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Scotland High grad meets Secretary of the Navy

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — Austin Carlyle, a 2013 Scotland High School graduate, met Ray Mabus, the United States Secretary of the Navy, at a recent event at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California.Carlyle is in training to be a Tactical Data Systems Administrator MOS 5974. He graduated from Marine Recruit Training at Parris Island Marine Base in Beaufort, South Carolina onFeb. 14.He is the son of Lorie Ann Carlyle and the great gr...

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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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UNCP celebrates the ‘Spirit of Pembroke’ at homecoming

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, its students, alumni and friends will celebrate “The Spirit of Pembroke” at Homecoming 2014 on Oct. 20-25.There are a multitude of events during the week, including the annual Homecoming Parade on Friday at 4 p.m. through downtown Pembroke. Last year, there were more than 80 entries in the parade.On Saturday, October 25, tailgating begins at 12:30 p.m. before game time at 4 p.m. vs. Newberry Colle...

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RCC pushes start of driver training course to Nov. 3

HAMLET — Richmond Community College has delayed the start of its first truck driver training class until Nov. 3 with a mandatory orientation session set for Oct. 20.“The truck driver training class has drawn a lot of interest from the community, and we want to be able to give as many people as possible the opportunity to sign up for this initial training class,” said Robbie Taylor, vice president of RCC’s Workforce and Economic Development division. “B...

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Laurinburg native named head of purchasing at UNCP

PEMBROKE — Laurinburg native Kimberly Locklear has been promoted to director of the Purchasing Department at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.The promotion for Locklear, who now lives in the Prospect community in Robeson County, was effective Sept. 1.As director, Locklear oversees the planning, directing and coordinating of all functions related to the purchase of goods and services. She brings to the job more than 13 years of purchasing experience in h...

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St. Andrews theatre gears up for British production

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University’s Theatre Program will present its fall production, An Impeccable Larceny, on Oct. 16-18 in the Morris Morgan Theatre.“An Impeccable Larceny is a British comedy written with British style and wit,” said Chris Wood, theatre director. “The audience will enjoy the obvious comedic humor, laced throughout with the subtle nuances that British comedy is known for.”But, the production is not without its chal...

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Phys Ed takes forefront

LAURINBURG — At a time when physical education programs have suffered cuts nationwide, the staff of Covington Street Elementary School say a little extra exercise makes all the difference in the classroom.The ‘Running Red Birds’ program, initiated early this spring, gives participating students, staff, and even a few parents, a jump start to their day with a 7:30 a.m. trek around the school’s playground. Since the programs inception, tardies and absences ...

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Networking seminar set for Wednesday

HAMLET — Most business owners and prospective business owners know networking is essential to the success of any business. And yet, many fail to invest the time and energy to do it for a variety of reasons.It may be because the owners are introverted, stressed out, or just do not know how to effectively network, according to Emily Ballance, professional speaker and entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience as owner and marketer of two businesses. Ballance will address t...

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Editor, poet, musician featured at SAU Writers’ Forum

LAURINBURG — Former editor of Pembroke Magazine Shelby Stephenson will share some of his work Thursday at the St. Andrews University Writers’ Forum.Free and open to the public, the Forum begins at 8 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers’ Forum Lounge in Orange Hall.A North Carolina native, Stephenson will be inducted in the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Oct. 12 in Southern Pines. He received the 2001 North Carolina Award in Literat...

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Agency pilots internship program

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Community & Family Services, Inc. has launched a new internship program for college students. The agency piloted the program this past summer with two college students who were assigned to shadow under seasoned professionals. The interns worked in the administrative and information technology areas, receiving hands-on working experience while learning how to function in a nonprofit agency environment. Both interns received financial compensation and college cred...

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SAU adds second Religious Studies professor

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University is pleased to announce Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Tim Beach-Verhey.Beach-Verhey holds a BA from Hope College and M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Emory University. He previously taught at Davidson College before serving as a pastor at Faison Presbyterian Church for five years.“I liked many things about being a pastor,” Beach-Verhey said. “But I also realized that my first lo...

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SAU program travels to state Olympics

RALEIGH — The St. Andrews University Ride Like A Knight recently participated in the state’s Special Olympics Equestrian Tournament.Rider Josh Dazey and Red Ted represented the program in showmanship, western riding and western equitation.“Special Olympics gave myself and my student the opportunity to be in competition,” said student coach Brooke Ellington.Instructors Hallie Myers, Claire Pollard, Sarah Lishen, Willow Goodman and Stacy ...

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Talk on minority entrepreneurship set for Wednesday

PEMBROKE — Kathaleena Edward Monds, a professor of business information systems at Albany State University’s College of Business in Albany, Ga., will speak at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the University Center Annex. The theme of her presentation is “Minority Empowerment and Free Enterprise.”Monds, who serves as co-director of Albany State’s Center for Economic Education for Small and Minority Entrepreneursh...

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Early college students showcase skills

LAURINBURG — Absent of a sports team to rally behind, students at Scotland Early College High School took the chance Tuesday to display a little pep of their own — and break a few rules in the process.College-level courses were forgone for a pizza party, a shouting competition, and a talent show. And though the assembly in St. Andrews University’s Avinger Auditorium was presided over by Scotland County Schools Superintendent Dr. Ron Hargrave, something was even se...

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