NEWS


McInnis ‘grill bill’ on way to NC governor

McInnis ‘grill bill’ on way to NC governor

RALEIGH — A bill sponsored by a Scotland County lawmaker to allow restaurants to use outdoor grills has passed the state Senate and House.The le...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Laurinburg Institute welcomes alumni, community

Laurinburg Institute welcomes alumni, community

LAURINBURG — Over the weekend, the iconic Laurinburg Institute will hold its 4th Annual Hall of Fame event and raise funds and awareness for the...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Downtown upgrade closes Railroad Street

Downtown upgrade closes Railroad Street

LAURINBURG – Businesses along Railroad Street may be affected by the city’s decision to close off a portion of the street for renovations ...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Crime report

Break inLAURINBURG – Scotland County Parks and Recreation reported to police on Wednesday that someone broke into the building at the Tennis Cen...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Wagram prison project to offer tours

Wagram prison project to offer tours

WAGRAM — Free tours of the former Scotland Correctional Center turned sanctuary for troubled teens will be available to the public on Saturday.G...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Golden Age queen, king crowned

Golden Age queen, king crowned

LAURINBURG — The Golden Age Committee Celebrated its fifth Anniversary in April and crowned a new king and Queen.Verlean Bell, the first-place q...

May 19th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Tournament pits president against pro

Tournament pits president against pro

LAURINBURG — Scotch Meadows Country Club held its annual President’s Cup tournament this past weekend as club Pro Chip Wells took on club ...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Local man hits hole-in-one

Local man hits hole-in-one

LAURINBURG — Carlis Bryant hit a hole-in-one last weekend at Cypress Creek Golf Links in Laurinburg.Bryant drained the shot using a 7-iron on th...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


4A Regional baseball, softball championship games set

4A Regional baseball, softball championship games set

LAURINBURG — The Southeastern conference has one team still competing for a chance to advance to the 4A state softball championship.No. 2 Richmo...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


St. Andrews offers summer swim classes

St. Andrews offers summer swim classes

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews will host swim camps and summer swim lessons at O’Herron Pool starting next month.Taylor Cooper and his staff fro...

May 19th, 2017 |  


East-West All-Star game rosters released

East-West All-Star game rosters released

LAURINBURG — The rosters for the 69th annual East-West All-Star football game have been released and the Fighting Scots football team will be se...

May 18th, 2017 |  


16 Scots earn All-Southeastern conference honors

16 Scots earn All-Southeastern conference honors

LAURINBURG — Scotland High School spring athletics garnered 16 all-conference nominations in six spring sports — boy’s golf, softbal...

May 17th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Board votes to close elementary schools

Board votes to close elementary schools

LAURINBURG — Despite strong opposition from those at public hearings, the Scotland County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to c...

May 8th, 2017 |  


Age no factor for athletes

Age no factor for athletes

LAURINBURG — Age is no excuse for the participants of the Scotland County Senior Games, it is only a requirement.The 2017 Scotland County Senior...

May 4th, 2017 |  


Special Olympians invade Pate Stadium

Special Olympians invade Pate Stadium

The 2017 Special Olympics of Scotland County began Tuesday morning with 50-meter races for athletes ages eight to 11-years-old. Medals were handed out...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


Scotland County Special Olympians give 100 percent

Scotland County Special Olympians give 100 percent

LAURINBURG — A parade of athletes were welcomed into Pate Stadium by cheers and applause for the start of the 2017 Special Olympics of Scotland ...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


Special day for super athletes, supporters

Special day for super athletes, supporters

Scotland High School senior Nicolas Ring was presented the Chuck Sligh Award for his dedication to the Special Olympics by Julian Butler on Tuesday be...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Pressing your way through

Pressing your way through

Now, this morning all of us know something about pressing. “Pressing your way;” that means going against the odds to do something; it mean...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Chalk Banks River Challenge, festival continues the fun

Chalk Banks River Challenge, festival continues the fun

As spring turns to summer, we are approaching the end of the spring festival season. Every year, as April and May come around, organizations conduct e...

May 18th, 2017 |  


How others see Laurinburg

How others see Laurinburg

If you have ever relocated within a state or moved to an entirely different state, as our family has on six occasions then you are aware of the tradit...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Disappointed in city council

To the editor:I am a citizen of Scotland County. These school closings are not a good thing.You city councilman need to sit up and take notice. Dr. Bl...

May 17th, 2017 |  


This column will focus on the word ‘misinformation.’ We will define it and then see how the word applies to Scotland County and the city o...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Path to healthy blood pressure

Path to healthy blood pressure

If you have high blood pressure, you know we need to take steps to lower it – but how much? Do you know your numbers? Do you know the recommende...

May 15th, 2017 |  


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