Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Wed, 27 May 2015 14:11:12 EST 1800 Scots rack up awards http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/153734622/Scots-rack-up-awards LAURINBURG — In recognition of their academic prowess, athletic talents, and dedication to community service, a few dozen Scotland High School seniors were awarded a collective $1.4 million in scholarships on Tuesday night to help them expand... Wed, 27 May 2015 09:01:11 EST 32-year-old charged with cocaine trafficking http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153730584/32-year-old-charged-with-cocaine-trafficking SOUTHERN PINES — Police charged a man with cocaine trafficking Thursday night after officers caught him in a chase through the woods behind his home. Wed, 27 May 2015 07:11:24 EST Vets deserve more than lip service http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153717560/Vets-deserve-more-than-lip-service Once again, Memorial Day weekend has passed. This weekend is commonly regarded as the country's gateway to summertime and the time for cookouts, beach trips, good times with family and friends and the chance to sleep in on Monday. Wed, 27 May 2015 07:11:23 EST Status quo no reason to cheer http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153729964/Status-quo-no-reason-to-cheer One of the most telling parts of the long debate on the House budget came in a discussion over an amendment offered by Rep. Marilyn Avila to end tax credits for renewable energy, the latest round of what has become a crusade against solar energy by... Wed, 27 May 2015 07:11:22 EST Living with new-fangled gadgets http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153703352/Living-with-new-fangled-gadgets My grandparents will always hold a very special place in my heart. Everybody else called them “Hopie and Gladys,” but to us they were Granddaddy and Grandmother. (She was always Mother to her children and Grandmother to her grandchildren... Wed, 27 May 2015 07:11:21 EST Highway patrol looking to fill local vacancies http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153726031/Highway-patrol-looking-to-fill-local-vacancies LAURINBURG — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is looking for local men and women to fill vacancies in Scotland and Richmond counties. Wed, 27 May 2015 07:11:18 EST 5 Scots selected to all-SEC team http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/153727867/5-Scots-selected-to-all-SEC-team LAURINBURG — A stellar season on the diamond for the Scotland softball team concluded with more accolades as five Scots were named to the all-Southeastern Conference team this week. Wed, 27 May 2015 07:11:16 EST SAU signs Richmond duo http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/153733522/SAU-signs-Richmond-duo ROCKINGHAM —The St. Andrews University men's soccer team is set to welcome two former Richmond Senior stars. Wed, 27 May 2015 07:11:14 EST Study: location key to longevity http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health-home_top-news/153728173/Study:-location-key-to-longevity LAURINBURG — A compilation of child health statistics from all 100 North Carolina counties released on Tuesday by advocacy group NC Child placed life expectancies for children born in Scotland County in the bottom tenth in the... Wed, 27 May 2015 07:11:11 EST Historian rates Obama presidency http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153700929/Historian-rates-Obama-presidency “How will historians rate Barack Obama's presidency?” Tue, 26 May 2015 08:31:29 EST ‘Price of freedom is very expensive’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153707563/Price-of-freedom-is-very-expensive LAURINBURG — Among graveside American flags waving in a warm breeze at Hillside Memorial Park, county residents and visitors gathered Monday afternoon to remember men and women who have died in service to the US military. Tue, 26 May 2015 08:31:22 EST Tribe approves $15K for elections http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153703679/Tribe-approves-$15K-for-elections PEMBROKE — The Lumbee Tribal Council has approved $15,000 for the tribe's Elections Board so that preparations can get under way for the fall elections, during which council members and a chairman will be elected. Tue, 26 May 2015 08:31:15 EST LETTER: Laurinburg should take former mayor’s advice http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/letters-opinion/153701505/LETTER:-Laurinburg-should-take-former-mayors-advice To the editor: Tue, 26 May 2015 08:31:13 EST Cummings lays out vision for UNC-Pembroke http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/153701234/Cummings-lays-out-vision-for-UNC-Pembroke PEMBROKE — When asked which of the two universities he attended — the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or Duke University — influenced his life the most, Dr. Robin Cummings had a quick reply. Mon, 25 May 2015 14:01:12 EST Gamble pays off for Edwards http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/153707928/Gamble-pays-off-for-Edwards CONCORD — To everyone else at Charlotte Motor Speedway it was a gamble, but to Carl Edwards' crew, it was anything but a risk. Tue, 26 May 2015 08:31:17 EST SEarCH lauds 39 grads http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/153679953/SEarCH-lauds-39-grads LAURINBURG — Stepping off of the graduation stage on Saturday with freshly-minted high school diplomas in hand, many among Scotland Early College High School's class of 2015 will step onto university campuses this fall as college... Mon, 25 May 2015 13:51:12 EST Longtime practitioner joins Scotland Health’s Bennettsville practice http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health/153660653/Longtime-practitioner-joins-Scotland-Healths-Bennettsville-practice BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. — Family Nurse Practitioner Gail Cain, who has provided medical care to Bennettsville community members for the past 15 years, has joined the staff of Scotland Health Care Center, a family practice facility on US 15-401... Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:40 EST Red Cross plans two blood drives http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153660930/Red-Cross-plans-two-blood-drives LAURINBURG — The American Red Cross will start the summer with two blood drives, one this month and one the next.The first will be held Tuesday from 2-6:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall of Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:39 EST Sorority alumnae present scholarships http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/153661153/Sorority-alumnae-present-scholarships LAURINBURG — Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Laurinburg Alumnae Chapter, celebrated May Week on May 17 with a luncheon held at the A.B. Gibson Center in Laurinburg. During the annual event, academic scholarships were awarded to graduating high... Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:36 EST Memorial Day ceremony planned for Monday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153662175/Memorial-Day-ceremony-planned-for-Monday LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Veterans Council on Monday will present a Memorial Day tribute to veterans of all wars, especially those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:35 EST