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Curriculum director headed to Asheville

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LAURINBURG — Asheville City Schools announced on Tuesday that Pamela Baldwin, Scotland County Schools’ assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, has been selected as its next superintendent.Baldwin was chosen from more than 100 applicants for that position and selected over two other finalists: Allegheny County Schools superintendent Jeff Cox and Iredell-Statesville Schools deputy superintendent of operations Ronald Hargrave, who on Monday was named Scotland County Schools’ new superintendent.The candidates for Asheville City Schools were interviewed in a series of public forums during the selection process.

 

Candidate forum planned as early voting begins

LAURINBURG — With early voting beginning at the Scotland County Board of Elections at 8 a.m. today, the Scotland County Civic League will provide a public refresher course with a candidate forum tonight.The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Bright Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.“The idea was to give the undecided and people who are still on the fence a chance to talk to the candidates one more time before we go into the May primary,” said civic leagu...

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Revelers share fun, raise funds for Hospice of Scotland County

LAURINBURG — Whether they left with a diamond ring, a golfing trophy, or just the memory of a good day on the links, the purpose of the day was not lost on revelers at Wednesday’s 28th annual Richard L. Byrne Memorial Golf Tournament for Hospice of Scotland County.The tournament added $140,393 to a total of more than $3 million raised over the years to provide services for hospice patients in financial need. A raffle for a 14 karat gold ring, donated by Bob’s Jewe...

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Crime report for April 23

ArrestsLAURINBURG — Matthew Monroe, 22, of 15781 Monroe Road, was arrested Tuesday for an outstanding warrant of assault on a female, according to a police report. He was held under a $500 secured bond.LAURINBURG — Raleak Graham, 21, of 5581 Henderson St. in Gibson, was arrested on Monday for larceny at Walmart, according to a police report. He was held under a $7,000 secured bond.LAURINBURG — Tyrone Moore, 34, of 437 McNair ...

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Musicians, artists to pack downtown Friday

LAURINBURG — In her time working with the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast, and even before, local artist Deb Guess has heard countless people say they can’t remember the last time they visited Laurinburg’s downtown.On Friday, Guess, along with the Laurinburg Downtown Revitalization Commission, hopes to give them a reason.

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Laurel Hill man leads police on 4-county chase

LAURINBURG — A 21-year-old Laurel Hill man led authorities on a 80-to-95-mph car chase through Richmond, Scotland, Robeson and Columbus counties late Monday night before being caught and placed in the Columbus County jail, according to the Laurinburg Police Department.Isaac Jerome Terry, of 9580 Third St., will face charges from Scotland County of misdemeanor fleeing and eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, speeding, failure to stop for blue lights and siren and reckless driv...

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City puts hold on military option

LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council passed on Tuesday the first of two votes required to rescind an ordinance passed last year allowing military training facilities by conditional use permit on property zoned industrial.The motion to rescind that ordinance was made by council member J.D. Willis after a public hearing in which no one offered comment, with a second from council member Curtis Leak. Though council agreed that the matter should be revisited in an overhaul of ...

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Crime report for April 22

ArrestsLAURINBURG — Floyd Evans, 57, of 520 Williams St., was arrested Sunday at the Kangaroo Express, on Main Street, for trespassing, according to a police report. He was held under a $500 secured bond.LAURINBURG — William Owens, 22, of 3721 Allison Road Apt. 307 in Fayetteville, was served a warrant Sunday for larceny at Walmart, according to a police report. He was held under a $2,500 secured bond.

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Pallet manufacturing plant receives safety, health award

LAURINBURG — Edwards Wood Products, of Laurinburg,...

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