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RCC accepting tuition payments

HAMLET — Richmond Community College is now accepting tuition payments for the Fall 2014 semester.“The state just set the tuition rate for the 2014-15 academic year,” said Brent Barbee, RCC’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Before the rate was set, we were not able to accept tuition payments for the upcoming semester.”The tuition rate for 2014-15 for all for-credit classes in the North Carolina Community College S...

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O’Neal student has family tale published

SOUTHERN PINES — Rising O’Neal seventh grade student, Bray Woodard, attended the awards and book signing ceremony for the Grannie Annie Writing Contest on June 1 in St. Louis, Mo. Her story is published in volume 9 of The Grannie Annie book, which is a collection of stories about family histories.The Grannie Annie received 449 stories this year, more than ever before. Students in grades 4 through 8 and homeschooled and international students age 9 through 14 are invited...

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Scotland County school system offers summer reading challenge

LAURINBURG — Students can enter to win a free Kindle Fire by reading 20 minutes a day now through Aug. 24.Forms will be sent home with kindergarten through 8th grade students at the beginning of the school year for parents to sign, verifying that their student has read. Participating students’ names will be entered in the drawing.Visit www.scotland.k12.nc.us for tips to encourage your student to read this summer as well as book lists by grade level.

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High school students get first-hand look at careers

LAURINBURG — About 34 students, aged 12-17, didn’t have to worry about paying a college tuition this week during their stay at St. Andrews University.Teens from North Carolina, Connecticut, Virginia, Georgia, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, to name a few, participated in the Summer at St. Andrews Academic Camp to explore degree options and opportunities before delving into the world of college applications, tuition and scholarships.“This program will he...

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Scotland residents earn UNCP degrees

PEMBROKE — Several Scotland County residents were among the Spring 2014 graduates of the University of North Carolina Pembroke, who received their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a recent ceremony.Their names and degrees are listed below.Bachelor’s of arts: Joshua Ryan Lane, American Indian Studies; Patricia Howell McCain, English; Jamacia Arice McCrimmon, criminal justice; Shaunte Joanne Scarboro, criminal justice and Samone Kontrella Terry, c...

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RCC welcomes opportunities to explore trade programs

HAMLET — Richmond Community College is hosting a series of information sessions this summer about its skilled trade programs, which train students as welders, electricians, heating, air and refrigeration technicians and other technicians prevalent in manufacturing and construction.For the session schedule, contact the college at 910-410-1700.According to the human resource consulting firm Manpower Group, skilled trades workers have been the hardest segment of the w...

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Summer camp gives students a taste of colleges, careers

LAURINBURG — The Career Technical Education (CTE) and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) partnered up June 23-26 to provide a free summer camp for over 50 rising seventh, eighth and ninth grade students.Students got a taste of the agriculture and culinary arts programs at Scotland High School by learning how to harvest potatoes and use them in making a stir-fry dish. They were also able to experience other CTE clusters such as Business,...

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Local veterans advocate honored on Senate floor

RALEIGH — State Sen. Gene McLaurin on Thursday honored the lifetime service of a local veteran advocate, Mary O’Neal.O’Neal, a native of Richmond County, was accompanied in the Senate gallery by members of her family and Lacy Shepherd, who served as North Carolina AMVETS Commander in 2011.“Mary O’Neal has been a strong advocate for veterans in our community for decades, leading the AMVETS Auxiliary of North Carolina as statewide president in...

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County resident appointed to NC textbook commission

RALEIGH — Michelle Gray, resident of Scotland County, recently joined 21 others across the state as a member of the North Carolina Textbook Commission.Commissioners are appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory for a term of four years.The commission evaluates all textbooks offered for adoption. Each textbook shall be read by at least one expert certified in the discipline for which the book would be used.

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Braves land 5 on All-State baseball team

GREENSBORO — The postseason honors continued to pile up for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke baseball team as five players — four first-teamers and one second-team pick — were lauded with all-state honors from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association .Infielders Jordan Edgerton and Daniel Fraga joined outfielder Drew Cole and designated hitter Dalton Knight on the first team all-state list, while starting pitcher Andy Sullivan grabb...

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Scotland students GEAR up at RCC

More than 40 students from Scotland County Schools’ GEAR UP program visited Richmond Community college last Thursday to learn about educational and career opportunities offered at the college. After touring campus, the rising seventh- through ninth-graders participated in a campus-wide scavenger hunt to test their knowledge of RCC landmarks. The group was also treated to a pizza party. GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.

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