Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:12:47 EST 1800 Hoke biggest mover in latest edition of Power Rankings http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150279767/Hoke-biggest-mover-in-latest-edition-of-Power-Rankings Southeastern Conference football power rankings will continue every Friday until the end of season. As always, if you don't like where I ranked your team, we can have a fruitful discussion about it through a friendly phone call, email, or social... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:22 EST Ritz adds mystery with a themed masquerade ball http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150284566/Ritz-adds-mystery-with-a-themed-masquerade-ball LAURINBURG — While not an extension of Halloween, Scotland Memorial Foundation will add a level of mystique to its 21st annual Putting on the Ritz fundraiser on Nov. 1. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:21 EST Maxton briefed on options for rail crossings http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150278980/Maxton-briefed-on-options-for-rail-crossings MAXTON — A representative for the state Department of Transportation told Maxton officials on Tuesday night about options to improve the safety of three intersections where roadways cross CSX train tracks. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:20 EST Tribal officials: Certification to mean new jobs http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150279037/Tribal-officials:-Certification-to-mean-new-jobs PEMBROKE — A U.S. Small Business Administration certification granted last week to a company owned by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has the potential to lead to countless new jobs being injected into Robeson County's and nearby... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:19 EST Men face 40 felony charges http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150285475/Men-face-40-felony-charges SOUTHERN PINES — Two Laurel Hill men are each facing 40 felony charges in the thefts of utility trailers in Moore County following a multi-agency investigation, according to the Southern Pines Police Department. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:19 EST More than 1,000 cast ballot http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150284294/More-than-1000-cast-ballot LAURINBURG — More than 1,000 Scotland County voters turned out for the first day of early voting, with elections officials working until 9 p.m. to tally ballots.The official total was 1,154. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:17 EST Harvest Day a long-standing tradition http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150277772/Harvest-Day-a-long-standing-tradition An annual tradition since 1934, Harvest Day, or “in-gathering,” at St. John United Methodist Church is on tap Thursday. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:15 EST Faith wins acceptance from God http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150278035/Faith-wins-acceptance-from-God Now when we look in the 11th chapter of the book of Hebrews we are looking into what we call the “faith” chapter of The Bible; and as we read this chapter of The Bible it will increase our faith, as we will see many people who had to walk... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:13 EST Program to create online charter schools http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150279230/Program-to-create-online-charter-schools Thousands of North Carolina schoolchildren may be taking their classes through home computers next year, after state lawmakers created a pilot program that will add two online-based schools to the state's growing portfolio of charter... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:12 EST NC shows great progress over decades http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150278559/NC-shows-great-progress-over-decades In 1925, advertising executive and future Congressman Bruce Barton wrote the book that made his national reputation, The Man Nobody Knows. In it, he imagined what Jesus Christ would be like if he resided in the modern world. Barton drew lessons from... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:08 EST Early voting begins today; local officials say they are prepared http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150253565/Early-voting-begins-today;-local-officials-say-they-are-prepared LAURINBURG — Though North Carolina's election laws have this year been caught in a political tug-of-war this year, local officials don't foresee any issues arising as early voting gets underway. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:36:06 EST Pro player makes hometown visit http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150276455/Pro-player-makes-hometown-visit LAURINBURG — “Education was the most important thing. After school, my mom made sure I did my homework first before I did anything.” Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:42:07 EST Hudson, Blue to square off for eighth district http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150270114/Hudson-Blue-to-square-off-for-eighth-district LAURINBURG — After his first term representing North Carolina's eighth congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, Richard Hudson has made the transition from congressional staffer to legislator in his own... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:16 EST Ten candidates seeking office in local races http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150270530/Ten-candidates-seeking-office-in-local-races LAURINBURG — On the local ballot for the November general election, for which early voting begins today at the Scotland County Board of Elections, voters will have the most choice in candidates in the Scotland County Board of Education and... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:15 EST Scotland teachers recognized http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/150264682/Scotland-teachers-recognized ​LAURINBURG — Two Scotland County teachers have recently been recognized by regional associations. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:14 EST Is Scotland Health ready for future of healthcare? http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150265209/Is-Scotland-Health-ready-for-future-of-healthcare What will the hospital system of the future look like and is Scotland Health Care System ready for it? The health care reform that we constantly hear about is actually health care payment reform. So whether you are hearing about the federal... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:12 EST RCC awards Citizen of the Year http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/150264109/RCC-awards-Citizen-of-the-Year HAMLET — The annual update of Richmond Community College and the RCC Foundation were presented Monday during a banquet honoring the Foundation's Citizen of the Year, John Garner. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:11 EST Open Mic set for tonight http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/150260605/Open-Mic-set-for-tonight LAURINBURG — The Writers' Forum at St. Andrews University will hold an Open Mic tonight at 8 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers' Forum Lounge in Orange Residence Hall. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:09 EST Students take river excursion http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150269202/Students-take-river-excursion LAURINBURG — Hailing from the seaside town of Oban, the 12 Scottish participants in this year's sister cities exchange are no strangers to navigating icy waters. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:06 EST Wainstein report unveiled http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150270655/Wainstein-report-unveiled CHAPEL HILL (AP) — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a “shadow... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:52:11 EST