Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:18:07 EST 1800 Laurel Hill man caught in global patent dispute LAUREL HILL — A national company has brought a federal complaint against a Scotland County man's online retail business, saying the products sold there violate its patents. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:54:08 EST Heroes united before Thanksgiving Families and friends will soon gather around their tables to celebrate Thanksgiving. This special holiday originated from the first harvest of the new world — a time when the Pilgrims and Native Americans joined together in fellowship to feast... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:11:09 EST Nationals bound THOMASVILLE, Ga. — The 16-win St. Andrews Knights are in the midst of their best season in program history. Now, their goal is to make sure they can extend their year by one more game. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:11:08 EST UNCP names chancellor search committee PEMBROKE — The Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke voted unanimously on Friday to name a 19-member Chancellor Search Committee to find a replacement for Chancellor Kyle R. Carter, who announced his retirement on... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:11:06 EST Events ring in holiday season LAURINBURG — With storefronts glowing and bedecked with ornaments and Christmas greenery, Scotland County has entered the full holiday swing. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:11:05 EST North Carolina’s new fracking rules fall short The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission issued its final vote on proposed changes to the rules regulating the process of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas — i.e. fracking — last Friday. As you've probably heard by now, the... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:11:03 EST Amid consumerism, Thanksgiving remains holiday about family, faith It is the busiest time of the year for the airlines and the most traveled time of the year by automobile. Family members all across America rush to reconnect, reunite, and feast on what may well be their best and largest meal of the year. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:09:02 EST Jones submits appeal LAURINBURG — Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones on Friday appealed to the local Board of Elections its decision to dismiss his protest of the Nov. 4 sheriff's race. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:07:03 EST Scots win, oust Warriors LAURINBURG — If the Scotland defense had one weakness exploited this season, it's that dual-threat quarterbacks sometimes gives them fits. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:59:05 EST Police: Child set fire that gutted downtown store LAURINBURG — After uncovering surveillance video from the remains of the Super Dollar variety store downtown, authorities have pinpointed a child as the cause of the Nov. 2 fire that destroyed the building. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:55:03 EST How to not live a hungry life An old Quaker came to the end of his days as a farmer; no longer did he have the strength to work the soil. So, he placed a sign on his land that read, “This farm will be given to anyone who is truly satisfied.” Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:14:06 EST Strong faith an example for others There are many religions in the world, and they all claim to be the real thing. They all have a name, they all have a founder and they all have somebody following them. They all claim to have the truth and they are appealing to the world to come and... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:14:03 EST Unique goods up for grabs at Bazaar A Christmas tree seven feet tall decorated by Ray McDaniel of Brady's Florist and Gifts and a doll house made by Frank Jute, a parishioner, are two reasons you might want to visit the Christmas Bazaar in the fellowship hall at St. Mary Catholic... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:20 EST Locals weigh in on proposed $1 cigarette tax hike$1-cigarette-tax-hike LAURINBURG — In case you missed it, Thursday was the Great American Smokeout, a nationwide promotion by the American Cancer Society aimed at encouraging people to quit using tobacco products. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:18 EST Work to spruce up downtown begins its second phase LAURINBURG — By the end of this year, the Laurinburg Downtown Revitalization Corporation is slated to have pressure-washed and painted its way to the completion of the second phase in its downtown improvement project. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:16 EST McLaurin eyes his future ROCKINGHAM — Don't rule out a political comeback for state Sen. Gene McLaurin. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:15 EST Scots’ hoops sink first win HOPE MILLS — After losing in heartbreaking fashion to Union Pines on Tuesday, the Scotland basketball team rebounded to beat South View 64-50 Wednesday night to notch their first victory of the season. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:13 EST ‘Sense of desperation’ LAURINBURG — Win, or go home.In the second round of the NCHSAA football playoffs, Scotland and East Wake face those options — and neither wants to settle for the latter. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:12 EST Ratliffe recovery something to be thankful for As most know by now, Scotland's Jaylend Ratliffe powered through another obstacle on his winding road to recovery earlier this week when he was discharged Sunday from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:10 EST ‘You have a loss, but all is not lost’ LAURINBURG — Some 500 people gathered on Thursday to reflect on the lives and deaths of their loved ones as well as on the service provided to Scotland and surrounding counties by Hospice of Scotland County. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:08 EST