NEWS


5:42 pm |    
McCrory touts UNCP price
Festival honors college history

Festival honors college history

LAURINBURG — More than 40 years after artists gathered to commemorate the impact they and others made on the culture of Black Mountain College, ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Former athlete at Purnell Swett shot to death

Former athlete at Purnell Swett shot to death

MAXTON — A 22-year-old shot and killed at a party in Maxton this weekend was a former standout football player and basketball player at Purnell ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Laurinburg man shot

Laurinburg man shot

LAURINBURG — A Laurinburg man has been arrested as a part of drive-by shooting this weekend that injured another man.Airam T. Barfield, 24, of 3...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Unemployment rate rises to 9.2 percent

Unemployment rate rises to 9.2 percent

LAURINBURG — The unemployment rate in Scotland County rose from 8.6 percent in May to 9.2 percent in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

August 24th, 2016 |  


State kicks off drunk driving campaign

State kicks off drunk driving campaign

RALEIGH — The state Department of Transportation and Governor’s Highway Safety Program intend to make roadways safer for residents and vis...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


SAU welcomes record class

SAU welcomes record class

LAURINBURG — The 2016-17 academic year has begun at St. Andrews University as the school welcomed its largest first-year class in over a decade ...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


SPORTS


11:26 pm |    
Scots defense for the win
4:47 pm |    
JV shuts out Independence
Youth win state baseball titles

Youth win state baseball titles

LAURINBURG — Two Scotland County baseball players took home state championships as part of the Broadway 14U and Broadway Red 17U travel teams.Ma...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Tennnis opens season with shut-out win

Tennnis opens season with shut-out win

LAURINBURG — The Lady Scots tennis team got off to an impressive start on Tuesday as they shut out Jack Britt — twice — in their sea...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Defensive Player of the Week

Defensive Player of the Week

LAURINBURG — Chris Williams is a 6-foot 2-inch junior at Scotland High School. He is also one of the starting linebackers, wearing No. 9, for th...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Offensive Player of the Week

Offensive Player of the Week

LAURINBURG — Syheam McQueen is a 6-foot 1-inch sophomore at Scotland High School. He is also one of the starting running backs, wearing No. 5, f...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Special teams Player of the Week

Special teams Player of the Week

LAURINBURG — Zamir White is a 6-foot 1-inch junior at Scotland High School. He is also one of the starting running backs, wearing No. 34, for th...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Scots ready for home opener

Scots ready for home opener

LAURINBURG — The Fighting Scots and Independence had two drastically different Week 1 outcomes. The Scots cruised past South View 41-7 while Ind...

August 24th, 2016 |  


LIFE


8:09 pm |    
Cross – Flanagan Wedding
1:40 pm
Updated: 7:28 pm. |    
Yamane-Clark engagement
Scotland teacher recognized

Scotland teacher recognized

Kellan Teasley, center, a teacher at Scotland Early College High School, was recognized at this week Scotland County school board as one of the 2015-1...

July 17th, 2016 |  


Scotland County births

Here are the most recent births at Scotland Memorial:Barber girlChannelle T. Barber and Everett Paul Barber Jr. of Laurel Hill announces the birth of ...

July 12th, 2016 |  


July 4 Bridge-at-the-Village results

LAURINBURG — The Bridge-at-the-Village group met on July 4 at Scotia Village under the direction of Brian Potter.Joanne Martin and Jim Beales fi...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Kaitlynn is a sweet and sassy girl who definitely has lots of “tortitude.” Looking for a cat that will snuggle in your lap but not be too ...

July 10th, 2016 |  


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July 7th, 2016 updated: July 8th, 2016. |  


Scottish Pilot Club recalls year

Scottish Pilot Club recalls year

LAURINBURG — The Scottish Pilot Club of Laurinburg honored its members for contributions and welcomed new officers and club members during a rec...

July 7th, 2016 |  


OPINION


8:06 pm |    
Canada is no U.S. clone
Fear is often best political weapon

Fear is often best political weapon

One of the oldest and most effective weapons used in political battles is the “fear factor.”Without a doubt when you confront a political ...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Letter: Laurinburg mayor’s solution too simple

To the editor:In his recent column, Mayor Matthew Block does what politicians so often do, take a complex problem and propose a simplistic solution.Fi...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Amazing local cure for economic development

Amazing local cure for economic development

Last week, the latest NC unemployment figures were released. Scotland County ranked highest in the state. Out of 100 counties, we are “that̶...

August 9th, 2016 |  


Letter:Don’t burden Laurinburg taxpayers

To the editor:As I read the article regarding Councilman (Curtis) Leak’s statement, “I am determined to go forward with the project irrega...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Trumps offers insight of an outsider

Trumps offers insight of an outsider

If you’re serious about the need for our government to reestablish some it’s religious roots. Then read this very carefully. The so-called...

July 27th, 2016 |  


City Hall: Defend it or defund it

We get it.People do not want the city of Laurinburg to build an $11 million municipal building.The public — in groups both big and small —...

July 27th, 2016 |  


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