Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:36:01 EST 1800 Stone tapped for district judge seat http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/331922/Stone-tapped-for-district-judge-seat LAURINBURG — An attorney practicing in Scotland and Hoke county who last week was appointed as a District Court judge was once reprimanded by the North Carolina State Bar, according to disciplinary records on the bar's... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Faster, easier website unveiled today http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/notice_box/325074/Faster-easier-website-unveiled-today The Laurinburg Exchange is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.laurinburgexchange.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 800 customers affected by two power outages http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/311141/800-customers-affected-by-two-power-outages LAURINBURG — Downed tree branches and heavy rain damaged equipment on two electrical poles on Monday, according to the city of Laurinburg's Electrical Services director, causing two separate outages that affected a total of more than 800... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A new look, thanks to our readers http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/312392/A-new-look-thanks-to-our-readers The Laurinburg Exchange is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout and more effective for our advertisers. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County native’s collection gets national display http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/319246/County-natives-collection-gets-national-display TITUSVILLE, Fla. — A Laurel Hill native and former NASA project manager will be honored next week for his commitment to educating children about humanity's forays into space exploration. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for July 22 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter-news/314754/Crime-report-for-July-22 Arrests Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Police charge 50 during two checkpoints http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/314776/Police-charge-50-during-two-checkpoints LAURINBURG — Laurinburg police charged 50 people with various offenses during two checkpoints early Sunday morning, according to Police Chief Darwin Williams. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Don’t let back-to-school tasks sneak up on you http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/312659/Dont-let-back-to-school-tasks-sneak-up-on-you Parents, if this is your first time at the back-to-school rodeo, let me share a few lessons my wife and I have learned the hard way. Chances are you'll be spending the next few weeks filling out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Where did all of NC’s new voters come from? http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/312573/Where-did-all-of-NCs-new-voters-come-from “Voters born elsewhere make up nearly half of N.C. electorate.”So begins the latest DataNet report from the UNC Program on Public Life, directed by former journalist Ferrel Guillory. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Festival shows Lumber the love http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/5323402/Festival-shows-Lumber-the-love ORRUM — There were plenty of familiar faces and just as many new ones attending the fifth annual Lumber River Day festival on Saturday, but more importantly, according to the superintendent of the Lumber River State Park, were the number of... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST RCC accepting tuition payments http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/5321178/RCC-accepting-tuition-payments HAMLET — Richmond Community College is now accepting tuition payments for the Fall 2014 semester. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST O’Neal student has family tale published http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/5321059/ONeal-student-has-family-tale-published SOUTHERN PINES — Rising O'Neal seventh grade student, Bray Woodard, attended the awards and book signing ceremony for the Grannie Annie Writing Contest on June 1 in St. Louis, Mo. Her story is published in volume 9 of The Grannie Annie... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UNCP takes production of ‘The Little Prince’ on the road http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/5320744/UNCP-takes-production-of-The-Little-Prince-on-the-road PEMBROKE — In the play “The Little Prince,” an 8-year-old boy recounts his travels across the universe and back, which while impressive did not make the cast's four-hour drive to Roanoke Island any less... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Faith Church gears up for golf tourney http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/5320849/Faith-Church-gears-up-for-golf-tourney LAURINBURG — Area golfers are invited to bring their best game to Scotch Meadows Country Club on Aug. 13, for Faith Presbyterian's 13th annual Ministry & Mission Golf Tournament. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ode to Eastern North Carolina http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/5319520/Ode-to-Eastern-North-Carolina Just to the east of the rolling Piedmont and west of the great Atlantic Ocean is a side of heaven known as eastern North Carolina. Few people even know our greatest secret! Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Scotland County school system offers summer reading challenge http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/5321285/Scotland-County-school-system-offers-summer-reading-challenge LAURINBURG — Students can enter to win a free Kindle Fire by reading 20 minutes a day now through Aug. 24. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for July 19 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter/5315234/Crime-report-for-July-19 Arrest Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Students reflect on experiences at Autism Enrichment Program http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/5307088/Students-reflect-on-experiences-at-Autism-Enrichment-Program LAURINBURG — Students participating in the annual Autism Summer Enhancement Program commemorated their last day recently by reflecting on lessons learned and memories made during the two-week camp. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST NC unemployment rate remains flat at 6.4 percent http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/5317604/NC-unemployment-rate-remains-flat-at-6.4-percent RALEIGH — North Carolina's unemployment rate remained flat for June, as the number of people with full-time jobs slipped slightly from the prior month. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST No blessing for those who hurry http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5318034/No-blessing-for-those-who-hurry “Pole', pole' child … haraka, haraka, akuna baraka.” Slow down child. There is no blessing for those who hurry. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST