Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:40:41 EST 1800 Report a reminder of misplaced priorities http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50059847/Report-a-reminder-of-misplaced-priorities While folks inside the beltline in Raleigh were parsing every rumor about the budget dance between House and Senate leaders, a new national report provided a stark reminder of just how out of touch the negotiators in the corner rooms of the... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Welfare should not be hidden in tax code http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50059328/Welfare-should-not-be-hidden-in-tax-code When liberals debate tax policy, it can be hard to keep track of their current positions. They keep changing. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST God knows all your struggles http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50057486/God-knows-all-your-struggles It makes a difference when you are going through something, in any capacity, to know that somebody understands what you are going through, somebody that can feel what you feel. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Trinity plans anniversary party http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50057236/Trinity-plans-anniversary-party The 50th Anniversary Quilt is all finished and hanging in a prominent place in the vestibule at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST William Carter claims ninth win at Amateur http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/50062031/William-Carter-claims-ninth-win-at-Amateur LAURINBURG — Several tournaments took place over the last week at Scotch Meadows Country Club. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Agency ranked No. 8 in nation http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50062987/Agency-ranked-No.-8-in-nation LAURINBURG — Jerry and Allison Norton, owners of Associate Staffing L.L.C., started the business with the hope that if they could commit to meet each and every challenge, they'd reap what they'd sown — six years later, their... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Tax holiday repeal could have shoppers headed across SC line http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/50063533/Tax-holiday-repeal-could-have-shoppers-headed-across-SC-line LAURINBURG — In recent years, shoppers in Scotland County and throughout the state have looked to the first weekend in August as a chance to score school supplies, clothing, and other items while minimizing the blow to their bank... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bill forces counties into false choice http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50043612/Bill-forces-counties-into-false-choice Plans to finance both public education and transit at the local level would be stopped in their tracks under the version of legislation (House Bill 1224) that has emerged from the state Senate Finance Committee. The bill not only places a hard cap on... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Speech-stifling ordinance grants notable exemption http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50044275/Speech-stifling-ordinance-grants-notable-exemption On June 26, in McCullen v. Coakley, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law requiring pro-life activists to stay outside a 35-foot “buffer zone” around abortion clinics. Although the outcome of this landmark... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Good fire protection stems from great partnerships http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50043223/Good-fire-protection-stems-from-great-partnerships When government increases taxes there is a general push back from citizens. This year the Board of Commissioners voted to increase the fire tax from 2 cents to 5 cents, and the action was greeted with more support than outrage. Unlike most county... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Optimist 10U team continues regional tourney run http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/50050828/Optimist-10U-team-continues-regional-tourney-run MATTHEWS — Thanks to recent success and a bit of luck, the Optimist 10U baseball team was invited to participate in the Cal Ripken Southeast Regional this week. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local agencies join military training exercise http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/50044993/Local-agencies-join-military-training-exercise LAUREL HILL — Those gathered on a playground or front porch near the Laurel Hill Community Center on Wednesday morning were privy to an odd sight — the arrival of two unmarked vans carrying a mix of uniformed soldiers and a somewhat motley... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kids get birds-eye-view of feathered fowl http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50045824/Kids-get-birds-eye-view-of-feathered-fowl LAURINBURG — More than 700 children were blown away Wednesday at the Scotland Memorial Library after learning where their ears would be if they were owls — nearly directly behind their eyes. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Planning board further refines city ordinance http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50049065/Planning-board-further-refines-city-ordinance LAURINBURG — The city's planning board reviewed on Wednesday the first set of drafted articles designed to overhaul and modernize the city's unified development ordinance. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Committee to draft new school funding rule http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/50047991/Committee-to-draft-new-school-funding-rule LAURINBURG — Between August and March, a committee of county commissioners and school board members plans to redesign the county's method for determining school funding and thereby eliminate the contention engendered on a nearly annual... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Repeat offender breaks into home days after being released from jail http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50041039/Repeat-offender-breaks-into-home-days-after-being-released-from-jail LAURINBURG — A 21-year-old Laurinburg man is back behind bars for allegedly breaking into a city home days after he was released from the Scotland County jail, according to the Laurinburg Police Department. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for July 24 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter/50042481/Crime-report-for-July-24 Break-in Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST MMA welterweight fighter excited for match near Laurinburg home http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/314427/MMA-welterweight-fighter-excited-for-match-near-Laurinburg-home LAURINBURG — Growing up, mixed martial arts fighter Blaine Thomas bounced from place to place, constantly moving because his father worked in the military. Despite living in countless locations and houses, he has always called Laurinburg... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST School board should be praised for discussion of system’s needs http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/letters-opinion/313326/School-board-should-be-praised-for-discussion-of-systems-needs To the editor: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Newton seeks chemistry with receivers as Panthers report to camp http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/337555/Newton-seeks-chemistry-with-receivers-as-Panthers-report-to-camp CHARLOTTE (AP) — Cam Newton will have plenty to do when the NFC South champion Panthers report to training camp. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST