Monday, October 31, 2011

Employment Opportunities

We have updated the employment opportunities tab of our Facebook page.  For a complete list of openings, visit our page by clicking here.  You also may click directly on our newest opportunities below.

Nutritionist I
Library Assistant II

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

STARS - Employee Nominations

Have you had an experience with a Lee County employee that was exceptional?  Consider nominating the employee for an award through our employee recognition program, STARS Rewards and Recognition.  It takes just a couple of minutes to nominate an employee.  Learn more information and submit a nomination via the below link.

STARS Program 

Farm City Week Activities

Click on flyer below for more information on Farm City Week 2011.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

November 2011 Center Post

The November 2011 edition of the Enrichment Center's Center Post is now available!  Click here to see what's happening at the Enrichment Center!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

CPR for Childcare Providers

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR course is being taught. This includes one and two person rescuer, adult and pediatric CPR, foreign body airway obstruction and use of barrier devices. CPR techniques are appropriate for the ages of children in child care. Registration Fee: $25 MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE


Date/Time:
October 27, 2011
6pm - 9pm
 
Event Location:
McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center
2420 Tramway Road
Sanford, NC 27332

Contact:
Kay Morton at (919) 775-5624

Event Sponsor:
North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Employment Opportunities

Lee County Government has posted new employment opportunities.  Check out the employment opportunities tab of our Facebook page or the Lee County Human Resources webpage.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

PREVENT THE FLU!

HOW TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT:


LEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
CHILDREN AGES 6MOS. TO 18 YEARS OF AGE
COST:
MEDICAID PATIENTS ARE FREE!
$25 FOR THE SHOT
$45 FOR THE MIST
$65 FOR PNEUMONIA SHOT
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
PLEASE CALL: 919-718-4640 FROM 8AM-5PM, MON. – FRI.

FLU OUTREACH
DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH
LOCATION: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
AT: 203 HAWKINS AVE.
TIME: 9AM-12PM
FOR: ADULTS ONLY
COST:
$25 FOR THE SHOT
$45 FOR THE MIST
$65 FOR PNEUMONIA SHOT
MEDICAID AND MEDICARE PATIENTS ARE FREE
RECEIPTS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR OTHER INSURANCES

PREVENTION OF THE FLU:
 EVERYONE SHOULD RECEIVE THEIR FLU VACCINATION YEARLY
 REMEMBER TO WASH YOUR HANDS ON A REGULAR BASIS
 PLEASE REMEMBER TO COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH WITH A TISSUE OR THE SLEEVE OF YOUR SHIRT WHEN YOU COUGH OR SNEEZE AND THEN WASH YOUR HANDS AGAIN
 IF YOU SUSPECT THAT YOU ARE SICK, PLEASE LIMIT EXPOSURE TO OTHERS.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CATCH THE FLU IF YOU USE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL WEBSITE AT www.cdc.gov

THANK YOU!

LEE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
106 HILLCREST STREET
SANFORD, NC
919-718-4640

Family Pumpkin Carving Contest

Come one, come all to the annual Lee County 4-H Family Pumpkin Carving Contest Friday, October 21 at 6:30 pm at the McSwain Extension Education Center. This event is hosted by the Maters n' Taters 4-H Club. One pumpkin will be provided per family. Participants are encouraged to bring their own carving tools (basic carving tools will be provided). Prizes awarded in the following categories: Scariest, Funniest, Most Creative, Best Overall, Best Youth Pumpkin.

July Real Estate Sales

We now have posted all 132 July real estate transactions in Lee County. These may be used to help the tax office estimate market value of properties in its 2013 countywide revaluation. Via the below link you can view the transactions by clicking on the month hyperlink, i.e. July. An Excel file will appear showing all transactions and property information. This information is essential for conducting a good revaluation. If you have information on any of these sales, please fill out a Real Property Sales Questionnaire. Your participation may simply confirm our records or it may flag us to do a field review.

July Real Estate Transactions










Lee County June Real Estate Transactions

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

News from the Broadway Library

The Broadway Branch of the Lee County Library has new hours! They are as follows:


Tues. & Wed.: 2 pm - 6 pm
Thurs.: 3 pm - 7 pm

Also don't forget about our brand new Broadway Story Time, Tuesday mornings at 10 am! We still have our regular Story Times at the main branch on Wednesdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 11 am.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tax Foreclosure Notices

The Lee County Tax Office is required by contract to send all delinquent property tax accounts to our foreclosure attorney, Zacchaeus Legal Services (ZLS).  That deadline is here.  Since the 2010 taxes became delinquent, after January 5, 2011, staff has been working diligently with taxpayers to get outstanding balances paid.  Those still delinquent are now being submitted to ZLS.  We are beginning to post foreclosure signs on properties being submitted in hopes that it will (1) serve as one more notification to the taxpayer and (2) reiterate the seriousness of this foreclosure program.

Please make sure your 2010 real and personal property taxes are paid by clicking here and searching through our online system.  You also may submit a web inquiry through the county website,  chat with us live at http://www.leecountync.gov/ or call us at 919-718-4662.

Action Taken at 10-17-11 Commissioners' Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on October 17, 2011.  Click here to view action taken at said meeting.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Agenda for 10-17-11 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, October 17, 2011 for their next regular meeting. Click here to view agenda for said meeting.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Action Taken at 10-10-2011 Special Called Commissioners' Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, October 10, 2011 in a special called meeting. Click here to view action taken at said meeting.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Family Day @ the Jetport TOMORROW!



Click here to explore the area via Google Maps

Third-annual 'FAMILY DAY @ the jetport'

regional aviation festival set for Oct. 8

SANFORD, N.C. - Parachute jumps, a variety of aircraft and free plane rides for youth headline this year's FAMILY DAY @ the jetport, the Research Triangle's third-annual aviation festival.

Family Day is set for October 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Raleigh Exec: The Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County.

Since its inaugural year, Family Day has grown in scope and popularity. Last fall, about 5,000 people turned out for the festival.

Many were attracted by free plane rides for youth, ages 8 through 17, offered by the EAA Young Eagles, an international organization that has provided more than 1.6 million free flights since 1992. About 520 children flew at Family Day last year alone.

Young Eagles flights will be offered again this fall, along with parachute jumps by the Special Forces Association Jump Team, a fire-fighting demonstration by the North Carolina Forest Service and the chance to explore historic and contemporary aircraft.

Jetport manager Dan Swanson says Family Day started out as a fairly modest way to thank the region for supporting the general aviation airport and to help young people learn more about flight. But it keeps growing.

"There's no doubt that enthusiasm builds every year," says Swanson. "People are now asking about Family Day all year long. It really is a great chance to explore all kinds of different planes and helicopters - and to see everything aviation has to offer."

That includes some things that might not immediately jump to mind. Balloons, for example.

Celebrities scheduled to appear include Jonathan Trappe, who holds the Guinness World Record for the longest duration flight by helium-filled balloons. The adventurer, who also gained notoriety last year for crossing the English Channel in a chair attached to a cluster of balloons, will be teaming up with Brian Hoyle to offer tethered balloon rides.

Other celebrities are better known for their mobility on the ground. They include racing legend Bobby Allison, a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and current NASCAR modified driver Burt Myers. Both will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs.

Myers, known nationally for his appearance on History television's "Madhouse" series, is enthusiastic about making his second trip to Family Day. He plans to bring his car for everyone to see and take some time to explore the aircraft, himself, as he did last year.

"I like seeing those vintage-type planes, and a couple of the crew even got a chance to ride in one of them," Myers says. "It's a neat experience."

Youth planning to participate in the free Young Eagles flights need to have a parent or legal guardian present to sign registration forms. Swanson recommends arriving early in the day and registering for the flight first. "That way, if you need to wait a while," he says, "you can spend that time exploring everything else out on the field."

Festival parking, admission and nearly all attractions, including EAA Young Eagles flights, are free. A fee may be charged for rides in some vintage aircraft.

The festival will be held rain or shine. Some activities, including the tethered balloon rides, are weather permitting.

Continuing updates about the event, including notes about confirmed aircraft and special guests, are available at Facebook.com/RaleighExec.

FAMILY DAY @ the jetport is sponsored by Capital Bank, Waste Management, Eastern Aviation Fuels, Wilkinson Cadillac Chevrolet Buick GMC of Sanford, The LPA Group, Time Saver Aviation, Frontier Spinning Mills, BB&T and First Bank.

Raleigh Exec: The Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County is located at 700 Rod Sullivan Road, just off of U.S. Highway 1 at Exit 76 (Farrell Road), about 20 miles southwest of Cary.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Lee County Solid Waste will holds its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, October 8th.  Residents of Lee County can bring their leftover paint, pesticides and other household chemicals to the Dennis Wicker Civic Center between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.  For more information, click on the image below or call Joseph Cherry at 718-4622 ext 5381.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Books and Movies at the Lee County Library - October 2011!

The following are just some of the books and movies the library has added to its collection for October 2011...


Adult Fiction
Kill Me if You Can – James Patterson
Sookie Stackhouse Companion – Charlaine Harris
1105 Yakima Street – Debbie Macomber
Split Second – Catherine Coulter
Brotherhood – Jerry Jenkins
Back of Beyond – C. J. Box
Mercy – Beverly Lewis
New York to Dallas – J. D. Robb
How Firm a Foundation – David Weber
Late Edition – Fern Michaels
A Bitter Truth – Charles Todd
Heartwishes – Jude Deveraux
The Race - Clive Cussler
Lethal – Sandra Brown
Son of Stone – Stuart Woods

Adult Non-Fiction
9/11: The World Speaks – WTC Visitor Center
In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir – Richard (Dick) Cheney
If These Walls Could Talk: The Undertaker’s Daughter – Ina Lentz Griesbeck
I Found This Funny – Judd Apatow
Boys of the Dark: A Story Betrayal and Redemption in the Deep South – Robin Gaby Fisher
Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power – Andrew S. Cooper
Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debate, From Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain – Jim Lehrer
Knocking on Heaven’s Door - Lisa Randall


Adult Non-Fiction – Reference
Poet’s Market 2011
Jobs Online – Leslie Truex



Juvenile Non-Fiction
After the Kill – Darren Lunde
Planting the Wild Garden – Kathryn O. Galbraith
Seabird in the Forest – Joan Dunning
Elephant Talk – Ann Downer
Who Was Jackie Robinson? – Gail Herman
Who Was Pablo Picasso? – True Kelley
Who Was Claude Monet? – Ann Waldron
Battle on the Plains: The United States Plains Wars – Charles M. Robinson
War of 1812: The Fight for American Rights – Carl Benn
American Revolutionary War – Daniel Marston


Juvenile Fiction
Dora’s Wizzle World Adventure – Leigh Olsen
Scooby doo: The Movie Star Mystery – Karl Sturk
Wilson and the Ice Cream Fair – Mara Conlon
Terror on Dinosaur Island! – Jack Black
Dora and Diego Help the Dinosaur – Valerie Walsh
Froggy Rides a Bike – Jonathan London
Lucky: A Dog’s Best Friend – Gus Clarke
Show Me the Honey – Tish Rabe
Spider-Man Versus the Scorpion – Susan Hill
Strawberry Shortcake Ballet School – Sierra Hariman
Just Critters Who Care – Mercer Mayer
Just Saving My Money – Mercer Mayer


Juvenile DVDs
Dr. Doolittle
Strawberry Shortcake: Sky’s the Limit
Elmo’s Music Magic
Thumbelina
Andre
Everyone’s Hero
Kung Fu Panda
Legend of the Guardian: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

Adult DVDs
Man of the Year
Gospel Hill
Click
Getting’ Grown
A Walk in My Shoes
The Shunning
Lincoln Lawyer
Unstoppable
Demolition Man
Thor
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family

Joint Meeting to Discuss Economic Development Matters

The Lee County Board of Commissioners, Sanford City Council, Town of Broadway Commissioners and the Lee County Economic Development Corporation will meet at 5 p.m.,  Thursday, October 6, 2011 to discuss economic development matters.  The meeting will be held in the Gordon Wicker Conference Room, Lee County Government Center, 106 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford, NC.  Click here to view agenda for said meeting.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Action Taken at 10-3-11 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting on October 3, 2011. Click here to view action taken at said meeting.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Meeting to Discuss Economic Development Matters

The Lee County Board of Commissioners, Sanford City Council, Town of Broadway Commissioners, and members of the Lee County Economic Development Corporation will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2011 to discuss Economic Development matters.  The meeting will be held in the Gordon Wicker Conference Room, First Floor, Lee County Government Center, 106 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford, NC.