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Students prepare to return to class

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LAURINBURG — Packed with cars and people in the middle of Tuesday afternoon, a boisterous atmosphere ruled Scotland High School as students and parents streamed in and out in droves for the annual back-to-school open house, getting a jump on the start of classes Monday.All that was during just the first hour of the open house, which began at 2 p.m.“We came out to see where the kids have to go when the bell rings next week,” said David Huckabee as he left the school office with his three children: Sammy, who is starting 9th grade, and Kelsea and Chrissy, who both will be in 10th grade. “We wanted to see what courses they’ve got and see some of the teachers.”

 

RCC students return to class

HAMLET — New and returning students began classes Monday at Richmond Community College’s main campus in Hamlet and at the Honeycutt Center in Laurinburg.According to Dr. Dale McInnis, RCC president, enrollment numbers should be on par with last year.“We had a great first day,” said McInnis. “The RCC faculty and staff worked very hard over the summer to make sure our first day went as smoothly as it could for our students.“Ou...

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Seminar on social media strategies set for Wednesday

HAMLET — The Small Business Center of Richmond Community College will offer a free seminar on Wednesday that will focus on using online video, photos and audio to increase revenue.Raleigh-based business coach and social media marketing consultant Martin Brossman will present the seminar that will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the Cole Auditorium, which is located on RCC’s main campus at 1042 W. Hamlet Ave. in Hamlet.

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St. Andrews to hold MBA orientation

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University will hold an open house and orientation session about the Master’s in Business Administration Program from 6-8 pm Tuesday.“This is an opportunity for prospective students to meet other interested candidates, students in the program and faculty members,” said Business Professor Corinne Nicholson. “They will also get to learn about the program and have their questions answered.”Information will be prov...

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Davison joins counseling center

LAURINBURG — Tamara Morgan Davison has recently joined the staff of Scotland Family Counseling Center.“Our center’s growth has required the addition of a new professional counselor and we are delighted that Tamara has joined our team,” said Charles Wentz, the counseling center’s executive director. “She is an exceptional person, with over 20 years of experience in the counseling field and is highly regarded in both the medical and educational fie...

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RCC to offer commercial driving course

HAMLET — Through a partnership with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Richmond Community College will begin offering truck driver training this fall through its Workforce and Economic Development Division.RCC’s Vice President for the division’s director, Robbie Taylor, presented the plan for the training at the August meeting of the RCC Board of Trustees.

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RCC’s Lewis named state’s top CTE teacher

HAMLET — Mike Lewis, a Continuing Education teacher with Workforce Development at The Honeycutt Center of Richmond Community College, was recently awarded The NC Career and Technical Education Teacher of The Year. He received the award at The NCACTE Summer Conference held in Greensboro. He also is the Carpentry Teacher at The Robeson County Career Center.Lewis has served as President of The NC Trade and Industrial Teachers for two terms. He has been an Executive Board Member ...

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RCC releases honors lists

HAMLET — Richmond Community College recently released its president’s and dean’s lists for the summer 2014 session.To be named to the president’s list a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying 12 or more credit hours. To be named to the dean’s list a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 with no letter grade below a “B” while carrying 12 or more credit hours.Students named to the president...

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Women find niche in engineering field

HAMLET — Behind every product on the market is a schematic, or a drawing, that allows the product to be manufactured and distributed to the masses. These drawings originate with mechanical engineers, who are skilled thinkers and problem solvers.At Richmond Community College, instructor Annie Smith is educating the next wave of mechanical engineers, and she is encouraging other females to follow in her footsteps and break through the gender barrier that often intimidates women...

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RCC to hold local info sessions

HAMLET — Fall semester is right around the corner for Richmond Community College, and the college is hosting its final information sessions highlighting the variety of skilled trade programs offered at RCC. Skilled trades jobs include welders, electricians, heating, air and refrigeration technicians, and other technicians prevalent in manufacturing and construction.The informal drop-in sessions are open to the public and are being held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Co...

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