Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:49:08 EST 1800 Scotia director Clarell Litchford to retire http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151471875/Scotia-director-Clarell-Litchford-to-retire LAURINBURG — The first time Clarell Litchford walked the Scotia Village property 30 years ago, “it was all briars and pine thickets,'' she said Friday, marveling at the memory and the decades elapsed since she started working... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:23 EST Downtown ‘Tinker Shoppe’ closing next month http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151469473/Downtown-Tinker-Shoppe-closing-next-month LAURINBURG – Nancy Winburn stared across the counter of her Cronly Street business Friday, toward the pile of twisted steel girders and brick rubble left where the Super Dollar Store burned late last year, and listed it as just one of the... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:21 EST Highway Patrol names new 1st Sgt. http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151474159/Highway-Patrol-names-new-1st-Sgt. HAMLET — When 1st Sgt. Joheliah Wilson reported for duty Dec. 8, she already knew the lay of the land. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:19 EST Three charged in fatal South Carolina gunfight http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151474430/Three-charged-in-fatal-South-Carolina-gunfight WALLACE, S.C. — Sheriff's deputies have charged three people in connection with the Wednesday killing of Daniel Quantin Grooms in a gunfight at a woman's home near the state line. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:17 EST Obama out of touch with America http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151465935/Obama-out-of-touch-with-America As you know, last week President Obama addressed the nation in his annual State of the Union speech to lay out his agenda for the year ahead. I was honored to have Cabarrus County Sherriff Brad Riley as my guest to represent all of North... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:16 EST Mercers plan Ritzy routine for DWTSS http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/151475079/Mercers-plan-Ritzy-routine-for-DWTSS LAURINBURG — A husband-and-wife duo, one a pastor and one a retired minister, will take the stage along with nine other pairs on stage during the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast's third annual Dancing With the Scotland Stars... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:14 EST Love for reading enriches life http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151464348/Love-for-reading-enriches-life Over the past few weeks, I have curled up with several good books — and I do mean books, not electronic versions read from screens, but actual, printed volumes with covers and pages filled with interesting narratives. I relish this time, and I... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:12 EST Housing workshop to be held Thursday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151467691/Housing-workshop-to-be-held-Thursday RAEFORD — Blue Springs-Hoke County Community Development Corporation Inc. is presenting a free workshop on home equity, home improvement and homeowner responsibility from 3-5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hoke County Public Library. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:11:12 EST Healthy living workshop begins Jan. 29 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health/151468608/Healthy-living-workshop-begins-Jan.-29 LAURINBURG — Scotland Community Health Clinic is again offering the ”Living Healthy, Feel Better, Take Charge” Workshop, a six-week Chronic Disease Self-Management Course designed by Stanford University. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:11:11 EST Dr. Hargrave joins state superintendents to present strategic plan http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/151468944/Dr.-Hargrave-joins-state-superintendents-to-present-strategic-plan RALEIGH — More than 90 of the state's 115 local superintendents, including Scotland County Schools Superintendent Ron Hargrave, unveiled the “North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools” last week during a press... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:11:11 EST Scots get revenge, level Pirates http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/151477632/Scots-get-revenge-level-Pirates LAURINBURG — Scotland boy's basketball coach Michael Malpass didn't like the way his team attacked the Lumberton Pirates' defense in late December. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:46:14 EST Alone at the top http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/151477022/Alone-at-the-top LAURINBURG — Scotland senior forward Destiny Campbell was frustrated. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:31:11 EST Gore graduates with honors http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/151467558/Gore-graduates-with-honors LAURINBURG — Anthony J. Gore Jr. graduated with honors during the 2014 Winter Commencement Ceremony last month at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Dean Center. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:41:11 EST Scotland High grad completes Air Force basic training http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/151467331/Scotland-High-grad-completes-Air-Force-basic-training SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — Air Force Airman 1st Class Dashawn Smith has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:31:11 EST McCrory is still not in charge http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151448970/McCrory-is-still-not-in-charge Last Friday was supposed to be a moment for Governor Pat McCrory to shine, to stand in front of the UNC Board of Governors and unveil another part of his strategy to create jobs, to keep what he calls the Carolina Comeback in the... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:01:15 EST Duke backtracks on a bad decision http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151440500/Duke-backtracks-on-a-bad-decision In an exchange of emails, a retired Duke professor asked me, “What were they thinking?”He was referring to the Brodhead administration's decision to allow the Muslim call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:01:15 EST In Christ, we never stand still http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151440595/In-Christ-we-never-stand-still We are living in the age of “upgrades.” Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:01:12 EST Program offers energy-efficient home upgrades http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151440686/Program-offers-energy-efficient-home-upgrades RALEIGH — As many as 4,000 households may be eligible for an energy makeover, courtesy of a new Duke Energy program now available across the state. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:01:11 EST Author to present history of Camp Mackall http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/151439915/Author-to-present-history-of-Camp-Mackall LAURINBURG — Today the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, working out of the Colonel James “Nick” Rowe Training Compound at Camp Mackall, launches the 41st Robin Sage graduation exercise for ambitious and highly motivated... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:56:14 EST Event to highlight local food production today http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151451142/Event-to-highlight-local-food-production-today LUMBERTON — The growth of the local food industry and how to make it work to benefit the region's economy will be the focus of the “Come to the Table” conference today at the Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:56:14 EST