Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:53:31 EST 1800 Retired teacher pens trilogy of sci-fi novels LAURINBURG – Gail Morgan McRae grew up in a house with no plumbing on her grandmother's Robeson County tobacco farm — light years and then some from Creedor, a bucolic planet inhabited by an agrarian society in another star... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:13:12 EST County’s judicial district to add Richmond and Anson LAURINBURG — With the appointment of Scotland County's new chief district court judge also comes a change in the composition of its judicial district, but the full effect of those changes remain undetermined. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:09:05 EST Local bridge players win big LAURINBURG — County residents Betty Hasty, Lil Owens, Joanne Martin and Jim Beales were big masterpoint winners Monday in the American Contract Bridge League-sponsored Sectional Tournament at Clubs, played in Districts 7 and 10, plus Unit 219,... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:17 EST Maxton on track to close crossing MAXTON — Maxton remains on track to close one of the CSX railroad crossings in town. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:16 EST UNCP graduate, grandmother publishes two children’s books PEMBROKE — Linda Locklear Jacobs, a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, recently published two children's books: “Life on the Farm with Marcus and Mia” and “Summer on the Farm with Marcus and... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:15 EST Community Music School holds Christmas recital LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University Community Music School held “A Christmas Recital” on Sunday afternoon in Hagan Choral Room of Vardell Hall. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:14 EST Vinson named chair of Scotland Health’s Board of Trustees LAURINBURG — Mike Vinson was elected as chairman of Scotland Health Care System's Board of Trustees during its meeting this week at the WR Dulin Conference Center. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:11 EST Commissioners’ fiscal restraint a good sign Better keep a close eye on our Scotland County Commissioners, recently they actually have been acting much like conservative Republicans. The Scotland County Board of Education recently requested access to a $2 million loan for expanding Washington... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:10 EST Holiday music recalls cherished memories The sounds of the season are everywhere. Traditional carols, contemporary pieces, religious cantatas, popular tunes, childhood favorites — I love them all! At this time of year, Christmas music fills the house as I wrap packages and do chores. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:09 EST Purnell Swett’s Heil resigns PEMBROKE — After eight seasons under Mark Heil, the Purnell Swett football team will be looking for a new coach. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:08 EST Mercy a gift of life to the world Some years ago I read about Charles Brown, a World War 2 pilot on his first mission, just before Christmas, 1943. His B-17 had been shot to pieces by German fighters and anti-aircraft guns. Half his crew was wounded, his tail gunner was dead, and he... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:07 EST Sing hallelujah for another year in Christ There is no other word that fits this occasion on this coming Christmas day than hallelujah. It sums up in one word what this means as it relates to our king of kings and Lord of Lords! Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:06 EST SAU senior guard Smith wins AAC player of the week ASHEVILLE — After scoring 27 points in St. Andrews' 67-59 victory over Columbia International on Saturday, senior guard Aaron Smith was rewarded with his first-ever Appalachian Athletic Conference player of the week, the conference... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:45:08 EST Scots best Bulldogs in Bennettsville BENNETTSVILLE — Losers of three straight games, the Scotland girl's basketball team on Thursday sought to get back on track against an opponent they easily defeated early in the year. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:44:03 EST Bondsman says he was threatened by sheriff’s deputies LAURINBURG — A Lumberton bail bondsman and former member of the Robeson County Sheriff's Office says he was verbally harassed by two Scotland County sheriff's deputies while attempting to arrest someone who had missed... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:32:03 EST Crime report for Dec 18 Arrests Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:25:04 EST Christmas comes to the library LAURINBURG — Despite a hectic schedule and big demand, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus stopped and roosted for a while Wednesday at the Scotland County Library, presiding over several holiday events that kept the usually quiet library quite lively for... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:22:06 EST Authorities seek 2 county men; car found in Georgia;-car-found-in-Georgia LAURINBURG — Authorities are searching for clues in the disappearance of two Scotland County men whose blood-stained car was found last Wednesday on the side of a Georgia highway. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:22:04 EST LETTER: University of Phoenix fills void for non-traditional students This letter is in response to a column that appeared in the Dec. 16 edition of the Laurinburg Exchange - editor.To the editor: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:21:06 EST City’s heart remains its best asset As we conclude another year, I want to wish everyone a very joyful holiday season and Merry Christmas from the city of Laurinburg. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:21:05 EST