To make yourself a real part of the Autumnwood community in Sanford, North Carolina, you want to learn what your neighbors rely upon for the latest local news and events, right? Here is a quick summary on what and where to keep your eyes peeled and your ears open to get the most recent scoops.

The Sanford Herald has been the town’s primary source of information for nearly 90 years. Published every day except Monday as well as online, the newspaper covers all of Lee County as well as the adjacent Harnett, Chatham and Moore counties. Its parent company also prints Lee County Living, an annual full-color magazine published since 2000 that provides an engaging look at lifestyles and local people in Sanford and surrounding communities. Residents who want details on stories as soon as they occur follow The Sanford Herald on Facebook and Twitter.

WFJA 105.5 FM plays classic hits and oldies, as its website name states, but there’s more to it than that. As the only commercial FM radio station based in Sanford, it does live remotes occasionally from local sites (which it defines as Southern Pines and Pinehurst along with Sanford). The format temporarily goes on hold Friday nights in the fall for live coverage of Sanford’s Lee County High School Yellow Jacket football games, as well as football and basketball games for the North Carolina Tar Heels and football games for the East Carolina University Pirates. WFJA also carries the 11 a.m. Sunday service for Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church.

WWGP AM 1050 is the sister station to WFJA. Offering mainstream country music, it does include local news updates and coverage of NASCAR races plus a regular show, The Swap Shop, heard Monday through Saturday mornings. You can offer other listeners products and services that meet the show’s guidelines and even talk on the radio if chosen during the program.

For those seeking gospel music, WXKL 1290 AM offers it 24/7. The station also has a Facebook page. Its call letters stand for “We eXalt Kingdom Living.”

Are there any other local media outlets you feel your fellow Autumnwood neighbors should know? If so, feel free to comment below.

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