Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:01:49 EST 1800 Community sends up prayer for Jaylend http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-sports/50141719/Community-sends-up-prayer-for-Jaylend LAURINBURG — Pray for Jaylend. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ratliffe starts to undergo tests http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-sports/50130509/Ratliffe-starts-to-undergo-tests CHARLOTTE — Scotland High quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe is in serious condition following an ATV accident Tuesday afternoon, sources said Wednesday, but has been taken off a ventilator and is talking and responsive. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 50 kids participate in G.R.E.A.T. camp http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50117468/50-kids-participate-in-G.R.E.A.T.-camp LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Sheriff's Office during the week of July 14-July 18 held its Gang Resistance Education and Training camp, a program intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence and gang... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST LRDC continues improvement efforts http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50121611/LRDC-continues-improvement-efforts The rising temperatures of summer have seen Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremonies heating up downtown, with two in the past few weeks. We are delighted to welcome Main Street Shoe Repair and Scotland Bling to the Laurinburg Downtown... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Progress, despite objections http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50122197/Progress-despite-objections It seems fitting somehow that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced the decision that marks another major step toward marriage equality in North Carolina this week, just a few days after the General Assembly voted to allow charter schools in... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for July 31 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter-news/50121189/Crime-report-for-July-31 LAURINBURG — A Laurinburg business is stepping up its surveillance following multiple break-ins on Tuesday. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Two jailed after Walmart theft attempt http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50117642/Two-jailed-after-Walmart-theft-attempt LAURINBURG — A Lumberton man and Bladenboro woman were jailed on Tuesday following an attempt to leave Walmart with more than $1,000 of stolen fishing gear in tow, according to Lauirnburg police. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kids’ comedian brings cast of storytellers http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/50125609/Kids-comedian-brings-cast-of-storytellers LAURINBURG — As the pages of nearly any library book can provide a child access to another world, on Wednesday Scotland Memorial Library played host to a cast of — almost — real-life characters worthy of any story. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County’s legislators skeptic of pay raises included in budget http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/50127147/Countys-legislators-skeptic-of-pay-raises-included-in-budget RALEIGH — Though both houses of the state General Assembly are expected to vote on a final state budget by the end of the week, the full budget compromise outlined on Tuesday by legislative leaders had not been released to all representatives on... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UPDATE: Ratliffe still critical, but improving http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-sports/50118438/UPDATE:-Ratliffe-still-critical-but-improving LAURINBURG — Scotland High quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe remains in critical condition following an ATV accident Tuesday afternoon, sources said Wednesday, but has been taken off a ventilator and is talking and responsive. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The $50,000 race horse http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50104075/The-$50000-race-horse Last week, a stranger had just pulled up in front of Ol 'Charley's store pulling a horse trailer. The stranger got out and marched right in through the front door of the store. He was a short, bow-legged fellow with a leather jacket that... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The benefits of being ‘too happy’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50103856/The-benefits-of-being-too-happy Recently, I had one of my board members tell me that he was not too sure about me when I first moved to town, because he thought I was always too happy. At first I took offense at the comment. Of course, in general, I am a happy person, but for some... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for July 30 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter/50101102/Crime-report-for-July-30 Arrests Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thomas, revered city educator, dies in Virginia at age 82 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/50107903/Thomas-revered-city-educator-dies-in-Virginia-at-age-82 LAURINBURG — A Scotland County educator of 25 years, Willie Clyde Thomas leaves behind a legacy as a pillar of the community and a “builder of men.” Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Parks & Rec all-star softball team finishes second in state tourney http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/50108964/Parks--Rec-all-star-softball-team-finishes-second-in-state-tourney The Scotland County Parks and Recreation 13-15-year-old all-star softball team earned a second place finish this past weekend in the SWAC state... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Read others’ work and decide for yourself http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50086573/Read-others-work-and-decide-for-yourself “I don't read the Washington Post. That is not where I get my ideas.” Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST GOP candidates assure leadership, common sense http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/50098351/GOP-candidates-assure-leadership-common-sense LAURINBURG — Ralph Kersey, Sheriff Shep Jones' Republican challenger in the November general election, offered a scathing critique of Jones' leadership of the Scotland County Sheriff's Office during Monday's meeting of... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Duke, energy agency reach deal http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/50088719/Duke-energy-agency-reach-deal RALEIGH — North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency and Duke Energy Progress announced Monday morning that they have approved an agreement for Duke to purchase the power agency's generating assets. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McColl man jailed following 130-mph chase http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/50089147/McColl-main-jailed-following-130-mph-chase LAURINBURG — A McColl man is being held in the Scotland County jail after stealing items from Walmart and leading Laurinburg police on a chase that reached 130 miles per hour and crossed the South Carolina state line. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Family seeks answers http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/50093823/Family-seeks-answers LAURINBURG — Family and friends of Thomas Eric Watts are still waiting for closure following the 22-year-old's death on July 3 after an altercation in the Hasty area. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST