Monday, April 30, 2012

Pre-school T-ball

Interested in pre-school t-ball this year?  Find more information in the below flyer.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Swim Lessons

Lee County Parks and Recreation is disseminating information on swim lessons and how to register.  Please see image below for additional information.

Become a Citizen Revaluation Officer - Have a Voice

The tax office is pioneering a program that may transform the way property tax revaluations are conducted.  Become a Citizen Revaluation Officer.  It's simple, and it will show the community your sincereity in contributing to local government in a positive way.  The revaluation is broken into three phases: introduction, schedule of values and the appeals process.  We will be out in the community presenting at the appropriate time for each phase, and we will create YouTube videos for those that can't attend a presentation.  After you have seen the presentation or YouTube video, all you'll need to do is take a short five-question quiz.  That's all.  After all three quizzes have been successfully completed, you'll be deemed Citizen Revaluation Officer!  This may be a great credential for local business professionals and citizens as it will show your knowledge of the property tax system and revaluations.  It also will improve the accuracy of our 2013 revaluation by educating the public on NC laws and what information would be helpful in conducting this revaluation.  Have you ever heard of a tax office preparing the county's citizens for the appeals process?  We are.  Join the program and stay by our side every step of the way.

Register at the below link, and remember to email in your Certificate of Achievement once you successfully complete the quiz (four out of five correct).  Email questions to

CLICK HERE to register!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lee County 4-H Spring Fling Fun Show

CLICK HERE for more information on the Lee County 4-H Spring Fling Fun Show.  The event will be held Saturday, May 5th.  You need not be a member of 4-H to participate.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What Does the Warm Weather Mean for Pests?

Extension Specialist at NC State, Hannah Burrack has been getting lots of questions about what our exceptionally warm spring weather means for tobacco pest management. Before we transplant, however, the key insect management questions centers around pests in greenhouses, and if any year is going to result in potentially damaging insect populations in greenhouses, this is it.

CLICK HERE to read more

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Prevent Exercise-Related Injuries

The warmer weather is upon us.  Follow these tips to reduce your risk of injury.  CLICK HERE to read more.

May 2012 Center Post

The May 2012 edition of The Center Post is now available.  Click here to see what's going on at the Enrichment Center!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tis the Season - Find Allergy Tips Here

The Weather Channel has provided this video as a resource to help reduce allergens in your house.  CLICK HERE to watch it now.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in NC

American dog tick - male and female adultsTicks are usually active in the spring, summer, and fall; however, the adults of some species are active in the winter. When seeking a blood meal, ticks move from leaf litter, from a crack or crevice along a building foundation, or from another secluded place to grass or shrubs where they attach themselves to an animal as it passes. If a host is not found by fall, most species of ticks move into sheltered sites where they become inactive until spring.

To read more CLICK HERE!

New Bid Opportunities

CLICK HERE to review the latest bid opportunities with Lee County Government.  We have three current opportunities available.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Reduce the Discomfort of Pollen

Pollen from plants is a natural occurrence, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. Staying indoors, especially when the pollen count is high, may reduce some discomfort but probably will not eliminate it. There simply is no easy way to evade wind-borne pollen. Other ways to reduce the discomfort of pollen are:

CLICK HERE to read more!

When Disaster Strikes - Advice & Tips for Consumers

CLICK HERE to read advice and tips from Attorney General Roy Cooper, a list of telephone numbers to keep handy and complaint forms to fill out and return to the Attorney General's office.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Broadway Our Way 2012

CLICK HERE to view information about the Broadway Our Way 2012 festival.  Did you attend last year?  Share with the Town of Broadway and community what you enjoyed by tweeting to @broadwaync Events include a barbeque cookoff, bike ride, corn hole and topped off with a street dance.  Mark your calendars for this Saturday, April 21st!

The Guide to Beating a Heart Attack

We are sharing a link from The Wall Street Journal discussing preemptive measures to reduce heart attack risk.  Please have a look at this guide and feel free to share with others.  CLICK HERE to read The Wall Street Journal article in its entireity.

How does heart disease affect our Lee County community?  The Lee County Health Department reports that it is the leading cause of death in our commnity!  According to the NC State Center for Health Statistics in 2009, Lee County had 112 deaths caused by heart disease with a total of 591 deaths from 2005-2009. Every year about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack and another 470,000 who have already had one or more heart attacks have another attack. In 2010, heart disease cost the United States $316.4 billion.  This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States, including African-Americans, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Hispanics, and Whites (Centers for Disease Control).

Central Carolina Hospital continues to be a leader in the fight against heart disease in Lee County.

"For people who sit most of the day, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking"

—Martha Grogan,cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Recycling Old Technology

Ever wondered how best to recycle your old or outdated piece of technology?  CLICK HERE for more information. 

Action Taken at 4-16-12 Commissioners' Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on April 16, 2012 for their second regular meeting of the month. Click here to view Action Taken at said meeting.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sandhills Farm to Table - 2012

Sandhills Farm to Table starts April 19 at 3pm.  There is still time to join.  Join as a member ($25 fee) and then select a subscription packet.  New this year is a weekly "Bread Box" which will include 3/4 fresh produce and 1 loaf of fresh homemade (with locally grown wheat) bread.  In addition to the weekly boxes, members have the opportunity to participate in the monthly market days where other locally raised or value added products can be purchased.  Currently the market is held in Pinehurst, but we are working to bring the monthly market to Sanford. 

To participate in the program, go to  If you have questions, you may call the Lee County Cooperative Extension at 919-775-5624.

Track & Field Registrations

Lee County Parks & Recreation is now accepting applications for boys and girls Track & Field.  Please see flyer for more information.

New Items @ Your Lee County Library for April 2012

Click here to see the new items at your library for April 2012!

Job Posting - Temporary Van Driver

Lee County Government is recruiting for a Temporary Van Driver.  Click here for more information.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Preschool T-ball Registrations

Register now for Preschool T-ball.  See flyer for more information.

Sanford Fitness Fest

Fitness Fest began as a bicycle race or criterium. The popular annual event was launched by Sanford physician Parker McConville, who had seen similar events spring up in Moore County and Chapel Hill. Now in its fifth year, the Fitness Fest has become more than just a bike race.

It draws hundreds of cyclists to compete in a series of races in a closed-off section of downtown Sanford. In addition, several hundred local runners and their families compete in the 5k Run/Walk, 10k Run, Kids Fun Run and Kids Bike Race. There is something for everyone: bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, food, crafts, and more will happen simultaneously from 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Proceeds from this year’s Fitness Fest will benefit Lee County Schools, the Wounded Warrior Foundation, Temple Theater and the Boys and Girls Club of Sanford. (source -
Visit for a plethora of additional event information.

FY 2013 - 2017 Recommended Capital Improvement Program

Click here to view the fiscal year 2013 - 2017 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Open Play Tennis

Lee County Parks and Recreation announces Open Play Tennis opportunities for adults on Tuesdays from 6:00pm - 8:00pm beginning April 17th at the Rotary Club Tennis Courts at O.T. Sloan Park.  The objective of Open Play Tennis is to connect tennis enthusiasts of various levels of ability for regular fun or competitive play.  Dennis Abell will coordinate this effort.  Interested tennis players may show up at the tennis complex on April 17th at 6:00pm or call Lee County Parks and Recreation at 919-775-2107 or Dennis Abell at 919-777-9949 for more information.

Agenda for 4-16-12 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, April 16, 2012, for their next regular meeting. Click here to view agenda for said meeting. 

Agenda for 4-16-12 Budget Work Session

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will hold a budget work session beginning at 4 p.m., April 16, 2012. Click here to view agenda for said work session.

Action from April 10, 2012 Special Called Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners held a special called meeting on April 10, 2012. Click here to view Action from that meeting.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Release!! - Lee County Area Partners Newsletter

We are very excited to introduce a significant improvement to our LEEmail service.  Daily emails from our blog will be phased out and will eventually transition entirely to the new newsletter.  We are currently working with other local governments and quasi local government agencies to ensure their content is added to this new service.  The beauty of the Lee County Area Partners Newsletter is that it pulls information from all of the below organizations' Twitter feed or RSS feed and automatically compiles it into an easy-to-read newsletter daily.  It serves as a central hub to keep you informed.  To view the newsletter, you can bookmark the direct link or you can sign up to receive email alerts when a new edition is available for viewing.  Over time you'll notice more and more localized information as we collaborate with more local government agencies. 

Direct link to Lee County Area Partners Newsletter:

Content sources:
  • Lee County Government
  • City of Sanford
  • Town of Broadway
  • Central Carolina Community College
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Lee County Schools
  • Lee County Emergency Services
  • SocialSanford
  • NC Emergency Management
  • IRS
  • CDC
As always, we are interested in hearing your feedback.

Delta alert

Are you signed up for DeltAlert through Lee County Emergency Services? Find more information and sign up here:

2nd Annual San-Lee Park Youth Fishing Tournament

Please see flyer for more information.

Board Vacancies

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will make appointments to various boards/commissions/committees at their June 18, 2012 meeting.  Check out a listing of all vacancies on the county's website - - Board Vacancies.   

State of the County Health Report

The Lee County Health Department has finished its 2011 State of the County Health Report.  Please click here to view the report in its entireity. 

Youth Council Race to Read 5k Fun Run/Walk

City of Sanford and Lee County Youth Council is a body whose mission is to represent the views and needs of Sanford and Lee County’s youth to local decision makers.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday at 4:00pm of each month. These meetings are open to any youth who would like to observe and become involved.

Youth Council Participants: Anybody in grades 9th – 12th from any high school in Lee County. Minimum of 2.3 GPA.

For more information on this specific event, please click here.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Agenda for 4-10-12 Special Called Meeting of the Board

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet in special session, Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 4 p.m. Click here to view agenda for said meeting.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lee County Offices Closed

Lee County Government Offices will be closed tomorrow, April 6th.  Offices will reopen Monday morning at 8am.

San-Lee Park Summer Camps

Please see attached flyer for more information on San-Lee Park summer camps.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

T-ball Registrations

Lee County Parks and Recreation is now accepting registrations for boys and girls t-ball.  See flyer for additional information.

Resolution in Support of Lee County Farm Service Agency

The Lee County Board of Commissioners, at their April 2, 2012 regular meeting, adopted the attached resolution in support of the Lee County Farm Service Agency. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

San-Lee Park Festival!

Please see below flyer for more information on the San-Lee Park Festival!!!

Resolution Supporting Extraction of Natural Gas in N.C.

The Lee County Board of Commissioners, meeting in regular session on April 2, 2012, adopted the attached resolution supporting the State of North Carolina General Assembly and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Extraction of Natural Gas in North Carolina.  Click here to view copy of adopted resolutuion.

Action Taken from April 2, 2012 Commissioners' Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on April 2, 2012 for their first meeting of the month. Click here  to view Action Taken from said meeting.