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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Sanford to Celebrate National Night Out on October 5

NNO 2021

The City of Sanford will celebrate National Night Out on the first Tuesday in October this year.

Although it has typically celebrated NNO on the first Tuesday in August, the City has scheduled its event on the first Tuesday of October to take advantage of ...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Burn Ban for NC Counties Lifted

NC Forest Service

Effective Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the N.C. Forest Service has lifted the burn ban for all 26 North Carolina counties. Find more information here.

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Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and has cancele...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Abzena Selects Sanford for New Facility

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The City of Sanford is sharing this information from the Sanford Area Growth Alliance as a courtesy to our residents.

Abzena, a life-sciences group headquartered in San Diego, California with other sites across the US and Europe, will ope...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Depot Renovation Campaign to Host Community Picnic

Depot Building

Spend Earth Day enjoying a lunch picnic in the park with family and friends or settle in with dinner while listening to Gregg Gelb and his Heart of Carolina Jazz Band at Depot Park. Too busy to stop in? Grab a to-go box for the office or home. 

Do...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Rotary Club HERO Project Donates $1K to Sanford Fire Department

Rotary Club

Sanford Rotary Club and Jonesboro Rotary Club along with Rotary District 7690 have donated $1,000 to the Sanford Fire Department to purchase a radio battery conditioner/analyzer.

The donation was made by the Rotary Clubs’ Honoring Emergency/First...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Sanford Named Top-5 Micropolitan Area

Site Selection Magazine

Sanford, North Carolina was recently recognized as a 2020 top Micropolitan Area, placing fifth in the United States, according to Site Selection Magazine. The complete ranking was released in the publication’s March issue, the Sanford Area Growt...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Pilgrim’s to Build Sanford Agricultural Marketplace with Hometown Strong Funds

Pilgrims Hometown Strong

In October, Pilgrim’s announced a $515,000 investment in Sanford, NC, to support the community’s future through the company’s Hometown Strong program. Pilgrim’s has been working with local leaders to determine where...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Citizens' Academy Graduates Showcase Sanford's Black History

Sanford NC The Black Wall Street

Three local women, including two graduates of the Sanford Citizens’ Academy, have set out to preserve Sanford’s strong history of Black entrepreneurship, education, activism, and art.

Historians and Sanford natives Carol Deese and Joan...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: December 21, 2020

More Public Art Planned for Charlie Watson Lane

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Charlie Watson Lane in downtown Sanford is slated for $20,000 in public art, lighting, and security enhancements, thanks to grants from local community nonprofits and the City of Sanford Public Arts Fund.

Charlie Watson Lane is the official name of the all...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

NCDOT Awarded Grant for Passenger Rail in Sanford

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The N.C. Department of Transportation has been awarded a grant to help bring passenger rail to Sanford and other North Carolina communities between Virginia and South Carolina.

The Federal Transit Authority granted NCDOT’s Integrated Mobility Division $900...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Health Department Offers Drive-Thru COVID Testing Events

Lee County Government

The following information is provided by Lee County Government and is shared as a courtesy to Sanford residents.

Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department announced they are partnering with Optum Health and North Carolina Department of Health and Human...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Customer Service Department Provides Thanksgiving Meals

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The City of Sanford’s customer service department has provided a Thanksgiving meal for two local water customers.

The department wanted to surprise families in need for the holiday. They identified two local customers who have fallen on hard time...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Duke Energy Awards City $5k for Equity Taskforce

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Duke Energy has awarded the City of Sanford a $5,000 grant for its racial equity initiative.

The grant is part of Duke Energy’s commitment to social justice and racial equity in North Carolina. Earlier this year, the company announced an annual s...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

NCDOT Seeks Public Input on Draft Statewide Trail Network

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After more than 11,000 North Carolinians shared their thoughts on the Great Trails State Plan survey, the North Carolina Department of Transportation is seeking public input on a first draft of the proposed network.

The Great Trails State Plan is an NCDOT-...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Pilgrim’s to Invest $515,000 in Local Community

Pilgrims Hometown Strong

Pilgrim’s has announced plans to invest $515,000 in Sanford/Lee County as part of its Hometown Strong Initiative to support local communities and help respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hometown Strong Initiative focuse...

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Municipal Updates & News