Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Sanford Pottery Festival!

The Friends of the Lee County Library will be having one of their big book sales at the Sanford Pottery Festival. Come get some great books to take with the beach with you this summer at great prices!  The Pottery Festival will be Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, May 1, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.

5-2-2011 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, May 2, 2011 for their next regular meeting. Click here to view agenda for said meeting.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Press Release #12

Civil War Quiz Bowl

The Lee County Library, Friends of the the Library, and Museum of the Cape Fear present the Civil War Quiz Bowl.  This is a trivia contest open to the public that will test particpants knowledge of the war between the states.  Each particpant competes as an individual.  Interested in participating?  Call the main library (919) 718-4665 for details or drop by for an application.  Want to watch?  Feel free to come and watch the action.  This event is free and open to the public.  May 5, 2011 from 7pm - 9pm.

Swin Lessons at OT Sloan Pool!

T-Ball Registration Form

T-Ball Pee Wee Baseball

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Press Release #9

FEMA Disaster Recover Center Information

We have attached the link to FEMA's website (Click Hereto start the process for disaster assistance. It includes a link to take a pre-survey questionnaire to determine your eligibility for disaster assistance. You can then create your account and start the process for assistance if eligible. Lee County's FEMA Disaster Recovery Center should be open today at the McSwain Center on Tramway Road sometime today, Friday, April 22, 2011. Once it's open we will publish that information.

We have also included information below that addresses the information that can be obtained from the Disaster Recovery Website. provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster.

If the President of the United States makes help available to individuals in your community after a disaster, you can visit this site to apply online.

This site helps you:

• Learn what help you might be able to apply for from 17 government agencies in Spanish and English
• Reduce the number of forms you have to fill out
• Shorten the time it takes to apply for aid
• Check the progress of your applications online
• Continue to receive benefits from government programs even if you have to leave your home
• Apply for help from FEMA online
• Learn about Small Business Administration loans using an online application
• Have your Social Security benefits sent to a new address
• Find federal disaster recovery centers near your current address
• Search a list of housing available for rent
• Get information about your federal student loan
• Get help from the Department of State if you are affected by a disaster while living or traveling outside the U.S. also provides information to help you prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. You can:

• Get the latest news on declared disasters

Find information about:

o Evacuating
o Finding shelter
o Getting food and water
o Getting medical services
o Locating loved ones
o Recovering and rebuilding the areas of your life that were affected by the disaster
• Locate resources in your community that can help you move forward.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Press Release - April 16, 2011 Tornado

Press Release #3

April 18, 2011 - Lee County, North Carolina

The Lee County Board of Commissioners, staff and citizens want the citizens of Lee County to know that we are working as quickly as possible to help in the recovery of the aftermath of the April 16th Tornado Disaster.

If your home has been damaged by the storm you need to call your insurance agent or company immediately if you have not done so. A lot of the aid you need right now may be covered under your policy. If you do not have homeowners insurance, the County is working with State and Federal agencies to see what aid might be available to you. We will forward more information to you as it becomes available.

As of 11:00 this morning Progress Energy and Central Electric are reporting that less than 1,000 customers in Lee County are now without power. The homes that remain without power are those that have suffered the most severe damage. Before power is restored to some homes, inspections may need to take place. If you have not been contacted by your electric company, please contact them.

The Community Development Department for Sanford/Lee County will be instituting an expedited building permit process for individuals and contractors who are doing work in the affected areas. The Community Development Department is located at the corner of Woodland and Makepeace Avenue.

Homes continue to be inspected by the County/City Inspections department and damage assessment teams. If a home is “posted” then the home cannot be occupied. Homeowners cannot stay in a home that is “posted”.

The County has not been declared a Federal Disaster area as of this release. Until it is, a storm debris removal plan is not in place. If you hire a private contractor to remove debris from your property, the contractor is responsible to properly dispose of that debris. We will be meeting with FEMA representatives today. We hope to have our debris removal plan approved later today. Once it is approved, we will communicate to you what should be done to have your debris removed.

The County’s Emergency Shelter at San Lee Middle School will be closing today at 6:00 pm, due to a lack of need. If you need temporary living assistance please contact the American Red Cross at 774-6857.

The County remains under a State of Emergency. A curfew remains in effect daily from 8:00 pm until 8:00 am in the designated affected areas. Law Enforcement Agencies will be actively enforcing the curfew. Citizens who do not reside in the affected areas will not be able to access those areas during the curfew. In addition, we ask that citizens who do not have family or business in these areas not go to the areas. Emergency Crews are getting stuck in traffic and cannot do their work due to the traffic. Please, no sightseeing for the safety of our response teams.

Castleberry Road and Steve Thomas Road are now open and the evacuation notice for Star Lane has been lifted. The fuel leak in that area is no longer a threat to the public.

The City of Sanford’s Water Treatment Facility has had permit power restored. The voluntary conservation water request has now expired.

If you have questions Lee County’s Hotline number is 718-4670. Please leave your name and number and someone from the county will get back to you as quickly as possible. In addition, the County is preparing to set up the 211 information line to answer questions. This should be operational by the end of the day today.

The next press release will be around 4:00 pm today.

Important phone numbers –

Lee County Emergency Management – 718-4670

Sanford Lee County Building Inspections – 718-4656

American Red Cross – 774-6857

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Enrichment Center Golf Tournament

The 2011 Enrichment Center Golf Tournament is coming Friday, May 6 at Quail Ridge Golf Course! This tournament is a fund raiser for the Enrichment Center's Helping Fund which assists indigent older adults who are in crisis situations. For more information or to download a registration form, click here!

San-Lee Park Festival

Join us for the San-Lee Park Festival!  See flyer below for more information.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Action from 4-4-2011 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on April 4, 2011 for their first regular meeting of the month.  Click here to view action taken at said meeting.

Monday, April 4, 2011

2011 Board Vacancies for Boards/Commissions/Committees

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will make appointments to various boards/commissions/committees at the June 20, 2011 meeting.  Click here to view a list of current vacancies.