Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:48:24 EST 1800 Bailey taps Ferguson asstarting quarterback LAURINBURG — A quarterback with a name other than “Ratliffe” stitched across his back will line up under center for Scotland tonight at South View. Head coach Richard Bailey has named junior Dashaun Ferguson the new quarterback for... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:51:05 EST Holland anxious to take the field once more LAURINBURG — Enough cheeseburgers and chicken sandwiches to feed a small army. Playing the Madden NFL video game. Riding four-wheelers. Even looking over SAT notes. As Dakota Holland put it, it was setting up to be a perfect day to hang out with... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:24 EST ‘If you slow down, you go down’ LAURINBURG — Thought to be Scotland County's oldest resident, Sallie Mae Hasty Graham died on Monday having never abandoned the industrious ethic and straightlaced mien she cultivated over 109 years of life. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:23 EST Coal ash bill heads to Gov. Pat McCrory ROCKINGHAM — A bill addressing the coal ash controversy following a spill into the Dan River earlier this year is on its way to the governor's desk. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:20 EST Weatherization program out for bid LUMBERTON — Just six months after a scathing state audit uncovered the misappropriation of more than $4.8 million in federal funds, Southeastern Community Family Services Inc. — previously Four-County Community Services Inc. — is... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:19 EST Football returns, but don’t forget about other sports Scotland football is back. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:17 EST May your intuitive response be one of love Five hundred years ago there was a group of Christians living in Europe known as the Anabaptists. These are not to be confused with today's Baptists, though the groups do share points of common history. The name Anabaptist was not so much a... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:16 EST God will see the best in you He saw the best in me. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:14 EST Another sign that the church is changing You like barbershop?Me, too.In church?Why not! Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:12 EST NC doesn’t need gimmicks to attract jobs Gov. Pat McCrory and some Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly say they need more “tools” for economic development in North Carolina — by which they mean targeted tax breaks and corporate subsidies. They often point to South... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:10 EST Budget allocates millions for seniors As our schools are set to begin the new school year, students are both nervous and excited. Parents are encouraging their children and helping them get ready, backpacks are filled with school supplies and teachers are getting classrooms and lesson... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:04 EST St. Andrews men’s soccer gearing up for anticipated season LAURINBURG — St. Andrews soccer coach Stevan Hernandez is going into his 16th year with the program, and assistant Aaron Wood is set to begin his third year at the school. So when both say they have higher expectations for the men's team... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:16:11 EST Maxton sets payment deadline MAXTON — The Board of Commissioners this week voted to establish Aug. 31 as the deadline for a man to pay $7,500 for a storage building on McCaskill Avenue in Maxton. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:16:10 EST Pipes ring in St. Andrews’ orientation LAURINBURG — The skirling of bagpipes drifted from the pine woods and across the campus of St. Andrews University on a hot summer's breeze Wednesday as the first influx of new students arrived for orientation weekend. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:16:09 EST DSS director heads back to Rockingham LAURINBURG – Social Services Director Robbie Hall will leave his job in Scotland County this week to return home to Richmond County's social services agency as its new director. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:16:08 EST Scotland Health meeting financial challenges In simple terms, what does an overall community and an individual patient expect from its hospital system? Doesn't a community expect that its hospital system provide the best and most appropriate care that it can afford? Doesn't a patient... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:16:06 EST Partners in Ministry to offer after school program LAURINBURG — The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has awarded Partners in Ministry with a grant to create an after-school and Saturday program for at-risk children focused on reinforcing science, technology, engineering and... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:16:04 EST Spreading the Scotland County story Last week, I was in Cincinnati for a conference for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. I had an amazing time, met people from across the world, and learned an overwhelming amount of information. There were speakers who are famous... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:18:04 EST Manufacturing jobs have changed After months of hushed planning and work behind closed doors, Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday announced the arrival of a Quebec company to Scotland County, along with a $62 million investment and nearly 200 jobs that will bring a collective payroll of $3.2... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:18:03 EST Bubba’s ill-fated trip to the beach Several years ago my friend Bubba and I decided we would take our wives on a weekend trip to the beach. Now if you have been keeping up with my column, you know that going anywhere with Bubba is an adventure. Bubba was working second shift at a local... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:17:09 EST