Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:00:43 EST 1800 Heat looking to improve in Game 2 vs. Bobcats http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/4550890/Heat-looking-to-improve-in-Game-2-vs.-Bobcats MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James grabbed a basketball off a rack as he left the practice court Tuesday, then turned and took a 40-footer without so much as jumping.Swish. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Newton wants to take more ownership of offense http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/4550481/Newton-wants-to-take-more-ownership-of-offense CHARLOTTE (AP) — Quarterback Cam Newton plans to take more ownership of the Carolina Panthers' offense without his top four receivers from last season. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A whopper of a fishing tale http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4543934/A-whopper-of-a-fishing-tale Ya'll know I like to fish, so several years ago a good friend and I took my 12-foot boat over to Pee Dee River to go fishing. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A teaching moment not to be missed http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4553749/A-teaching-moment-not-to-be-missed In case you missed it, there's a rather important public policy battle taking place right now in North Carolina and around the country. It involves a little item commonly referred to as “the future of public... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Candidates should not seek donations from the wealthy http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/letters-opinion/4543792/Candidates-should-not-seek-donations-from-the-wealthy To the editor: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Former SHS band director will be remembered fondly http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion/4543727/Former-SHS-band-director-will-be-remembered-fondly To the editor: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for April 23 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter/4542760/Crime-report-for-April-23 Arrests Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Musicians, artists to pack downtown Friday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/4545352/Musicians-artists-to-pack-downtown-Friday LAURINBURG — In her time working with the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast, and even before, local artist Deb Guess has heard countless people say they can't remember the last time they visited Laurinburg's... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Laurel Hill man leads police on 4-county chase http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/4542952/Laurel-Hill-man-leads-police-on-4-county-chase LAURINBURG — A 21-year-old Laurel Hill man led authorities on a 80-to-95-mph car chase through Richmond, Scotland, Robeson and Columbus counties late Monday night before being caught and placed in the Columbus County jail, according to the... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST City puts hold on military option http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/4552825/City-puts-hold-on-military-option LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council passed on Tuesday the first of two votes required to rescind an ordinance passed last year allowing military training facilities by conditional use permit on property zoned industrial. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST USGA official talks about Open prep http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/4552794/USGA-official-talks-about-Open-prep LAURINBURG — The Scotch Meadows Country Club hosted a special speaker during Tuesday night's sponsor dinner. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bobcats’ Jefferson says he’ll play in Game 2 vs. Heat http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/4539233/Bobcats-Jefferson-says-hell-play-in-Game-2-vs.-Heat CHARLOTTE (AP) — Bobcats center Al Jefferson said that while his left foot remains extremely sore, he plans to play in Game 2 of the best-of-seven playoff series Wednesday night against Miami Heat. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Life with three cats named Streak http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4533658/Life-with-three-cats-named-Streak The childhood pet that I remember most was a black and gray tabby cat named Streaks. We had other family pets of course, but Streaks was all mine. I had been promised the pick of the litter by our neighbors. I selected the most energetic of the crew... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Constant changes undermine health law’s efficacy http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4533540/Constant-changes-undermine-health-laws-efficacy By the looks of it, the individual mandate is almost devoid of life. This tax once was viewed as the centerpiece of the federal health law. Without this critical element of government coercion — imposing a tax on people who refused to purchase... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST North Carolina a place filled with literature http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4531567/North-Carolina-a-place-filled-with-literature “Variety Vacationland” — Do you remember that slogan from our state's past?I suggest a new one: “Variety Literatureland.” Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for April 22 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter/4532105/Crime-report-for-April-22 Arrests Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST School board names superintendent http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/4538609/School-board-names-superintendent LAURINBURG — In a specially-called meeting on Monday, the Scotland County Board of Education named the man who will take the reins of the county schools beginning June 1. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Applicants for vacant seat field questions http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/4540527/Applicants-for-vacant-seat-field-questions LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Education interviewed three candidates for appointment to Darwin Williams' vacant board seat during its regular meeting on Monday. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/4539371/American-Meb-Keflezighi-wins-Boston-Marathon BOSTON (AP) — “The Star-Spangled Banner” played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST NC adds 19K jobs in March http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/4524511/NC-adds-19K-jobs-in-March RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina showed the country's second-largest increase in employment in March, when 19,400 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. 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