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Former county resident wins ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’

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BURBANK, Calif. — Former Scotland County resident and restaurant owner Gerry Fong recently whipped up a key lime pie on an episode of the Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” which landed him $8,000 and some sweet bragging rights.Fong, whose family once owned “Fong’s Chinese Restaurant” in Laurinburg, set off from home a few years ago after graduating from Scotland High School to continue his education and explore his career options. Fong worked at many restaurants and eventually earned a degree in culinary arts before settling down in New Bern with his wife and daughter.


Actors bring fairytale fun to summer program

LAURINBURG — Actors with the Bright Star Theatre Group swung by the Scotland County Memorial Library Wednesday, where more than 600 children waved their imaginary wands and uttered the “magic words” to help Cinderella change into her gown before heading off to the prince’s ball.“Bippity-boppity-boo,” the children shouted in delight before Cinderella emerged behind a backdrop to reveal her sparkly gown.The theatre group traveled from As...

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Laurinburg native hopes to dazzle at Scotland Bling’s grand opening

LAURINBURG — Just as the name implies, Belinda English hopes that Laurinburg’s newest store — Scotland Bling — will dazzle locals with its offerings of jewelry and southern attire.English, a proud Laurinburg native who now lives in Gibson, has turned a building which served during her childhood years as a bakery into a boutique featuring jewelry, apparel and accessories.The glitzy store features displays for dresses, T-shirts, sandals, jewelry, wa...

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Latest bridge club results

LAURINBURG — The Bridge-at-the-Village Club met Monday under the direction of Mac Doubles.The team of Betty Hasty and Lil Owens took first place. Gail and Jim Lockamy took second, Joanne Martin and Jim Beales took third; Ruth and Ben Drymon took fourth and Patsy Smith and Tim Rumph, fifth. First in C were Connie and Doug Harris.

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New awnings to give downtown a ‘face-lift’

LAURINBURG — With the hope of giving Main Street a “face-lift” and enticing potential business owners, the Laurinburg Downtown Revitalization Corporation plans to install new or improved canvas awnings over storefronts.“We’ve been needing new awnings,” said Jeanette Herlocker, vice president of the corporation. “Some buildings have never had them.”The East Coast Awning company, in Hamlet, will install the awnings above Hi-L...

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Jonnie, a loving caretaker of Oaklawn

In the 1850s a southern tobacco farmer completed his home in what is now south-central Scotland County, North Carolina. Using virgin growth long-leaf pine from the surrounding land and primitive tools, the builders constructed massive beams held together with mortise and tendon joints and wooden pegs to create a Greek Revival, nine room mansion. Located just about five miles from South Carolina, the location proved to be most fortunate a few years later.

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Local student serves as state senate page

RALEIGH — Walter Turner Jackson IV, a student at Scotland High School, recently served as a page at the NC Senate.He is the son of Walter T. and Harriet M. Jackson, of Laurinburg. Walter was sponsored by Sen. Gene McLaurin and appointed by the senate president pro tempore, Phil Berger, of Rockingham County.Statewide high school students in grades nine through 12 serve as pages when the General Assembly is in session. They perform valuable duties for the Senators an...

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Hunger banquet gives students a taste of living in poverty

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University has a long-standing commitment to developing servant-leaders. In addition to helping students gain knowledge in the classroom the University’s Student Activity Union holds various activities to help student gain a new perspective — two such events were held this spring, the Cardboard City and Hunger Banquet.The events were held at St. Andrews after a group of students attended the National Association of Campus Activities Confer...

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