Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS?profile=1011 Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS?profile=1011 http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS?profile=1011 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:42:53 EST 1800 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 main 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 Deercroft Golf Club to host Military Day http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/50094466/Deercroft-Golf-Club-to-host-Military-Day WAGRAM — Deercroft Golf Club will host a Military Appreciation Day event on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Several key dates loom for Fighting Scots http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/50096315/Several-key-dates-loom-for-Fighting-Scots LAURINBURG — The Fighting Scots summer football schedule is approaching its home stretch — and for those anticipating the return of the three-time 4A southeastern champions to the field, it couldn't come fast enough. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST How can NC communities revive? http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50086662/How-can-NC-communities-revive My wife and I recently spent a long weekend in New York City celebrating our wedding anniversary. It's amazing how time flies: This is No. 34, thank you! Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McPhatter recognized for work with nutrition program http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50018956/McPhatter-recognized-for-work-with-nutrition-program LAURINBURG — Hazel McPhatter, Scotland County program assistant for the NC Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, was presented with the program's award at the EFNEP's State Conference June 23. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Churches asked to hold ‘Relay Sunday’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/church/50015182/Churches-asked-to-hold-Relay-Sunday LAURINBURG — The American Cancer Society is asking that all churches in the Scotland County area participate in Relay Sunday on Aug. 3. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST City man jailed following fight http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/50071405/City-man-jailed-following-fight LAURINBURG — A 36-year-old Laurinburg man has been jailed under a $30,000 bond following a Thursday night altercation that left a Bennettsville man in critical condition, according to Laurinburg police. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health/50067549/ The Scotland County American Red Cross hosted a training session for facilitators of its Pillowcase Project on Wednesday. The project, which evolved during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is a preparedness education program in which children... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Newest arrivals at Scotland Memorial http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/births-local_features/50067532/Newest-arrivals-at-Scotland-Memorial Davis Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Pilot Club members lauded at convention http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/features/50069272/Pilot-Club-members-lauded-at-convention LAURINBURG — The 2014 Pilot International Annual Convention and Leadership Conference was held in Chicago on July 2 through July 6. The theme for the convention was “Celebrating the Gift of Pilot.” Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A quick cure for a local drunkard http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50067685/A-quick-cure-for-a-local-drunkard Laurinburg's early history was one of a railroad town. Laurinburgh High School (yes, that's “Laurin” for the McLaurin family, and “burgh” for Edinburgh, Scotland) existed in a yet unofficially named community beside... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Don’t wait to talk about end-of-life care http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health/50067476/Dont-wait-to-talk-about-end-of-life-care At Hospice of Scotland County, we see this situation all too often: a family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what the patient... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Young joins Scotland Memorial hospitalist team http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health/50067464/Young-joins-Scotland-Memorial-hospitalist-team LAURINBURG – Dr. Sarah Young, a board certified internal medicine physician, has joined Scotland Health Care System's hospitalist team. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Partnership offers children’s book club for caregivers http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50070010/Partnership-offers-childrens-book-club-for-caregivers LAURINBURG — Scotland County Partnership for Children and Families recently held the first Motheread/Fatheread meeting for 2014. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kitchen collaborations can lead to healthier home meal options http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health/50067483/Kitchen-collaborations-can-lead-to-healthier-home-meal-options For some people, kitchens are sacred rooms in which to cook solo, and frenetically do things their way. More often than not, people cook alone, even when they are preparing meals for their family or houseguests. It is understandable to cringe with... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Teen Court officials recognized http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50067584/Teen-Court-officials-recognized Volunteers in Scots for Youth's Teen Court were recognized recently at an event held at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. Teenagers aged 14-18 participate in the program by acting as as court officials in a system of justice for local high school... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST