Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:11:36 EST 1800 Gigging for the elusive blue-fin sucker Now to set ya'll straight this here story is not about certain people who seem to fall for anything, no-sir-re. This story is my recollection of one of my experiences while gigging blue-fin suckers in local creeks. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:18 EST Nov. 8 a night for oyster lovers Oysters, oysters, oysters: Calling all oyster lovers, and shrimp and chicken wing lovers too! It is time for our annual Chamber on the Half Shell Oyster Roast. This is a fun event for spending time with the great folks of Scotland County, playing some... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:16 EST ‘I’ve made some friends for life’ LAURINBURG — The best and the brightest high school students of Oban, Scotland, shared lunch Tuesday with most of their 12 counterparts from Scotland High School as the Laurinburg Rotary Club hosted the Highlanders to celebrate the... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:14 EST Fund increase proposed LAURINBURG — In a meeting centered around the school system's future capital needs, on Tuesday the school board and county commissioners' school funding liaison committee discussed a funding proposal from its school board... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:12 EST Council to hear public input on solar ordinance LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council on Tuesday night set public hearings on proposed changes to the city's ordinance in relation to solar farms, while authorizing amendments to a long-term lease of city property by a solar farm... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:10 EST McNeill thriving at East Carolina GREENVILLE — Three days before East Carolina University's football team would defeat Southern Methodist University, head coach Ruffin McNeill sat in the team's meeting room adjacent to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, speaking to a... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:08 EST Wingate swim team sinks St. Andrews LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University swim team was defeated by Wingate University on Saturday in the Knights' first home meet of the season. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:04 EST Crime report for Oct. 22 Arrests Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:24:03 EST Boards hear from expert LAURINBURG — Regardless of the outcome of the Board of Education and Board of Commissioners' joint committee convened to explore options for future school funding in Scotland County, that issue is not likely to become a simple... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:21 EST ‘He should have never had to deal with anything like this’ LAURINBURG — Still searching for answers in the August death of her 17-year-old son, Claudia Lacy of Bladenboro told members of the Scotland County NAACP on Saturday to consider his case not as an isolated incident but a... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:17 EST Missionary weighs trip to republic ravaged by Ebola LAURINBURG — The Rev. Roy McCook has a lot to pray about as he plans his 15th journey to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in November. Concerns about visas, bug spray, anti-malarial drugs and otherwise vital vaccinations seem... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:11 EST CDC drops the ball on Ebola In the last few weeks, the tragic Ebola epidemic in West Africa has hit home as we've witnessed the first death and transmissions in America. Additionally, news that the second health care worker to contract the disease was able to board a... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:09 EST 60s radical returns to NC Howard Fuller was back in North Carolina last week promoting his new book, “No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform.” Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:04 EST Rockingham Speedway foreclosure averted ROCKINGHAM — In five months, the Rockingham Speedway will be under new ownership. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:42:11 EST Scots best Bucks in defensive battle LAURINBURG — One and done. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:42:06 EST Tigers take down Scots in first round LAURINBURG — Scotland volleyball coach Molly Hayes said before the season, if her girls play hard and compete the right way, they would rack up a lot of points. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:27:07 EST Tellers hold audience transfixed LAURINBURG — Leaning lovingly against each other on a bench beneath the shade of an old hardwood, listening with eyes closed to the loquacious levity spilling from a nearby packed party tent, the retired Chapel Hill couple typified the autumn... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:43:09 EST Vigil sheds light on the lost LAURINBURG — They came from Scotland, Hoke, Robeson and Cumberland counties — some in jeans, some in heels and others in uniform. In wheelchairs and strollers, some old and some young, the strangers who came together Friday night at the... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:55:18 EST Life’s rewards well worth the hike A number of years ago, I attended a retreat in the mountains of North Carolina. Autumn had arrived, and I looked forward to a change of scenery. I don't remember much about the speeches or sessions, but the highlight of the trip was a hike up a... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:55:16 EST Autumn a great time to be in Scotland County We've now just past the halfway point in October. So far we have played host to the Kuumba Festival, the Scotland County Highland Games, and the John Blue Cotton Festival. Additionally, the exchange group students and teachers from our Sister... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:55:12 EST