City native returns home to sign mystery novel

LAURINBURG — City native and fledgling mystery novelist Nellie Dixon will bring her first novel back home next week with a book reading and autograph session at the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast.Dixon will sign copies of “Midnight Mayhem: A Lana Madison Mystery” from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 4. Light refreshments will be served.“It is a delight to host this event at home because it is where I formed my first love of reading, penned m...

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Who will be named most charming?

LAURINBURG — Will your child be voted Scotland County’s Most Charming Child?For a chance to find out, participate in Scotland County Partnership for Children and Families’ fourth annual Most Charming Child campaign!Through Oct. 3, the partnership will accept registration forms from parents who wish to have their child or children participate. To be eligible, children can not be older than 5 years old at the conclusion of the contest on Nov. 21, and must...

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Acrobats, musical to hit GPAC stage

PEMBROKE — The Givens Performing Arts Center presents the National Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of China on Oct.13 at 7:30 p.m. Known for their colorful costumes and breathtaking acrobatics, the company returns with a production of new stunts.The National Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China was the first performing arts troupe established by the government of the People’s Republic of China in 1951. The troupe has toured in 400 cities in 70 countries in ...

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They called him Cotton

It was not just Scotland High School and Scotland County that turned out Friday night, Sept. 5, to welcome injured Jaylend Ratliff back home, but by the appearance of the numerous television cameras and news journalists, the central part of North and South Carolina were present as well, physically and spiritually.Jaylend, the quarterback of Scotland High School’s 4-A North Carolina Championship runner-up for 2013, was poised to finish the task in 2014. Instead, an accident th...

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Jackson crematory operator certification

LAURINBURG — Fronie E. Jackson, a Funeral Service Licensee with McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium, recently earned her Certified Crematory Operator designation from the National Funeral Directors Association.The association’s Certified Crematory Operator Program is a voluntary certification program that helps funeral directors better serve the needs of families that desire cremation, providing participants with instruction in best practices for safe, proper and eth...

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Strickland, Tyndall to wed

Danny and Judy Strickland of Marston announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Strickland, to Michael Tyndall.The groom-elect is the son of Ken and Jan Tyndall of Raeford.The wedding is planned for Saturday at East Laurinburg Baptist Church.

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Latest bridge club results

LAURINBURG — The Bridge-at-the-Village club met Monday under the direction of Brian Potter.The team of Jim Lockamy and S. B. Partner came in first place. In second place was the team of Joanna Martin and Jim Beales; third place, Millie Yongue and Lil Owens; fourth place, Bonnie Purcell and Charito Grady; fifth place, Flo Johnston and Jean Powell.Second in C was the team of Ruth and Ben Drymon.

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