Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Sat, 23 May 2015 11:31:15 EST 1800 Red Cross plans two blood drives http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153660930/Red-Cross-plans-two-blood-drives LAURINBURG — The American Red Cross will start the summer with two blood drives, one this month and one the next.The first will be held Tuesday from 2-6:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall of Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:39 EST Sorority alumnae present scholarships http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/153661153/Sorority-alumnae-present-scholarships LAURINBURG — Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Laurinburg Alumnae Chapter, celebrated May Week on May 17 with a luncheon held at the A.B. Gibson Center in Laurinburg. During the annual event, academic scholarships were awarded to graduating high... Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:36 EST Memorial Day ceremony planned for Monday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153662175/Memorial-Day-ceremony-planned-for-Monday LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Veterans Council on Monday will present a Memorial Day tribute to veterans of all wars, especially those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:35 EST McPhatter receives Ph.D http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/153661768/McPhatter-receives-Ph.D TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Marlon Rafael McPhatter has earned his doctorate in sports management from the College of Education at Florida State University. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:34 EST Carlyle graduates with honors from Marine Corps training course http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/153663993/Carlyle-graduates-with-honors-from-Marine-Corps-training-course TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — A 2013 Scotland High School graduate has completed training as a Tactical Data Systems Administrator MOS 5974, earning a 99.31 percent final average and a meritorious mast award from the United States Marine... Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:32 EST Brian Rush scholarships awarded http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/153672632/Brian-Rush-scholarships-awarded LAURINBURG — A handful of graduating seniors were wished well as they prepare for the next step in their educational journey on Friday — and awarded a financial helping hand as well. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:31 EST Addai to Receive Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/153661499/Addai-to-Receive-Martin-Luther-King-Jr.-scholarship LAURINBURG — Scotland High School senior Maya Addai is the recipient of a $1,000 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship from the North Carolina Association of Educators. It will be presented during the school's awards program on Tuesday at 6... Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:29 EST Pedals to the pavement http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153665148/Pedals-to-the-pavement LAURINBURG — Toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children all put their pedals to the pavement on Friday morning in support of two local children badly injured in a car accident in April. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:22 EST US 501 bridge reopens in time for long weekend http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153667966/US-501-bridge-reopens-in-time-for-long-weekend LAURINBURG — Those heading south out of Scotland County on U.S. 501 to head to Myrtle Beach or another location for a long Memorial Day weekend will start their trip with a pleasant surprise. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:21 EST County discusses garbage, water fees http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153659489/County-discusses-garbage-water-fees LAURINBURG — Hammering down the details of the 2015-2016 budget on Friday, the Scotland County Board of Commissioners discussed a solid waste availability fee and an increase in water rates that may be implemented in the coming... Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:12 EST UNCP chancellor: ‘It’s good to be home’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153648493/UNCP-chancellor:-Its-good-to-be-home PEMBROKE — After working as a surgeon and with the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Robin Cummings may seem an unexpected choice for the next chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. But Cummings, a Pembroke... Fri, 22 May 2015 06:46:20 EST Hospice offers special thanks to volunteers http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153648483/Hospice-offers-special-thanks-to-volunteers LAURINBURG — Scotland Health System's Dulin Center was filled to near capacity on Thursday night with people who may not have otherwise encountered one another, if it were not for their shared desire to serve others. Fri, 22 May 2015 06:46:19 EST Seniors celebrate end of games http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153649825/Seniors-celebrate-end-of-games LAURINBURG — More than 100 county seniors celebrated the culmination of Scotland County's Senior Games on Thursday night, the majority of them reveling in their chance to represent the county at the state finals. Fri, 22 May 2015 06:46:18 EST You are stuck with you http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/153650335/You-are-stuck-with-you Recently, on a visit to my hometown, I took the time to drive by the house that had been my childhood home. It was the first time I had seen it in nearly two decades. It was largely unchanged except that it seemed so much smaller. Surely, the house,... Fri, 22 May 2015 06:46:17 EST Pentecost tells story of Spirit at work http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/153634911/Pentecost-tells-story-of-Spirit-at-work A Methodist preacher told me this week that if you put a ragged, dirty man living under a highway overpass beside the most beautiful Gothic cathedral in the world and ask God which one God loves more, God would come down on the side of the man from... Fri, 22 May 2015 06:46:14 EST A renewed mind key to fighting Satan http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/153590690/A-renewed-mind-key-to-fighting-Satan Now the mind is a strange thing — if not guarded it can become a playground for Satan. Fri, 22 May 2015 06:46:12 EST Cummings tabbed as UNCP chancellor http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153637580/Cummings-tabbed-as-UNCP-chancellor CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Robin Cummings has been named the next chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:21:12 EST Sheriff’s deputies equipped with body cameras http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153621944/Sheriffs-deputies-equipped-with-body-cameras LAURINBURG — Using monies seized during a 2013 raid of an illegal video gambling operation, the Scotland County Sheriff's Office has purchased two used patrol cars and more than enough body cameras needed to equip each deputy. Thu, 21 May 2015 02:21:17 EST Chamber announces Green School Jam awards http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/153626979/Chamber-announces-Green-School-Jam-awards LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce's GREEN Team recently announced the winners of the Green School Jam awards. Thu, 21 May 2015 02:21:14 EST School leaders celebrated http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153616563/School-leaders-celebrated LAURINBURG — Though delivered in many more words, Scotland County Schools Superintendent Ron Hargrave's message to the 47 teachers, teacher assistants, and other employees gathered in the St. Andrews University Belk Center on Wednesday was... Thu, 21 May 2015 02:21:12 EST