Remember 3 special numbers

Remember 3 special numbers

When you think of travel and tourism in Scotland County, there are three numbers to remember: 42 - 86 – top 10. No, that is not the number of vi...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Always something to do in Scotland County

Always something to do in Scotland County

Have you ever heard anyone say, “There isn’t anything to do in Scotland County?”The Scotland County Arts Council begs to differ.The ...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Scotland students and school staff are excelling

Scotland students and school staff are excelling

On Friday, I had the honor to present at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of Education breakfast.Along with leaders from Richmond Communit...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Consolidation is right thing for students

Consolidation is right thing for students

Over the past two years, our board has worked in the spirit of collaboration with our county commissioners. A liaison group, with representation fr...

September 23rd, 2016 updated: September 23rd, 2016. |  


School board: Consolidation plan addresses many concerns

Two years ago, our board was considering a building expansion at Washington Park Elementary School. Many of our classrooms were housed outside of the ...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


To the editor:In response to Robert Currie’s Sept. 14 letter, I am not at all talking about displaced workers getting something free. Displaced ...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Block: Scotland consolidation should be decided by voters

Block: Scotland consolidation should be decided by voters

The Scotland County school system’s “consolidation” plan is a major issue for Laurinburg and Scotland County.The “consolidatio...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Making our community a better place

Making our community a better place

As the summer turns to fall, I am honored to take this opportunity to kick-off a new weekly article titled, “Focus on Laurinburg/Scotland County...

September 14th, 2016 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Loony legal fights are choking the state, taxpayers

TAR HEEL VIEW: Loony legal fights are choking the state, taxpayers

The U.S. Supreme Court decision on the state legislature’s new election law underscores the folly of wrongheaded laws that the legislature insis...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Voters will never be experts

Voters will never be experts

RALEIGH — I have strong opinions — but not about how to perform brain surgery, write a smart-phone app, design a golf course, or produce a...

September 13th, 2016 |