Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:52:01 EST 1800 Scotland sports rained out http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/152610397/Scotland-sports-rained-out LAURINBURG — Three Scotland games were cancelled Friday evening due to soggy weather. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:01:12 EST Richmond Senior’s Hoggard resigns, heads to Holmes http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/152612146/Richmond-Seniors-Hoggard-resigns-heads-to-Holmes ROCKINGHAM — The lure to be closer to his parents was too much for Paul Hoggard to resist. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:01:11 EST Senate passes bill that could cut utility rates http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152587252/Senate-passes-bill-that-could-cut-utility-rates RALEIGH — After a third and final reading, the state Senate passed a bill Thursday that could lead to lower electric bills in Laurinburg as early as this fall and forwarded it to the House of Representatives, where passage of a House version... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:11:13 EST Maxton woman uses diagnosis to promote screenings http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health-news/152587881/Maxton-woman-uses-diagnosis-to-promote-screenings LAURINBURG — Connie Oxendine of Maxton recently found out the hard way why colonoscopies are conventionally recommended to those aged 50 and up. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:32 EST Easter events set for next weekend http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/community-news-home_top-news/152533990/Easter-events-set-for-next-weekend LAURINBURG — A group of events next weekend promise to make the wait for the Easter Bunny a little more bearable for local children. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:30 EST Who do we support, and why? http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152580738/Who-do-we-support-and-why We hear constantly of the two main groups that comprise the Muslim populous — Shiite and Sunni — however, there are a number of splinter groups such as Druze, Sufi, and others. Basically they have the same core with fringe variances. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:27 EST Make conscious decisions about your diet http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152576374/Make-conscious-decisions-about-your-diet As a registered dietitian, March is the month where I root for my alma-mater in the ACC basketball tournament, wait for Spring-like weather, and above all, celebrate the events of national nutrition awareness. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:25 EST Services abound to mark Easter http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152577460/Services-abound-to-mark-Easter The Sanctuary Choir of First Baptist Church, 302 E. Church St., will present “God So Loved the World” on Palm Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship service. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:23 EST Relinquish control to God http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152577811/Relinquish-control-to-God Sometimes we have to take our hands off of a situation and give God time to work. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:22 EST Lumbee family: Tribe offers no fix for furnace http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152586434/Lumbee-family:-Tribe-offers-no-fix-for-furnace LAURINBURG — Surviving winter with no heat in an aging doublewide manufactured home, now beleaguered by the prospect of summer without air conditioning, the 11-member household of J.C. and Janie Clark, all Lumbee Indians, said Thursday they have... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:19 EST St. Andrews adds men’s volleyball http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/152586592/St.-Andrews-adds-mens-volleyball LAURINBURG — St. Andrews is set to introduce a new sport beginning in 2016. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:18 EST Passion for youth inspires law career http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152582483/Passion-for-youth-inspires-law-career LAURINBURG — Though Laurinburg native Brandi Jones Bullock never planned to follow in her family's footsteps to become an educator, it was a 10-year teaching career that finally spurred her to attend law school. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:15 EST ‘Welding for Everyone’ class to be offered at Scotland High http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152593638/Welding-for-Everyone-class-to-be-offered-at-Scotland-High LAURINBURG — Richmond Community College will offer a six-week welding course on the campus of Scotland High School in Laurinburg that will prepare beginners to enter the workforce as well as give welders with experience an opportunity to hone... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:14 EST The first steps to starting a small business http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152590345/The-first-steps-to-starting-a-small-business We are already approaching the end of the month of March and are halfway through tax season. In previous articles, we focused on various tax topics and some of their benefits. Some of the tax topics discussed involved self-employed and small... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:11 EST In sports, kids should take the lead http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/152586881/In-sports-kids-should-take-the-lead Let me preface this column by saying one thing: I'm all for parents' involvement with their children when it comes to youth sports. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:06:11 EST Bill that could lower electric rates expected to pass today http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152576936/Bill-that-could-lower-electric-rates-expected-to-pass-today RALEIGH — The state Senate is expected to pass on final reading today a bill that could lead to lower electric bills in Laurinburg as early as this fall, as well as boost economic development throughout Eastern North Carolina. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:11:11 EST Laurinburg native earns recognition for unconventional costumes http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-local_features-news/152563021/Laurinburg-native-earns-recognition-for-unconventional-costumes LAURINBURG — Seemingly insignificant moments in childhood sometimes portend a pathway to success. So it was when Olivia Mears was 11 and decided she wanted to make her own Halloween costume, based on a character in an online fantasy game series,... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:20 EST Hospice gifted shiny raffle prize http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/community-news-home_top-news/152556777/Hospice-gifted-shiny-raffle-prize LAURINBURG — Though the value of 15 diamond rings may seem a grand sum, for Bob's Jewel Shop owner Gertrude McCabe that number doesn't begin to approach the value of the service provided for her late husband Bob by Hospice of... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:19 EST Sub sales benefit Cancer Center http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/community-news-news/152559536/Sub-sales-benefit-Cancer-Center LAURINBURG — Though all hands were on deck behind the counter at Laurinburg's Jersey Mike's franchise on Wednesday, employees still worked at double time slicing, chopping, and stacking to satisfy the appetites of the largest lunch... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:17 EST Course to host vets tourney http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/152569234/Course-to-host-vets-tourney LAURINBURG — Cypress Creek Golf Link owner and operator Keith Almond and staff will welcome 76 veterans today for a free golf tournament in their honor. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:15 EST