Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:32:21 EST 1800 ‘Hillbillies’ earn following http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/151587039/Hillbillies-earn-following LAURINBURG — Most longtime entertainment managers will tell you that, while it may be easy to form a musical group, keeping it together can be a continuing challenge. But for a Scotland County bluegrass band that started by chance last spring,... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:01:16 EST McInnis settles into new role as NC senator http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151598702/McInnis-settles-into-new-role-as-NC-senator RALEIGH — Taking his seat in the back of the chamber Wednesday, Tom McInnis began his tenure as a North Carolina Senator. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:01:15 EST Scotland boys best Rams http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/151602354/Scotland-boys-best-Rams PEMBROKE — The Scotland boy's basketball team entered Friday night's tilt at Purnell Swett coming off their best win of the season against Richmond Senior on Tuesday. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:01:13 EST UNCP football hires new assistant http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/151595917/UNCP-football-hires-new-assistant PEMBROKE – UNC Pembroke football head coach Shane Richardson announced an addition to his coaching staff on Thursday as 11-year college coaching veteran Joe Ford was hired on to coach the defensive backs and serve as co-defensive... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:01:13 EST Lady Scots run over Rams http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/151601954/Lady-Scots-run-over-Rams PEMBROKE — For the second game in a row, the Scotland girl's basketball team played down to their competition in the first half. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:01:11 EST Hospital reports healthy 2014 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/151580710/Hospital-reports-healthy-2014 LAURINBURG — After several years of challenges and with further uncertainty on the horizon, Scotland Health Care System officials reported a hallmark 2014 during a community meeting on Thursday. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:22 EST Charter schools need accountability http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151573764/Charter-schools-need-accountability The timing couldn't be more perfect for this year's “ School Choice Week,” the nationally orchestrated right-wing funded annual public relations extravaganza touting alternatives to traditional public schools, including... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:20 EST NC growth outpaces region http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151573566/NC-growth-outpaces-region Ever since conservatives won majorities in the North Carolina General Assembly and began reducing taxes, spending, and state regulation, liberals have predicted doom. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:19 EST ‘Obsession’ inspires students http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/151554234/Obsession-inspires-students LAURINBURG — Taking a walk in the woods with Dr. Tracy Feldman is a guaranteed learning experience. Leading members of a popular field botany class Wednesday to a small swampy bay along the back edge of the campus, he is constantly pointing out... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:17 EST Does your church have an online presence? http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151571164/Churches-should-embrace-technology Mark Chaves, a professor of sociology, religion and divinity at Duke University is a go-to kind of scholar who has written a user friendly book on contemporary trends in American religion. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:16 EST Your good name is all you have http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151570671/Your-good-name-is-all-you-have I want to talk for several weeks about the importance of having a good name. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:21:13 EST Scots B Team stays perfect http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/151578565/Scots-B-Team-stays-perfect LAURINBURG — The Scotland B Team, which consists of all freshmen basketball players, put their undefeated record on the line when they welcomed Hoke to Laurinburg on Thursday. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:01:15 EST Selections for Oban Exchange announced http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news-news_education/151580633/Selections-for-Oban-Exchange-announced LAURINBURG — Eight rising seniors and four rising juniors have been selected for the 23rd annual Laurinburg-Oban exchange, a program which allows local high-school students to broaden their horizons by traveling to Laurinburg's sister... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:01:13 EST SAU wrestling wins 2nd straight http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/151582316/SAU-wrestling-wins-2nd-straight LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews wrestling team has had their fair share of ups and downs this season, but coach Joe Baranik hopes they're peaking at just the right time. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:01:12 EST Moore County day care worker charged with felony child abuse http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151578473/Moore-County-day-care-worker-charged-with-felony-child-abuse SOUTHERN PINES (AP) — Authorities in Moore County say a worker at a Southern Pines day care faces charges after a 10-month-old received a head injury. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:11:11 EST Created with love: Church makes quilts for Hospice patients http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151569609/Created-with-love WAGRAM — Spring Hill Baptist Church in Wagram, since early last year, has teamed with Hospice of Scotland County to help bring some comfort to those in their final days. Under the leadership of Pastor Marvin Seals and Linda Marshall, members... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:56:11 EST Boil-water advisory lifted http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/151567558/Boil-water-advisory-lifted LAURINBURG — Water is safe to drink without boiling in the Scotland County communities of Stewartsville and Johns Station, the county's utility director said today. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:41:13 EST Scotland releases spring schedule http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/151559224/Scotland-releases-spring-schedule LAURINBURG — Scotland High released their upcoming spring sports schedule this week and though dates and times are subject to change, athletes and coaches have a general template to look at as they prepare to return to the diamond, the pitch,... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:46:11 EST Raider wrestling rocks Scots http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/151561568/Raider-wrestling-rocks-Scots ROCKINGHAM — The outcome was never really in jeopardy, but getting to the finish resulted in a few bumps in the road. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:56:19 EST Vets-Help’s tries at facility creation date back 5 years http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/151558575/Vets-Helps-tries-at-facility-creation-date-back-5-years ROCKINGHAM — The plan to purchase Rockingham Speedway to convert it into a veterans' facility isn't the New York-based group Vets-Help's first attempt to provide jobs and assistance. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:56:18 EST