Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:29:45 EST 1800 Tigers take down Scots in first round http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150220676/Tigers-take-down-Scots-in-first-round LAURINBURG — Scotland volleyball coach Molly Hayes said before the season, if her girls play hard and compete the right way, they would rack up a lot of points. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:27:07 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 Life’s rewards well worth the hike http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150210120/Lifes-rewards-well-worth-the-hike A number of years ago, I attended a retreat in the mountains of North Carolina. Autumn had arrived, and I looked forward to a change of scenery. I don't remember much about the speeches or sessions, but the highlight of the trip was a hike up a... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:55:16 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 Tellers preview diverse narratives http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150213953/Tellers-preview-diverse-narratives LAURINBURG — A preview of this weekend's Storytelling Festival of Carolina delivered to a small but receptive crowd on Friday revealed that the event will encompass far more than just a few yarns. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:52:15 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 College wrestling coaches convene http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150211369/College-wrestling-coaches-convene RALEIGH — St. Andrews wrestling coach Joe Baranik wanted to give wrestling a platform to signify the start of the season — so he did something about it. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:52:10 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 SAU volleyball wins to get to .500 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150210632/SAU-volleyball-wins-to-get-to-.500 LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University volleyball team got back on track after a tw0-game skid to defeat Johnson & Wales University Thursday night at home, 25-13, 25-14, 25-14. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:50:05 EST Former UNCP wrestler wins award http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150210478/Former-UNCP-wrestler-wins-award PEMBROKE — Officials at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced Friday that Derek Brunson, a two-time all-American wrestler for the Braves from 2003-07, has been recognized as its Young Alumnus of the Year. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:49:09 EST White propels Scots to 29-22 win http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150215213/White-propels-Scots-to-29-22-win LAURINBURG — One score: 75 to 28. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:20:07 EST LETTER: It’s time for a moratorium on city’s solar industry http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion/150208065/LETTER:-Its-time-for-a-moratorium-on-citys-solar-industry To the editor: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:33:12 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 LETTER: Candidates disappoint in Common Core question http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/letters-opinion/150206495/Candidates-disappoint-in-Common-Core-question To the editor:I attended the candidate forum held at Scotland High School the evening of Oct 16. I attended because I want to make an informed vote when I step into the ballot box on Election Day. I was... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:24:04 EST Man faces felony charges following chase http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150205849/Man-faces-felony-charges-following-chase LAURINBURG — A South Carolina man has been jailed under a $25,000 bond after leading authorities on a chase that reached speeds of 100 mph and ended in a crash on U.S. 401, according to Laurinburg police. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:54:09 EST Police still seeking teen’s shooter http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150205784/Police-still-seeking-teens-shooter LAURINBURG — Police continue to seek a 16 year old believed responsible for a shooting on a city street corner last weekend that sent a 19-year-old woman to the hospital. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:13:15 EST