RED SPRINGS — When Army Specialist Ivan Lopez opened fire at Fort Hood earlier this month, killing three soldiers and injuring 16 others, it was news around the world.For Flora Macdonald Academy volunteer Alonzo Lunsford, the April 2 shooting was more than a headline — it was tragic reminder of what he endured during the first massacre at the same Army base more than four years ago.“I couldn’t believe it happened again,” said the 47-year-old retired staff sergeant, who was shot seven times during the 2009 Ft. Hood attack that killed 13 people and injured 32 people. The incident left him blind in one eye.
WILMINGTON — The class of 1999 recently held its 15-year class reunion in Wilmington. Following the 10 year reunion, held in Laurinburg, the class voted for a destination reunion in Wilmington for its 15th year. It was headquartered at the Wilmington Hilton Riverfront from April 4 to April 6.
LAURINBURG — Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Polston are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Dawn Polston to Andrew Garrett Davis Jr., son of Andy and Phyllis Davis.Ms. Polston graduated from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and a Master of Arts degree in health communications from East Carolina University. She works as a lead recruiter at IBM in Research Triangle Park located in Durham.Mr. Davis received a Bachelor of ...
LAURINBURG — The Scottish Pilot Club of Laurinburg held its annual Bridge Fashion Show Luncheon on April 10 at Scotia Village. One hundred women enjoyed lunch, cards and fashions from Hi-Lites in downtown Laurinburg. Cash prizes were given to high, second high and low Bridge scores. Door prizes were also given to guests.Proceeds from the spring event support brain health through the St. Andrew’s Equestrian Therapy Program, BrainMinders presentations to kindergartners, I...
Spanky is a 1-year-old “pocket” pointer mix with a dash of spaniel, and weighs about 25 pounds. He is quiet with good manners. He is leash trained and likes to give kisses and cuddle. Spanky has been treated for heartworms and will be available after April 18. We are accepting applications.The adoption fee for dogs is $100, which includes introductory immunizations, spay/neuter, and microchip. Apply online at scotlandhumane.org or at 1401 West Blvd. in Laurinburg.
LAURINBURG — children and their families gathered in their best pajamas at Scotland County Memorial Library on Thursday night for an evening of storytelling.The event was sponsored by the Scotland County Partnership for Children and Families to help promote literacy. Stories of “Tag Along Fred,” “Itsy Bitsy Frog” and “Wish for a Fish” kept children and parents completely engrossed.
LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Branch of the NAACP is requesting nominations for its “Mother of the Year Coronation Program,” to be held on April 26 at Jones Missionary Baptist Church.The program, which begins at 4 p.m., will also feature an “All Women Community Choir.”Any woman who works to better the community can be nominated for the award by an individual or an organization. The nominee who is able to raise the most money for the NAACP...
LAURINBURG — The Bridge-at-the-Village club met Monday under the direction of Brian Potter.The pair of Norma Jones and Lil Owens came in first place with a score of 37.5 points of a possible 48, marking a 78-percent performance and the best score ever recorded at the club.Joanne Martin and Tim Rumph scored a close second with 35.5 points or 73 percent, among the club’s higher scores.Jacque and Mac Doubles came in third place and Tillie Hagan and Ma...
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