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Excellence in our back yard

Excellence in our back yard

It’s that time of year again as our students pack their book bags to head back to school. For some …

September 1st, 2015 |  

For big growth, think small

For big growth, think small

RALEIGH — Remember the old joke about a drunken man crawling around under a lamppost? It starts off with a …

September 1st, 2015 |  

No silver spoon in my mouth

No silver spoon in my mouth

Since I’m now retired, I don’t have to worry about setting an alarm clock to wake me up every morning …

August 26th, 2015 |  

Back-to-school safety tips

Back-to-school safety tips

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office wants to offer some safety tips for those youngsters who will be walking back and …

August 26th, 2015 |  

Make the best of the rest of your life

To Hospice of Scotland County whose care and nurturing is unsurpassed, thank you for the special care you took of …

August 25th, 2015 |  

McCrory’s budget screw up?

McCrory’s budget screw up?

You may question my motivation in using the terminology: Gov. Pat McCrory’s budget screw up? After all, I am known …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Fight the good fight for faith

Fight the good fight for faith

When I was a young girl I used to enjoy watching televised boxing matches with my Daddy. I can remember …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Back to school event a success

Back to school event a success

The annual NAACP Back to School, Stay Event was a success due in part to our sponsors, volunteers and members …

August 18th, 2015 |  

Learn to be safe at college

Learn to be safe at college

This fall thousands of students will leave their families and friends to attend college. For many, it will be their …

August 15th, 2015 |  

Applause for good cops

To the editor: On Aug. 1 I was taking my morning walk when I discovered a man so intoxicated he …

August 14th, 2015 |  

A relationship with God is smart

A relationship with God is smart

When I was a high school student I failed a few subjects including supposedly simple courses like Beginner’s Typing and …

August 14th, 2015 |  

As Laurinburg strives to attract retail business along with industrial manufacturing, what kind of stores or restaurants would you like …

August 14th, 2015 |  

Eligibility requirements for N.C. marriages

Eligibility requirements for N.C. marriages

Hopefully, the topics that have been addressed by the legal corner so far have been helpful to our readers. For …

August 14th, 2015 |  

The favorite fruit of summer

The favorite fruit of summer

Whenever I was growing up, watermelons were a favorite summer time fruit in our household. On a hot day, the …

August 12th, 2015 |  

Are we still a nation favored by God?

To the editor: Recent reports how Planned Parenthood runs its tax supported business should concern all of us, Democrat, Republican …

August 11th, 2015 |  

Back-to-schoolevent needs you

Classes begin in the Scotland County School in about 12 days. Many of the 3,700 children that will be returning …

August 11th, 2015 |  

Prayer part of nation’s fabric

Prayer part of nation’s fabric

With all the turmoil across the globe, the threat of terrorists attacking us for our values and beliefs, and our …

August 11th, 2015 |  

Worrying about Trump

What did Hillary Clinton tell Donald Trump when he invited her to his wedding? She said, “I will come to …

August 11th, 2015 |  

What is your special hymn?

What is your special hymn?

A recent faith column regarding church music sparked an unusual number of comments from people I’ve seen around town. Most …

August 7th, 2015 |  

Fee shouldbe for use

To the editor: I live in Wagram. I pay for water, sewer and garbage pickup (one per week) to the …

August 7th, 2015 |  

City has enoughzombie buildings

City has enoughzombie buildings

Laurinburg and Scotland County are plagued with, to use a popular term, “Zombie Buildings”, meaning the structures are void of …

August 6th, 2015 |  

Family reunion memories are priceless

Family reunion memories are priceless

One of the special events for many in our area during our summers are the small and large family reunions. …

August 5th, 2015 |  

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