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Students prepare to return to class

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LAURINBURG — Packed with cars and people in the middle of Tuesday afternoon, a boisterous atmosphere ruled Scotland High School as students and parents streamed in and out in droves for the annual back-to-school open house, getting a jump on the start of classes Monday.All that was during just the first hour of the open house, which began at 2 p.m.“We came out to see where the kids have to go when the bell rings next week,” said David Huckabee as he left the school office with his three children: Sammy, who is starting 9th grade, and Kelsea and Chrissy, who both will be in 10th grade. “We wanted to see what courses they’ve got and see some of the teachers.”


Capps joins full-time SAU faculty in Religious Studies

LAURINBURG — When Tanner Capps arrived on the St. Andrews University campus in the fall of 2013, it was as a part-time professor in Religious Studies as he completed his doctoral work through Duke University.“St. Andrews was looking for a one-year hire in Religious Studies,” said Capps. “I had a goal to work at a small Liberal Arts College and saw this as a fantastic opportunity.”After phone conversations with Campus President Paul Baldasare...

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UNCP: New logo will include Old Main

PEMBROKE — A spokesman for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke says any worries by Lumbee Tribal Council members that a logo being designed for university will not depict Old Main are unwarranted.Scott Bigelow said Wednesday that although the final design for the school’s first logo has not been created, it has been decided by school officials, including the university’s board of trustees, that Old Main will be featured. The school’s seal already de...

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UNCP’s summer camps return

PEMBROKE — More than 200 children ages 5-18, enjoyed sports, theatre, SAT prep, health careers and leadership experiences at UNCP summer camps this summer.As the dust settled in August, university administrators evaluated the summer, said Darek Hunt, executive director of the Regional Center. “Our camps allowed us to respond to the communities’ request for an athletic program, a program to help improve college SAT scores, a youth leadership program and a medical c...

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RCC to offer personal training course

LAURINBURG — Richmond Community College will offer a course to prepare students to become certified as personal trainers from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays this fall.“The class will cover all the fundamentals you’ll need to pass the personal trainer certification exam,” said instructor Derrick Bullard. “We’ll discuss various aspects of different exercises, as well as go over meeting with clients and working with them to help them achieve their fitne...

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Faculty members credited as authors of lab manual

LAURINBURG — Two professors of the St. Andrews University Biology department have contributed to a laboratory manual, Principles of Biology I, traditionally used for freshmen biology courses.The text, published by Hayden McNeil, began at the University of Louisiana Monroe in the 1990s as part of a National Science Foundation grant. Dr. Thomas Sasek and Dr. John Knesel wrote the manual with a goal of reviving and promoting the freshmen laboratory experience.Sasek an...

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Convocation marks official start of academic year at SAU

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University welcomed new and transfer students from 30 countries and 25 states during the annual Opening Convocation held Aug. 21.The ceremony began with a procession of students from the DeTamble Library Terrace to the PE Center behind the St. Andrews University pipe band. The trek will repeat in reverse for the Commencement Ceremony, a symbolic bookend to the educational career highlighted by Campus President Paul Baldasare in his welcomed to the ass...

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Partners in Ministry to offer after school program

LAURINBURG — The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has awarded Partners in Ministry with a grant to create an after-school and Saturday program for at-risk children focused on reinforcing science, technology, engineering and math.The program, which will receive a 21st Century Grant of $400,000 in its first year, will serve 160 Scotland County students in grades third through sixth beginning on Oct. 6 and continuing through the following summer. A bus will transp...

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RCC students return to class

HAMLET — New and returning students began classes Monday at Richmond Community College’s main campus in Hamlet and at the Honeycutt Center in Laurinburg.According to Dr. Dale McInnis, RCC president, enrollment numbers should be on par with last year.“We had a great first day,” said McInnis. “The RCC faculty and staff worked very hard over the summer to make sure our first day went as smoothly as it could for our students.“Ou...

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Seminar on social media strategies set for Wednesday

HAMLET — The Small Business Center of Richmond Community College will offer a free seminar on Wednesday that will focus on using online video, photos and audio to increase revenue.Raleigh-based business coach and social media marketing consultant Martin Brossman will present the seminar that will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the Cole Auditorium, which is located on RCC’s main campus at 1042 W. Hamlet Ave. in Hamlet.

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St. Andrews to hold MBA orientation

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University will hold an open house and orientation session about the Master’s in Business Administration Program from 6-8 pm Tuesday.“This is an opportunity for prospective students to meet other interested candidates, students in the program and faculty members,” said Business Professor Corinne Nicholson. “They will also get to learn about the program and have their questions answered.”Information will be prov...

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Davison joins counseling center

LAURINBURG — Tamara Morgan Davison has recently joined the staff of Scotland Family Counseling Center.“Our center’s growth has required the addition of a new professional counselor and we are delighted that Tamara has joined our team,” said Charles Wentz, the counseling center’s executive director. “She is an exceptional person, with over 20 years of experience in the counseling field and is highly regarded in both the medical and educational fie...

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RCC to offer commercial driving course

HAMLET — Through a partnership with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Richmond Community College will begin offering truck driver training this fall through its Workforce and Economic Development Division.RCC’s Vice President for the division’s director, Robbie Taylor, presented the plan for the training at the August meeting of the RCC Board of Trustees.

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RCC’s Lewis named state’s top CTE teacher

HAMLET — Mike Lewis, a Continuing Education teacher with Workforce Development at The Honeycutt Center of Richmond Community College, was recently awarded The NC Career and Technical Education Teacher of The Year. He received the award at The NCACTE Summer Conference held in Greensboro. He also is the Carpentry Teacher at The Robeson County Career Center.Lewis has served as President of The NC Trade and Industrial Teachers for two terms. He has been an Executive Board Member ...

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