Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:42:23 EST 1800 Bessie Barnes crowned Miss UNCP 2015 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/151592893/Bessie-Barnes-crowned-Miss-UNCP-2015 PEMBROKE — With 1,400 excited and vocal fans looking on in the Givens Performing Arts Center on Thursday evening, Bessie Nicole Barnes was crowned Miss UNC-Pembroke 2015. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:41:15 EST Recent arrivals at Scotland Memorial http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health/151593270/Recent-arrivals-at-Scotland-Memorial Harris Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:41:14 EST Pet of the Week http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/151592735/Pet-of-the-Week May is a beautiful dog with a two tone coat that reminds us of chinchilla — and it is so soft. May is a happy, friendly girl who lives for belly rubs and kisses. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:41:13 EST Cemeteries are alive with stories http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151593013/Cemeteries-are-alive-with-stories It is said that dead men tell no tales, but the words and symbols carved into the foot stones or family markers can tell us something of the person who rests beneath. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:41:12 EST Offshore drilling key to economic growth http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151595067/Offshore-drilling-key-to-economic-growth As we all know, a serious winter storm barreled up the East coast last week, dropping nearly three feet of snow in areas, cutting off power for some folks and shutting down entire cities. While the Northeast braced for a monumental blizzard, we saw... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:41:10 EST DOT to present plans on intersection http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/151597435/DOT-to-present-plans-on-intersection LAURINBURG — The N.C. Department of Transportation will seek community input next month on proposed changes to the intersection of U.S. 15-501 and Old Wire Road. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:36:12 EST Husband and wife, father and daughter duos join DWTS http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/151599018/Husband-and-wife-father-and-daughter-duos-join-DWTS LAURINBURG — A husband and wife and a father and daughter will on Feb. 7 join eight other pairs on stage during the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast's third annual Dancing With the Scotland Stars fundraiser. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:21:13 EST ‘Hillbillies’ earn following http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/151587039/Hillbillies-earn-following LAURINBURG — Most longtime entertainment managers will tell you that, while it may be easy to form a musical group, keeping it together can be a continuing challenge. But for a Scotland County bluegrass band that started by chance last spring,... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:01:16 EST McInnis settles into new role as NC senator http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151598702/McInnis-settles-into-new-role-as-NC-senator RALEIGH — Taking his seat in the back of the chamber Wednesday, Tom McInnis began his tenure as a North Carolina Senator. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:01:15 EST Scotland boys best Rams http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/151602354/Scotland-boys-best-Rams PEMBROKE — The Scotland boy's basketball team entered Friday night's tilt at Purnell Swett coming off their best win of the season against Richmond Senior on Tuesday. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:01:13 EST UNCP football hires new assistant http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/151595917/UNCP-football-hires-new-assistant PEMBROKE – UNC Pembroke football head coach Shane Richardson announced an addition to his coaching staff on Thursday as 11-year college coaching veteran Joe Ford was hired on to coach the defensive backs and serve as co-defensive... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:01:13 EST Lady Scots run over Rams http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/151601954/Lady-Scots-run-over-Rams PEMBROKE — For the second game in a row, the Scotland girl's basketball team played down to their competition in the first half. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:01:11 EST Hospital reports healthy 2014 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/151580710/Hospital-reports-healthy-2014 LAURINBURG — After several years of challenges and with further uncertainty on the horizon, Scotland Health Care System officials reported a hallmark 2014 during a community meeting on Thursday. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:22 EST Charter schools need accountability http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151573764/Charter-schools-need-accountability The timing couldn't be more perfect for this year's “ School Choice Week,” the nationally orchestrated right-wing funded annual public relations extravaganza touting alternatives to traditional public schools, including... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:20 EST NC growth outpaces region http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151573566/NC-growth-outpaces-region Ever since conservatives won majorities in the North Carolina General Assembly and began reducing taxes, spending, and state regulation, liberals have predicted doom. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:19 EST ‘Obsession’ inspires students http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/151554234/Obsession-inspires-students LAURINBURG — Taking a walk in the woods with Dr. Tracy Feldman is a guaranteed learning experience. Leading members of a popular field botany class Wednesday to a small swampy bay along the back edge of the campus, he is constantly pointing out... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:17 EST Does your church have an online presence? http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151571164/Churches-should-embrace-technology Mark Chaves, a professor of sociology, religion and divinity at Duke University is a go-to kind of scholar who has written a user friendly book on contemporary trends in American religion. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:16 EST Your good name is all you have http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151570671/Your-good-name-is-all-you-have I want to talk for several weeks about the importance of having a good name. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:13 EST Scots B Team stays perfect http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/151578565/Scots-B-Team-stays-perfect LAURINBURG — The Scotland B Team, which consists of all freshmen basketball players, put their undefeated record on the line when they welcomed Hoke to Laurinburg on Thursday. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:01:15 EST Selections for Oban Exchange announced http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news-news_education/151580633/Selections-for-Oban-Exchange-announced LAURINBURG — Eight rising seniors and four rising juniors have been selected for the 23rd annual Laurinburg-Oban exchange, a program which allows local high-school students to broaden their horizons by traveling to Laurinburg's sister... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:01:13 EST