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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Youth Council Donates 900+ Books to Local Schools

Race to Read

Members of the former Sanford/Lee County Youth Council donated more than 900 books to two local elementary schools this week.

Disbanded in 2018, the Youth Council hosted the Race to Read 5k annually from 2012 to 2017 to promote literacy and raise funds to ...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Notice of Duke Energy Vegetation Management

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Duke Energy is performing vegetation management in areas along Hawkins Avenue through the end of July.

During this process, private contractor Xylem Tree Company will cut limbs and trees in Duke Energy rights-of-way. Because the work is done by a private c...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: May 27, 2022

St Andrews Church Rd to Close Wednesday for 6 Months

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The City of Sanford is sharing this information from NCDOT for the benefit of our residents. Note that the City of Sanford is not involved in this project.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has announced that a portion of St. Andrews ...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Sanford's Vision Leads to Historic Economic Development Deal

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Sanford City Council’s vision to partner with Chatham County to develop a megasite in Moncure is paying off to the tune of thousands of new jobs and billions in investment.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced today that Vietnamese electric vehicle manufact...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Service Offsite Solutions selects Sanford for New Facility

Service Offsite Solutions

Service Offsite Solutions (SOS), a building products company headquartered in Raleigh, NC, will open a new facility in Lee County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to occupy a newly constructed state-of-the art, 240,000 square foot m...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Public Works Department Recognized as Main Street Champion

Main Street Champion

The City of Sanford's Public Works Department was one of 33 North Carolina Main Street Champions recognized by the N.C. Department of Commerce at a virtual Recognition Ceremony today. 

Downtown Sanford, Inc. nominated the department for t...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Housing-Related Assistance Available for NC Homeowners

NC Homeowner Assistance Fund

The NC Homeowner Assistance Fund is now accepting applications from North Carolina homeowners whose finances were impacted by the pandemic and who need assistance with housing-related expenses. 

Established through the 2021 American Rescue Plan to...

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Municipal Updates & News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

City of Sanford Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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The Government Finance Officers Association has announced that City of Sanford, North Carolina, has received GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. View the City of Sanford budget here.

The award represents a significant ac...

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Municipal Updates & News
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

ACEC/NC

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

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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

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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

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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

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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