Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:13:23 EST 1800 Pride pull away in 4th quarter http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/152109726/Pride-pull-away-in-4th-quarter LAURINBURG — For a second straight season, the Scotland girl's basketball team was eliminated in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4A playoffs. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:01:12 EST County weighs budget options http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152091923/County-weighs-budget-options LAURINBURG — In a Friday retreat, the Scotland County Board of Commissioners highlighted priorities and established a framework for budget discussions in the coming months. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:01:12 EST Economic developer has a big role to play http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/editorial-opinion/152094841/Economic-developer-has-a-big-role-to-play If there's one thing that can be learned from the recent search by Sanderson Farms for a suitable location for a new chicken processing plant, it's that any new industry expected to bring 1,000 jobs and invest millions in a community will... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:56:15 EST Woman with Wagram ties makes fifth straight Dean’s List http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news-news_education/152088412/Woman-with-Wagram-ties-makes-fifth-straight-Deans-List WILMINGTON — The granddaughter of Wagram natives Dr. Johnie and Bernice Gorham has marked her fifth straight semester on the Dean's List at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:56:13 EST Pilot Club of Laurinburg receives grant for Smart Boards http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features-news_education/152092717/Pilot-Club-of-Laurinburg-receives-grant-for-Smart-Boards LAURINBURG — The Pilot Club of Laurinburg will soon receive a grant to install two internet-capable dry-erase boards in North Laurinburg Elementary School. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:56:11 EST Lady Scots to play today http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/152098599/Lady-Scots-to-play-today LAURINBURG — Four days after they were initially scheduled to tip, Scotland and Leesville Road finally meet today in Laurinburg for the first round of the North Carolina Athletic Association 4A state tournament. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:01:19 EST Vigil commemorates boy’s life http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152101383/Vigil-commemorates-boys-life LAURINBURG — Like most people, Chaka Davis Smith was totally in the dark about Jeune's Syndrome when a doctor diagnosed the rare disease in her 2-year-old child in 2010, the only case in all of North Carolina that year. Tristan Smith died... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:01:18 EST A profitable job offer refused http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152094629/A-profitable-job-offer-refused Apparently I was a storyteller long before I knew I was a storyteller. At the age of 10 I was determined I would be a professional wrestler. On a summer day in Nova Scotia, I sat on a log in the middle of the woods with my brother Brian. He was 24 and... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:01:16 EST Dude looks like a lady http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152104231/Dude-looks-like-a-lady LAURINBURG — The men of the inaugural United Way of Scotland County Womanless Pageant took getting dressed for a cause literally on Friday night. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:01:13 EST Huskies end Scots’ season http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/152098686/Huskies-end-Scots-season LAURINBURG — For two and a half quarters, Scotland appeared to be in control of their first-round playoff matchup against Hough. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:26:11 EST Liberty Tax offering free service to firefighters, police, EMS http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/business-news/152069297/Liberty-Tax-offering-free-service-to-firefighters-police-EMS LAURINBURG — Liberty Tax Service is offering free tax preparation to first-time customers who are firefighters, emergency personnel or police officers.The service is offered during the week of March 1. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:31:11 EST Health dept. promotes National Nutrition Month http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health/152087458/Health-dept.-promotes-National-Nutrition-Month LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Health Department will join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics during March to celebrate and promote National Nutrition Month. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:36:11 EST Tax shift in NC continues http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152073198/Tax-shift-in-NC-continues State lawmakers are targeting cash-strapped homeowners as they continue to pursue tax changes that would shift even more of the tax load to low- and middle-income taxpayers, while preserving tax benefits that have largely flowed to the wealthy and... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:06:16 EST Readers share thoughts on their church http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/152067904/Readers-share-thoughts-on-their-church “Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came” is the title of a 1970 film that derived its name from an American anti-war slogan from the hippie subculture during the Vietnam War. So says Wikipedia. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:06:15 EST Tax changes in effect this year http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152066547/Tax-changes-in-effect-this-year It is officially tax season! By now you should have received your W-2s and additional tax documents needed to correctly file your 2014 tax returns. Let's take an overall look at some of the important tax changes that took effect for the 2014 tax... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:06:14 EST Good news from low gas prices http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion/152073315/Good-news-from-low-gas-prices As of this writing, the price of gasoline in the Raleigh area has reached lows of less than $2 a gallon, and many states are seeing prices lower than that. Globally, in the last year, the per-barrel price of oil has fallen from more than $100 a barrel... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:06:13 EST Keep your spiritual closet clean http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/152067263/Keep-your-spiritual-closet-clean Joe Stowell said, “We clean up the outside of our lives hoping that no one will look into the 'closet' where we have hidden our sins by rationalization and excuses, and by blaming others for our own faults.” Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:06:12 EST School redistricting concerns voiced at info session http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/152083030/School-redistricting-concerns-voiced-at-info-session LAURINBURG — For the parents, teachers, and students at I. Ellis Johnson Elementary School, a proposal by the Scotland County Board of Education that it be merged with North Laurinburg Elementary has caused alarm about the quality of education... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:06:11 EST City man faces charges after chase http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152070895/City-man-faces-charges-after-chase LAURINBURG — A high speed police chase originating in Laurinburg on Thursday morning came to an end in McColl, South Carolina, when the 29-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:01:12 EST Winter weather has me yearning for spring sports http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/152076028/Winter-weather-has-me-yearning-for-spring-sports The calender can't flip to March fast enough.If the past two weeks are a reminder of anything, it's that as fun as winter sports are to cover, the season itself leaves much to be desired. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:01:11 EST