The Rant

The Rant is a news organization based in Sanford, North Carolina. It consists of a daily news site, monthly printed publication and weekly podcast. The Rant is your friend.


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Joseph Keel, Parks and Recreation director, talks about the return of youth and adult sports this spring and what the future sports complex will mean to youth athletics in Lee County. 
February 25, 2021
The Rant talks to longtime friend Lee County Sheriff Tracy Carter, who talks about his decision to step down in 2022, his 15-year career as sheriff and who he's supporting in next year's election.
February 12, 2021
Indie On Air CEO Jeff Popka and Hugger Mugger Brewing owner Tim Emmert talk about the upcoming Carolina Indie Fest (September 2021) in Sanford and some of the bands and musicians slated to perform (Pa...
February 4, 2021
Lee County Parks & Recreation outdoor specialist Jaime Osborne joins The Rant to talk about outdoor education programs offered by the county and the likelihood of whether they'll let us handle som...
January 23, 2021
State Rep. Robert Reives II (D-Chatham) joins The Rant to talk about becoming the new leader of North Carolina's Democratic caucus and about his work in Raleigh over the past year. 
December 18, 2020
Lee County Elections Director Jeni Harris joins The Rant to talk about her role overseeing the 2020 election locally, the process of ensuring a fair election and her thoughts on allegations of fraud i...
December 8, 2020
Wendy Bryan, executive director of the City of Sanford's Tourism Development Authority, joins The Rant to talk about how golf, breweries, parks, restaurants and a surprisingly big local wedding indust...
December 3, 2020
Chris Kelley, director of the Salvation Army of Lee County, talks about the organization's annual kettle drive and how COVID-19 has affected not only donations, but the number of volunteers out there....
November 24, 2020
John Ramperger from Sanford Real Estate joins us this week to talk about Sanford's real estate market and what subdivisions like Galvin's Ridge and Laurel Oaks will mean to the city in the coming year...
November 20, 2020
The Rant returns after a two-week hiatus to talk about the election in Lee County and North Carolina (we even talk a little national vote, too). Jonathan reporting live from Four Seasons Total Landsca...
November 11, 2020

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