Our view:Conflicts of interest

This week’s Laurinburg City Council retreat was a real treat for fans of reality television.There were expletives, snide comebacks and even repo...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Help for the job you want

Help for the job you want

The Help You Need For The Job You Want!As we all know, the primary catalyst for economic growth is jobs. NCWorks serves as a key connector between emp...

January 12th, 2017 |  


The subject of ‘ethics in city government’ is on the agenda for tonight’s retreat. Council member Dee Hammond asked for it to be dis...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Heritage Center to promote county

Heritage Center to promote county

Over the next week, you will start to see the finishing touches on a new, consolidated, tourism attraction in Scotland County. Over the past year, a g...

January 6th, 2017 |  


The end of the year is a time to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the new one. The city of Laurinburg had several noteworthy accomplish...

December 29th, 2016 updated: December 29th, 2016. |  


Merry Christmas from my family to yours

Merry Christmas from my family to yours

LAURINBURG — Christmas is my favorite time of year because of all the family traditions I remember from my childhood – without one of thos...

December 24th, 2016 |  


Complaining is not productive

To the editor:As a nation, we have been enduring many internal issues. I dare not try to cover them in this letter. Our county has its own issues. We ...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


GOP chair has selective memory

To the editor:In a column of Nov. 30, Mark Schenck, chairman of the Scotland County Republican Party, shows he has a narrow, selective and often erron...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Let votes have impact

To the editor:This past presidential election highlighted the need to re-vamp, not abolish, the Electoral College process. Democracy is rooted in the ...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Laurinburg council must learn mayor’s role

Laurinburg council must learn mayor’s role

There seems to be considerable confusion about what, exactly, the mayor’s job entails. Citizens, in general, have a poor understanding of what t...

December 20th, 2016 |