with Life 103.1

September 23
Master Gardener Class

September 25
Keith and Kristyn Getty In Concert

September 26
Quilt Show

September 27
Cars for Castles Cruise-In

October 4
Winter Evergreen Container Garden

October 9
Fall Book Sale

October 11
Symphonic Masterworks: Fireworks

October 18
Plant Sale

October 19
Horse Farm Tour

November 7
Violinist Natasha Korsakova and David Michael Wolff Recital


Summer Reading Programs

Contact & Web
Lee County Public Library
107 Hawkins Ave, Sanford, NC 27330
June 18 through July 29
-Toddler, Preschool
Wednesdays at 10 AM
-Grades 1-3 *must register
Tuesdays at 2 PM
-Grades 4-6 *must register
Thursdays at 2 PM
Carthage Library
101 Saunders St, Carthage, NC 28327
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
June 25 through July 30
Summer Reading Finale:
Thurs, Aug 7 @ 11 AM
Robbins Area Library
161 E Magnolia Dr, Robbins, NC 27325
Wednesdays at 3:00 PM
June 25 through July 30
Vass Area Library
128 Seaboard St Vass, NC 28394
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
June 26 through July 31
Pinebluff Area Library
305 E Baltimore Ave
Pinebluff, NC 28373
Thursdays at 3:00 PM
June 26 through July 31
Goldston Library
9235 Pittsboro-Goldston Road
Goldston, NC 27252
Thursdays at 11:30 AM
July 3 through August 14
Chatham County Library
197 NC Hwy 87 N 
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Tuesdays at 11 AM
June 17 through August 12
6/13 Kick-off @ 4 PM
Biscoe Library
307 Page St
Biscoe, NC 27209
June 19 at 10 AM
July 14 at 10 AM
August 12 at 10 AM
Kemp Sugg Memorial Library
279 2nd Street
Ellerbe, NC 28338
Wednesdays at 2:00 PM
July 9 through July 30
Grand Finale- 8/1
Hamlet Public Library
302 W Main St, Hamlet, NC 28345
Wednesdays at 10 AM
June 18 through July 9
Grand Finale Fun Day- 7/11
Leath Memorial Library
412 E Franklin St, Rockingham, NC 28379
Wednesdays at 10 AM
July 16 through August 6
Grand Finale Rock Star Magic – 8/13
Harnett County Public Library
601 S Main St, Lillington, NC 27546
June 17 through July 24
-Kids Events
Mondays at 2 PM
Tuesdays at 2 PM
Wednesdays at 10 AM
Thursdays at 10 AM & 2 PM
Angier Public Library
28 N. Raleigh Road
Angier, NC 27501
June 17 through July 24
Tuesdays at 2 PM
Thursdays at 2 PM
Anderson Creek Public Library
914 Anderson Creek
School Road
Bunnlevel, NC 28323
June 16 through July 31
Mon at 11 AM & 2:30 PM
Tues at 11 AM & 2:30 PM
Wed at 11 AM & 3 PM
Thurs at 3 PM
Highland Elementary School
1915 Buffalo Lake Rd.
Sanford, NC 27332
Wednesdays at 10 AM
June 18 through July 23
Dunn Public Library
110 E. Divine St.
Dunn, NC 28334
June 16 through July 31
-Story Time
Mon. @ 11 AM & 2:30 PM
Tues. @ 11 AM & 2:30 PM
Wed. @ 11 AM
-Movie Time
Wed. @ 3 PM
-Varying Activities
Thurs. @ 3 PM
*Times vary for special events, check calendar on web for details
Randolph County Libraries
Online Summer Reading Program for children, teens, and adults
Go to website for details
Asheboro Public Library
201 Worth Street
Asheboro, NC
June 11 through July 30
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and 2 PM
Archdale Public Library
10433 S Main Street
Archdale, NC 27293
June 11 through July 30
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Weekly Storytime
Thursdays @ 10 AM (up to 2 yrs); 10:30 AM (2-5 yrs)
Franklinville Public Library
111 Summer Pl
Frankinville, NC
June 19 through July 31
Thursdays at 2 PM
Liberty Public Library
239 S Fayetteville St
Liberty, NC 27298
June 17 through July 29
Tuesdays at 11 AM
Ramseur Public Library
Ramseur Municipal Building
724 Liberty St
Ramseur, NC 27316
June 12  through July 31
Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Randleman Public Library
122 Commerce Squ.
Randleman, NC 27317
June 12 through July 25
Ages 5+: Thurs @ 10:30 AM
Under 5: Fri @ 10:30 AM
Seagrove Public Library
530 Old Plank Road
Seagrove, NC 27341
June 17 through July 29
Tuesdays at 1:30 PM
Cumberland County Libraries
Online Summer Reading Clubs for children, teens, and adults
Go to website for details
910-483-7727 ext. 1304
Southern Pines Public Library
170 W Connecticut Avenue
Southern Pines, NC
Starting June 12
-Family Night
Thursdays at 5:30 PM
-Preschool Programs
Wednesdays at 3:30 PM


Featured Artist

Tommy James & The Shondells formed in 1959 in Niles, Michigan. They first called themselves The Echoes, then Tom and the Tornadoes with 12-year old Tommy James (then known as Tommy Jackson) as lead singer. In 1964, James renamed the group The Shondells because he thought the name sounded good. In February 1964 the band recorded the song Hanky Panky. It was released by a local record label. Although the band toured the eastern Midwest, the song was only a regional hit and The Shondells disbanded in 1965 after graduating from high school.

Tommy James sang with some other groups until he was contacted by a Pittsburgh disc jockey in 1966 to perform the song Hanky Panky at a promotional appearance. A dance promoter had unearthed the single and it was getting airplay in Pennsylvania. Tommy James got a new group of Shondells together and began touring to promote the single. With a new record label and national promotion, Hanky Panky went to #1 in July of 1966.

At first Tommy James and The Shondells played straight-up rock and roll, but they soon became involved in the budding bubble gum music movement with hits like I Think We're Alone Now, Mirage and Mony Mony. James, not wanting to be labeled a bubble gum artist, changed the sound of the group to psychedelic rock with hits like Crimson and Clover, and Crystal Blue Persuasion.

The group continued until March of 1970 when Tommy collapsed after a concert appearance and moved to the country to recuperate. In the mid-1980s Tommy James began touring in oldies packages with other acts from the 1960s sometimes billed as Tommy James & The Shondells, although he is the group's only original member. In 2010, Tommy James' book, Me, the Mob, and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James & The Shondells was published.

Farmer's Markets






Asheboro Downtown Farmer's Market

134 South Church Street, Asheboro, NC

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
7 am-1 pm

May - October
Opening Day: May 3rd

(336) 626-1240

Chatham Mills Farmers Market

480 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC

8 am-noon

April - November
Opening Day: April 16th

(919) 642-0039

Dunn Farmers Market

200 North Clinton Ave.
Dunn, NC

8 am - noon

May - December

(910) 564-3254

Erwin Farmers Market

100 13th Street
Erwin, NC

9 am - noon

May - October
Opening Day: May 28th

(910) 897-5428

Fearington Farmers Market

2000 Fearington Village
Pittsboro, NC

4 pm - until early evening

April - November

(919) 542-8202

Goldston Growers' Market

400 Bellevue Street
Goldston, NC

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

May - September

(919) 548-3458

Moore County Farmers Market- DOWNTOWN

Village Market
280 N Middleton St Robbins, NC

8 am - noon

April - September
Opening Day: April 18

(910) 947-3752

Moore County Farmers Market- PINEHURST

170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, NC

2 pm - 5:30 pm

April - October
Opening Day: April 21st

(910) 947-3752

Moore County Farmers Market- SOUTHERN PINES

Armory Sports Complex
Morganton Road Southern Pines, NC

9 am - 1 pm

Year Round

(910) 947-3752

Pinehurst Sandhills Farmers Green Market - Cannon Park

Cannon Park
Woods Road at Rattlesnake Trail
Pinehurst, NC

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

April - September
Opening Day: April 16th


Pinehurst Sandhills Farmers Green Market - Villiage of Pinehurst

The Village of Pinehurst Parking Lot
1 Village Green Road W
Pinehurst, NC

10 am - 1 pm

April - September
Opening Day: April 12th


Pittsboro Farmers Market

Chatham County Fairgrounds
Pittsboro, NC

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

April - November
Opening Day: April 3rd

(919) 542-8202

Sandhills Farmers Market of Spring Lake

230 Chapel Hill Road
Spring Lake, NC

9 am - 2 pm

June - October

(910) 436-3406

Sanford Farmers Market

Depot Park
Carthage Street
Sanford, NC

9 am - noon

April - October
Opening Day: April 5th

(919) 775-5624

Town of Candor Farmers Market

Farmers Market Road
Off Hwy 211
Candor, NC

7 am - 6 pm

April - December
Opening Day: April 17

(910) 974-4221

Troy Farmers' Market

417 North Main Street
Troy, NC

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

April - November
Opening Day: April 3rd

(910) 576-6011

Life 103.1 Named Radio Station of the Year!

News Release
SANFORD, NC (June 26, 2013) – Life 103.1 WLHC-FM has been named 2013 Radio Station of the Year (Non-Metro) by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB).  Life 103.1 President Alan Button accepted the award on behalf of the station at the NCAB’s Annual Convention in Greensboro at the Grandover Resort on Monday, June 24, 2013.

A regional station licensed to Moore County, with studios and offices in Sanford, Life 103.1 was honored in the non-metro category for its innovative programming, audience engagement, and commitment to the community in 2012.

Station President Alan Button said, “We were surprised – and thrilled – to be honored.  There are so many fine radio stations across North Carolina.  It was an unexpected special addition to the celebration of our 10th anniversary on the air this month.”

The Life 103.1 weekday format is “Timeless Favorites” music, information, and lifestyle features that seek “to affirm all that is good about Life in the Heart of Carolina.”  Weekends include bluegrass on Saturday morning and evening, as well as praise and worship music on Sunday mornings.

According to Button, “Our audience growth in recent years has been overseen by a staff team dedicated to quality and professionalism – including our former station manager, Steve Koranda, who, though he died of cancer in July 2012, set the standard for us last year.  Our staff strives to distinguish the station from other media outlets on behalf of our listeners and advertising partners by combining a priority for localization, community, and immediacy with the power and presence of a big-market sound.”

A June 2013 Arbitron report notes that on an average weekly basis radio now reaches 242.5 million listeners, or 92 percent of those age 12 and older.  Life 103.1 WLHC-FM can be heard on air in some 11 counties in central North Carolina and on the Internet at www.life1031.com.

For more information, contact Kelly George at Life 103.1 WLHC-FM at (919) 775-1031 or kelly@life1031.com.