Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:03:41 EST 1800 SAU senior guard Smith wins AAC player of the week ASHEVILLE — After scoring 27 points in St. Andrews' 67-59 victory over Columbia International on Saturday, senior guard Aaron Smith was rewarded with his first-ever Appalachian Athletic Conference player of the week, the conference... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:45:08 EST Scots best Bulldogs in Bennettsville BENNETTSVILLE — Losers of three straight games, the Scotland girl's basketball team on Thursday sought to get back on track against an opponent they easily defeated early in the year. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:44:03 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. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:17:04 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... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:47:03 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. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:24:05 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. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:10:06 EST Bondsman says he was threatened by sheriff’s deputies LAURINBURG — A Lumberton bail bondsman and former member of the Robeson County Sheriff's Office says he was verbally harassed by two Scotland County sheriff's deputies while attempting to arrest someone who had missed... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:32:03 EST Crime report for Dec 18 Arrests Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:25:04 EST Christmas comes to the library LAURINBURG — Despite a hectic schedule and big demand, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus stopped and roosted for a while Wednesday at the Scotland County Library, presiding over several holiday events that kept the usually quiet library quite lively for... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:22:06 EST Authorities seek 2 county men; car found in Georgia;-car-found-in-Georgia LAURINBURG — Authorities are searching for clues in the disappearance of two Scotland County men whose blood-stained car was found last Wednesday on the side of a Georgia highway. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:22:04 EST LETTER: University of Phoenix fills void for non-traditional students This letter is in response to a column that appeared in the Dec. 16 edition of the Laurinburg Exchange - editor.To the editor: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:21:06 EST City’s heart remains its best asset As we conclude another year, I want to wish everyone a very joyful holiday season and Merry Christmas from the city of Laurinburg. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:21:05 EST Alltel stores to be re-branded as AT&T LAURINBURG – If you live in North Carolina and get your cell phone service through Alltel, the brand name is about to be changed to that of another cell phone service provider, AT&T, it was announced Wednesday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:21:03 EST Patriots pull away from Scots SOUTHERN PINES — After winning their Southeastern Conference opener against Purnell Swett last week, Scotland looked to continue that momentum Wednesday when they traveled to Pinecrest to take on the Patriots. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:16:06 EST Students battle it out at bee LAURINBURG — The frustration was evident in Carver Middle School seventh-grader Dylan McGirt's expression as he misspelled “rucksack” and a second opportunity to win Tuesday's Scotland County Schools district-wide... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:55:24 EST Headline for less Headline Conservancy buys county pine forest for bird habitat WAGRAM — The red-cockaded woodpecker, long on the federal list of endangered wildlife species, has more protected recovery area in Scotland County, thanks to a recent acquisition by the Nature Conservancy. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:55:23 EST City council sets public hearings LAURINBURG — In a Tuesday meeting notable primarily for its brevity, the Laurinburg City Council set two public hearings — one for an electric rate increase and one for a solar array permit — for its January agenda. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:55:22 EST Local urologist certified by national board LAURINBURG — Dr. Tony Karamalegos was recently re-certified by the American Board of Urology. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:55:20 EST UNCP offers plug-in for electric cars PEMBROKE — When UNC-Pembroke's solar car-charging station is not attached to electric and hybrid vehicles, it is helping to light up the campus. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:55:18 EST The time that Bubba went rabbit hunting I've seemed to own hunting dogs for most of my life. It all started on Christmas Day when I was only 5 years old. Wouldn't you know it, Santa left me two beagle pups all cuddled up in a cardboard box under the Christmas tree. From then on... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:55:15 EST