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PHOTOS GALORE! See Wesley Beeson’s photo gallery from Saturday’s Family Fourth Festival held at Depot Park in Sanford PAGE 4A GUITAR HERO Sevryn Schaller celebrated his 12th birthday with a gig at the Lee County 4th in Sanford’s Depot Park PAGE 5A FAMILY FOURTH Ice cream. A giant slide. A guitar strumming “Sweet Home Alabama.” Must be the Fourth of July, or almost PAGE 5A The Sunday Herald SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2010 SANFORDHERALD.COM • $1.50 SUNDAYQUICKREAD SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT: THE MILLER BOYS SPORTS RACE FANS LOVE THEIR MUD ON LOWER MONCURE ROAD There’s a little bit of something for everybody at the Lee County Mud Motorsports Complex. The fun competition, nonstop entertainment and family friendly environment have made the rapidly growing sport of mud racing fairly popular right here in Sanford. Full Story, Page 1B FEATURES WESLEY BEESON / The Sanford Herald From left, brothers Harry Miller, 82 (Navy, WWII veteran); Billy Miller, 79 (Marines, Korea veteran); Jerry Miller, 78 (Army, Korea veteran); Reggie Miller, 76 (Army Korean veteran) stand for a picture in Sanford Tuesday. WORLD’S UGLIEST DOG ADDS BEAUTY TO HER OWNER’S LIFE Princess Abby, a 6-pound Chihuahua, easily won the title of World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., this week. For those very same reasons, she also claimed the heart of owner Kathleen Francis. Full Story, Page 1C INSIDE WONDER WOMAN GETS NEW LOOK Heaven knows what the gods are saying about Wonder Woman’s new wardrobe change ... So long, bustier and knee boots! Page 8B BAND OF BROTHERS Of the nine brothers in Sanford’s Miller family, seven served in war By CHELSEA KELLNER W hen the United States called for soldiers during World War II and again in Korea, seven of the Miller boys from Sanford left home to join the fight. And each of the seven heard the same words from their mother before they went: “She told me, ‘Jerry, if you get a tattoo, I’m gonna Harry Miller Billy Miller whip your little legs when you get home,’” said Jerry Miller, 20 at the time, now 78. “The other guys in my unit would go to get them but I said no. I had to face my mother when I got home.” because of a heart problem. “We were no more patriotic than anyone else at the time—we just had a bigger family,” Jerry Miller said. Their father, A.K. Miller, Sr., started the tradition, Jerry Miller Reggie Miller serving in the N.C. National Guard in 1906. He met Of the nine brothers in and married Ruth Miller the Miller family, seven when he was stationed in served in the U.S. Armed Raleigh, and the couple Forces between 1942 and moved to Sanford to start 1956. The other two tried the Miller Funeral Home to enlist, but Bob was sent home when his father died, See Brothers, Page 8A and A.K., Jr., was rejected LEE COUNTY Scan county information with your smart phone HERALD 2.0 Check out our new Sunday feature that highlights the best of the Internet and technology. Inside today’s Carolina section. Page 2C Vol. 80, No. 156 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina By BILLY BALL SANFORD — Lee County just got more high-tech. County officials are rolling out a new method for accessing information on local recreation opportunities that will allow users of popular gadgets like the HAPPENING TODAY Pittsboro’s annual Independence Day Celebration will run from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Pittsboro. This year’s celebration will coincide with the monthly First Sunday event, which features local vendors, craftsmen, antique sellers and more. Music will be provided by Johnny Wilson of The Big Time Party Band. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A iPhone, Blackberry and Droid to connect to county info in moments. The technology, now up for use in Sanford’s Depot Park, works similarly to the cash check-out line at your grocery store, using a phone application to scan a barcode and access web content immediately. “It takes information on the go to another level,” said Dwane Brinson, Lee County tax administrator and one of the brains behind the county’s recent efforts to become more web-savvy. Brinson said, in most cases, users of “smart- See Tech, Page 8A High: 92 Low: 65 Sanford: Deborah Hooker, 57 Broadway: Hannelore Flen, 72 Lillington: Peggy Ross, 75 Take your smart phone (download a bar scanner app) to Depot Park and scan the kiosk signs to connect to schedules of upcoming events at that location. The signs debuted at Saturday’s July 4 event. INDEX More Weather, Page 14A OBITUARIES TRY IT OUT ON THE STREET Dunkin’ Donuts making its way to Sanford in the very near future Page 9B Abby, Graham, Bridge, Sudoku............................. 6B Business .......................... 9B Classifieds ..................... 11B Sunday Crossword ............ 7C Community calendar .......... 2A Horoscope ........................ 6B Obituaries......................... 3A Opinion ..........................6-7A Scoreboard ....................... 4B

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