Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:31:04 EST 1800 Coal ash bill heads to Gov. Pat McCrory http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50375068/Coal-ash-bill-heads-to-Gov.-Pat-McCrory ROCKINGHAM — A bill addressing the coal ash controversy following a spill into the Dan River earlier this year is on its way to the governor's desk. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:20 EST Weatherization program out for bid http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50365960/Weatherization-program-out-for-bid LUMBERTON — Just six months after a scathing state audit uncovered the misappropriation of more than $4.8 million in federal funds, Southeastern Community Family Services Inc. — previously Four-County Community Services Inc. — is... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:19 EST May your intuitive response be one of love http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50366615/May-your-intuitive-response-be-one-of-love Five hundred years ago there was a group of Christians living in Europe known as the Anabaptists. These are not to be confused with today's Baptists, though the groups do share points of common history. The name Anabaptist was not so much a... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:16 EST God will see the best in you http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50367667/God-will-see-the-best-in-you He saw the best in me. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:14 EST Another sign that the church is changing http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50367197/Another-sign-that-the-church-is-changing You like barbershop?Me, too.In church?Why not! Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:12 EST Maxton sets payment deadline http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50356579/Maxton-sets-payment-deadline MAXTON — The Board of Commissioners this week voted to establish Aug. 31 as the deadline for a man to pay $7,500 for a storage building on McCaskill Avenue in Maxton. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:16:10 EST Pipes ring in St. Andrews’ orientation http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50356600/Pipes-ring-in-St.-Andrews-orientation LAURINBURG — The skirling of bagpipes drifted from the pine woods and across the campus of St. Andrews University on a hot summer's breeze Wednesday as the first influx of new students arrived for orientation weekend. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:16:09 EST DSS director heads back to Rockingham http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50347902/DSS-director-heads-back-to-Rockingham LAURINBURG – Social Services Director Robbie Hall will leave his job in Scotland County this week to return home to Richmond County's social services agency as its new director. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:16:08 EST Partners in Ministry to offer after school program http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/50348217/Partners-in-Ministry-to-offer-after-school-program LAURINBURG — The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has awarded Partners in Ministry with a grant to create an after-school and Saturday program for at-risk children focused on reinforcing science, technology, engineering and... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:16:04 EST Students prepare to return to class http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news_education/50341230/Students-prepare-to-return-to-class LAURINBURG — Packed with cars and people in the middle of Tuesday afternoon, a boisterous atmosphere ruled Scotland High School as students and parents streamed in and out in droves for the annual back-to-school open house, getting a jump on the... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:08:09 EST Health board approves budget amendments http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50343584/Health-board-approves-budget-amendments LAURINBURG — An abbreviated supper meeting of the Scotland County Board of Health was held Tuesday so members could complete a training session for departmental accreditation requiring renewal by the state. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:08:06 EST RCC students return to class http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/50332825/RCC-students-return-to-class HAMLET — New and returning students began classes Monday at Richmond Community College's main campus in Hamlet and at the Honeycutt Center in Laurinburg. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:08:04 EST Materials used to manufacture steroids seized http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/50322390/Materials-used-to-manufacture-steroids-seized LAURINBURG — Following a three-month investigation that involved law enforcement agencies from across the United States, authorities this weekend seized some major tools of an advanced underground steroid operation headquartered in Scotland... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:52:10 EST Two injured in Friday wreck listed in stable condition http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50318230/Two-injured-in-Friday-wreck-listed-in-stable-condition LAURINBURG — Two Robeson County men injured when a dump truck collided with an interstate overpass on Friday remain hospitalized, but in stable condition, according to hospital spokespersons. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:52:09 EST Banks becomes commander http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50300477/Banks-becomes-commander SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A Laurinburg native became commander of a U.S. Air Force squadron in a ceremony last month at Joint Base San Antonio. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:24 EST Jaylend Ratliffe moves out of ICU http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-sports/50305765/Jaylend-Ratliffe-moves-out-of-ICU LAURINBURG — Scotland football star Jaylend Ratliffe is out of the intensive care unit, according to a source. After beginning rehab earlier in the week, Carolinas Medical Center doctors felt comfortable enough to move him in the pediatric wing... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:23 EST Dump truck crash clogs major highway http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50305804/Dump-truck-crash-clogs-major-highway LAURINBURG — A Friday afternoon accident on U.S. 74 hospitalized two people, covered a stretch of the eastbound lane in poultry waste and caused a traffic back-up that lasted several hours and stretched for miles. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:15 EST Ferguson police got surplus military equipment http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50301185/Ferguson-police-got-surplus-military-equipment WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis are giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns and other surplus military equipment... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:12 EST Local dance team takes top honors http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50304011/Local-dance-team-takes-top-honors MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Competitive clogging teams from Laurinburg's Detonation Dance Studios received several top placings at the Clogging Champions of America Beach Jam last month. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:10 EST Give God’s wonderful creation a chance http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/50285234/Give-Gods-wonderful-creation-a-chance Last week marked the birthday of a man who Bing Crosby called “the beginning and the end of music in America.” Born in the sweltering heat of a New Orleans' August, the grandson of former slaves, and suffering abject poverty, that... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:17:10 EST