Scotland County schools prepare for new year

Scotland County schools prepare for new year

LAURINBURG —The new school year does not kick off until Monday, but a bunch of nine graders got their first taste of what high school life will ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Deputies: Laurinburg raid finds 35 marijuana plants

Deputies: Laurinburg raid finds 35 marijuana plants

LAURINBURG — A Laurinburg man has been arrested on multiple drug charges after Scotland County Sheriff’s deputies say they found more two ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Laurinburg events to remember 9/11

Laurinburg events to remember 9/11

LAURINBURG — As the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks nears, several local remembrances are being planned to mark the date.On Sept...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Festival honors college history

Festival honors college history

LAURINBURG — More than 40 years after artists gathered to commemorate the impact they and others made on the culture of Black Mountain College, ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Former athlete at Purnell Swett shot to death

Former athlete at Purnell Swett shot to death

MAXTON — A 22-year-old shot and killed at a party in Maxton this weekend was a former standout football player and basketball player at Purnell ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Laurinburg man shot

Laurinburg man shot

LAURINBURG — A Laurinburg man has been arrested as a part of drive-by shooting this weekend that injured another man.Airam T. Barfield, 24, of 3...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Unemployment rate rises to 9.2 percent

Unemployment rate rises to 9.2 percent

LAURINBURG — The unemployment rate in Scotland County rose from 8.6 percent in May to 9.2 percent in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

August 24th, 2016 |  


State kicks off drunk driving campaign

State kicks off drunk driving campaign

RALEIGH — The state Department of Transportation and Governor’s Highway Safety Program intend to make roadways safer for residents and vis...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


SAU welcomes record class

SAU welcomes record class

LAURINBURG — The 2016-17 academic year has begun at St. Andrews University as the school welcomed its largest first-year class in over a decade ...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Scotland sheriff urges bus safety with school set to resume

Scotland sheriff urges bus safety with school set to resume

LAURINBURG —Scotland County schools reopen next week, but Sheriff Ralph Kersey already has a lesson to impart about getting there safely.Kersey ...

August 22nd, 2016 |