Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:22:36 EST 1800 Diagnosis hits home http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/50691442/Diagnosis-hits-home LAURINBURG — For the cancer survivors to be celebrated during an opening lap at next week's Relay for Life event at Scotland High School's Pate Stadium, the disease can be characterized as a defeated adversary. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:22 EST Woodworker retires as winemaker http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/50688614/Woodworker-retires-as-winemaker WAGRAM — Jim McClanathan believes in karma. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:20 EST City prayer walk, youth rally set for Saturday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50692944/City-prayer-walk-youth-rally-set-for-Saturday LAURINBURG — Hoisting signs and banners and carrying flags, hundreds are expected to gather in downtown Laurinburg Saturday before marching from where Church and Main streets meet to Scotland High School, singing and praying the whole... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:17 EST McCrory could grant pardons to two men freed from prison http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50692852/McCrory-could-grant-pardons-to-two-men-freed-from-prison RALEIGH — Two men recently freed from prison after 30 years have applied for pardons of innocence from Gov. Pat McCrory. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:15 EST Being gay still a fireable offense http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50690330/Being-gay-still-a-fireable-offense North Carolina Congressman Robert Pittenger made headlines recently for suggesting that firing people from their jobs solely because they are gay is one of the “freedoms we enjoy” as Americans. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:12 EST School funds increased under Tillis http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50690106/School-funds-increased-under-Tillis Just before Labor Day, the publicly available polls of likely voters had incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan roughly tied with Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Since Labor Day, the polling average has shifted about three points in Hagan's... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:09 EST Richmond tops newest SEC Power Rankings http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/50688459/Richmond-tops-newest-SEC-Power-Rankings Southeastern Conference football power rankings will continue every Friday until the end of season. Rankings took a hiatus last week as rain pushed many games back a day. We have a new N0. 1 team atop the rankings, and only two SEC schools remain... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:10:10 EST SAU women roll to 4th straight win http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/50690693/SAU-women-roll-to-4th-straight-win MURFREESBORO — The St. Andrews University women's soccer team added to their increasing win total Wednesday, defeating Chowan University 4-1 en route to their fourth straight victory of the season. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:10:07 EST Scotland soccer stomps Seventy-First http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/50694015/Scotland-soccer-stomps-Seventy-First LAURINBURG — After losing their first two games this week, Scotland coach Danny Gallagher felt the team had to step up on Thursday against the Seventy-First Falcons. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:39:04 EST Strickland files for Lumbee Tribal Council http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50658254/Strickland-files-for-Lumbee-Tribal-Council PEMBROKE — Four candidates filed for the Lumbee Tribal Council last Friday, the final day of the three-week filing period. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:01:11 EST Ex-prosecutor: McCrory would be ‘fool’ to pardon 2 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50680166/Ex-prosecutor:-McCrory-would-be-fool-to-pardon-2 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The former prosecutor who originally tried two men recently freed by DNA evidence after 30 years in prison says Gov. Pat McCrory would be a “damn fool” to consider pardoning them. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:52:19 EST UNCP earns high marks for diversity http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50678938/UNCP-earns-high-marks-for-diversity PEMBROKE — An online publication recently named The University of North Carolina at Pembroke the most diverse graduate school in the South. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:52:18 EST Clinic to offer tours, flu shots http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50672117/Clinic-to-offer-tours-flu-shots LAURINBURG — An upcoming pair of open house events at the Scotland Community Health Clinic will also serve as an opportunity for locals to receive flu shots free of charge. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:52:16 EST Head Start contract renewed http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/50678287/Head-Start-contract-renewed LAURINBURG — Less than a month after losing state funding for its weatherization program, Southeastern Community and Family Services received confirmation this week of continued U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funding for its Head... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:52:14 EST SAU women’s soccer wins third straight http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/50676189/SAU-womens-soccer-wins-third-straight MOUNT VERNON, Ga. — The St. Andrews University women's soccer team cruised to their third straight win on Saturday as they easily defeated Brewton-Parker College 5-0 to improve to 3-1 on the season. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:52:13 EST Strickland, Tyndall to wed http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/engagements/50669549/Strickland-Tyndall-to-wed Danny and Judy Strickland of Marston announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Strickland, to Michael Tyndall.The groom-elect is the son of Ken and Jan Tyndall of Raeford. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:52:12 EST Clean water should not be taken for granted http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50670932/Clean-water-should-not-be-taken-for-granted The coal ash problem in North Carolina was here long before the Dan River spill in February. This is a decades-old problem — one that should not take decades to correct. Senate Bill 729, the Coal Ash Management Act of 2014 passed, making North... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:52:11 EST A letter to Scotland County visitors http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50670686/A-letter-to-Scotland-County-visitors As I mentioned in this column a few weeks ago, few people work 51 weeks of the year in anticipation of coming to Scotland County for a week's vacation. However, we do get a number of people that come in for events, or stay a few extra hours or... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:52:08 EST A big snake and a cruel trick http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50655942/A-big-snake-and-a-cruel-trick Last week, I told you a little about old grist mills and how most are of a by-gone era. This week, I'm going to tell you a true story about the creepy crawling things that still hang around these old mill sites. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:36:07 EST Course on county education set for Friday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50660194/Course-on-county-education-set-for-Friday LAURINBURG — Following the success of last year's inaugural State of Education breakfast, the Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a repeat performance on Friday. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:35:23 EST