Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:56:31 EST 1800 Local agencies join military training exercise http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/50044993/Local-agencies-join-military-training-exercise LAUREL HILL — Those gathered on a playground or front porch near the Laurel Hill Community Center on Wednesday morning were privy to an odd sight — the arrival of two unmarked vans carrying a mix of uniformed soldiers and a somewhat motley... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kids get birds-eye-view of feathered fowl http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50045824/Kids-get-birds-eye-view-of-feathered-fowl LAURINBURG — More than 700 children were blown away Wednesday at the Scotland Memorial Library after learning where their ears would be if they were owls — nearly directly behind their eyes. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Planning board further refines city ordinance http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50049065/Planning-board-further-refines-city-ordinance LAURINBURG — The city's planning board reviewed on Wednesday the first set of drafted articles designed to overhaul and modernize the city's unified development ordinance. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Repeat offender breaks into home days after being released from jail http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50041039/Repeat-offender-breaks-into-home-days-after-being-released-from-jail LAURINBURG — A 21-year-old Laurinburg man is back behind bars for allegedly breaking into a city home days after he was released from the Scotland County jail, according to the Laurinburg Police Department. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for July 24 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter/50042481/Crime-report-for-July-24 Break-in Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Stone tapped for district judge seat http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/326493/Stone-tapped-for-district-judge-seat LAURINBURG — An attorney who has practiced law across the state of North Carolina for 19 years was appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory last week to the District Court seat left vacant by the retirement of Judge John Horne, Jr. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST City doesn’t bite on costly mosquito spraying http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/326443/City-doesnt-bite-on-costly-mosquito-spraying LAURINBURG — The city council was itching to continue a mosquito-prevention program, but new statewide requirements and a hefty price increase implemented a few years ago meant that Scotland County citizens had to do without the extra shield of... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST City OKs equipment expenditure http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/337436/City-OKs-equipment-expenditure LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council gave final approval to the purchase of nearly $800,000 in new equipment during its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 800 customers affected by two power outages http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/311141/800-customers-affected-by-two-power-outages LAURINBURG — Downed tree branches and heavy rain damaged equipment on two electrical poles on Monday, according to the city of Laurinburg's Electrical Services director, causing two separate outages that affected a total of more than 800... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A new look, thanks to our readers http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/312392/A-new-look-thanks-to-our-readers The Laurinburg Exchange is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout and more effective for our advertisers. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for July 22 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter-news/314754/Crime-report-for-July-22 Arrests Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Police charge 50 during two checkpoints http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/314776/Police-charge-50-during-two-checkpoints LAURINBURG — Laurinburg police charged 50 people with various offenses during two checkpoints early Sunday morning, according to Police Chief Darwin Williams. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Festival shows Lumber the love http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/5323402/Festival-shows-Lumber-the-love ORRUM — There were plenty of familiar faces and just as many new ones attending the fifth annual Lumber River Day festival on Saturday, but more importantly, according to the superintendent of the Lumber River State Park, were the number of... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST RCC accepting tuition payments http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/5321178/RCC-accepting-tuition-payments HAMLET — Richmond Community College is now accepting tuition payments for the Fall 2014 semester. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST O’Neal student has family tale published http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/5321059/ONeal-student-has-family-tale-published SOUTHERN PINES — Rising O'Neal seventh grade student, Bray Woodard, attended the awards and book signing ceremony for the Grannie Annie Writing Contest on June 1 in St. Louis, Mo. Her story is published in volume 9 of The Grannie Annie... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UNCP takes production of ‘The Little Prince’ on the road http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/5320744/UNCP-takes-production-of-The-Little-Prince-on-the-road PEMBROKE — In the play “The Little Prince,” an 8-year-old boy recounts his travels across the universe and back, which while impressive did not make the cast's four-hour drive to Roanoke Island any less... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Faith Church gears up for golf tourney http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/5320849/Faith-Church-gears-up-for-golf-tourney LAURINBURG — Area golfers are invited to bring their best game to Scotch Meadows Country Club on Aug. 13, for Faith Presbyterian's 13th annual Ministry & Mission Golf Tournament. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ode to Eastern North Carolina http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/5319520/Ode-to-Eastern-North-Carolina Just to the east of the rolling Piedmont and west of the great Atlantic Ocean is a side of heaven known as eastern North Carolina. Few people even know our greatest secret! Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Scotland County school system offers summer reading challenge http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/5321285/Scotland-County-school-system-offers-summer-reading-challenge LAURINBURG — Students can enter to win a free Kindle Fire by reading 20 minutes a day now through Aug. 24. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for July 19 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter/5315234/Crime-report-for-July-19 Arrest Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST