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Abbi Overfelt

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LAURINBURG — A high speed police chase originating in Laurinburg on Thursday morning came to an end in McColl, South Carolina, when the 29-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle.
Jermelle Crawford, of 9301 Price St. in Laurinburg, faces myriad charges in Scotland, Richmond and Marlboro counties. He is being held in the Marlboro County j

City man faces charges after chase

LAURINBURG — A high speed police chase originating in Laurinburg on Thursday morning came to an end in McColl, South Carolina, when the 29-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle. Jermelle Crawford, of 9301 Price St. in Laurinburg, faces myriad charges in Scotland, Richmond and Marlboro counties. He is being held in the Marlboro County j

LAURINBURG — Two Laurinburg men are facing drug charges following a weekend investigation at the Clinton Inn, according to Laurinburg police.
Roy Campbell, 33, of 17020 Jackson Street, and Sederick Monroe, also 33, of 21001 Harrison Road, are each charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule I narcotics and possession of

Police charge two with selling drugs from hotel room

LAURINBURG — Two Laurinburg men are facing drug charges following a weekend investigation at the Clinton Inn, according to Laurinburg police. Roy Campbell, 33, of 17020 Jackson Street, and Sederick Monroe, also 33, of 21001 Harrison Road, are each charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule I narcotics and possession of

LAURINBURG — Invoking the Biblical story of Nehemiah, the Rev. Dr. Charles Forehand III told the 250 black community members gathered on Saturday for an annual celebration of their ancestors' history that they, like the Israelites, must recognize and recover from past ruin to re-establish a church-centric community that openly confronts socia

At annual banquet, black history celebrated, apathy rebuked

LAURINBURG — Invoking the Biblical story of Nehemiah, the Rev. Dr. Charles Forehand III told the 250 black community members gathered on Saturday for an annual celebration of their ancestors' history that they, like the Israelites, must recognize and recover from past ruin to re-establish a church-centric community that openly confronts socia

LAURINBURG — During a quick Friday morning ceremony in front of a handful of witnesses, FCC administration director Wayne Cromartie was sworn in as the newest member of the Scotland County School Board.
The board announced the appointment of Cromartie, one of five to be interviewed for the vacant position, seven days prior. Scotland County C

Cromartie sworn in as school board member

LAURINBURG — During a quick Friday morning ceremony in front of a handful of witnesses, FCC administration director Wayne Cromartie was sworn in as the newest member of the Scotland County School Board. The board announced the appointment of Cromartie, one of five to be interviewed for the vacant position, seven days prior. Scotland County C

The Top Producer Award for 2014 was presented to Debbie Evans by Kevin Garnett, Officer of the Board of Realtors.
The Laurinburg Board of Realtors met Wednesday and presented the 2014 production awards. These awards are presented annually to the top producing local REALTORS®.
Pictured in the front row, from left, are Betty Ray, Melinda Pate,

The Top Producer Award for 2014 was presented to Debbie Evans by Kevin Garnett, Officer of the Board of Realtors. The Laurinburg Board of Realtors met Wednesday and presented the 2014 production awards. These awards are presented annually to the top producing local REALTORS®. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Betty Ray, Melinda Pate,

LAURINBURG — County schools have been canceled for students and staff today and courts have been delayed, a result of weather conditions which began to deteriorate late Monday night.
A winter weather advisory for the county remains in effect until noon. The National Weather Service on Monday predicted that freezing rain would stop falling by

School canceled, court delayed

LAURINBURG — County schools have been canceled for students and staff today and courts have been delayed, a result of weather conditions which began to deteriorate late Monday night. A winter weather advisory for the county remains in effect until noon. The National Weather Service on Monday predicted that freezing rain would stop falling by

LAURINBURG — More than 2,000 county residents are without power this morning as crews from Duke Energy assess the damage caused by freezing rain that left electrical lines and tree limbs heavy with ice.
No estimated time for service restoration has been set, according to the energy provider's website. The highest concentration of outages hav

Roads remain icy; thousands without power

LAURINBURG — More than 2,000 county residents are without power this morning as crews from Duke Energy assess the damage caused by freezing rain that left electrical lines and tree limbs heavy with ice. No estimated time for service restoration has been set, according to the energy provider's website. The highest concentration of outages hav

LAURINBURG — The afternoon sun is warming county roads and melting ice on drooping trees, and Laurinburg residents who have been without power for more than 12 hours should soon be able to turn on the heat.
A crew from MasTec, contracted by Duke Energy, was working this afternoon to clear a tree that took down power lines at Blues Farm Apart

Crews working to restore power

LAURINBURG — The afternoon sun is warming county roads and melting ice on drooping trees, and Laurinburg residents who have been without power for more than 12 hours should soon be able to turn on the heat. A crew from MasTec, contracted by Duke Energy, was working this afternoon to clear a tree that took down power lines at Blues Farm Apart

Ready to send Winter packing

News flash — it's cold outside, and only going to get colder. Seriously. Much, much colder. If National Weather Service meteorologists are correct, as they were in predicting the storm that began Monday and stretched well into Tuesday, today will bring not only a touch of snow on top of all this ice but also a bout of frigid temperatures ra

LAURINBURG — While crews worked to restore power to some 2,000 residents left in the dark for much of Tuesday after ice-laden tree branches toppled onto power lines, meteorologists were predicting what might be winter's second act of 2015.
The National Weather Service is calling for a chance of snow — yes, snow — for Scotland Cou

Icy start to cold snap

LAURINBURG — While crews worked to restore power to some 2,000 residents left in the dark for much of Tuesday after ice-laden tree branches toppled onto power lines, meteorologists were predicting what might be winter's second act of 2015. The National Weather Service is calling for a chance of snow — yes, snow — for Scotland Cou

Man jailed for Valentine's Day domestic assault

LAURINBURG — An altercation between a couple on Valentine's Day led to a broken jaw and the arrest of a South Carolina man, according to Laurinburg police. James Arthur Doster, 28, of 700 Barfield Road in McColl, was charged with aggravated assault and placed in the Scotland County jail. Because the charge stemmed from a domestic dispute, Do

LAURINBURG — Rain, potentially of the frozen variety, is expected to begin to fall after 4 p.m. today and to continue through the early morning hours.
A winter weather advisory for Scotland County is in effect until noon Tuesday. The advisory, issued by the National Weather Service, also calls for some snow, but limits accumulation to a R

Winter weather expected this afternoon

LAURINBURG — Rain, potentially of the frozen variety, is expected to begin to fall after 4 p.m. today and to continue through the early morning hours. A winter weather advisory for Scotland County is in effect until noon Tuesday. The advisory, issued by the National Weather Service, also calls for some snow, but limits accumulation to a R

HAMLET — Richmond Community College President Dale McInnis informed U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson of “federal issues” with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the way it has worked — and not worked — for RCC during a breakfast meeting Monday at the Cole Auditorium.
“There is money that has been set aside

RCC seeks help from Hudson

HAMLET — Richmond Community College President Dale McInnis informed U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson of “federal issues” with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the way it has worked — and not worked — for RCC during a breakfast meeting Monday at the Cole Auditorium. “There is money that has been set aside

LAURINBURG — North Laurinburg Elementary School recently held a celebration for students either named a “Shining Star” or to the school's honor roll. More than 50 students were honored.

North Laurinburg announces top students

LAURINBURG — North Laurinburg Elementary School recently held a celebration for students either named a “Shining Star” or to the school's honor roll. More than 50 students were honored.

Tremayne Shaw recently celebrated five years of service with Kordsa Global Inc. Shaw is a Twister Operator in Kordsa's Converting Department. He was presented with a letter of appreciation and anniversary award gift. Pictured with Shaw is his supervisor Robert Lockhart.
Flora McCormick recently celebrated five years of service with Kordsa Global I

Three receive awards for service at Laurel Hill plant

Tremayne Shaw recently celebrated five years of service with Kordsa Global Inc. Shaw is a Twister Operator in Kordsa's Converting Department. He was presented with a letter of appreciation and anniversary award gift. Pictured with Shaw is his supervisor Robert Lockhart. Flora McCormick recently celebrated five years of service with Kordsa Global I

LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Democratic Party has recommended that the Chief Operating Officer of a Laurinburg family business be appointed to serve as the county's Register of Deeds.
If appointed by the Scotland County Board of Commissioners, Lindsay Page Pratt III, of Reaves Engraving, would serve the remainder of Debra Holcomb's term,

Dems recommend Pratt for county Register of Deeds

LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Democratic Party has recommended that the Chief Operating Officer of a Laurinburg family business be appointed to serve as the county's Register of Deeds. If appointed by the Scotland County Board of Commissioners, Lindsay Page Pratt III, of Reaves Engraving, would serve the remainder of Debra Holcomb's term,

LAURINBURG — Plans to remedy Scotland County's most dangerous intersection have been scrapped by N.C. Department of Transportation officials, who said on Thursday the state can't afford the project's $6 million price tag.
The department had initially budgeted $2.5 million for proposed changes to the intersection of U.S. 15-501 and Old Wire R

DOT drops plans for intersection

LAURINBURG — Plans to remedy Scotland County's most dangerous intersection have been scrapped by N.C. Department of Transportation officials, who said on Thursday the state can't afford the project's $6 million price tag. The department had initially budgeted $2.5 million for proposed changes to the intersection of U.S. 15-501 and Old Wire R

Gibson approves electronics purchase

GIBSON — The Gibson Town Council on Thursday night approved the purchase of a new computer and laptop for the town's office, expected to come at a price of about $600. The town's current computer and its software are out of date, said Mayor Ronnie Hudson, and the laptop would allow town clerk Angie Hunsucker to take her work outside of the t

From left, members of the Rho Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Rose Quick, Barbara Ellison, Louise Biggs, Ida McGill, Brenda Teal and Annie Cureton traded their sorority colors of pink and green for red on Friday for the organizations appropriately named 'Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Day.' The group met at Carolinas Womens C

From left, members of the Rho Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Rose Quick, Barbara Ellison, Louise Biggs, Ida McGill, Brenda Teal and Annie Cureton traded their sorority colors of pink and green for red on Friday for the organizations appropriately named 'Pink Goes Red for Heart Health Day.' The group met at Carolinas Womens C

LAURINBURG — Schools across the county celebrated their respective 100th day of school this week with various activities, and Scotland County was no exception.
Students and staff at South Scotland Elementary School completed activities with the theme “100 days smarter” while those at Covington Street Elementary School dressed as

Schools celebrate 100th day of school

LAURINBURG — Schools across the county celebrated their respective 100th day of school this week with various activities, and Scotland County was no exception. Students and staff at South Scotland Elementary School completed activities with the theme “100 days smarter” while those at Covington Street Elementary School dressed as





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