Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:21:30 EST 1800 NC adds 19K jobs in March RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina showed the country's second-largest increase in employment in March, when 19,400 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Family of abused infant urges others to speak up LAURINBURG — In his first days of life, Charlie Oetzel was like any other normal, healthy baby. He ate, slept and cried. He needed constant care and attention. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Cross carried through town to commemorate Good Friday LAURINBURG — Drivers waved, honked their horns and shouted words of encouragement to a crowd of about 36 who, on Good Friday, were being led by a man dragging a cross through Laurinburg. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Tourism season approaching for 8th district This week and next, the House is in recess so it is great to be back home in North Carolina. This past weekend I was incredibly lucky and honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Grand Marshall and Honorary Starter for the NHRA Four-Wide... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Who opposes school choice — and why? Liberal activists may fume, and left-wing editorialists may grind their teeth, but legislative leaders are going to defend their 2013 opportunity scholarship bill against lawsuits by the teacher union and other special interests. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST UNCP’s annual Ladies Garden Party is April 25 PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke's First Lady Sarah Carter will host the annual Ladies Garden Party at the Chancellor's Residence on April 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event, which includes a luncheon, will be staged in the backyard of the... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Scotland High inducts first members of technical honor society LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Schools Career and Technical Education Department held its first National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony on April 3 in the auditorium at Scotland High School. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Young entrepreneurs awarded funding to launch startups LAURINBURG — On March 25 at 6 p.m. student entrepreneurs took to the stage to present their business plans before a panel of local leaders of industry and a public audience. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST New SAT: What will those questions look like? WASHINGTON (AP) — Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT,... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Gore named to honors list CHAPEL HILL — Anthony J. Gore, Jr. has been named to the Hayden B. Renwick Super Seniors Honors list at the University of North Carolina, an accomplishment which requires maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Dr. Santisteban elected president-elect of Academy of Sciences PEMBROKE – Biology professor Maria Santisteban has been named president-elect of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences. In its 112th year, the premier professional organization for scientists in North Carolina promotespublic understanding of... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SAU Pipe Band wins at Loch Norman Games LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University Pipe Band recently won the Grade III Pipe Band contest at the Loch Norman Scottish Games. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Scotia resident aims to increase Parkinson’s awareness LAURINBURG — When Doris Milligan's husband began showing signs of depression, she thought it was due to a recent lifestyle change — the couple, very active throughout their lives in Laurinburg, had just moved to... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST FirstHealth’s Cancer Survivors Day set for May 29 PINEHURST – FirstHealth's 27th annual National Cancer Survivors Day will be held on May 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the FirstHealth Conference Center at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Cancer survivors, their relatives and friends and... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Class of 1999 reunites in Wilmington WILMINGTON — The class of 1999 recently held its 15-year class reunion in Wilmington. Following the 10 year reunion, held in Laurinburg, the class voted for a destination reunion in Wilmington for its 15th year. It was headquartered at the... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST First young leader’s meeting a success A few weeks ago I decided to contact young leaders from my five-county senate district and invite them to come together. Many of them are taking on leadership roles within their communities in business, in government, in education, within the legal... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) LAURINBURG — Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Polston are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Dawn Polston to Andrew Garrett Davis Jr., son of Andy and Phyllis Davis. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Scottish Pilot Club holds annual fundraiser LAURINBURG — The Scottish Pilot Club of Laurinburg held its annual Bridge Fashion Show Luncheon on April 10 at Scotia Village. One hundred women enjoyed lunch, cards and fashions from Hi-Lites in downtown Laurinburg. Cash prizes were given to... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Museum to recall town’s agricultural, military history GIBSON — With many of Gibson's businesses long gone and its heyday a distant memory for the older among its 400 residents, some of them to keep those glory days alive through a museum in the town's depot. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bobcats need to solve LeBron for first playoff win CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Charlotte Bobcats will have to find a way to stop LeBron James if they hope to win their first playoff game in franchise history.That's something they've yet to figure out. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST