Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:17:56 EST 1800 HVAC serves Springhill FD http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/150698784/HVAC-serves-Springhill-FD HAMLET — Members of Richmond Community College's HVAC Club went on the road again to donate their time and service to local fire departments while gaining on-the-job training. The club cleaned the condenser coils of an air conditioning... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:47:29 EST Hundreds enjoy free feast http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/150696930/Hundreds-enjoy-free-feast WAGRAM — Minutes after noon on Thanksgiving Day, hungry Scotland County residents were moving through a serving line in the fellowship hall of Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, loading plates with turkey, dressing and all the... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:47:21 EST Pierce to host seminar on grants http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150696477/Pierce-to-host-seminar-on-grants LAURINBURG — County leaders will have a chance to learn more about Rural Economic Development Grant programs during a seminar hosted by state Rep. Garland Pierce. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:47:19 EST The tongue reveals what is in the heart http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150696504/The-tongue-reveals-what-is-in-the-heart James knew that the tongue would be a serious problem in the church. Say what we want to, the tongue reveals what is in the heart; if the heart is right, the speech will be right. What people say, what they talk about, who they talk about and the... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:47:17 EST Take time to count your blessings http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150696518/Take-time-to-count-your-blessings Johnson Oatman, Jr. was a failed singer. Try as he might, he could not reach the success of his baritone-voiced father who was in high demand by churches all over New England. Largely, he was a failed minister too. An ordained Methodist, he hoped to... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:47:11 EST We asked: What are you thankful for? http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150688071/We-asked:-What-are-you-thankful-for GIBSON — Ask any spiritual adviser, member of the clergy, psychologist or life coach — the one thing that helps people succeed is to be thankful every single day. An attitude of gratitude helps the individual keep in proper perspective not... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:10 EST Jones fires 7 employees http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150685557/Jones-fires-7-employees LAURINBURG — Six county jailers, including a sheriff's captain who has been employed for more than 16 years, were terminated by Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones on Tuesday, according to county personnel records. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:07 EST Pate-Gardner gives back http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150691008/Pate-Gardner-gives-back GIBSON — Charles Dulin saw two things when he became principal of the Pate-Gardner Elementary School here three years ago: need and potential. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:06 EST Fundraiser brings United Way total to $45K http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/150676858/Fundraiser-brings-United-Way-total-to-$45K LAURINBURG — With a recent fundraiser that netted $480, Scotland Health Care's contributions to the United Way of Scotland County reached more than $45,000. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:37:08 EST Gilbert named state extension chair http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150673750/Gilbert-named-state-extension-chair RALEIGH — Brenda Gilbert of Laurinburg has been named 2014-15 chair of the N.C. Cooperative Extension State Advisory Council. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:37:06 EST University tree lab finds home in Gibson http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150624963/University-tree-lab-finds-home-in-Gibson GIBSON — Like many small towns struggling in tough economic times, routine infrastructure problems can become expensive budget-breakers that often require innovation and imagination to solve in an affordable way. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:00:06 EST Man charged with attempted murder http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150655869/Man-charged-with-attempted-murder LAURINBURG — A Bennettsville man has been charged with attempting to murder his Laurinburg girlfriend, according to Laurinburg police. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:09:04 EST Kersey, McInnis decry allegations, celebrate GOP wins http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150659921/Kersey-McInnis-decry-allegations-celebrate-GOP-wins LAURINBURG — Hours after incumbent Sheriff Shep Jones submitted to the North Carolina Board of Elections allegations that successful challenger Ralph Kersey and his supporters paid black residents in exchange for votes, Kersey was introduced at... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:05:03 EST Amid showers, Christmas on Main brings holiday cheer http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-local_features/150642084/Amid-showers-Christmas-on-Main-brings-holiday-cheer LAURINBURG — A series of light showers cast a cloud over Sunday's Christmas on Main event, thinning the crowd considerably from the thousands expected to turn out. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:16:04 EST Laurel Hill man caught in global patent dispute http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150605777/Laurel-Hill-man-caught-in-global-patent-dispute LAUREL HILL — A national company has brought a federal complaint against a Scotland County man's online retail business, saying the products sold there violate its patents. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:54:08 EST UNCP names chancellor search committee http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/150634993/UNCP-names-chancellor-search-committee PEMBROKE — The Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke voted unanimously on Friday to name a 19-member Chancellor Search Committee to find a replacement for Chancellor Kyle R. Carter, who announced his retirement on... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:11:06 EST Amid consumerism, Thanksgiving remains holiday about family, faith http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/150624571/Amid-consumerism-Thanksgiving-remains-holiday-about-family-faith It is the busiest time of the year for the airlines and the most traveled time of the year by automobile. Family members all across America rush to reconnect, reunite, and feast on what may well be their best and largest meal of the year. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:09:02 EST Jones submits appeal http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150629249/Jones-submits-appeal LAURINBURG — Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones on Friday appealed to the local Board of Elections its decision to dismiss his protest of the Nov. 4 sheriff's race. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:07:03 EST Police: Child set fire that gutted downtown store http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150630307/Police:-Child-set-fire-that-gutted-downtown-store LAURINBURG — After uncovering surveillance video from the remains of the Super Dollar variety store downtown, authorities have pinpointed a child as the cause of the Nov. 2 fire that destroyed the building. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:55:03 EST How to not live a hungry life http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150610465/How-to-not-live-a-hungry-life An old Quaker came to the end of his days as a farmer; no longer did he have the strength to work the soil. So, he placed a sign on his land that read, “This farm will be given to anyone who is truly satisfied.” Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:14:06 EST