Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:22:19 EST 1800 County health director resigns http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health-home_top-news/151554618/County-health-director-resigns LAURINBURG — Scotland County's board of public health is in search of a new health director following David Jenkins' resignation this week. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:21:12 EST RCC’s Bill Council announces retirement http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/151550077/RCCs-Bill-Council-announces-retirement HAMLET — Bill Council, Richmond Community College's dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability, will be calling it a career at the end of January after 12 years at the college. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:36:11 EST Boil-water advisory remains in effect http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151547471/Boil-water-advisory-remains-in-effect LAURINBURG — A boil-water advisory remains in effect for residents in the Johns Station and Stewartsville communities after service was restored Tuesday afternoon to about 200 homes and businesses in the southeastern section of Scotland County,... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:56:11 EST Goodman to lead new caucus http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151527004/Goodman-to-lead-new-caucus ROCKINGHAM — State Rep. Ken Goodman will lead a dozen moderate Democrats in a new legislative caucus to push for pro-business policies and woo independent voters in swing districts. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:06:17 EST Portrait could be rare likeness of heroine Flora http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/151472583/Portrait-could-be-rare-likeness-of-heroine-Flora LAURINBURG — An 18th-century oil portrait believed to be that of Scottish heroine and former North Carolina resident Flora MacDonald, purchased on an educated hunch by a Cuban-born collector in Florida, may be a find of artistic and historical... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:06:13 EST Boil-water advisory in effect as repairs continue http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151525538/Boil-water-advisory-in-effect-as-repairs-continue LAURINBURG — A warning for homes and businesses in southeastern Scotland County to boil all water for drinking or food preparation until further notice was issued Tuesday as round-the-clock repairs continued on a 12-inch water main that ruptured... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:56:12 EST Boil-water advisory issued to Johns, Hasty areas http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151521668/Boil-water-advisory-issued-to-Johns-Hasty-areas LAURINBURG — A warning to boil drinking water due to possible contamination was issued Tuesday by public works officials for all residents of Scotland County Water District I South. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:31:12 EST School choice week celebration http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/151508855/School-choice-week-celebration Denise Dunn, youth services librarian of Scotland Memorial Library, reads to preschool children at State Line Children's World on Monday. The reading is one of many activities planned at the school, and one of thousands planned across the United... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:11:13 EST Professor remembered as having ‘passion for education’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news-news_education/151496828/Professor-remembered-as-having-passion-for-education LAURINBURG — A Laurinburg resident and longtime educator who taught for more than a decade at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke died Friday following a short battle with cancer. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:46:11 EST Daylong Arthritis workshop set for Feb. 10 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/151503834/Daylong-Arthritis-workshop-set-for-Feb.-10 LUMBERTON — The Lumber River Council of Governments will present an arthritis management workshop next month for those interested in learning more about the condition. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:41:16 EST Fort Bragg night training rattles residents http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151497938/Fort-Bragg-night-training-rattles-residents LAURINBURG — Those who might have heard increased helicopter activity over their homes late at night can take comfort in the fact that such flights, while noisy, are helping to keep military pilots safe. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:41:16 EST GOP question accountability for sheriff’s office http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151512747/GOP-question-accountability-for-sheriffs-office LAURINBURG — At Monday night's meeting of the Scotland County Republican Party, featured speaker Rebecca Riggs was lauded for her work as Sheriff Ralph Kersey's campaign manager — and applauded for her ongoing duties as... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:41:14 EST Free seminar on nonprofits set for Feb. 5 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/151503352/Free-seminar-on-nonprofits-set-for-Feb.-5 LAURINBURG — The Richmond Community College Small Business Center will present a free workshop next week on developing articles of incorporation and bylaws for nonprofit organizations. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:41:11 EST County staff: Sheriff’s funds are ‘sufficient’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151503216/County-staff:-Sheriffs-funds-are-sufficient LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Sheriff's Office has sufficient funds to remain solvent for the remainder of the 2015 budget year, according to a report from county staff. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:31:12 EST Teens shot during shoe exchange http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151496005/Teens-shot-during-shoe-exchange LAURINBURG — A 14- and 15-year-old were shot on Sunday after a meeting with another teenager to exchange a pair of shoes went wrong, according to Laurinburg police. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:21:11 EST Scotia director Clarell Litchford to retire http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151471875/Scotia-director-Clarell-Litchford-to-retire LAURINBURG — The first time Clarell Litchford walked the Scotia Village property 30 years ago, “it was all briars and pine thickets,'' she said Friday, marveling at the memory and the decades elapsed since she started working... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:23 EST Downtown ‘Tinker Shoppe’ closing next month http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151469473/Downtown-Tinker-Shoppe-closing-next-month LAURINBURG – Nancy Winburn stared across the counter of her Cronly Street business Friday, toward the pile of twisted steel girders and brick rubble left where the Super Dollar Store burned late last year, and listed it as just one of the... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:21 EST Highway Patrol names new 1st Sgt. http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/151474159/Highway-Patrol-names-new-1st-Sgt. HAMLET — When 1st Sgt. Joheliah Wilson reported for duty Dec. 8, she already knew the lay of the land. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:19 EST Three charged in fatal South Carolina gunfight http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151474430/Three-charged-in-fatal-South-Carolina-gunfight WALLACE, S.C. — Sheriff's deputies have charged three people in connection with the Wednesday killing of Daniel Quantin Grooms in a gunfight at a woman's home near the state line. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:16:17 EST Housing workshop to be held Thursday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151467691/Housing-workshop-to-be-held-Thursday RAEFORD — Blue Springs-Hoke County Community Development Corporation Inc. is presenting a free workshop on home equity, home improvement and homeowner responsibility from 3-5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hoke County Public Library. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:11:12 EST