Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:08:33 EST 1800 Boil-water advisory in effect as repairs continue http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151525538/Boil-water-advisory-in-effect-as-repairs-continue LAURINBURG — A warning for homes and businesses in southeastern Scotland County to boil all water for drinking or food preparation until further notice was issued Tuesday as round-the-clock repairs continued on a 12-inch water main that ruptured... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:56:12 EST Boil-water advisory issued to Johns, Hasty areas http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151521668/Boil-water-advisory-issued-to-Johns-Hasty-areas LAURINBURG — A warning to boil drinking water due to possible contamination was issued Tuesday by public works officials for all residents of Scotland County Water District I South. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:31:12 EST Professor remembered as having ‘passion for education’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news-news_education/151496828/Professor-remembered-as-having-passion-for-education LAURINBURG — A Laurinburg resident and longtime educator who taught for more than a decade at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke died Friday following a short battle with cancer. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:46:11 EST Daylong Arthritis workshop set for Feb. 10 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/151503834/Daylong-Arthritis-workshop-set-for-Feb.-10 LUMBERTON — The Lumber River Council of Governments will present an arthritis management workshop next month for those interested in learning more about the condition. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:41:16 EST Fort Bragg night training rattles residents http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151497938/Fort-Bragg-night-training-rattles-residents LAURINBURG — Those who might have heard increased helicopter activity over their homes late at night can take comfort in the fact that such flights, while noisy, are helping to keep military pilots safe. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:41:16 EST GOP question accountability for sheriff’s office http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151512747/GOP-question-accountability-for-sheriffs-office LAURINBURG — At Monday night's meeting of the Scotland County Republican Party, featured speaker Rebecca Riggs was lauded for her work as Sheriff Ralph Kersey's campaign manager — and applauded for her ongoing duties as... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:41:14 EST Free seminar on nonprofits set for Feb. 5 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/151503352/Free-seminar-on-nonprofits-set-for-Feb.-5 LAURINBURG — The Richmond Community College Small Business Center will present a free workshop next week on developing articles of incorporation and bylaws for nonprofit organizations. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:41:11 EST County staff: Sheriff’s funds are ‘sufficient’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151503216/County-staff:-Sheriffs-funds-are-sufficient LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Sheriff's Office has sufficient funds to remain solvent for the remainder of the 2015 budget year, according to a report from county staff. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:31:12 EST Teens shot during shoe exchange http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151496005/Teens-shot-during-shoe-exchange LAURINBURG — A 14- and 15-year-old were shot on Sunday after a meeting with another teenager to exchange a pair of shoes went wrong, according to Laurinburg police. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:21:11 EST Scotia director Clarell Litchford to retire http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151471875/Scotia-director-Clarell-Litchford-to-retire LAURINBURG — The first time Clarell Litchford walked the Scotia Village property 30 years ago, “it was all briars and pine thickets,'' she said Friday, marveling at the memory and the decades elapsed since she started working... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:23 EST Downtown ‘Tinker Shoppe’ closing next month http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151469473/Downtown-Tinker-Shoppe-closing-next-month LAURINBURG – Nancy Winburn stared across the counter of her Cronly Street business Friday, toward the pile of twisted steel girders and brick rubble left where the Super Dollar Store burned late last year, and listed it as just one of the... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:21 EST Highway Patrol names new 1st Sgt. http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151474159/Highway-Patrol-names-new-1st-Sgt. HAMLET — When 1st Sgt. Joheliah Wilson reported for duty Dec. 8, she already knew the lay of the land. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:19 EST Three charged in fatal South Carolina gunfight http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151474430/Three-charged-in-fatal-South-Carolina-gunfight WALLACE, S.C. — Sheriff's deputies have charged three people in connection with the Wednesday killing of Daniel Quantin Grooms in a gunfight at a woman's home near the state line. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:17 EST Housing workshop to be held Thursday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151467691/Housing-workshop-to-be-held-Thursday RAEFORD — Blue Springs-Hoke County Community Development Corporation Inc. is presenting a free workshop on home equity, home improvement and homeowner responsibility from 3-5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hoke County Public Library. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:11:12 EST Healthy living workshop begins Jan. 29 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health/151468608/Healthy-living-workshop-begins-Jan.-29 LAURINBURG — Scotland Community Health Clinic is again offering the ”Living Healthy, Feel Better, Take Charge” Workshop, a six-week Chronic Disease Self-Management Course designed by Stanford University. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:11:11 EST Dr. Hargrave joins state superintendents to present strategic plan http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/151468944/Dr.-Hargrave-joins-state-superintendents-to-present-strategic-plan RALEIGH — More than 90 of the state's 115 local superintendents, including Scotland County Schools Superintendent Ron Hargrave, unveiled the “North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools” last week during a press... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:11:11 EST Duke backtracks on a bad decision http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151440500/Duke-backtracks-on-a-bad-decision In an exchange of emails, a retired Duke professor asked me, “What were they thinking?”He was referring to the Brodhead administration's decision to allow the Muslim call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:01:15 EST In Christ, we never stand still http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151440595/In-Christ-we-never-stand-still We are living in the age of “upgrades.” Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:01:12 EST Program offers energy-efficient home upgrades http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151440686/Program-offers-energy-efficient-home-upgrades RALEIGH — As many as 4,000 households may be eligible for an energy makeover, courtesy of a new Duke Energy program now available across the state. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:01:11 EST Author to present history of Camp Mackall http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/151439915/Author-to-present-history-of-Camp-Mackall LAURINBURG — Today the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, working out of the Colonel James “Nick” Rowe Training Compound at Camp Mackall, launches the 41st Robin Sage graduation exercise for ambitious and highly motivated... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:56:14 EST