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Posted on: April 23, 2021

City of Sanford to Reopen Compost Facility

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The City of Sanford Compost Facility will reopen to the public with standard operating hours on Monday, April 26.

The facility, which is located at 601 E. Fifth Street, will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The facility closes for...

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Municipal Notices
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 9, 2021

City of Sanford Municipal Facilities Open to the Public

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The City of Sanford will resume standard operating hours of 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at its municipal facilities starting Monday, April 12.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the City of Sanford has been operating under reduced hours. Emp...

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Municipal Notices
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: April 7, 2021

National Night Out | Aug. 3, 2021

National Night Out

National Night Out (NNO) is a community police partnership that aims to:

  • Generate support and participation in local anti-crime programs,
  • Heighten crime prevention awareness,
  • Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back, and
  • Strengthen nei...
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Municipal Events
Posted on: April 7, 2021

One Picnic, One Depot | April 22, 2021

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 Events
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: February 19, 2021

City of Sanford Amps Up Litter Collection on Municipal Streets

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The City of Sanford has contracted R.A.C.O Artsee Expression, LLC to assist with litter collection along approximately 60 miles of municipal roadways, which includes both shoulders.

Typically, the City contracts with the Sanford Correctional Center’s (SCC)...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Notice of Vacancies on Municipal Boards and Commissions

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The public shall take notice that the City of Sanford has the following vacancies that exist on the various Boards, Commissions, and Committees: 

  • One vacancy on the Board of Adjustment, which also serves as the Housing Appeals Board – on...
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Municipal Notices
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Health Department Adds New Options for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Lee County Government

The following information is shared on behalf of Lee County Government as a courtesy to our residents.

Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department has added appointment only walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics in an effort to address the special needs of in...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Annual Water Treatment Process Change Scheduled for March 2021

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Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien.

The City of Sanford normally uses a combination of ammonia and chlorine to disinfect its drinking water. Howe...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: January 5, 2021

USPS Delays May Lead to Second Notices for Water Customers

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Due to delays with the U.S. Postal Service, customers who mailed their utility payment to the City of Sanford may receive a second notice.

Second notices are automatically generated when water bill payments have not been received 5 days from the due date. ...

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Municipal Notices
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 25, 2020

Mayor Issues Emergency Declaration Reinforcing Governor's Executive Orders

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Sanford Mayor Chet Mann has issued an emergency declaration to reinforce Governor Cooper’s executive orders 176 and 180, requiring the use of face coverings by persons in North Carolina and reducing the occupancy limits of most indoor activities...

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Municipal Notices
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
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Sanford Block Party | April 23, 2022

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This year’s Sanford Block Party will focus on N. First Street, N. Second Street, N. Third Street, and N. Fourth Street as well as Midland Avenue and North Avenue.

Led by host churches East Sanford Baptist Church and Jonesboro UMC, the block party brings to...

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Municipal Events
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Downtown StreetFest & Fireworks | Oct. 9, 2021

StreetFest

UPDATE: Due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and because of the virus’ financial impact on local businesses, the Downtown StreetFest & Fireworks Festival has been cancelled for 2020. Unfortunately, the festival relies on local bu...

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Municipal Events