LAURINBURG — The Hispanic grocery store “Mi Fiesta” has been giving a taste of Latin America to the Scotland County community since 2006.The colorful shelves of the Main Street store are crowded with tropical fruits, exotic grains, cookies and other pastries. Sports attire lines the walls, as do religious ornaments, flags, even cell phone cards. Hanging from the ceiling are the piñatas that lend to the store’s playful name.Store owner Lucio Morales said these typical Latin American products have become very popular among other cultures as well.
LAURINBURG — Hazel McPhatter, Scotland County program assistant for the NC Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, was presented with the program’s award at the EFNEP’s State Conference June 23.The Circle of Excellence award recognizes program assistants and associates for meeting the needs of limited resource audiences through innovative teaching methods to produce program results and make a community-wide impact.McPhatter has been employed with...
DavisBeth Locklear of Laurel Hill announces the birth of her daughter Queena Chanel Davis on July 7, 2014, at Scotland Memorial Hospital. Grandparents are Jeff and Carolyn Locklear of Laurel Hill.JonesCorabeth Amanda and Harlen Jones of Red Springs announce the birth of their son Josiah Jones on July 9, 2014, at Scotland Memorial Hospital. Grandparents are Vardell and Jennifer Chavis of Pembroke.Chavis...
Laurinburg’s early history was one of a railroad town. Laurinburgh High School (yes, that’s “Laurin” for the McLaurin family, and “burgh” for Edinburgh, Scotland) existed in a yet unofficially named community beside the railroad that ran from Wilmington to Rutherfordton. At the onset of the War Between the States, the rail yards in Wilmington were moved more than 100 miles inland to the community that would later be known as “Laurinburg.”
LAURINBURG — Scotland County Partnership for Children and Families recently held the first Motheread/Fatheread meeting for 2014.This program offers parents the opportunity to meet with other parents while learning literacy skills and parenting ideas. Motheread/Fatheread groups read a children’s book with the intention of looking at it from an adult perspective. This is done to further the theme or moral for their children. The participants learn ways to make the story f...
Volunteers in Scots for Youth’s Teen Court were recognized recently at an event held at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. Teenagers aged 14-18 participate in the program by acting as as court officials in a system of justice for local high school and middle school students which keeps first-time offenders out of the court system. Offenders who are willing to admit guilt are held accountable for their actions. They plead guilty and are sentenced by their peers for their misdemeanor offense...
LAURINBURG — Nineteen sticky-faced fourth graders on Thursday enjoyed an afternoon of ice cream and outdoor fun at Covington Street Elementary School after participating in the Read to Achieve summer reading camp.Nearly 60 rising fourth graders throughout the district will be going back to school with sharper reading skills this year after spending six weeks participating in the camp — although some may need a few days to recuperate from any brain freeze incurred by cop...
LAURINBURG — Jerry and Allison Norton, owners of Associate Staffing L.L.C., started the business with the hope that if they could commit to meet each and every challenge, they’d reap what they’d sown — six years later, their company ranked as one of the top 10 fastest-growing staffing and talent engagement firms in the country.
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