Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:07:16 EST 1800 Wainstein report unveiled http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150270655/Wainstein-report-unveiled CHAPEL HILL (AP) — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a “shadow... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:52:11 EST Eagles and Saints win Cotton Bowl http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150272863/Eagles-and-Saints-win-Cotton-Bowl LAURINBURG — The 48th annual Cotton Bowl festivities took place Wednesday night, and both games saw dramatic victories. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:52:09 EST SAU wins “Dig Pink” match http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150269343/SAU-wins-Dig-Pink-match LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University volleyball team rolled to a four set win over Bluefield College at home Tuesday on “Dig Pink” night to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:51:07 EST No charges to be filed in sheriff’s office probe http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150270203/No-charges-to-be-filed-in-sheriffs-office-probe LAURINBURG — A spokesperson for the N.C. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced that no criminal charges will be filed based on the State Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the $53,000 collected from Scotland County sheriff's... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:58:03 EST Kiwanis Club offers fluffy, buttery fundraiser http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150266655/Kiwanis-Club-offers-fluffy-buttery-fundraiser LAURINBURG — You can help support young Scotland County students in need this weekend by showing up at the National Guard Armory on South Main Street and eating your fill of pancakes and sausage, courtesy of the Laurinburg Kiwanis... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:25:20 EST October festivals touted as boost to local economy http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150267370/October-festivals-touted-as-boost-to-local-economy LAURINBURG — The final numbers are not yet in, but autumn brought another successful festival season to Scotland County, said Cory Hughes, executive director of the Scotland County Tourism and Development Authority. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:19:13 EST Gigging for the elusive blue-fin sucker http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150247791/Gigging-for-the-elusive-blue-fin-sucker Now to set ya'll straight this here story is not about certain people who seem to fall for anything, no-sir-re. This story is my recollection of one of my experiences while gigging blue-fin suckers in local creeks. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:18 EST Nov. 8 a night for oyster lovers http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150248029/Nov.-8-a-night-for-oyster-lovers Oysters, oysters, oysters: Calling all oyster lovers, and shrimp and chicken wing lovers too! It is time for our annual Chamber on the Half Shell Oyster Roast. This is a fun event for spending time with the great folks of Scotland County, playing some... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:16 EST ‘I’ve made some friends for life’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150251905/Ive-made-some-friends-for-life LAURINBURG — The best and the brightest high school students of Oban, Scotland, shared lunch Tuesday with most of their 12 counterparts from Scotland High School as the Laurinburg Rotary Club hosted the Highlanders to celebrate the... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:14 EST Fund increase proposed http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150255116/Fund-increase-proposed LAURINBURG — In a meeting centered around the school system's future capital needs, on Tuesday the school board and county commissioners' school funding liaison committee discussed a funding proposal from its school board... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:12 EST Council to hear public input on solar ordinance http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150255785/Council-to-hear-public-input-on-solar-ordinance LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council on Tuesday night set public hearings on proposed changes to the city's ordinance in relation to solar farms, while authorizing amendments to a long-term lease of city property by a solar farm... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:10 EST McNeill thriving at East Carolina http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150251120/McNeill-thriving-at-East-Carolina GREENVILLE — Three days before East Carolina University's football team would defeat Southern Methodist University, head coach Ruffin McNeill sat in the team's meeting room adjacent to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, speaking to a... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:08 EST Wingate swim team sinks St. Andrews http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150253762/Wingate-swim-team-sinks-St.-Andrews LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University swim team was defeated by Wingate University on Saturday in the Knights' first home meet of the season. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:04 EST Crime report for Oct. 22 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter-news/150252055/Crime-report-for-Oct.-22 Arrests Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:24:03 EST Boards hear from expert http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150237880/Boards-hear-from-expert LAURINBURG — Regardless of the outcome of the Board of Education and Board of Commissioners' joint committee convened to explore options for future school funding in Scotland County, that issue is not likely to become a simple... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:21 EST ‘He should have never had to deal with anything like this’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150237337/He-should-have-never-had-to-deal-with-anything-like-this LAURINBURG — Still searching for answers in the August death of her 17-year-old son, Claudia Lacy of Bladenboro told members of the Scotland County NAACP on Saturday to consider his case not as an isolated incident but a... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:17 EST Missionary weighs trip to republic ravaged by Ebola http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150231896/Missionary-weighs-trip-to-republic-ravaged-by-Ebola LAURINBURG — The Rev. Roy McCook has a lot to pray about as he plans his 15th journey to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in November. Concerns about visas, bug spray, anti-malarial drugs and otherwise vital vaccinations seem... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:11 EST CDC drops the ball on Ebola http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150229625/CDC-drops-the-ball-on-Ebola In the last few weeks, the tragic Ebola epidemic in West Africa has hit home as we've witnessed the first death and transmissions in America. Additionally, news that the second health care worker to contract the disease was able to board a... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:09 EST 60s radical returns to NC http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150229747/60s-radical-returns-to-NC Howard Fuller was back in North Carolina last week promoting his new book, “No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform.” Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:04 EST Rockingham Speedway foreclosure averted http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150233020/Rockingham-Speedway-foreclosure-averted ROCKINGHAM — In five months, the Rockingham Speedway will be under new ownership. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:42:11 EST