NEWS


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Kuumba fest brings the fun
12:54 pm
Updated: 5:22 pm. |    
Pittenger slammed over race remarks on protests
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Updated: 12:54 pm. |    
Former SAU professor dies
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Leaders tout positives

Mayor: Laurinburg needs to push recreation center

LAURINBURG — Laurinburg will have to take the lead on getting a new recreation center if the project is ever going to get built, Mayor Matthew B...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Barber to speakat local NAACPFreedom Fund

Barber to speakat local NAACPFreedom Fund

LAURINBURG — The Rev. William Barber, the architect of the Moral Mondays movement, will be in Laurinburg next month as featured speaker at this ...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


County ranked among top 10 in new HIV cases

County ranked among top 10 in new HIV cases

LAURINBURG — Statistics show residents in Scotland County are contracting HIV at a much higher rate than in other parts of the state, county health ...

September 21st, 2016 updated: September 21st, 2016. |  


Willis: Laurinburg should not meddle with other boards

LAURINBURG —At least one Laurinburg councilman said Tuesday that he was not comfortable with Mayor Matthew Block’s recommendation that the city in...

September 21st, 2016 updated: September 27th, 2016. |  


ArrestsLAURINBURG — Kaitlyn Michelle Smith, 26, of East Laurinburg, was arrested on Friday for larceny of a firearm, misdemeanor larceny and pro...

September 20th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


6:29 pm |    
Scots win streak snapped
Just as impressive on paper

Just as impressive on paper

LAURINBURG — The Fighting Scots have finished what they call their “first season” undefeated as they wrapped their non-conference sc...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Offensive Player of the Week

Offensive Player of the Week

LAURINBURG — Nahir Pegues is a 5-foot 8-inch junior at Scotland High School. She is one of the starting middle hitters, wearing No. 16, for the ...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Defensive Player of the Week

Defensive Player of the Week

LAURINBURG — Kandon Luquer is a 5-foot 6-inch junior at Scotland High School. She is one of the starting outside hitters, wearing No. 15, for th...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Fighting Scots demolish Glenn

Fighting Scots demolish Glenn

LAURINBURG — The fog had set into Pate Stadium by the time the Fighting Scots and the Glenn Bobcats met at mid-field to shake hands and the stan...

September 23rd, 2016 updated: September 23rd, 2016. |  


Lady Scots drop three-set match to Richmond

Lady Scots drop three-set match to Richmond

LAURINBURG — The Lady Scots finished a tough three-game week with a loss to Richmond in three sets: 19-25, 21-25 and 21-25. According to coach A...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


St. Andrews Western Team wins first show

St. Andrews Western Team wins first show

LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews Western Team started out their competition season with a victory as they hosted the IHSA Western Horse Shows last w...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


LIFE


8:09 pm |    
Cross – Flanagan Wedding
UNCP workshop focuses on quilts and bone creations

UNCP workshop focuses on quilts and bone creations

PEMBROKE — Seed jewelry making and soapstone carving, laced with stories of history and tradition, are just a sample of the creative treasure tr...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Laurinburg agency celebrates reopening

Laurinburg agency celebrates reopening

LAURINBURG — Eric Byrd along with friends, family and members of the Laurinburg-Scotland County Chamber of Commerce were on hand Friday for the ...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Yamane-Clark engagement

Yamane-Clark engagement

FORT WORTH, Texas —Randi Nicole Yamane of Forth Worth, Texas was recently engaged to Dustin Lee Clark of Johns Station, N.C. The bride is a 2011 ...

July 22nd, 2016 updated: July 22nd, 2016. |  


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 |  


OPINION


1:13 pm
Updated: 5:41 pm. |    
Consolidation is right thing for students

To the editor:In response to Robert Currie’s Sept. 14 letter, I am not at all talking about displaced workers getting something free. Displaced ...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Making our community a better place

Making our community a better place

As the summer turns to fall, I am honored to take this opportunity to kick-off a new weekly article titled, “Focus on Laurinburg/Scotland County...

September 14th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Loony legal fights are choking the state, taxpayers

TAR HEEL VIEW: Loony legal fights are choking the state, taxpayers

The U.S. Supreme Court decision on the state legislature’s new election law underscores the folly of wrongheaded laws that the legislature insis...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Voters will never be experts

Voters will never be experts

RALEIGH — I have strong opinions — but not about how to perform brain surgery, write a smart-phone app, design a golf course, or produce a...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Public meetings

Wagram Town BoardMeets first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Wagram town hall.East Laurinburg Board of CommissionersMeets the first Tuesday o...

September 10th, 2016 |  


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