Local briefs for Sept. 27

By Abbi Overfelt

September 26, 2013

State of Education

to be held Friday

LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg/Scotland County Chamber of Commerce will host a State of Education Breakfast on Friday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall of Laurinburg Presbyterian Church.

Speakers include Rick Stout, Superintendent of Scotland County Schools; Dale McInnis, President of Richmond Community College; Paul Baldasare, President of St. Andrews University and Kyle Carter, University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Admission is $5. For information, call 276-7420 or email

The event will also be available online via a live video stream. To view it, visit

Awareness event

set for Saturday

SUMMERFIELD — The 2013 Butterfly Walk for Cockayne Syndrome will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. in Summerfield Community Park, at 5404 Centerfield Road in Summerfield.

The event is walk/run and includes a silent auction.

Abby Smith, a young girl who has Cockayne Syndrome, will be participating. Her family, which include residents of Scotland County, is raising money for the event in her name.

Cockayne Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by poor growth, premature aging, developmental and neurological delays and a shortened lifespan.

For information or to donate, visit