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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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Free GED practice tests offered

HAMLET — Those who have not obtained a high school diploma will be offered a free opportunity, starting Monday and ending Oct. 3, to see if they possess the knowledge to obtain a GED.The GED Testing Service is giving all students the chance to “See for Free” by offering the GED Ready™ practice test for free at adult education centers. That includes Richmond Community College’s James Building in Hamlet and RCC’s Scotland Center in Laurinburg.

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Spivey appointed to RCC board

HAMLET — Willa Spivey begins a second term serving on Richmond Community College’s Board of Trustees this month after being reappointed by the Richmond County School Board.Spivey is a vice president with Fidelity Bank and branch manager for the Rockingham and Ellerbe offices. Spivey went into banking right after high school at age 18 and has worked in the financial world ever since.

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Students turn mentors at SAU

LAURINBURG — Every Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. on the St. Andrews University campus, students gather for study tips and mentoring in their science classes from members of Tri Beta and Psi Chi.Seniors Brittany Gunn and Christina Agosto will provide student leadership in the program for the 2014-2015 school year.“Over the past three years, I have seen students who need extra help in upper level courses,” said Gunn. “While there are tutors availabl...

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RCC to offer truck driver training

HAMLET — Richmond Community College has entered a partnership with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute to offer truck driver training this fall.An orientation is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sept. 24 on RCC’s main campus in Hamlet. Registration for the class will be by appointment on Oct. 6, followed by classes beginning Oct. 8.The Bureau of Labor Statistics has forecasted an 11 percent employment growth for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers ...

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RCC to offer seminar on websites

LAURINBURG — Marketing expert Martin Brossman will conduct a free workshop on building a website from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Honeycutt Center in Laurinburg.The seminar, which is being offered by the Small Business Center of Richmond Community College, will explain the basics of securing a domain name, choosing a graphics theme and step-by-step guidance for building a site.

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SAU psych department adds Gianico

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University’s Department of Natural and Life Sciences added Dr. Jennifer Gianico as an Assistant Professor of Psychology this fall.“I was seeking employment at a small liberal arts school that focused on teaching undergraduates,” Gianico said. “St. Andrews reminded me of the type of undergraduate education I received. I wanted to share my experience with learning with current students.”Gianico earned a bachelor&...

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McNair Lecture at SAU to feature Vatican Observatory astronomer

LAURINBURG —Father Paul Mueller, religious superior of the Jesuit community at the Vatican Observatory, will present the 2014 John Calvin McNair Lecture on Science and Theology on Oct. 21 in the Carol Grotnes Belk Main Lounge of the William Henry Belk Center.Mueller will present “Here’s Looking at You: Science and Religion in Mutual Regard,” focusing on the Vatican Observatory’s history, institutional setting and current work.The free event ...

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Open Mic at Writers’ Forum Thursday

LAURINBURG — The Writers’ Forum at St. Andrews University will hold the first Open Mic of the semester Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers’ Forum Lounge in Orange Residence Hall.The event is free and open to the public.Individuals interested in sharing their poetry, prose or music are invited to sign up the night of the reading with student host Ryan Perez. Presentations are limited to between five and seven minutes to allow for all reader...

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UNCP sees hike in enrollment, retention

PEMBROKE — Freshman enrollment and total enrollment at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke showed gains in the fall semester.The freshmen class enrollment is 1,074, a gain of 24 students compared to last year, according to the official census. It is the third largest freshman class in UNCP history.Despite graduating more than 1,300 students last year, total enrollment grew to 6,269, an increase of 47 over fall 2013.Transfer enrollment was “...

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Forum lineup includes literary hall of famers

LAURINBURG — The 46th year of the St. Andrews University Writers’ Forum begins with a fall semester schedule including four North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductees.The readings, held Thursday evenings beginning at 8 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers’ Forum Lounge in Orange Residence Hall on the University campus, also include appearances by the fifth Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco and former North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti.

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