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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: March 23, 2022

Roots and Branches Concert | April 26, 2022

Roots and Branches Flyer

The City of Sanford’s Public Arts Program and the Arts Council of Moore County invite the community for a night of music at the “Roots and Branches: Celebrating Our Ongoing Musical Traditions” concert.

The concert will be held...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Notice of May 24 Sanford City Council Meeting

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The public shall take notice that Sanford City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Council Chambers at the Sanford Municipal Center, located at 225 E. Weatherspoon Street in Sanford. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p....

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Youth Golf Camp Registration Now Open

Golfers

Registration has opened for the Sanford Municipal Golf Course’s annual Youth Golf Camp for youth ages 9-14.

The camp focuses on team building skills, golf etiquette, and of course the fundamentals of golf such as chipping, driving and putting. Ca...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Kiwanis Family Park Splash Pad to Open Sunday

Sanford Parks Commission

The City of Sanford will open the Kiwanis Family Park splash pad for the season this Sunday.

Splash pad hours are 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekends and 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays until June 5. The pad will open 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily from ...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: May 9, 2022

TDA Proposed Budget Hearing

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The public will take notice that the TDA proposed budget for the fiscal year 2022-2023 has been filed with the City Manager and is available for public inspection in the office of the City of Sanford Clerk. It is also available on the City website at http...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Mural Dedication Ceremony in Honor of Dr. Mary Margaret McLeod

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A dedication for the Dr. Mary Margaret McLeod Mural will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center located at 530 Carthage Street in Sanford. 

The mural honors Dr. Mary Margaret McLeod as a pediat...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Public Hearing on System Development Fees

Important Notice

Sanford City Council is considering a System Development Fee ordinance.

If passed, the ordinance would assess a one-time charge when a customer taps onto the water/sewer system. The fee is set to recover a proportional share of capital costs incurred to pr...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: February 25, 2022

New Traffic Pattern Begins Today on Third Street

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Starting today, the N.C. Department of Transportation has reduced Third Street from four lanes to two lanes. Signal lights along affected areas of street will be replaced with all-way stop signs.

NCDOT will close the inside lanes of Third Street from Horne...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: February 10, 2022

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 healthcare/medical vacancy on the American with Disabilities Act Compliance Committee –...
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Municipal Notices
Posted on: February 8, 2022

City Releases Popular Annual Financial Report for FY 2020-21

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The City of Sanford has published its Popular Annual Financial Report, which summarizes the City’s financial activities for the last fiscal year.

The purpose of the report is to provide a user-friendly and easy-to-understand the financial informa...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Appearance Commission Requests Proposals for Two Murals

Public Art

The City of Sanford Appearance Commission is currently accepting proposals from artists interested in creating commissioned public art murals.

There are two murals in the works. One will commemorate local racing legend J.D. McDuffie with his pit crew as th...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: January 27, 2022

City of Sanford Request for Proposals

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The City is soliciting proposals from qualified independent auditors having sufficient governmental accounting and auditing experience in performing an audit in accordance with the specifications outlined within the RFP.

Additionally, the City of Sanford p...

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Municipal Notices
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Annual Water Treatment Process Change Scheduled for March 2022

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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: December 10, 2021

Emergency Assistance Available for Water Bills

Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program

Low-income households affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can apply for assistance paying water bills thanks to a new program administered by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

This program, called the Low-Income Household Water Assist...

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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

Emergency Broadband Benefit

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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Municipal Notices
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Notice of April 12 Sanford City Council Workshop

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The public shall take notice that Sanford City Council will hold a workshop on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. 

Topics for the workshop include system development fees, strategic planning, and the date of this year's National Night ...

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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 17, 2022

Duke Energy to Start Vegetation Management Next Week

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Duke Energy will perform vegetation management starting Monday through the end of June.

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 contractor, the ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Lee County Libraries to Hold Community Forums

Lee County Government

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

In preparation of the new library project coming online, the Lee County Libraries will host two in-person community forums for residen...

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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: February 7, 2022

Underage Drinking Prevention & Education Award

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The Sanford ABC Board is sponsoring an Underage Drinking Prevention & Education Award for high school seniors. Students who apply could receive a $2,500 scholarship award; awards will be selected by a panel of judges at the NC ABC Commission.

To apply,...

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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

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

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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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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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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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