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Posted on: December 30, 2021

NCDOR Offers Business Recovery Grants

NC Department of Revenue

The North Carolina Department of Revenue is currently accepting applications for Business Recovery Grants. The Business Recovery Grant Program (BRG) will issue a one-time payment to eligible North Carolina businesses that experienced significant economic ...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Customer Service Department Gives Gifts to Nursing Center

The City of Sanford's customer service department partnered with a local nursing and rehabilitation center to provide Christmas gifts to residents who may not otherwise receive gifts this year.

Center staff selected three residents and provided wish lists ...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

City Projects Recognized for Excellence in Engineering


Two City of Sanford projects have received an Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina (ACEC/NC).

Each year, ACEC/NC recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate a high degree of achiev...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

City of Sanford Fire Chief Recognized as Hometown Hero

SFD patch

Chief Wayne Barber of the Sanford Fire Department was honored on Tuesday, Nov. 16 for being a Hometown Hero by the NC Automobile Dealers Association.

Barber was nominated by John Hiester Automotive. The award ceremony was held at the dealer’s Fuq...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Three Benches Donated to the City of Sanford

Shook Construction

Shook Construction has donated three benches to the City of Sanford for use at Kiwanis Family Park.

The donation is part of the company’s initiative to give back to communities in which they work, notes Matthew Gilroy, project manager for the com...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

HOPE Rent and Utility Assistance Available for Low-Income Renters


This information is shared on behalf of Brick Capital CDC as a courtesy to City of Sanford residents.

The federal eviction moratorium ended on August 26, leaving many renters to face eviction. However, state assistance for renters and landlords is availabl...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Free Wi-Fi Now Available in Downtown Sanford


Lee County Government, the City of Sanford, and Downtown Sanford, Inc. have partnered to provide free Wi-Fi access to a section of the downtown area.

Called “Open Sanford,” the Wi-Fi network is powered by Open Broadband, a hybrid fiber and fixed wireless I...

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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 17, 2020

NCDOT Awarded Grant for Passenger Rail in Sanford


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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