

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The City of Sanford has launched a mobile app to give residents another option for connecting with local government. This new digital tool will serve as an on-the-go resource for municipal news and information that's accessible from any smart phone, table...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Kiwanis Family Park Renovation Update

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Construction on the Kiwanis Family Park renovation is progressing, with crews preparing to install a new, inclusive playground and modernized bathrooms.

Kiwanis Family Park remains open; however, the old park playground has been removed. The existing bathr...

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Municipal News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Public Forum on Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities | March 28

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The City of Sanford's Human Resources and Risk Management departments will hold a public forum to understand the public's perspective on the City's services, programs, and activities for persons with disabilities.

The forum will be held on Thursday, March ...

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Municipal Events
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Kiwanis Family Park Renovation Underway

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Construction on the Kiwanis Family Park renovation will start on Monday, but the park will be buzzing with activity starting today.

Kiwanis Family Park will remain open during this phase of the renovation. Park visitors will be able to use the main park en...

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Municipal News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

City Releases Popular Annual Financial Report for FY 2017-18

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The City of Sanford has released its Popular Annual Financial Report: Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2018, a transparency guide that helps average residents understand the city's financial activities for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

The PAFR is a compl...

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Popular Annual Financial Report Municipal News
Posted on: January 10, 2019

SHA, City Collaborate to Offer Housing for Homeless Families

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The City of Sanford and the Sanford Housing Authority have been granted funds to develop five units to house homeless families.

The NC Housing Finance Agency has provided the Sanford Housing Authority with a forgivable loan for $440,000 from the Supportive...

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Municipal News
Posted on: January 8, 2019

2019 Sanford Block Party | April 27

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Help clean up and beautify a section of our city!

Volunteers will start the day with breakfast, followed by a morning of landscaping, light painting, and light construction where needed. After, lunch and entertainment will be provided.

This is the 9th annua...

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Municipal Events
Posted on: December 14, 2018

City Discusses 'Leveraging Its Assets' in National Magazine

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The City of Sanford’s economic development strategy and the role of public arts in revitalization are the focus of this month’s Business View Magazine feature on Sanford.

The article, which is part of the magazine’s series on best practices in American cit...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Chatham County Agrees to Share Sewer Costs, Revenue for Moncure Megasite

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At its regularly scheduled meeting on November 6, the Sanford City Council agreed to amend its interlocal agreement with Chatham County to establish how the governments will share costs and divide revenue for the Moncure Megasite.

Located near the intersec...

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Municipal News
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Sanford, Chatham County Extend Sewer Service to Moncure Megasite

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At its regularly scheduled meeting on October 16, the Sanford City Council awarded approximately $12 million in construction contracts to extend the City of Sanford’s wastewater collection system to the Moncure Megasite.

Located near the intersection of Ol...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Golden LEAF Foundation Grants $1.5M to Sanford/Lee County Sewer Extension Project

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The City of Sanford and Lee County Government have been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation to extend sewer service to the Raleigh Exec Jetport.

The grant is part of the Golden LEAF Foundation’s Community-Based Grantsmaking Initiat...

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Municipal News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Sanford Named Top Small City to Start a Business

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Sanford was named 2018’s 15th Best Small City to Start a Business in a recent study of more than 1,200 small-sized U.S. cities.Conducted by personal finance outlet WalletHub.com, the study compared cities with a population between 25,000 and 100,000 resid...

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Municipal News
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Underage Drinking Prevention & Education Award

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The Sanford ABC Board is sponsoring an Underage Drinking Prevention & Education Award for high school seniors. Students who apply are eligible to receive a $2,000 scholarship award; awards will be selected by a panel of judges at the NC ABC Commission...

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