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City puts hold on military option

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LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council passed on Tuesday the first of two votes required to rescind an ordinance passed last year allowing military training facilities by conditional use permit on property zoned industrial.The motion to rescind that ordinance was made by council member J.D. Willis after a public hearing in which no one offered comment, with a second from council member Curtis Leak. Though council agreed that the matter should be revisited in an overhaul of the city’s unified development ordinance expected to be completed this year, the motion passed by a vote of 3-2, with Willis, Leak, and Dee Hammond for and Drew Williamson and Mary Jo Adams against.

 

Crime report for April 23

ArrestsLAURINBURG — Matthew Monroe, 22, of 15781 Monroe Road, was arrested Tuesday for an outstanding warrant of assault on a female, according to a police report. He was held under a $500 secured bond.LAURINBURG — Raleak Graham, 21, of 5581 Henderson St. in Gibson, was arrested on Monday for larceny at Walmart, according to a police report. He was held under a $7,000 secured bond.LAURINBURG — Tyrone Moore, 34, of 437 McNair ...

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Musicians, artists to pack downtown Friday

LAURINBURG — In her time working with the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast, and even before, local artist Deb Guess has heard countless people say they can’t remember the last time they visited Laurinburg’s downtown.On Friday, Guess, along with the Laurinburg Downtown Revitalization Commission, hopes to give them a reason.

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Laurel Hill man leads police on 4-county chase

LAURINBURG — A 21-year-old Laurel Hill man led authorities on a 80-to-95-mph car chase through Richmond, Scotland, Robeson and Columbus counties late Monday night before being caught and placed in the Columbus County jail, according to the Laurinburg Police Department.Isaac Jerome Terry, of 9580 Third St., will face charges from Scotland County of misdemeanor fleeing and eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, speeding, failure to stop for blue lights and siren and reckless driv...

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Crime report for April 22

ArrestsLAURINBURG — Floyd Evans, 57, of 520 Williams St., was arrested Sunday at the Kangaroo Express, on Main Street, for trespassing, according to a police report. He was held under a $500 secured bond.LAURINBURG — William Owens, 22, of 3721 Allison Road Apt. 307 in Fayetteville, was served a warrant Sunday for larceny at Walmart, according to a police report. He was held under a $2,500 secured bond.

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Applicants for vacant seat field questions

LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Education interviewed three candidates for appointment to Darwin Williams’ vacant board seat during its regular meeting on Monday.Hair salon owner Raymond Hyatt, former Laurinburg police chief Robert Malloy, and retired school counselor Dannie McInnis were each permitted to present a brief personal statement before responding to six questions from the sitting board members.

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NC adds 19K jobs in March

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina showed the country’s second-largest increase in employment in March, when 19,400 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.North Carolina trailed only Florida as employers in 34 states increased nonfarm payrolls last month, continuing the country’s long, slow recovery from a deep recession that started in 2007.The state’s March jobless rate was below the ...

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Family of abused infant urges others to speak up

LAURINBURG — In his first days of life, Charlie Oetzel was like any other normal, healthy baby. He ate, slept and cried. He needed constant care and attention.During that short time, Audrey Blades grew to know her young son well. When she noticed that Charlie seemed to have suddenly developed a lazy eye and that he was uninterested in eating, the child was rushed to a doctor — and then, for a brain scan.“The doctor came in and told me had been shaken,&#...

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