Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:10:41 EST 1800 Pope poses for ‘selfies’ after Palm Sunday homily VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Case could affect Laurel Hill woman’s killer LAURINBURG — The outcome of the case currently before the N.C. Supreme Court, of whether or not commuting the death row sentences of four convicted murderers to life in prison under the Racial Justice Act was an error, may affect an appeal made... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST An empty tomb is not an empty promise “The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault” aired almost three decades ago this week, and at the time, it was the most watched syndicated television show in the history of the medium. The charismatic host of the show that evening kept viewers... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Churches join forces with Easter services Two neighboring congregations out in the county, Snead's Grove United Methodist and Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian, will hold a joint Easter Sunrise Service in a long-standing cooperative effort by the two churches. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST God’s good news from the grave This coming Sunday we will celebrate “Resurrection Sunday,” traditionally known as Easter. The greatest bombshell that ever hit the face of the earth is what took place this coming Sunday morning when Jesus Christ rose bodily from the... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Community churches join in prayer for county’s future LAURINBURG — Every Wednesday around noon at the downtown square — between a defunct gasoline station and Bob's Jewel Shop — pedestrians and drivers pass by the shouts and praises of more than a dozen community church members of... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Solar firm pushes back X-Way request LAURINBURG — In light of a request for a condtional use permit for a solar array on X-Way Road being postponed until the May meeting of the city of Laurinburg's planning board, the board at its Tuesday meeting was tasked with coming to... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST With eyes on state mandate, board passes two budgets LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Health at its Tuesday meeting approved two budgets for the upcoming fiscal year — one catered to the county health department's actual needs, and the other to a bill passed by the general... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Vigil brings to light sex abuse statistics LAURINBURG — On the campus of St. Andrews University on Tuesday, some 20 students and faculty members joined with the staff of the county's Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center for a grim education — on the pervasiveness of... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Council sets limit on spending for 911 center LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council is expected to vote next week on an amended memorandum of understanding capping the city's contribution to the county emergency call center at $250,000 annually. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for April 16 Arrests Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Board continues election day prep LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Elections continued planning for the May 6 election during a meeting on Tuesday. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Task force recommends teacher pay increase LAURINBURG — A set of recommendations forwarded Monday to the General Assembly by the 18-member Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force included, in the short term, increasing salaries for inexperienced teachers. The report, expected... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fort Hood victim recalls the day he almost died RED SPRINGS — When Army Specialist Ivan Lopez opened fire at Fort Hood earlier this month, killing three soldiers and injuring 16 others, it was news around the world. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Pet of the Week for April 15 Spanky is a 1-year-old “pocket” pointer mix with a dash of spaniel, and weighs about 25 pounds. He is quiet with good manners. He is leash trained and likes to give kisses and cuddle. Spanky has been treated for heartworms and will be... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for April 15 Arrests LAURINBURG — Christopher Crump, 21, of 224 Benjamin Road in Maxton, was arrested Sunday for carrying a concealed weapon, according to a police report. He was held under a $1,500 secured bond. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Godmother of child burned in hot water arrested Friday LAURINBURG — The godmother of a 22-month-old girl who suffered third-degree burns to her feet last weekend was arrested Friday, according to the Laurinburg Police Department. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Former county resident awarded $25K scholarship$25K-scholarship JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former Scotland County resident and former Wagram Elementary School, Shaw Middle School and Scotland High School student Kabreel McEachin-Campbell will be awarded a scholarship from the United Negro College Fund and Target... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Gibson to apply for water system grant GIBSON — The Gibson town commission held the first of two public hearings on Thursday concerning an application for a grant to improve the town's water system. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST City native applies for vacant seat LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Education will have three applicants to interview on April 21 to fill the seat vacated earlier this year by Darwin Williams. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST