Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:08:43 EST 1800 Panthers have 3 nationally-televised games in 2014 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/4565132/Panthers-have-3-nationally-televised-games-in-2014 CHARLOTTE (AP) — The defending NFC South champion Carolina Panthers will play three nationally-televised games and face six playoff teams from last season, the NFL announced Wednesday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Where is North Carolina’s economic growth? http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4558689/Where-is-North-Carolinas-economic-growth Economists love numbers — some might call it an occupational hazard. Numbers are our window into the workings of the economy. Without numbers, we'd have a difficult time understanding how the economy is changing, both in positive and... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Expansion, retention key to economic development http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4558325/Expansion-retention-key-to-economic-development In order to be as successful as possible in fulfilling the mission of the Scotland County Economic Development Corporation, it is essential to work in all areas of economic development. One major aspect of a diversified economic development program is... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Candidate forum planned as early voting begins http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/4561639/Candidate-forum-planned-as-early-voting-begins LAURINBURG — With early voting beginning at the Scotland County Board of Elections at 8 a.m. today, the Scotland County Civic League will provide a public refresher course with a candidate forum tonight. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Curriculum director headed to Asheville http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/4559879/Curriculum-director-headed-to-Asheville LAURINBURG — Asheville City Schools announced on Tuesday that Pamela Baldwin, Scotland County Schools' assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, has been selected as its next superintendent. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Revelers share fun, raise funds for Hospice of Scotland County http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/4564597/Revelers-share-fun-raise-funds-for-Hospice-of-Scotland-County LAURINBURG — Whether they left with a diamond ring, a golfing trophy, or just the memory of a good day on the links, the purpose of the day was not lost on revelers at Wednesday's 28th annual Richard L. Byrne Memorial Golf Tournament for... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Team of high school players wins Hospice tourney http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/4563722/Team-of-high-school-players-wins-Hospice-tourney LAURINBURG — Slowly but surely the huge display of team scores from the Hospice Memorial Golf Tournament started to fill up on Wednesday, while a group of players watched excitedly from the side. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Heat looking to improve in Game 2 vs. Bobcats http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/4550890/Heat-looking-to-improve-in-Game-2-vs.-Bobcats MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James grabbed a basketball off a rack as he left the practice court Tuesday, then turned and took a 40-footer without so much as jumping.Swish. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Newton wants to take more ownership of offense http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/4550481/Newton-wants-to-take-more-ownership-of-offense CHARLOTTE (AP) — Quarterback Cam Newton plans to take more ownership of the Carolina Panthers' offense without his top four receivers from last season. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A whopper of a fishing tale http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4543934/A-whopper-of-a-fishing-tale Ya'll know I like to fish, so several years ago a good friend and I took my 12-foot boat over to Pee Dee River to go fishing. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A teaching moment not to be missed http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4553749/A-teaching-moment-not-to-be-missed In case you missed it, there's a rather important public policy battle taking place right now in North Carolina and around the country. It involves a little item commonly referred to as “the future of public... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Candidates should not seek donations from the wealthy http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/letters-opinion/4543792/Candidates-should-not-seek-donations-from-the-wealthy To the editor: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Former SHS band director will be remembered fondly http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion/4543727/Former-SHS-band-director-will-be-remembered-fondly To the editor: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for April 23 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter/4542760/Crime-report-for-April-23 Arrests Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Musicians, artists to pack downtown Friday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/4545352/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... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Laurel Hill man leads police on 4-county chase http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/4542952/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... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST City puts hold on military option http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/4552825/City-puts-hold-on-military-option 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. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST USGA official talks about Open prep http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/4552794/USGA-official-talks-about-Open-prep LAURINBURG — The Scotch Meadows Country Club hosted a special speaker during Tuesday night's sponsor dinner. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bobcats’ Jefferson says he’ll play in Game 2 vs. Heat http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/4539233/Bobcats-Jefferson-says-hell-play-in-Game-2-vs.-Heat CHARLOTTE (AP) — Bobcats center Al Jefferson said that while his left foot remains extremely sore, he plans to play in Game 2 of the best-of-seven playoff series Wednesday night against Miami Heat. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Life with three cats named Streak http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4533658/Life-with-three-cats-named-Streak The childhood pet that I remember most was a black and gray tabby cat named Streaks. We had other family pets of course, but Streaks was all mine. I had been promised the pick of the litter by our neighbors. I selected the most energetic of the crew... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST