Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:24:03 EST 1800 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 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. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:51:11 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 RCC opens summer registration http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152571633/RCC-opens-summer-registration HAMLET — Registration for summer classes has opened for current Richmond Community College students. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:14 EST UNCP to host entrepreneurial summit http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/152571689/UNCP-to-host-entrepreneurial-summit PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will host its 7th Entrepreneurial Summit on April 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Office for Regional Initiatives (formerly Regional Center) at COMtech. It is free and open to the public... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:13 EST Bill would redirect sales tax to NC’s rural counties http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152563484/Bill-would-redirect-sales-tax-to-NCs-rural-counties RALEIGH — Sponsors of a bill to redirect sales tax money from urban areas to counties like Scotland view the measure as a step toward rectifying inequities in North Carolina counties' resources. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:12 EST Economics a phony science http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/152567534/Economics-a-phony-science The looming income tax deadline always depresses me, not because I have to pay so much but because I have so little to declare. It reminds me of the early 1980s, when I was living near Boulder, Colorado, where I regularly frequented an establishment... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:11 EST Glitch causes crematorium to overheat http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152553777/Glitch-causes-crematorium-to-overheat LAURINBURG — A computer glitch in a thermostat control caused a funeral home crematorium to overheat Tuesday night, its chimney top belching flames that alarmed neighbors but caused no damage. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:46:13 EST Scotland hosts athletic workshop http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/152547103/Scotland-hosts-athletic-workshop LAURINBURG — College recruiting and eligibility requirements can be a tricky concept for prospective student-athletes and parents. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:11:13 EST Squirrels are hardy creatures, given a little love http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/letters-opinion/152536375/Squirrels-are-hardy-creatures-given-a-little-love After reading the “Squirrel Whisperer Gains New Patient” article in the March 29 issue of the Laurinburg Exchange, I say, hooray for Laurinburg native Jim Williamson and his rescue of Rocky, the non-flying squirrel. I loved the last words... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:11:12 EST Three drunks and a river snake http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152531948/Three-drunks-and-a-river-snake Last Friday, spring officially came around. Spring is a wonderful season of the year unless you have allergies. Why, folks are taking to the water, planting gardens, tending flowers and it's just a good time to get out of the house. One reason I... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:21:19 EST Scots tennis rolls Rams http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/152546922/Scots-tennis-rolls-Rams LAURINBURG — A week after dropping their match to Lumberton, the Scotland boy's tennis team responded by shutting out Purnell Swett in their return to the court on Tuesday. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:21:17 EST 2 legislators join Main Street Democrats http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152535268/2-legislators-join-Main-Street-Democrats RALEIGH — A three-term Charlotte lawmaker and a freshman legislator from the state's northeastern corner have joined state Rep. Ken Goodman's Main Street Democrats Legislative Caucus. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:21:16 EST NC 41 site could be pick for hatchery http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152545264/NC-41-site-could-be-pick-for-hatchery LUMBERTON — Sanderson Farms has identified a site on N.C. 41 just outside of the Lumberton city limits that could become the home of one of the poultry company's hatcheries. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:21:15 EST 4 students, 3 adults charged after fight at Scotland High http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152545889/4-students-3-adults-charged-after-fight-at-Scotland-High LAURINBURG — Three adults and four students were arrested following a fight in the parking lot of Scotland High School on Tuesday afternoon, according to police. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:21:14 EST ‘Make it or die trying’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-local_features-news/152314041/Make-it-or-die-trying MAXTON — Wearing a white coat emblazoned “executive chef,” Willie Hailey presides over a bustling kitchen during lunch hour with pride and conviviality equal to the proprietor of any big city eatery. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:21:11 EST