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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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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Notice of Special-Called Meeting of the Sanford City Council

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Sanford City Council will hold a special-called meeting on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the West End Conference Room of the Sanford Municipal Center, located at 225 East Weatherspoon Street in Sanford.

The purpose of the meeting is to discus...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Final Public Notice of Wastewater Treatment Plant Repair

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The City of Sanford has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program funding through North Carolina Emergency Management to fund exterior repairs to its Wastewater Treatment Plant following damage from Hurricane Florenc...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Street Pianos Coming to Downtown Sanford

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The City of Sanford Appearance Commission is making music interactive for residents and visitors in downtown Sanford by adding two street pianos to the Public Art Program.

Works of art themselves, the pianos have been hand painted by local artists. Reggie ...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: June 21, 2021

City Approves New Water Service Rates

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At its June 1 meeting, Sanford City Council approved the City of Sanford’s budget for fiscal year 2021-2022, which includes new rates for water services. 

The City’s water rate will increase by 12 percent and its wastewater rat...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Mayor Rescinds Emergency Declaration and Mask Order

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Governor Roy Cooper announced today that the State of North Carolina has removed its indoor mask mandate for most settings, effective at 1:30 p.m. per Executive Order 215.

In response, Sanford Mayor Chet Mann has rescinded the declaration of a state of eme...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: May 13, 2021

New Broadband Benefit Available for Low-Income Households

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The Universal Service Fund has announced that residents can now enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, which provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.

This cost assistance program provides a ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

City Projects Recognized for Excellence in Engineering

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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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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Three Benches Donated to the City of Sanford

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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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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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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

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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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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Citizens' Academy Graduates Showcase Sanford's Black History

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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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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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