Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:48:07 EST 1800 County Democrats stress the need for funding http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153004634/County-Democrats-stress-the-need-for-funding LAURINBURG — Calling the need for fundraising “a life-or-death situation,'' the Scotland County Democratic Party approved a mostly new slate of officers at its annual convention Saturday, a gathering of party faithful most... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21:41:11 EST McNair inducted into honor society http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/152914545/McNair-inducted-into-honor-society GREENSBORO — Terrell McNair, grandson of Andrew and Shirley McNair of Laurinburg, was recently inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:16:19 EST Stephenson resigns from Chamber role http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152993980/Stephenson-resigns-from-Chamber-role LAURINBURG — The president of the Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce has resigned from her post. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:16:17 EST Main Street Dems launch website http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152993242/Main-Street-Dems-launch-website RALEIGH — State Rep. Ken Goodman's Main Street Democrats Caucus has a new online home. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:16:15 EST Scotch Gardeners arrange fresh decor http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/152991158/Scotch-Gardeners-arrange-fresh-decor LAURINBURG — A fragrant profusion of fresh-cut flowers by the bucketful in the driveway of Carol Whitehead's home on Woodpecker Lane attested to the fact that, for the last few days, nary a bloom or blossom has been safe from the busy... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:16:14 EST Charles Jenkins’ likeness unveiled at UNCP ceremony http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/152991583/Charles-Jenkins-likeness-unveiled-at-UNCP-ceremony PEMBROKE — A portrait of Dr. Charles Jenkins was unveiled Friday morning at a reception with The University of North Carolina at Pembroke's Board of Trustees, faculty and administrators. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:16:12 EST Electric rates will decrease in 2016 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152986796/Electric-rates-will-decrease-in-2016 LAURINBURG — The city's 8,000 electric customers are promised a decrease in rates by early 2016, after a Duke Energy Progress purchase of assets from the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency is finalized later this... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:16:11 EST Food blog names Miyako Laurinburg’s No. 1 eatery http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152991559/Food-blog-names-Miyako-Laurinburgs-No.-1-eatery LAURINBURG — Serving a unique assortment of sushi and sashimi, hibachi and teriyaki dishes and other Asian specialties since late 2012, Miyako Japanese Cuisine was named the best restaurant in Scotland County last week by Charleston Food... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:21:11 EST Pierce calls for state veterans’ agency http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152993149/Pierce-calls-for-state-veterans-agency RALEIGH — State Rep. Garland E. Pierce wants a North Carolina veterans' agency led by a cabinet-level secretary and a law to ensure military experience can be used to qualify vets for civilian jobs in law enforcement and emergency medical... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:26:16 EST School board to talk redistricting at Sunday meeting http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152992607/School-board-to-talk-redistricting-at-Sunday-meeting LAURINBURG — To further consider school closure and redistricting proposals, the Scotland County Board of Education will reconvene on Sunday. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:21:11 EST Banquet to support youth, celebrate those making a difference http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152986544/Banquet-to-support-youth-celebrate-those-making-a-difference LAURINBURG – The 19th annual Image Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Scotland County NAACP Youth Council, is set for 5 p.m. next Saturday, April 25, at The Clinton Inn. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:31:12 EST Take care to be a positive influence http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/152942113/Take-care-to-be-a-positive-influence People can do some crazy things when certain people are taken out of their lives. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:36:19 EST Special Olympics set for Tuesday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152970463/Special-Olympics-set-for-Tuesday LAURINBURG — Although gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to the day's top performers, for the 145 students participating in next week's Special Olympics, finishing will itself be more rewarding than any trophy. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:36:18 EST Longtime organist marks 99 years http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/152969125/Longtime-organist-marks-99-years LAURINBURG – Ninety-nine years have bent her body a mite, but time has neither bowed nor broken the spirit of Mildred McCall, the daughter of a Gibson grocer who spent decades as a flower shop owner and Methodist church organist in Laurel Hill... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:36:17 EST Fundraiser nets $26K http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152894186/Fundraiser-nets-$26K LAURINBURG — Dedicating the chain's annual Month of Giving to Scotland Cancer Treatment Center, the Laurinburg and Pembroke Jersey Mike's Subs locations raised more last month than they did in the 2013 and 2014 events... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:36:15 EST Award-winning film to be showed at Scotia http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/152965237/Award-winning-film-to-be-showed-at-Scotia A film that recently won the Audience Award for a U.S. Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival will be screened on Tuesday, May 5, in the Morgan Center at Scotia Village, 2200 Elm Ave. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:36:12 EST Festive gala brings close to Hospice tourney http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152954734/Festive-gala-brings-close-to-Hospice-tourney LAURINBURG — Threatening weather failed to daunt the spirits or generosity of hundreds of local golfers and their supporters who turned out Wednesday for the last of a two-day tournament to benefit the Hospice of Scotland County. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:56:34 EST Pre-K enrollment deadline approaches http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/briefs-news-news_education/152946607/Pre-K-enrollment-deadline-approaches LAURINBURG — The deadline for application to Scotland County Schools' 2015-2016 pre-kindergarten program is April 30. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:56:31 EST Parks Dept. seeks use of school playgrounds http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152948986/Parks-Dept.-seeks-use-of-school-playgrounds LAURINBURG — Citing the county's poor public health ranking and a lack of money for building new recreational facilities, Scotland County Parks and Recreation is seeking an amendment to its joint-use agreement with the local school board... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:56:28 EST County’s Democratic convention set for Saturday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/152949278/Countys-Democratic-convention-set-for-Saturday LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Democratic Party is inviting the public to its annual county convention at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Scotland County Courthouse. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:56:22 EST