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School officials to implement reading software districtwide

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LAURINBURG — To help prepare elementary students for rigorous reading comprehension tests at the third-grade level, school officials plan to implement districtwide a software program that’s seen such success at North Laurinburg Elementary, its developers have featured the school in a promotional video.

 

Former county resident awarded $25K scholarship

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former Scotland County resident and former Wagram Elementary School, Shaw Middle School and Scotland High School student Kabreel McEachin-Campbell will be awarded a scholarship from the United Negro College Fund and Target and recognized as a Rising Star.Kabreel will receive a $25,000 award on Sunday at 10 p.m. on BET. Kabreel is one of only five students in the nation to receive this award.Kabreel is the son of Christopher Campbell of Rockingh...

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Huesa inducted into Honor Society

SOUTHERN PINES — Julia Huesa of Laurinburg, was among 14 students inducted into the National Honor Society at the O’Neal School on April 8.During the ceremony, current members presented each of the four characteristics of membership: scholarship, leadership, service and character. Students must demonstrate excellence in these areas, in addition to maintaining a certain grade point average to be considered for the National Honor Society.The standard GPA for in...

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Vice president named for workforce division

HAMLET — Robbie Taylor of Hamlet will be leading Richmond Community College’s Workforce and Economic Development (WED) division upon the retirement of Steve Smith next month.Taylor has served as director in the WED division for about three years. He will officially take over duties as WED vice president May 19.Having worked in both law enforcement and education, Taylor has a long history in public service. He worked for Richmond County Sheriff’s Departm...

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Fifth annual ‘Ride Like A Knight’ horse show Saturday

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University will hold the fifth annual Ride Like A Knight Horse Show today, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Equestrian Center.Free and open to the public, the show is a part of the Therapeutic Horsemanship program at the University focused on using a horse to improve a rider’s physical and emotional health. Riders in the program range from age 5 to 60. St. Andrews University students participate in the program as volunteers as part of the curricul...

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Scots Make SAT Wall of Fame

LAURINBURG — Fifty-three Scotland High School students were recognized Thursday during a ceremony in the Media Center for completing their SAT, the College Board admissions test, with a score of 1,500 or higher.The SAT is a three-part test with each section worth a maximum of 800 points. The sections include critical reading, mathematics and writing, which includes grammar. Students also must write a two-page essay that includes examples from the areas of science, the humanit...

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Brigadier General Jamerson will speak at UNCP commencements

PEMBROKE — Chancellor Kyle Carter has announced that United States Air Force Brigadier General Allen J. Jamerson will be UNC Pembroke’s commencement speaker for two ceremonies that will be held on May 9-10.A distinguished UNCP graduate, Brig. Gen. Jamerson is director of Security Forces and deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support at Air Force Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from then...

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Dr. Weston Cook picked for 2014 Teaching Excellence Award

PEMBROKE — The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University North Carolina system has selected The University of North Carolina at Pembroke history professor and longtime Laurinburg resident Dr. Weston F. Cook Jr. to receive its 2014 Award for Excellence in Teaching.A Board of Governors’ committee selects one tenured faculty member on each UNC campus for the award, which was established to underscore the importance of teaching. The Faculty Awards Committee at UNCP rec...

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Format targets learner’s strenghts, weaknesses

HAMLET — College and Career Readiness at Richmond Community College has a new class format that targets specific weaknesses which are preventing people from completing their high school education.Implemented in March, managed enrollment places people in appropriate classes for their skill level versus enrolling all students together in a “lab” setting.“Students are now being placed in classes with other students who have similar skill levels, so o...

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School officials to implement reading software districtwide

LAURINBURG — To help prepare elementary students for rigorous reading comprehension tests at the third-grade level, school officials plan to implement districtwide a software program that’s seen such success at North Laurinburg Elementary, its developers have featured the school in a promotional video.

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Students schooled on pet care

LAURINBURG — Fifth-grade students at I.Ellis Johnson, Pate Gardner, Washington Park and Covington Street have completed the Scotland County Humane Society’s six-week program on pet responsibility.I.Ellis Johnson fifth-grader Hailey Scott was named the winner of an essay contest. Participants included Saquaisha Little, Janyiah Moore, Tamia McLean, Destiny Quick, Matthew Stevens, Carla Alford and Zhanaya Stephens.North Laurinburg will participate in the program...

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Two inducted into honor society

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two college students with Laurinburg ties have been named to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.Breanna Ray-Smith and Levern M. Hamer each received induction letters in March.The society is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class stand...

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Film Fest to play again at UNCP

PEMBROKE —Last year’s Lumbee River Film Festival event was so successful, organizers have decided to do a second take. This time — with feeling.The festival, which is being held April 10 and April 11 at 6:45 p.m. each day at the Givens Performing Arts Center on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, will be used to showcase more than 11 films of various genres and lengths, including the premier of the locally produced documentary, “Voice...

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Alexzander Hussein named Marlboro Academy’s Student of the Week

Alexzander Hussein, a second-grader from Maxton, was named the Student of the Week from March 17-21 at Marlboro Academy.

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Students place in Olympiad

Washington Park Elementary on March 29 competed for the first time in the Science Olympiad at South View Middle School in Fayetteville. Of 27 teams competing, Jackson West and Kevin Pipkin placed fourth in Backyard Biologist competition and Andreanna White, Xavier Everett, and Octavia Fortune placed eighth in the Science Charades category.Team members are, for fifth grade: Nicholas Chance, Shamani Terry, Kevin Pipkin, Jackson West, Octavia Fortune; fourth grade: Jahlan Leak, Jada M...

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Computer skills now required for GED

HAMLET – The start of 2014 brought about major changes to the General Education Development (GED) exam, but the staff at Richmond Community College is prepared to walk students through the test’s new requirements.“In January, the cost of taking the GED increased and the format changed as well,” said Sherry Byrd, director of College and Career Readiness at RCC. “Once paper-based, the GED is now completely computer-based. Students will need to be familia...

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Writers’ Forum to hold Open Mic Thursday

LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University Writers’ Forum will hold an Open Mic this Thursday beginning at 8 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers’ Forum Lounge in Orange Residence Hall on the University’s campus.“This traditional allows for all writers to share with a community of their creative peers,” said Dr. Ted Wojtasik, faculty advisor of the Forum. “We invite poets, musicians, fiction writers and non-fiction writers from the area to come...

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Two students to share poetry at Scotland County Memorial Library Saturday

LAURINBURG — Carol Whitehead and Tara Algieri will be sharing some of their work with the local community during a pair of reading events at Scotland County Memorial Library on Saturday as part of the 2014 Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series Central Region festivities.Whitehead, a longtime Scotland County resident, will be reading at 11 a.m.Algieri, a St. Andrews University senior, will be reading at 1 p.m.Distinguished Poet Lynn Veach Sadler wil...

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