The Laurinburg Exchange traces its heritage back to 1882, when O.L. Moore began the newspaper as a weekly publication. In its masthead from the turn of the century, the newspaper stated that was "dedicated to the service of Scotland County and the promotion of progress in all departments of community and public life." Initially published every Thursday, the newspaper eventually grew to two days a week and then three. The newspaper is now published Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Today, our community members can take their news in print and online, through our daily e-mail service and via social media.
The Laurinburg Exchange is based in Scotland County, which is located in the southern part of the state near the South Carolina border. Laurinburg has distinguished itself by being a three-time All-America City, home to St. Andrews University, formerly known as St. Andrews Presbyterian College. Annual festivals held in Laurinburg include the Storytelling Festival and Bold-Faced Liars Contest, the Scotland County Highland Games, the John Blue Cotton Festival and the Kuumba Festival. Laurinburg has a sister city in Oban, Scotland, and Scotland High School takes part in an annual student exchange program between the two cities.
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