Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:38:30 EST 1800 Sony’s decision sets dangerous precedent for US No matter your opinion on Sony's decision to pull its Christmas Day release of The Interview, we all should be able to agree that it sets a dangerous precedent for others who would explore destructive ways of voicing their... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:12:14 EST Working through grief on the holidays This Christmas — like Christmases of the past — thousands of people in our area will celebrate their first Christmas or Christmas dinner without a special loved one. They will stare blankly at an empty seat and feel the loss. Death will... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:12:12 EST Virtual schools get state’s approval North Carolina schoolchildren may be attending classes on their home computers next year, after a state education committee moved the applications of two proposed virtual charter schools forward Wednesday. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:12:09 EST St Andrews hoops split weekday non- conference games DETROIT, Mich. — The St. Andrews University men's basketball team made the long trip to Detroit Thursday to take on Marygrove College and came away with their fifth win of the season. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:11:07 EST NORAD gears up for Santa Claus’ Christmas trip LAURINBURG — If you are too little to read, take this story to your parents and ask that they read it out loud. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:11:07 EST Holiday mail rush in full swing LAURINBURG — So many Christmas cards are clogging the outside collection box at the U.S. Post Office here that postal employees must empty it twice each morning instead of one time, officials said Friday at closing time. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:11:06 EST Newest arrivals at Scotland Memorial Hicks Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:11:05 EST Morgan Center to move patients, prepare for closure LAURINBURG — Established in 1973, the Edwin Morgan Center's final year as a skilled nursing facility is coming to a close as its staff prepares to move the center's residents to Scottish Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Center next... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:11:04 EST (No heading) The Parks & Rec little league holiday tournament concluded on Thursday with the Suns defeating the Raptors 31-10 in the championship game. The league featured kids between 9-10 years old. The Suns are coached by Stan Smith and Contonio... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:05:05 EST Retired teacher pens trilogy of sci-fi novels LAURINBURG – Gail Morgan McRae grew up in a house with no plumbing on her grandmother's Robeson County tobacco farm — light years and then some from Creedor, a bucolic planet inhabited by an agrarian society in another star... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:13:12 EST County’s judicial district to add Richmond and Anson LAURINBURG — With the appointment of Scotland County's new chief district court judge also comes a change in the composition of its judicial district, but the full effect of those changes remain undetermined. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:09:05 EST Local bridge players win big LAURINBURG — County residents Betty Hasty, Lil Owens, Joanne Martin and Jim Beales were big masterpoint winners Monday in the American Contract Bridge League-sponsored Sectional Tournament at Clubs, played in Districts 7 and 10, plus Unit 219,... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:17 EST Maxton on track to close crossing MAXTON — Maxton remains on track to close one of the CSX railroad crossings in town. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:16 EST UNCP graduate, grandmother publishes two children’s books PEMBROKE — Linda Locklear Jacobs, a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, recently published two children's books: “Life on the Farm with Marcus and Mia” and “Summer on the Farm with Marcus and... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:15 EST Community Music School holds Christmas recital LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University Community Music School held “A Christmas Recital” on Sunday afternoon in Hagan Choral Room of Vardell Hall. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:14 EST Vinson named chair of Scotland Health’s Board of Trustees LAURINBURG — Mike Vinson was elected as chairman of Scotland Health Care System's Board of Trustees during its meeting this week at the WR Dulin Conference Center. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:11 EST Commissioners’ fiscal restraint a good sign Better keep a close eye on our Scotland County Commissioners, recently they actually have been acting much like conservative Republicans. The Scotland County Board of Education recently requested access to a $2 million loan for expanding Washington... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:10 EST Holiday music recalls cherished memories The sounds of the season are everywhere. Traditional carols, contemporary pieces, religious cantatas, popular tunes, childhood favorites — I love them all! At this time of year, Christmas music fills the house as I wrap packages and do chores. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:09 EST Purnell Swett’s Heil resigns PEMBROKE — After eight seasons under Mark Heil, the Purnell Swett football team will be looking for a new coach. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:08 EST Mercy a gift of life to the world Some years ago I read about Charles Brown, a World War 2 pilot on his first mission, just before Christmas, 1943. His B-17 had been shot to pieces by German fighters and anti-aircraft guns. Half his crew was wounded, his tail gunner was dead, and he... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:07 EST