Friday, March 27, 2015

It's Time To Race To Read

The Sanford/Lee County Youth Council invites runners and walkers to join the Race to Read, an annual 5K fun run/walk on Saturday, May 9.

This is the race's third year. As with last year, proceeds from the race will be used to purchase and donate reading materials to Lee County elementary schools.

When & Where

On race day, runners and walkers will assemble by the shelter at Kiwanis Family Park (1800 Wicker Street) in Sanford. Registration will begin at 8am and the race will begin at 9am.

Who Can Participate?

The run/walk is open to the whole family. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female participant, as well as the top three male and female participants in each age category.

View the age categories here.

Get Registered

Registration costs $25 in advance if you register before April 22. After April 22, registration is $30. You  will also be guaranteed a shirt if you register by April 22. T-shirts may not be available for those who register on the day of the race.

You can pre-register here or mail in your registration (download a form here).


Get more information about the Youth Council on our website or visit a Youth Council meeting. They are held on the second Monday of each month at 4pm in the West End Conference Room at the Sanford Municipal Center.

For questions or more information about the race, contact Karen Kennedy at 919-777-1113 or or Lesa Price at 919-718-4605 x 5505.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sec. Kluttz To Tour Downtown Sanford

Sec. Susan Kluttz of the NC Department of Cultural Resources will be in Sanford on Tuesday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m. to show support for the possible return of historic preservation tax credits, which were not renewed by the General Assembly in January.

During the visit, Sec. Kluttz will tour local historic buildings that have benefited from historic preservation tax credits, including the Buggy Factory and Lee Furniture Building. Her goal is to show the opportunities for future investment if the tax credits are restored.

Historic preservation tax credits are being used currently to renovate the Buggy Factory, a project that was approved before the program ended.

Once complete, the renovated building will house the Sanford Area Growth Alliance and the Sanford/Lee County Planning and Development Department, creating a one-stop-shop for development and revitalization in Lee County.

The public is welcome to attend the tour. Following, there will be a gallery display of historic preservation tax credit projects and a short reception on the top floor of the Lee Furniture Building.

For more information, contact Kelly Miller, public information officer for the City of Sanford, at 919-777-1133 or

WHO: NC Sec. of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz, Mayor Chet Mann, NC Board of Realtors, and government and community leaders

WHAT: Tour of historic downtown Sanford

WHEN: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Historic Buggy Factory, 115 Chatham Street, Sanford