LAURINBURG — Since its grand opening Monday, El Mexicano Restaurant at each mealtime has been a flurry of activity, with wait and kitchen staff working in tandem to deliver dishes inspired by Mexican and American traditions.A variety of enchiladas, fajitas and tortilla soups are available for curious customers, but burgers, fries and chicken tenders are also on the menu at the South Main Street restaurant. Those dining immediately after the ribbon-cutting, which marked the grand opening, were serenaded by a live Mariachi band.
LAURINBURG — More than 700 children were blown away Wednesday at the Scotland Memorial Library after learning where their ears would be if they were owls — nearly directly behind their eyes.Mark Christenson, senior bird trainer and keeper at the Carolina Raptor Center, quieted his audience before putting on a leather glove and carefully lifting different types of birds, one at a time, from their cages set on the stage.
PEMBROKE — In the play “The Little Prince,” an 8-year-old boy recounts his travels across the universe and back, which while impressive did not make the cast’s four-hour drive to Roanoke Island any less daunting.Students of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke had a rare opportunity to mount a touring production of the children’s play, “The Little Prince” when they take their show on the road to Roanoke Island’s Festival Park ...
LAURINBURG — Area golfers are invited to bring their best game to Scotch Meadows Country Club on Aug. 13, for Faith Presbyterian’s 13th annual Ministry & Mission Golf Tournament.A 1 p.m. shotgun start in a Captain’s Choice format will begin the day.Registration will begin at noon. Ten percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Project In As Much, which provides food on the weekends for Scotland County’s school-aged children. The rest will...
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LAURINBURG — Students participating in the annual Autism Summer Enhancement Program commemorated their last day recently by reflecting on lessons learned and memories made during the two-week camp.Students aged 5 to 8 read to their teachers, families and friends in the cafeteria of North Laurinburg Elementary inspirational quotes reminding them to “shoot for greatness,” “give it your best shot” and “be a team player.” Also on the program wa...
LAURINBURG — Was it magic… or science?There was a lot of “wild and crazy stuff” going on at the Scotland County Memorial Library Wednesday afternoon that had nearly 600 kids waving their arms wildly in the air to volunteer at the “Mad Science” show, part of the library’s summer reading program.The children sat astonished — a few, hesitant and unsure — when “Professor Johnny G. Force,” of Mad Science, perfo...
LAURINBURG — The Scottish Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Center will offer “a short stack for a tall cause” Saturday morning in support of Relay for Life.The center’s first annual all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser will be held from 8-11 a.m. at 620 Johns Road.Tickets are $5 per person for a syrupy breakfast including plain, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, bacon and a variety of juices and “diabetic-friendly”...
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