Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Wed, 1 Apr 2015 06:39:51 EST 1800 Winter Guard wraps up season http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/152675398/Winter-Guard-wraps-up-season LAURINBURG — Bringing its 2015 season to a close on Tuesday in the Scotland High School gymnasium, the varsity winter guard put months of practice to the test when its music failed midway through the group's routine. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 06:26:22 EST Shelter to close for repairs http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152673094/Shelter-to-close-for-repairs LAURINBURG — The cats and dogs under the care of the Scotland County Humane Society will find themselves temporarily homeless later this month as renovations are performed at the J.D. and Fran Asher Animal Shelter. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 06:26:21 EST RCC receives grant from Duke Energy http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/152661401/RCC-receives-grant-from-Duke-Energy HAMLET — Richmond Community College has been awarded a $234,000 grant from Duke Energy that will be used to purchase materials for use in the college's Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Industrial Systems Technologies... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 06:26:20 EST County merchant repairs Lumbee family’s furnace http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/152666693/County-merchant-repairs-Lumbee-familys-furnace LAURINBURG — The J.C. and Janie Clark family have been rescued from a summer without air conditioning thanks to a local Scotland County businessman who read about their plight, and denial of additional assistance from the Lumbee Tribe, in The... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 06:26:19 EST Fast-food cashier charged with fraud http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152669101/Fast-food-cashier-charged-with-fraud LAURINBURG — A 29-year-old Burger King cashier was charged with two counts of fraud after taking a Laurinburg police officer's debit card on a spending spree, according to Laurinburg police Capt. Terry Chavis. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 06:26:18 EST Gibson man among 27 charged in raid on cockfighting ring http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152657997/Gibson-man-among-27-charged-in-raid-on-cockfighting-ring WALLACE, S.C. — A 29-year-old Gibson man and seven Maxton residents were among more than 20 people arrested during a Saturday night raid on a Marlboro County cockfighting ring, which also resulted in the rescue of 122 birds from what one... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:26:11 EST County woman jailed for identity theft http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152657892/County-woman-jailed-for-identity-theft ROCKINGHAM — Two days after her conviction on a fraud charge, Richmond County deputies have accused a Scotland County woman of identity theft. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:46:11 EST Relay for Life holds annual kickoff party http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/152649993/Relay-for-Life-holds-annual-kickoff-party LAURINBURG — A spirited kickoff Monday night to this year's Relay for Life at the W.R. Dulin Center at Scotland Memorial Hospital campus unveiled new attractions in the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser in which Scotland... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:41:21 EST Zaxby’s coming to Laurinburg this summer http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152633732/Zaxbys-coming-to-Laurinburg-this-summer LAURINBURG — By the end of this summer, Laurinburg should be home to an upscale fast-food eatery. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:41:20 EST Health rankings released http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health-home_top-news/152637520/Health-rankings-released LAURINBURG — According to the latest compilation of public health statistics by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, Scotland County ranks below the North Carolina average socioeconomically... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:41:18 EST Superintendent completes professional development program http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/152635398/Superintendent-completes-professional-development-program LAURINBURG — Scotland County Schools Superintendent Dr. Ron Hargrave is among 21 superintendents from across the state to have recently graduated from the North Carolina's Next Generation Superintendents Development Program, Cohort... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:41:17 EST Alumnus remembers Laurel Hill High http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/152585010/Alumnus-remembers-Laurel-Hill-High LAUREL HILL — Lamenting the possible demolition of the old Laurel High School auditorium and an attached classroom structure, but hopeful that local volunteers will be able to save it, alumnus Suzanne Rushing Brock recalls nobody speaking up... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:41:15 EST Redistricting talks end at I.E.J. http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/152649117/Redistricting-talks-end-at-I.E.J. LAURINBURG — In the last of its scheduled public input meetings on the four potential redistricting scenarios it has put forth so far, the Scotland County Board of Education discussed with a small group of educators and parents at North... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:41:13 EST Georgia bureau takes probe to Scotland County http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152600403/Georgia-bureau-takes-probe-to-Scotland-County LAURINBURG — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has expanded its investigation into the murder of two men, whose badly decomposed bodies were found in a well on a private property last weekend, to Scotland County. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:11:22 EST McInnis bids for 15-point scale http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152605706/McInnis-bids-for-15-point-scale RALEIGH — Scotland County's state senator introduced two education-related bills this week, one to maintain a 15-point scale for grading school performance and another to increase the teaching loads of UNC system professors. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:11:18 EST April designated Alcohol Awareness Month http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health-news/152601434/April-designated-Alcohol-Awareness-Month LAURINBURG — Citing the pervasive glorification of alcohol and drug use in society, even in Scotland County, local mental health professionals are advocating education during an April alcohol awareness campaign. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:11:16 EST Local business owner honored with National Guard award http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152599186/Local-business-owner-honored-with-National-Guard-award LAURINBURG — Derek Cole, general manager of One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning based in Laurinburg, was recently honored with the Patriot Award by the National Guard. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:11:16 EST Event marks women’s history month http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/community-news-home_top-news/152606098/Event-marks-womens-history-month LAURINBURG — The remarkable talents of underestimated individuals may seem a strange topic for a celebration of women's history, associated as that subject is with pioneering characters from Susan B. Anthony to Betty Friedan. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:11:12 EST Historic Robeson County academy gets a new name http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/152605648/Historic-Robeson-County-academy-gets-a-new-name RED SPRINGS — Flora Macdonald Academy has changed its name to Highlander Academy. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:11:11 EST Senate passes bill that could cut utility rates http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152587252/Senate-passes-bill-that-could-cut-utility-rates RALEIGH — After a third and final reading, the state Senate passed a bill Thursday that could lead to lower electric bills in Laurinburg as early as this fall and forwarded it to the House of Representatives, where passage of a House version... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:11:13 EST