Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:09:44 EST 1800 Early college grad completes basic training http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features-news_education/152171962/Early-college-grad-completes-basic-training COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army Pfc. Marqueeta L. Chavis, a 2014 graduate of Scotland Early College High School, has completed basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:41:12 EST Kordsa employees celebrate 10 years http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/business/152171617/ Lois Baldwin, left, recently celebrated 10 years of service with Kordsa Global Inc. in Laurel Hill. Baldwin is a weaver in the converting department. She was presented with a letter of appreciation and anniversary award gift by her supervisor, Lenore... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:26:11 EST Goodwin: Dems must refocus to regain power http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152163070/Goodwin:-Dems-must-refocus-to-regain-power By Mary Katherine Murphymmurphy@civitasmedia.com Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:31:11 EST McNair honored for volunteerism http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features-news/152150327/McNair-honored-for-volunteerism LAURINBURG — Bettie P. McNair, for decades a stalwart volunteer and community organizer in Scotland County, was honored by the Scotland County Board of Commissioners at their Monday night meeting, praised for her dedication to enriching her... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:16:27 EST United coverage now limited http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152158136/United-coverage-now-limited LAURINBURG — The health care coverage of some local residents has new limitations locally, as Scotland Health Care System's contract with United Healthcare expired on Saturday night. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:16:25 EST Schools celebrate Dr. Seuss’ books http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/152147557/Schools-celebrate-Dr.-Seuss-books LAURINBURG — Schools across Scotland County this week will be celebrating the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, an American author and illustrator better known as Dr. Seuss. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:16:18 EST South Scotland students show off leadership skills http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/152149370/South-Scotland-students-show-off-leadership-skills LAURINBURG — Honesty. Kindness. Responsibility. Helping others. Setting a good example. All valuable traits, but difficult for most 5-year-old children to keep in mind. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:16:14 EST Health information fair set for Saturday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health-news/152069093/Health-information-fair-set-for-Saturday LAURINBURG — Expectant moms and dads, or those who plan to be soon, are invited to a Pregnancy Health Fair on Saturday at the Community Health and Rehabilitation Center. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:16:11 EST COMtech Park director named to Sandhills Prosperity Zone http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152149060/COMtech-Park-director-named-to-Sandhills-Prosperity-Zone PEMBROKE — The executive director of the COMtech Business Park in Pembroke has accepted an economic development job with the area designated by the state as the Sandhills Prosperity Zone, which includes Scotland County. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:51:13 EST Forum on fate of Laurel Hill center set for Thursday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152147516/Forum-on-fate-of-Laurel-Hill-center-set-for-Thursday LAURINBURG — Thursday night's public forum on the fate of the Laurel Hill Community Center may draw a big crowd, Scotland County Commissioner Bob Davis said at the county board's Monday meeting, if the number of people who have... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:51:11 EST Board hears details of ‘green’ schools http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152139737/Board-hears-details-of-green-schools LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Education inquired into the details of operating energy efficient “net-zero” schools on Monday in an informational session. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 06:31:18 EST GOP touts past success, looks ahead http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152129940/GOP-touts-past-success-looks-ahead WAGRAM — “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?” Tue, 3 Mar 2015 06:31:16 EST Scholarship honors man’s legacy http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news-news_education/152125462/Scholarship-honors-mans-legacy LAURINBURG — During his young life, Brian Haywood Rush was known for facilitating opportunities for friends and strangers, frequently telling his mother Bobbie that “all they need is a little help.” Tue, 3 Mar 2015 06:31:14 EST ‘Ginger Gigi’ wins womenless pageant http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152127709/Ginger-Gigi-wins-womenless-pageant LAURINBURG — With a total of 310 tickets sold, Friday's inaugural United Way of Scotland County womanless pageant fundraiser went off as a success. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 06:31:12 EST County weighs budget options http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152091923/County-weighs-budget-options LAURINBURG — In a Friday retreat, the Scotland County Board of Commissioners highlighted priorities and established a framework for budget discussions in the coming months. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:01:12 EST Woman with Wagram ties makes fifth straight Dean’s List http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news-news_education/152088412/Woman-with-Wagram-ties-makes-fifth-straight-Deans-List WILMINGTON — The granddaughter of Wagram natives Dr. Johnie and Bernice Gorham has marked her fifth straight semester on the Dean's List at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:56:13 EST Pilot Club of Laurinburg receives grant for Smart Boards http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features-news_education/152092717/Pilot-Club-of-Laurinburg-receives-grant-for-Smart-Boards LAURINBURG — The Pilot Club of Laurinburg will soon receive a grant to install two internet-capable dry-erase boards in North Laurinburg Elementary School. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:56:11 EST Vigil commemorates boy’s life http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152101383/Vigil-commemorates-boys-life LAURINBURG — Like most people, Chaka Davis Smith was totally in the dark about Jeune's Syndrome when a doctor diagnosed the rare disease in her 2-year-old child in 2010, the only case in all of North Carolina that year. Tristan Smith died... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:01:18 EST Dude looks like a lady http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152104231/Dude-looks-like-a-lady LAURINBURG — The men of the inaugural United Way of Scotland County Womanless Pageant took getting dressed for a cause literally on Friday night. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:01:13 EST Liberty Tax offering free service to firefighters, police, EMS http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/business-news/152069297/Liberty-Tax-offering-free-service-to-firefighters-police-EMS LAURINBURG — Liberty Tax Service is offering free tax preparation to first-time customers who are firefighters, emergency personnel or police officers.The service is offered during the week of March 1. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:31:11 EST