Friday, October 29, 2010

Farm-City Week Activities

Join city and country folk as we celebrate Farm-City Week. Our annual banquet is Monday, November 22, 2010 beginning at 5:30 pm. The Lemon Springs Ruritan Club will serve a meal consisting of country ham, eggs, red-eye gravy, grits, biscuits, molasses. Tickets are $7 and must be purchased in advance.

New Employment Opportunities

Lee County Government has new employment opportunities.  Our Facebook page has been updated to reflect new recruitments and you can also find more information from the county website by clicking here.

Tax Foreclosure Sale Cancelled

The tax foreclosure sale scheduled for noon today (Friday) has been cancelled.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

FLU Season is Here!

Although the FLU Virus is contagious, it is preventable!  Below are tips to follow to help prevent the flu and recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
1.  Get your yearly flu vaccination;
2.  Everyone 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated as soon as the 2010-2011 season's vaccine is available;
3.  People of "high risk" for serious flu complications such as young children, pregnant women and persons with chronic illnesses (diabetes, asthma, heart/lung disease, and etc.) are encouraged to get their flu vaccination;
4.  Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, especially after you cough or sneeze.  Alcohol based hand cleaners are also effective;
5.  Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or use your upper sleeve when you cough or sneeze.  Please throw the tissue in the trash and cleanse your hands immediately;
6.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.  Germs spread this way;
7.  Try to avoid close contact with sick people;
8.  If you get sick, please stay home from work or school for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone, except to get medical care or for other necessities; and
9.  While sick, please limit direct contact with people to avoid infecting them.

Should you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Lee County Public Health at 919-718-4640, Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm.

New COLTS Fixed Bus Route

County of Lee Transit System (COLTS) has a new fixed bus route.  This route is designated for the elderly and disabled, but is open to the public.  Click here to see a Google Map of the bus route.  There will be a $2 charge for each trip taken.  The route includes eight stops throughout Lee County:
  • Wal-Mart
  • Central Carolina Community College
  • Makepeace Apartments
  • Katheryn's Hallmark (Riverbirch Shopping Center)
  • Central Carolina Hospital
  • Stewart Manor
  • The Enrichment Center
  • City Pawn (Kendale Shopping Center)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Foreclosure Sale

A foreclosure sale is currently scheduled for Friday, October 29, 2010 at 12 Noon.  The sale will be held at the Lee County Courthouse.  A Lee County property will be sold for failure to pay property taxes.  Click the link below to view more information about this sale.

Click here for more information

Angel Tree at the Enrichment Center

We are preparing for the 2010 Angel Tree project!  Angels will be available for adoption beginning on November 10.  Please click here for more details and how to help with this important project!

Vacancies on Boards

Lee County is looking for interested individuals to serve on the Parks and Recreation Commission and Agriculture Advisory Board.  The Agriculture Advisory Board appointment must live in the East Sanford district. The Parks and Recreation Commission is looking for individuals from the Deep River or Broadway districts (but all applications from within the county will be considered). Click here to download an application.  Applications must be received by November 5th.  

Agenda for 11-1-10 Commissioners Meeting

To review the agenda for the November 1, 2010 Lee County Board of Commissioners meeting click here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Proposed Lee County Animal Services Ordinance

Click here for the proposed Lee County Animal Services Ordinance.  Feedback and questions should be directed to:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Candlelight Reflections

You are invited to attend our annual Candlelight Reflections program on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Enrichment Center.  Click here for more details.

Lee County's Oldest Living Veteran


Local Veterans Service Office Seeking Oldest Veteran

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lee County’s Veterans Service Officer John Sandrock is seeking Lee County’s oldest living veteran. The absolute deadline for submission of names to Mr. Sandrock is noon Friday, November 12, 2010. Date of birth can be verified by presenting any of the following documents: NC driver’s license or official picture ID, birth certificate, or family Bible. Lee County residence can be verified by presenting any of the following documents: NC driver’s license or official picture ID, utility statement, property tax document or other official document.

Once determined, Lee County’s oldest living veteran will represent Lee County and be acknowledged through a bronze hand cast on the Wall of Oath in the new North Carolina Veterans Park that will open in July 2011 in Fayetteville. A team of artists will cover the state bringing with them the materials needed to obtain the castings of each veteran and county soil samples.

“The North Carolina Veterans Park will be a beautiful facility, a place of inspiration and support. This will be the place where veterans can share their experiences, as well as witness the pride and gratitude our state feels for their service. The sacrifices intrinsic to military service will be acknowledged with beautiful architecture and public art. As part of the exhibits, a wall is being constructed that will bear a bronze cast mold of a veteran and soil sample from each of North Carolina’s 100 counties, “Joe Bryan, NC Association of County Commissioners President, Wake County Commissioner.

Submissions for Lee County’s oldest living veteran should be directed to Mr. John Sandrock, Lee County Veterans Service Officer, located at The Enrichment Center, 1615 S. Third Street, Sanford 919-776-0501 ext. 209. The absolute deadline for submissions is noon Friday, November 12, 2010. The Enrichment Center will be closed on Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

The deadline to register for the annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast to be held at the Enrichment Center is Wednesday, October 27, 2010!  All veterans are invited and encouraged to attend!  Click this link for more details!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Family Pumpkin Carving Contest

Lee County 4-H will host its annual Family Pumpkin Carving Contest on Tuesday October 26, 2010 at 6:30pm in the Farm Bureau Auditorium at the McSwain Extension Education Center.  Come out and join the fun!  Please see attached flier for more details.

Youth Photo Contest

Lee County 4-H will hold the "Agriculture Exposed" 2010 4-H Farm City Week Youth Photography Contest.  This event is open to youth between the ages of 5-18.  Photos must be of any farm or agricultural related setting in Lee County.  Entry deadline is November 15, 2010.  See flier for more details.  START TAKING YOUR PICTURES TODAY!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Action Taken at 10-18-10 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on October 18, 2010.  Click here to see Action Taken at the meeting.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Santa Letters!

See image below to signup for Santa Letters.  Surprise your child with a special letter directly from the North Pole this year, figuratively speaking.

Gymnastics Registration

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friends of the Library BIG Book Sale! October 15 & 16!

The Friends of the Lee County Library will be holding the BIG Book Sale on Friday October 15, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Saturday October 16 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the auditorium of the Main Library on Hawkins Ave. Buy books from your favorite authors at HUGE discount prices! Be sure to come out and support the Friends of the Library!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Agenda for 10-18-10 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, October 18, 2010.  The agenda is available for review by clicking here.  

Friday, October 8, 2010

Amended Lee County Noise Ordinance

Read the amended Lee County Noise Ordinance adopted by the Lee County Board of Commissioners at their October 4, 2010 meeting by clicking here.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Action from 10-4-10 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissiners met on October 4, 2010 for their first regular monthly meeting.  Action taken from that meeting can be viewed by clicking here.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Friends of the Library AV and Children's Book Sale! October 8 & 9!

The Friends of the Lee County Library will be holding an AV & Children's Book Sale on Friday October 8, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and Saturday October 9 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Items on sale include movies, audiobooks, and children's books. Be sure to come out and support the Friends of the Library!

Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast

To show our appreciation for your service and dedication to our country, we invite you to breakfast!  Click here for more details!

Rex Mobile Mammography Lab at the Enrichment Center

REX Mammogram

by Rex UNC Healthcare

Mobile Mammography

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10 a.m.—2:30 p.m. at The Enrichment Center

In cooperation with the Lee County Health Dept.

Eligibility includes: at least 40 years old; no previous history of breast cancer; not have had a mammogram within the last 12 months. All patients must pre-register. For full details and to register call Sharon Lucas at the Lee Co. Health Dept. 919-718-4640 ext. 5317.

Friday, October 1, 2010

New Position: IT Systems/Network Administrator

Visit the Lee County website here or our Facebook page here to see the latest employment opportunities.

Lee County Library Joins us on LiveChat!

You can now communicate with Lee County Library staff through LiveChat, a convenient option for those needing to multi-task.  Staff can perform actions through LiveChat that aren't necessarily available through telephone and email.  To communicate with with the library, visit the Lee County website by clicking here