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Former county resident wins ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’

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BURBANK, Calif. — Former Scotland County resident and restaurant owner Gerry Fong recently whipped up a key lime pie on an episode of the Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” which landed him $8,000 and some sweet bragging rights.Fong, whose family once owned “Fong’s Chinese Restaurant” in Laurinburg, set off from home a few years ago after graduating from Scotland High School to continue his education and explore his career options. Fong worked at many restaurants and eventually earned a degree in culinary arts before settling down in New Bern with his wife and daughter.


Source: Hornets to sign Hayward to offer sheet

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are going all out to sign restricted free agent Gordon Hayward.The Hornets have agreed on a maximum offer sheet with Hayward that would pay the small forward $63 million over the next four years, a person close to with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.The Utah Jazz would have three days to match the deal once Hayward officially signs.The person commented to the AP on condition of anonymity becaus...

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Counterfeit goods seized from two Laurinburg stores

LAURINBURG — Laurinburg police and state agents during searches of five local stores on Tuesday seized counterfeit bags and clothing that had name-brand prices totaling $30,000, according to police Chief Darwin Williams.Williams said property “commonly known as knock-off items” were collected from Wampler’s Jewelry and Handbags, at 1777 S. Main St., and Athletic Warehouse, in the Holly Square shopping center at 1672 S. Main St.The Laurinburg store...

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Commissioners finalize budget

LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Commissioners amended its budget on Monday to reflect its funding agreement with the Scotland County Board of Education, reached in mediation last month.For local current expense, the board approved a $275,000 increase to a total of $10,614,325. For capital, the board approved a $110,230 increase to $300,000.Another result of that mediation session was a pledge by both boards to form a joint committee to explore the current...

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County’s emergency response time delayed

LAURINBURG — A shortage of available sheriff’s deputies delayed county emergency crews’ response to the Thursday night altercation preceding the death of a Laurinburg man, authorities said Tuesday.According to Scotland County’s Sheriff Shep Jones and EMS Director Roylin Hammond, crews arrived at the intersection of Crestline and Ray Locklear roads 21 minutes after a call reporting an assault in progress was placed to the sheriff’s office at 11:16 p.m. ...

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Help chamber collect school tools at After 5

Paper, pencils, pens, composition notebooks, 3-ring binders, markers, crayons, calculators, erasers, folders, glue sticks, and more! The list seems never-ending when you get the required supplies your child needs to begin a new school year. I hope, if you are reading this, you are able to provide the materials your child needs each year without it causing a burden on your household.

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How Pup learned to fish for largemouth bass

When my Dad was growing up there was a family in his neighborhood where all the kids had nicknames that they went by. Most of the folks living around them never knew what their real names were. This particular family had three boys. The oldest one went by the name of Sheep, the middle one was called Pumphandle and the youngest was named Turkey. Dad said he could always understand where Turkey got his name because he had a long neck, a skinny looking head, eyes that seemed to pop out of his he...

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Sweepstakes’ fate hinges on court case

Nine days after police searched his business, seized his property and warned him against an attempt to operate his Internet cafe within the county limits, Carolina Cyber Center owner Robert Outlaw has yet to be charged with a crime.For a task force so sure that the type of business Outlaw was conducting was illegal, we wonder what the delay could be. And we’re also curious — not only to see what charges will be brought, but if they will stick in court.

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Latest bridge club results

LAURINBURG — The Bridge-at-the-Village Club met Monday under the direction of Mac Doubles.The team of Betty Hasty and Lil Owens took first place. Gail and Jim Lockamy took second, Joanne Martin and Jim Beales took third; Ruth and Ben Drymon took fourth and Patsy Smith and Tim Rumph, fifth. First in C were Connie and Doug Harris.

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Police seeking missing 13-year-old

LAURINBURG — Police are looking for a 13-year-old Laurinburg girl who was last seen leaving her mother’s home early Sunday morning.Tiarra Yvonne Monley was reported missing at 9:26 a.m. Monday by her mother, Laura Monley, of the 500 block of Tuskegee Drive, who told police she hadn’t seen her daughter in nearly 24 hours, according to police Capt. Terry Chavis.Monley reported that Tiarra, who was visiting from Fayetteville, walked out of the home at 8:45...

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New awnings to give downtown a ‘face-lift’

LAURINBURG — With the hope of giving Main Street a “face-lift” and enticing potential business owners, the Laurinburg Downtown Revitalization Corporation plans to install new or improved canvas awnings over storefronts.“We’ve been needing new awnings,” said Jeanette Herlocker, vice president of the corporation. “Some buildings have never had them.”The East Coast Awning company, in Hamlet, will install the awnings above Hi-L...

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Elections board seeks reduction in voting hours

LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Elections agreed on Monday to petition the state elections board for an exemption from the number of early voting hours required in the November general election.For May’s primary election, the board fulfilled the 113-hour minimum by opening a second early voting location at Scotland Place Civic Center for five days. But that location, according to Elections Director Dell Parker, netted an average of only five to 12 voters per h...

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Teen faces weapons charge

LAURINBURG — A 15-year-old faces a weapons charge after being found in a bathroom of the Clinton Inn on Saturday in “close proximity” to a sawed-off shotgun, according to a police report.The teenager was hiding from police who were searching room 234 at about 12:21 a.m. Saturday following a call placed by the hotel’s management, according to the report.It was unclear on Monday what the teenager was charged with. He was released to his parents, acc...

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Holiday checkpoints lead to drug, weapons arrests

LAURINBURG — Checkpoints set up throughout the city over the holiday weekend led to several arrests, including the apprehension of a man possessing a stolen handgun used in a Lee County murder.Tyler Locklear, 17, of 12521 McKinnon Drive in Laurinburg, is charged with possession of a stolen firearm and carrying a concealed weapon, and also faces questioning by Lee County authorities. He was placed in the Scotland County jail on Sunday under a $25,000 secured bond.

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Crime report for July 8

Armed robberiesLAURINBURG — Colen Jones, 29, of Isabella Street, reported from Scotland Memorial Hospital on Thursday that two men had beaten and robbed him in the vicinity of Alpha and Beta streets, according to a police report.Jones was being treated for a puncture wound and swelling on the left side of his face at the time he made the report, but hospital staff told police that Jones may have suffered a broken jaw. Jones reported that $50 had be...

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Autopsy to determine 22-year-old’s cause of death

LAURINBURG — Authorities are waiting for the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of the Thursday night death of a 22-year-old Laurinburg man.The body of Eric Watts has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Charlotte, Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones said Monday. Jones said until those results come in, no cause of death — including murder — is being ruled out.“Anytime a young person is deceased we always want to make ...

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Laurinburg man charged with killing his girlfriend

LAURINBURG — A 25-year-old Laurinburg man has been charged with beating his girlfriend to death with his bare hands following a Sunday night argument, according to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office.Brian Lynn Mishue, of 11700 Quail Ridge Road, is being held without bond in the Scotland County jail for the death of Geneva Smith, also 25 and of the same address, according to sheriff’s Capt. Jon Edwards. Mishue has been charged with murder. The degree of the charg...

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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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