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Autumn a great time to be in Scotland County

We’ve now just past the halfway point in October. So far we have played host to the Kuumba Festival, the Scotland County Highland Games, and the John Blue Cotton Festival. Additionally, the exchange group students and teachers from our Sister City of Oban, Scotland are in town experiencing the best of North Carolina, from the brilliant autumn colors of the High Country to the warm water and sandy beaches of Ocean Isle. This weekend we’re playing host to the Storytelling Festival o...

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RCC kicks off performance series with old-school artists

Hamlet — The 2014-15 DeWitt Performing Arts Series will kickoff on Tuesday with “Smokey Joe’s Café,” the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history.The two-act performance showcases around 40 pop music standards penned by the songwriting team of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, including hit songs recorded by Elvis, The Coasters, The Drifters and Aretha Franklin. Among the tunes performed by the cast will be “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hou...

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Banquet to feature acclaimed lawyer, worldly fare

LAURINBURG — Organizers for the NAACP’s Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday are hoping that a rousing speech delivered by a NC Central University attorney and an international dish prepared by one of Laurinburg’s own will cultivate a pallet for diversity and social activism — even in those who have partook of the event for the past 39 years.“We want to try something different, get a cultural experience, get acclimated to something new,” said the Rev...

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McLaurin recognized by state league of municipalities

GREENSBORO — State Sen. Gene McLaurin of Rockingham was recognized Monday night as a recipient of the N.C. League of Municipalities’ Community Champion award.State Rep. Andy Wells of Hickory was also recognized.The award was presented to each legislator for support of North Carolina cities and towns during the 2014 legislative session.McLaurin is a first-term senator representing Scotland, Richmond, Anson and Stanly counties, and a portion of Rowan...

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Historian to discuss Sherman’s March in North Carolina

PEMBROKE — Dr. Jacqueline Glass Campbell, associate professor of history at Francis Marion University, will visit The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Oct. 28 for a presentation titled “North Carolinians Meet Sherman’s March.”The presentation will draw on her first book, “When Sherman Marched North from the Sea: Resistance on the Confederate Home Front.” A discussion and book signing will follow.The program will take place a...

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Literary Hall of Fame inductee to read at St. Andrews

LAURINBURG — Ron Bayes, recently inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, will read at the St. Andrews University Writers’ Forum Thursday.Free and open to the public, the reading begins at 8 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers’ Forum Lounge in Orange Lounge.

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Sorority celebrates 35th anniversary

LAURINBURG — Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Laurinburg Alumnae Chapter, celebrated its 35th anniversary this month with a re-dedication ceremony and banquet held in the Unionville Missionary Baptist Church banquet hall.In 1979, the late Soror Sujette J. Ellis of Maxton envisioned a local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. that would be integral in the intellectual and cultural development of the Maxton-Laurinburg area. The Laurinburg Alumnae Chapter, with fifteen o...

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