Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Wed, 6 May 2015 19:44:35 EST 1800 Scots begin tourney play http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/153322983/Scots-begin-tourney-play LAURINBURG — The wait is over for the Scotland softball team.The Scots will return to the diamond tonight to play in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals after enjoying a bye from first-round action. Wed, 6 May 2015 17:36:12 EST RCC explores new student life center, engineering degree http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/153338294/RCC-explores-new-student-life-center-engineering-degree HAMLET — Richmond Community College explored the idea of adding a new engineering degree to its curriculum as well as providing better food service on campus at its Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night. Wed, 6 May 2015 12:31:11 EST WRAL cameraman assaulted in Bladen http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153318011/WRAL-cameraman-assaulted-in-Bladen ELIZABETHTOWN — A crew from WRAL News out of Raleigh was filming a documentary on Joseph Sledge Tuesday afternoon in Bladen County when the cameraman was assaulted and suffered a head injury. Wed, 6 May 2015 08:51:16 EST Scotland advances to SEC semifinals http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/153323253/Scotland-advances-to-SEC-semifinals LAURINBURG — The third meeting between Scotland and Hoke unfolded much the same way the previous two contests did. Tue, 5 May 2015 22:31:11 EST Commissioners postpone vote on waste fees http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153301713/Commissioners-postpone-vote-on-waste-fees LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Commissioners on Monday postponed a decision on an annual waste disposal fee that would eventually cover the costs of closing the county landfill, with some members of the board saying the pay schedule... Tue, 5 May 2015 07:06:19 EST Extension celebrates achievements http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153301104/Extension-celebrates-achievements LAURINBURG — From its involvement in youth and nutrition to family counseling and farming, the Scotland County Cooperative Extension's influence was extolled Monday evening at the agency's annual “Report to the... Tue, 5 May 2015 07:06:17 EST Elections board hires new assistant director http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153295540/Elections-board-hires-new-assistant-director LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Elections brought on a new assistant director on Monday who already has a lengthy track record behind her. Tue, 5 May 2015 07:06:17 EST Bike to Build sees sunny turnout http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153287558/Bike-to-Build-sees-sunny-turnout LAURINBURG — The sunshine that quickly warmed Saturday's chilly spring morning glimmered off a rainbow of Lycra jerseys as nearly a hundred cyclists lined up outside the Community Health and Rehabilitation Center to start the 12th annual... Tue, 5 May 2015 07:06:15 EST Obama puts up road blocks to prosperity http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153250011/Obama-puts-up-road-blocks-to-prosperity I have good news and I have bad news. Personally, I like to hear the good news first because it gives me something to hold onto as I brace for the bad, so let's start there. The good news is every week I've spent in Washington, I've... Tue, 5 May 2015 07:06:14 EST Board tables vote on Pate-Gardner http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153299769/Board-tables-vote-on-Pate-Gardner LAURINBURG — After a brief public hearing on Monday, during which three members of the school's staff supported keeping the school open, the Scotland County Board of Education tabled voting on the closure of Pate-Gardner Elementary School... Tue, 5 May 2015 07:06:13 EST Bad news for politicians – and the rest of us http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153291245/Bad-news-for-politicians--and-the-rest-of-us I have some bad news for North Carolina politicians.Some of your best friends are dying.It is not people that I am thinking about.It is restaurants. Tue, 5 May 2015 07:06:11 EST Rams end Scots’ season http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/153301353/Rams-end-Scots-season LAURINBURG — Home-field advantage hasn't seemed to help the Scotland girls soccer team in their two meetings with Purnell Swett this season. Mon, 4 May 2015 22:46:12 EST Scotch Meadows hosts Tommy Britt tourney http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/153298275/Scotch-Meadows-hosts-Tommy-Britt-tourney Chris Turner, left, Brian Baucom and Ryan Baucom, all originally from Richmond County, were the winners of the first Tommy Britt Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday at Scotch Meadows Country Club in Laurinburg. Mon, 4 May 2015 22:46:11 EST St. Andrews holds 118th commencement http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/153275165/St.-Andrews-holds-118th-commencement LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University graduated 144 students Sunday morning under a radiant sky of Scottish blue. Commencement speaker Dr. Heath K. Rada, moderator of the 221st General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA), cautioned the... Mon, 4 May 2015 02:16:12 EST SEC tourney pairings set for next week http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/153264236/SEC-tourney-pairings-set-for-next-week ROCKINGHAM — Everything came down to the final pitches and outs to determine the final Southeastern Conference regular-season standings and seedings for next week's conference tournaments. Sat, 2 May 2015 14:41:11 EST County’s oldest house up for auction http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153231927/Countys-oldest-house-up-for-auction LAURINBURG — For Sale: The Stewart-Hawley-Malloy House, the oldest in Scotland County, a rural 18th century two-story home listed on the National Register of Historic Places and, as of last week, the Iron Horse Auction Company... Sat, 2 May 2015 07:01:33 EST A thank-you to Scotland County http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153257232/A-thank-you-to-Scotland-County To honor the tremendous sacrifice, commitment, and service of our men and women in law enforcement who have devoted their lives to protecting our communities, I encourage everyone to take time to thank law enforcement officials and recognize the... Sat, 2 May 2015 07:01:32 EST Gyles completes Eagle Scout project http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news-news_education/153253488/Gyles-completes-Eagle-Scout-project SOUTHERN PINES — Chase Gyles's fascination with and admiration for the Stars and Stripes began at least as far back as age 7, when he was a Tiger Cub Scout in Georgia. The U.S. flag was a prominent fixture in the home as he grew up, the... Sat, 2 May 2015 07:01:31 EST RCC to offer Friday courses in Industrial Maintenance http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/153251802/RCC-to-offer-Friday-courses-in-Industrial-Maintenance HAMLET — A series of Industrial Maintenance courses will be offered beginning Friday at Richmond Community College's state-of-the-art engineering facility, the newly expanded John E. Forte Building. Sat, 2 May 2015 07:01:30 EST O’Neal School hires directors of academics, athletics http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/153251876/ONeal-School-hires-directors-of-academics-athletics SOUTHERN PINES — The O'Neal School has filled open positions for upper school director and athletics director. Sat, 2 May 2015 07:01:29 EST