Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:03:28 EST 1800 Faith calendar for Aug. 29 Submission guidelines: Submissions must be delivered to the Laurinburg Exchange office or emailed to Abbi Overfelt, at, by Wednesday at noon for inclusion in Friday's edition. Events occurring outside... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:02:11 EST Singles learn ‘cooking for one’ LAURINBURG — A group of single adults spiced up their kitchen repertoire in a “Cooking for One” seminar on Thursday offered by Hospice of Scotland County and Scotland County Cooperative Extension. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:20 EST ‘I call her my fairy godmother’ LAURINBURG – Drawn by what she calls “a divine connection'' that began as a poor child's quest for a winter coat, a U.S. State Department officer is returning to her hometown this weekend to celebrate the life of a small,... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:18 EST Relay campaign begins Thursday with banquet LAURINBURG – Scotland County's heralded Relay for Life campaign kicks off next Thursday with a 6 p.m. banquet at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church to celebrate those who have beaten the dreaded disease, remember loved ones who have died... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:17 EST Southeastern 4A Power Rankings With the opening week of the high school football season in the books, it's time to unveil the Southeastern Conference Power Rankings. Luckily, this isn't college football where rankings determine if you make the playoffs, and you... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:16 EST Bailey returns to the Boneyard LAURINBURG — They say the third time's a charm, but Scotland coach Richard Bailey would beg to differ with that statement when it comes to playing against his former school. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:15 EST Rigging NC’s judicial laws The N.C. General Assembly during its 2014 session – a session so rife with disputes among the majority Republicans that it smoldered on and on – has left many sour tastes in many mouths. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:14 EST N.C. candidates at starting line Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has been running hard for reelection for more than a year. Republican nominee Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House, has been campaigning against Hagan for nearly as long. Republicans, Democrats,... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:13 EST God sees the best in you where others see worst Let's take a trip down memory lane, and in looking we have to be honest; honest enough to admit that a lot of us at some point were headed down a dead end road, a one-way street. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:11 EST Maxton church the twin of Old Laurel Hill Venturing a bit farther from home last week than I usually do when going on what I call “a fact-finding mission,” I discovered a church in Robeson County that has a twin sister right here in Scotland County. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:09 EST Christianity about belief, not belligerency “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” These are the words of Simon Peter, one of Jesus' first disciples, written to some of the first and earliest Christians. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:08 EST Southeastern loses weatherization bid LUMBERTON — A $1.7-million contract for federal weatherization assistance funds has been awarded to Cumberland Community Action Program following a bidding process initiated after the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources chose... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:54:14 EST McLaurin and McInnis rack up endorsements ROCKINGHAM — Candidates for Richmond County's state Senate seat are lining up endorsements from policy powerhouses and political heavyweights ahead of the Nov. 4 general election. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:54:13 EST Program serves up warm fellowship LAURINBURG – Tuesday was a pearl of a late-summer's day, clear but not too hot, a pleasant northeast breeze blowing gently as Bill Campbell steered his motorized wheelchair the one mile from his home to the city's Senior Nutrition... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:54:11 EST SBI report goes to Attorney General RALEIGH — The State Bureau of Investigation has completed its inquiry into the Scotland County Sheriff's Office and turned its findings over to the North Carolina Attorney General, a spokesperson for that office has... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:54:09 EST Motion says Roscoe Artis killed Buie LUMBERTON — A motion to dismiss convictions against two men imprisoned for the 1983 rape and murder of a Red Springs girl points the finger at another man who is also incarcerated for a rape and murder in the same town. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:54:07 EST Vouchers not about helping poor kids After Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood understandably ruled last week that the sketchy, unaccountable private school voucher scheme created by the 2013 General Assembly was unconstitutional, voucher supporters responded almost in unison with a... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:54:06 EST County sees success on jobs front A little over a week ago, Scotland County was able to announce another new industry which will bring new jobs and investment. Cascades announced a new investment of $62 million with over 67 new jobs and the transfer of another 60 jobs from its... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:54:03 EST Jaylend Ratliffe ‘sky high’ about being off feeding tube LAURINBURG — Scotland star Jaylend Ratliffe continues to make good progress as he heals from an ATV accident that left him with a fractured skull last month. He passed a swallow test last Friday and is no longer on a... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:43:17 EST Projects abound for United Way’s Day of Caring LAURINBURG — From walking dogs to sprucing up flora in the city's business district, the United Way of Scotland County will offer an array of volunteer opportunities during its annual Day of Caring event next week. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:43:16 EST