Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:19:36 EST 1800 We asked: What are you thankful for? http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150688071/We-asked:-What-are-you-thankful-for GIBSON — Ask any spiritual adviser, member of the clergy, psychologist or life coach — the one thing that helps people succeed is to be thankful every single day. An attitude of gratitude helps the individual keep in proper perspective not... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:10 EST SAU Dressage team places at weekend show http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150685219/SAU-Dressage-team-places-at-weekend-show LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University Dressage team competed this past weekend at the IDA Dressage Show.The show was hosted by St. Andrews last Saturday and held at the Equestrian Center. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:09 EST Jones fires 7 employees http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150685557/Jones-fires-7-employees LAURINBURG — Six county jailers, including a sheriff's captain who has been employed for more than 16 years, were terminated by Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones on Tuesday, according to county personnel records. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:07 EST Farmer charged in Wagram wreck that killed one http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150688387/Farmer-charged-in-Wagram-wreck-that-killed-one WAGRAM — A Wagram farmer has been charged with driving while intoxicated after involvement last week in a collision that killed another driver. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:06 EST Pate-Gardner gives back http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150691008/Pate-Gardner-gives-back GIBSON — Charles Dulin saw two things when he became principal of the Pate-Gardner Elementary School here three years ago: need and potential. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:06 EST A thank-you to local leaders http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150688688/A-thank-you-to-local-leaders As many of you know, “Target Laurinburg” is a community-based program organized to bring together various public and private entities and individuals in an effort to most effectively and efficiently target and recruit companies to move to... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:04 EST A thank-you to our readers http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/editorial-opinion/150689429/A-thank-you-to-our-readers What tops our gratitude list? Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:03 EST Cold enough for a hog killing http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150652343/Cold-enough-for-a-hog-killing When I was growing up on the farm there was a season for everything. Some examples would be garden planting time, corn and tobacco planting time, blackberry picking time, time to cut firewood for next year and, of course, hog-killing... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:26:06 EST Now is time for Medicaid expansion http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150669380/Now-is-time-for-Medicaid-expansion The decision last year by the conservatives who control North Carolina's state government not to expand the state's Medicaid program has left an estimated half-million residents out in the cold when it comes to health insurance —... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:37:09 EST Fundraiser brings United Way total to $45K http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/150676858/Fundraiser-brings-United-Way-total-to-$45K LAURINBURG — With a recent fundraiser that netted $480, Scotland Health Care's contributions to the United Way of Scotland County reached more than $45,000. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:37:08 EST Thanks due to local employers http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150668544/Thanks-due-to-local-employers What comes to mind when you think of Campbell Soup, Service Thread, FCC North Carolina, Hanesbrand, Butler, Carolina Container, Carolina Crating, Charles Craft, Kordsa, Murphy Brown, Pilkington, Pioneer, Zoetis, WePack Logistics, Scotland... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:37:07 EST Gilbert named state extension chair http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150673750/Gilbert-named-state-extension-chair RALEIGH — Brenda Gilbert of Laurinburg has been named 2014-15 chair of the N.C. Cooperative Extension State Advisory Council. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:37:06 EST Authorities urge safe travel http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150677681/Authorities-urge-safe-travel LAURINBURG — From the highway to the shopping mall, authorities advise heightened caution during the upcoming Thanksgiving season. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:37:04 EST Planning director acquires hands-on training with city http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150676452/Planning-director-acquires-hands-on-training-with-city LAURINBURG — For outgoing planning director Brandi Deese, her nearly 10 years of employment with the city of Laurinburg have provided both a vocation and a hands-on education. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:37:03 EST ‘To give and not receive’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150676423/To-give-and-not-receive EAST LAURINBURG — Volunteers and staff of Partners in Ministry reflected upon a year of service on Tuesday having fulfilled many goals as part of the organization's holistic approach to combating poverty. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:37:07 EST University tree lab finds home in Gibson http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150624963/University-tree-lab-finds-home-in-Gibson GIBSON — Like many small towns struggling in tough economic times, routine infrastructure problems can become expensive budget-breakers that often require innovation and imagination to solve in an affordable way. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:00:06 EST Man charged with attempted murder http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150655869/Man-charged-with-attempted-murder LAURINBURG — A Bennettsville man has been charged with attempting to murder his Laurinburg girlfriend, according to Laurinburg police. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:09:04 EST SAU advances to 2nd round http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150657136/SAU-advances-to-2nd-round THOMASVILLE, Ga. — In just their second ever appearance in the NAIA Nationals, the St. Andrews men's soccer team emerged victorious on Saturday after defeating Thomas University, 2-1. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:06:03 EST Kersey, McInnis decry allegations, celebrate GOP wins http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150659921/Kersey-McInnis-decry-allegations-celebrate-GOP-wins LAURINBURG — Hours after incumbent Sheriff Shep Jones submitted to the North Carolina Board of Elections allegations that successful challenger Ralph Kersey and his supporters paid black residents in exchange for votes, Kersey was introduced at... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:05:03 EST Scots beat down Bucs http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150660458/Scots-beat-down-Bucs LAURINBURG — The Fighting Scots extended their winning streak to two games Monday night, defeating Jack Britt 60-37 at home. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:03:05 EST