Gambling: Fun or problem?

Gambling: Fun or problem?

What is gambling? The NC Problem Gambling Program Website states that, “Gambling — or ‘betting’ or ‘gaming’ —...

September 6th, 2017 |  


New year brings infinite possibilities

New year brings infinite possibilities

The beginning of a new school year, like the dawning of a new day, reminds us that the future holds infinite possibilities. I am never more keenly awa...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Scotland preps for festival season

Scotland preps for festival season

The Carolinas have more than a few places of singular beauty. But they have only one soul.Scotland County - The soul of the Carolinas is a place where...

August 24th, 2017 updated: August 24th, 2017. |  


Taxation without representation?

Taxation without representation?

When we agree to participate in the leadership of any organization, private or public, or have been elected to a governmental office. Whether the orga...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Scotland County Parks and Rec springs into action

Scotland County Parks and Rec springs into action

Our department is growing.On Aug. 16, we will welcome a new team member who will provide an abundance of opportunities for Scotland County. Our new se...

August 17th, 2017 |  


Ignorance of history problematic

Two terms often used today in political debate are “free market capitalism” and “redistribution of wealth.”On Aug. 12, 2017, c...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Nancy Shelley, Scotland County treasure

Nancy Shelley, Scotland County treasure

Earlier this summer, Scotland County lost one of our most precious treasures when Ms Nancy Shelley passed away. It is safe to say that very few positi...

August 14th, 2017 |  


Laurinburg’s needs versus wants

Laurinburg’s needs versus wants

At the July 18 Laurinburg City Council meeting, we witnessed the clash of two factions, those that need and those that want.Those that expressed needs...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Are you ready for some football?

Are you ready for some football?

The famous rally cry from Monday Night Football could also be viewed as a local anthem. Talk to most folks around the state and when they hear, “...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


State budget kind to UNC

State budget kind to UNC

North Carolina has long benefited from one of the best-supported public university systems anywhere in the country. And the budget state lawmakers app...

July 24th, 2017 |