Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:26:26 EST 1800 Scotland teachers recognized http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/150264682/Scotland-teachers-recognized ​LAURINBURG — Two Scotland County teachers have recently been recognized by regional associations. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:14 EST RCC awards Citizen of the Year http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/150264109/RCC-awards-Citizen-of-the-Year HAMLET — The annual update of Richmond Community College and the RCC Foundation were presented Monday during a banquet honoring the Foundation's Citizen of the Year, John Garner. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:11 EST Open Mic set for tonight http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/150260605/Open-Mic-set-for-tonight LAURINBURG — The Writers' Forum at St. Andrews University will hold an Open Mic tonight at 8 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers' Forum Lounge in Orange Residence Hall. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:09 EST No charges to be filed in sheriff’s office probe http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150270203/No-charges-to-be-filed-in-sheriffs-office-probe LAURINBURG — A spokesperson for the N.C. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced that no criminal charges will be filed based on the State Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the $53,000 collected from Scotland County sheriff's... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:58:03 EST Kiwanis Club offers fluffy, buttery fundraiser http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150266655/Kiwanis-Club-offers-fluffy-buttery-fundraiser LAURINBURG — You can help support young Scotland County students in need this weekend by showing up at the National Guard Armory on South Main Street and eating your fill of pancakes and sausage, courtesy of the Laurinburg Kiwanis... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:25:20 EST October festivals touted as boost to local economy http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150267370/October-festivals-touted-as-boost-to-local-economy LAURINBURG — The final numbers are not yet in, but autumn brought another successful festival season to Scotland County, said Cory Hughes, executive director of the Scotland County Tourism and Development Authority. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:19:13 EST ‘I’ve made some friends for life’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150251905/Ive-made-some-friends-for-life LAURINBURG — The best and the brightest high school students of Oban, Scotland, shared lunch Tuesday with most of their 12 counterparts from Scotland High School as the Laurinburg Rotary Club hosted the Highlanders to celebrate the... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:14 EST Council to hear public input on solar ordinance http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150255785/Council-to-hear-public-input-on-solar-ordinance LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council on Tuesday night set public hearings on proposed changes to the city's ordinance in relation to solar farms, while authorizing amendments to a long-term lease of city property by a solar farm... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:10 EST Crime report for Oct. 22 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter-news/150252055/Crime-report-for-Oct.-22 Arrests Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:24:03 EST Boards hear from expert http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150237880/Boards-hear-from-expert LAURINBURG — Regardless of the outcome of the Board of Education and Board of Commissioners' joint committee convened to explore options for future school funding in Scotland County, that issue is not likely to become a simple... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:21 EST Missionary weighs trip to republic ravaged by Ebola http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150231896/Missionary-weighs-trip-to-republic-ravaged-by-Ebola LAURINBURG — The Rev. Roy McCook has a lot to pray about as he plans his 15th journey to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in November. Concerns about visas, bug spray, anti-malarial drugs and otherwise vital vaccinations seem... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:11 EST Tellers hold audience transfixed http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150218994/Tellers-hold-audience-transfixed LAURINBURG — Leaning lovingly against each other on a bench beneath the shade of an old hardwood, listening with eyes closed to the loquacious levity spilling from a nearby packed party tent, the retired Chapel Hill couple typified the autumn... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:43:09 EST Vigil sheds light on the lost http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150214219/Vigil-sheds-light-on-the-lost LAURINBURG — They came from Scotland, Hoke, Robeson and Cumberland counties — some in jeans, some in heels and others in uniform. In wheelchairs and strollers, some old and some young, the strangers who came together Friday night at the... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:55:18 EST Autumn a great time to be in Scotland County http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/150209455/Autumn-a-great-time-to-be-in-Scotland-County We've now just past the halfway point in October. So far we have played host to the Kuumba Festival, the Scotland County Highland Games, and the John Blue Cotton Festival. Additionally, the exchange group students and teachers from our Sister... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:55:12 EST Family of Lennon Lacy to speak at county NAACP event http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150214763/Family-of-Lennon-Lacy-to-speak-at-county-NAACP-event LAURINBURG — The mood of tonight's 39th annual Freedom Fund Banquet is expected to be a bit more somber with a last-minute addition to the program — the parents of a Bladenboro teenager who are challenging the decision of local... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:52:17 EST Four recognized for public service http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150209478/Four-recognized-for-public-service LUMBERTON — Four Scotland County residents were recognized for their devotion to public service Thursday night by the Lumber River Council of Governments. The annual awards supper, held at the Southeastern NC Agricultural Events Center, also... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:52:13 EST Jones and Kersey trade barbs at candidate forum http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150214014/Jones-and-Kersey-trade-barbs-at-candidate-forum LAURINBURG — Though they didn't make a dent in the dozens of questions proposed by the audience, the heated exchange between Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones and challenger Ralph Kersey at the Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:52:07 EST Scotland High grad meets Secretary of the Navy http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/150208862/Scotland-High-grad-meets-Secretary-of-the-Navy TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — Austin Carlyle, a 2013 Scotland High School graduate, met Ray Mabus, the United States Secretary of the Navy, at a recent event at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms,... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:17:08 EST RCC kicks off performance series with old-school artists http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features-news_education/150208494/RCC-kicks-off-performance-series-with-old-school-artists Hamlet — The 2014-15 DeWitt Performing Arts Series will kickoff on Tuesday with “Smokey Joe's Café,” the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:02:08 EST UNCP celebrates the ‘Spirit of Pembroke’ at homecoming http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/150208322/UNCP-celebrates-the-Spirit-of-Pembroke-at-homecoming PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, its students, alumni and friends will celebrate “The Spirit of Pembroke” at Homecoming 2014 on Oct. 20-25. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:45:11 EST