Laurinburg featured in Our State


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Courtesy photo The city of Laurinburg is highlighted through illustrations in this month’s issue of Our State magazine.


LAURINBURG —Laurinburg was highlighted through illustrations in the May 2016 issue of Our State magazine.

On the magazine’s View From Here section, Laurinburg is described it as a small Sandhills town that sits at the epicenter of North Carolina’s Scottish heritage.

The article, written by Jeremy Markovich, showcases many of the city’s landmarks.

One of the places highlighted in the illustration is The John Blue House. Markovich described it as the home of the Scotland County Highland Games, “featuring a parade of tartans, a caber toss and a sheep dog demonstration.”

St. Andrews University is also mentioned along with its Scottish Heritage Center and the St. Andrews Pipe Band.

General McArthur’s restaurant, also makes the list. It is not “named for General Douglas MacArthur but rather, Colin McArthur a mess sergeant during the Vietnam War who has been cooking barbecue here since 1987,” writes Markovich, senior editor/writer at Our State, and a former special content producer for NBC Charlotte.

Scotland High School is also included in the article as is the rivalry between the Fighting Scots and the Richmond Senior High Raiders .

Laurinburg-Maxton Airport and the Stewartsville Cemetery are also noted.

The magazine, which costs about $4.95, is currently available in bookstores and on newsstands across the state.

Our State: Down Home in North Carolina is a monthly magazine based in Greensboro, featuring travel and history articles and photographs about North Carolina people, places and events.

First published in 1933 as The State magazine, the publication has become “the oldest regional publication of its kind in the country,” according to the Associated Press.

Courtesy photo The city of Laurinburg is highlighted through illustrations in this month’s issue of Our State magazine.
http://laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_1_May-2016-cover_cmyk.jpgCourtesy photo The city of Laurinburg is highlighted through illustrations in this month’s issue of Our State magazine.

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