Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:27:04 EST 1800 Bobcats need to solve LeBron for first playoff win CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Charlotte Bobcats will have to find a way to stop LeBron James if they hope to win their first playoff game in franchise history.That's something they've yet to figure out. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Duke’s Parker declares for NBA draft DURHAM — Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Pope poses for ‘selfies’ after Palm Sunday homily VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST May 1 is deadline for election letters The Laurinburg Exchange welcomes letters or guest columns regarding the May 6 primary, but no letters about that election will be published after May 1. The deadline to submit letters to the editor concerning the primary is April 29, but to best... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Case could affect Laurel Hill woman’s killer LAURINBURG — The outcome of the case currently before the N.C. Supreme Court, of whether or not commuting the death row sentences of four convicted murderers to life in prison under the Racial Justice Act was an error, may affect an appeal made... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST An empty tomb is not an empty promise “The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault” aired almost three decades ago this week, and at the time, it was the most watched syndicated television show in the history of the medium. The charismatic host of the show that evening kept viewers... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Churches join forces with Easter services Two neighboring congregations out in the county, Snead's Grove United Methodist and Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian, will hold a joint Easter Sunrise Service in a long-standing cooperative effort by the two churches. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST God’s good news from the grave This coming Sunday we will celebrate “Resurrection Sunday,” traditionally known as Easter. The greatest bombshell that ever hit the face of the earth is what took place this coming Sunday morning when Jesus Christ rose bodily from the... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Scotland County’s tourism revenue explained A few weeks ago, I presented some data and research that probably surprised some people: The insight that travel & tourism in Scotland County generated a total economic impact of $38.78 million in 2013, accounts for 350 jobs in our community, and... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST University production puts community talents on display To the editor: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Community churches join in prayer for county’s future LAURINBURG — Every Wednesday around noon at the downtown square — between a defunct gasoline station and Bob's Jewel Shop — pedestrians and drivers pass by the shouts and praises of more than a dozen community church members of... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SBI seizes Gryphon timesheets, payment records LAURINBURG — The State Bureau of Investigation seized employment records from Gryphon Group Security Solutions earlier this month to determine the accuracy of Sheriff Shep Jones' report to the county finance office regarding funds received... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Solar firm pushes back X-Way request LAURINBURG — In light of a request for a condtional use permit for a solar array on X-Way Road being postponed until the May meeting of the city of Laurinburg's planning board, the board at its Tuesday meeting was tasked with coming to... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST With eyes on state mandate, board passes two budgets LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Health at its Tuesday meeting approved two budgets for the upcoming fiscal year — one catered to the county health department's actual needs, and the other to a bill passed by the general... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Vigil brings to light sex abuse statistics LAURINBURG — On the campus of St. Andrews University on Tuesday, some 20 students and faculty members joined with the staff of the county's Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center for a grim education — on the pervasiveness of... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Council sets limit on spending for 911 center LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council is expected to vote next week on an amended memorandum of understanding capping the city's contribution to the county emergency call center at $250,000 annually. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for April 16 Arrests Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lady Knights lacrosse season comes to end with first round loss COLUMBIA, S.C. — The fifth seeded St. Andrews University women's lacrosse team saw their season come to an end on Friday evening as they fell 20-13 to No. 4 seed Emmanuel College, of Georgia, in the first round of the NWLL South Region... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Citizen group wants Malloy to fill board’s vacated seat To the editor: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST School board candidate answers forum questions Unfortunately, I was unable to attend our community forum last week due to a prior commitment to the students I teach at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Thanks to my high school friend and colleague, Aku Opata, who took notes for me... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST