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Governor pardons Scotland man wrongly convicted of rape

Governor pardons Scotland man wrongly convicted of rape

LAURINBURG — A Scotland County man was pardoned by the governor on Thursday of rape and robbery charges that put him in prison for 27 years.Edwa...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Laurinburg After 5 postponed

Laurinburg After 5 postponed

LAURINBURG — Due to the probability of rain, the Laurinburg-Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce will postpone the opening of the Laurinburg...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Laurinburg’s Leonard Thompson reaches final hole

Laurinburg’s Leonard Thompson reaches final hole

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Leonard Thompson has teed up the golf ball in a professional event 1,068 times during a 45-year-career, more than all but a coupl...

May 19th, 2016 updated: May 19th, 2016. |  


Scotland school teachers, staff recognized

Scotland school teachers, staff recognized

LAURINBURG — Scotland County school system educators and staff were recognized for their hard work Wednesday during the second annual Employees ...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Maxton to meet on schools

Maxton to meet on schools

MAXTON — A meeting of those concerned about the proposed school consolidation plan for Robeson County’s public schools will be held on Tue...

May 19th, 2016 updated: May 19th, 2016. |  


Laurinburg hears variety of budget requests

Laurinburg hears variety of budget requests

LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council fielded requests on Tuesday from a trio of nonprofits seeking funding for the 2016-2017.The Scotland Co...

May 18th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Scots baseball places 4 on all-SEC squad

Scots baseball places 4 on all-SEC squad

LAURINBURG — The Scotland baseball team enjoyed a stellar 2016 campaign under first-year skipper Chad Hill, and the Scots were rewarded for thei...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Pair of Scots named all-SEC

Pair of Scots named all-SEC

LAURINBURG — Coming off a five-win campaign in Abbi Giaier’s first year as head coach, the Scotland girls soccer team placed a pair of upp...

May 19th, 2016 |  


St. Andrews women’s basketball inks Union Pines’ Ring

St. Andrews women’s basketball inks Union Pines’ Ring

Samantha Ring, a senior from Union Pines High School, signed a basketball scholarship with St. Andrews University this week. Pictured from bottom left...

May 19th, 2016 |  


No upset bids in Rockingham Speedway sale

ROCKINGHAM — Billy Silas is now the owner of Rockingham Speedway.There were no upset bids following the credit bid of $3 million made by James H...

May 19th, 2016 |  


St. Andrews’ Rosado, Ayer honored

St. Andrews’ Rosado, Ayer honored

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Despite finishing outside of the top tier in the Appalachian Athletic Conference baseball standings, the St. Andrews Universi...

May 18th, 2016 |  


LIFE


Poet John McNeill’s niece to present reading at BCC

Poet John McNeill’s niece to present reading at BCC

DUBLIN — Mary Wayne Watson, the great-niece of Scotland County poet John Charles McNeill, will present a reading of the poetry of McNeill on Apr...

April 19th, 2016 |  


Park project

Park project

Courtesy photoRho Alpha Omega members of the local branch of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. met on Saturday to spruce up Washington park. The group h...

March 22nd, 2016 |  


Turn of a century

Turn of a century

LAURINBURG — Mildred McCall’s big day finally arrived.The staff at Prestwick Village where McCall lives said she had been talking about li...

March 22nd, 2016 |  


Fashion sense raises money for schools

Fashion sense raises money for schools

LAURINBURG — Scotland County High School students recently showed off their Sunday best during the third annual fashion show.The event raises mo...

March 14th, 2016 |  


Your child’s sweet tooth and dental health

Your child’s sweet tooth and dental health

During the month of February, the American Dental Association (ADA) celebrated National Children’s Dental Health. It is important as parents, we...

March 9th, 2016 |  


OPINION


Letter: Focus should be on prayer

To the editor: Article 1 of the Bill of Rights: Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. The emphasis should be on prayer, not...

May 6th, 2016 updated: May 6th, 2016. |  


Letter: Never too much prayer

To the editor:Recently in The Laurinburg Exchange, First United Methodist Church received an accusation of being a church that is being exclusive and ...

May 6th, 2016 |  


Our view: School plan looks to be reasonable

Scotland County school officials and members of the county commissioners met Thursday afternoon to talk about school consolidation. The two groups wil...

May 6th, 2016 |  


Letter: First UMC prayer not exclusive

To the editor:In reference to the letter of Mary Evans in the May 4, The Laurinburg Exchange, it is evident that Ms. Evans did not hear Pastor Jefferi...

May 5th, 2016 |  


Letter: Scotland teachers appreciated

To the editor:Annually, we set aside the first week of May to recognize our teachers during national Teacher Appreciation Week. Although I do believe ...

May 5th, 2016 |  


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