Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Sat, 30 May 2015 02:40:12 EST 1800 ‘This is just the beginning’ LAURINBURG — Richard Bailey knew he was filling big shoes when he took over as athletic director at Scotland High in August. What he didn't realize was just how taxing the job could be, given the ease in which his predecessor commanded the... Fri, 29 May 2015 22:36:12 EST Test drilling begins LAURINBURG — A series of tests commissioned by the N.C. Geological Survey to determine whether or not natural gas is contained in the Cumberland-Marlboro Basin could bring exploratory drilling to Laurinburg as early as next week. Fri, 29 May 2015 10:11:13 EST Tribe faces repayment of $225K$225K PEMBROKE — The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina could have to pay back almost $225,000 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in money that was used to fund ineligible programs and services. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:46:21 EST 3 join Main Street Democrats RALEIGH — Three seasoned state lawmakers have joined Rep. Ken Goodman's Main Street Democrats Legislative Caucus, bringing the group's membership to 18. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:46:16 EST LETTER: Who should fund the Wounded Warriors Project? To the editor: Fri, 29 May 2015 05:46:15 EST How bankruptcy affects tax debt For the month of May the Legal Corner has focused on the various types of bankruptcy filings and their advantages and disadvantages. One of the major advantages discussed was the ability to discharge, or in other cases repay, certain debt. One of the... Fri, 29 May 2015 05:46:14 EST Faith should not be a burden In Greek mythology there was a mighty king named Sisyphus. In his day he was an entrepreneur with a Trump-like self-image, and presided over his territorial and commercial empire like a cagey Wall Street tycoon. His tactics, however, more resembled... Fri, 29 May 2015 05:46:13 EST Foster a survival mentality I saw on television a survivor story where a young couple on their way to visit loved ones, traveling cross country in the midst of a snowstorm, got off on the wrong road because they couldn't see the highway and ended up in a backroads area... Fri, 29 May 2015 05:46:11 EST Scotland’s top athletes thriving in the classroom As someone who did not have athletics at their high school, I admire those who excel at their sport while also getting the job done in the classroom. Thu, 28 May 2015 22:26:12 EST 2 registered sex offenders charged with being on school grounds LAURINBURG — Two registered sex offenders were arrested last week after they were found to have visited school property, according to Laurinburg police. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:21:12 EST Crime report for May 28 Arrests Thu, 28 May 2015 07:16:28 EST Mixed messages for whistleblowers Governor McCrory signed a bill Tuesday that is designed to spur action from would-be whistleblowers who work in the group home and nursing home industries. The new statute, which has been dubbed “Burt's Law” in recognition of a... Thu, 28 May 2015 07:16:27 EST Farming rule creates new loopholes A draft rule issued by USDA aims to define what it means to be “actively engaged” in farming. The proposed rule makes some important changes, but those improvements are immediately undermined by two new loopholes introduced in the... Thu, 28 May 2015 07:16:25 EST County woman charged with attempted murder LAURINBURG — A 55-year-old Laurinburg woman is facing five charges, including attempted murder, for shooting her husband late Tuesday night, according to police. Thu, 28 May 2015 07:16:23 EST Closed hospital could house rehab center BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. — Per Wickstrom has been working to open a drug and alcohol rehab center in Cheraw since 2003. Now the Life Solutions CEO has set his sights on the recently closed Marlboro Park Hospital as a possible location for... Thu, 28 May 2015 07:16:21 EST Local officials seek solution for five points intersection LAURINBURG — Now that the state has scrapped plans to redesign the U.S. 501 and Old Wire Road intersection north of Laurinburg, local officials are putting their heads together to find another solution. Thu, 28 May 2015 07:16:19 EST ‘It was a calling, it was a mission’ LAURINBURG — The staff and residents of Scotia Village gave a warm send off on Wednesday to a woman who is as much a part of Scotia as the bricks in its foundation or the rose garden out front. Thu, 28 May 2015 07:16:16 EST School board sets more hearings LAURINBURG — Though the Scotland County Board of Education met once again on Wednesday without voting on the closure of Pate-Gardner Elementary School, it formed a more ambitious proposal for the 2015-2016 school year. Thu, 28 May 2015 07:16:14 EST St. Andrews to host multiple sports camps LAURINBURG — St. Andrews will host various athletic camps, clinics, and lessons at the school this summer.Starting in June, the Knights will hold baseball training sessions. Wed, 27 May 2015 21:31:15 EST UNCP’s Miles earns Scholar-Athlete AUGUSTA, Ga. – University of North Carolina at Pembroke senior men's soccer player Sam Miles was decorated with the Peach Belt Conference's highest individual honor Tuesday evening at the league's annual meetings in Hilton... Wed, 27 May 2015 21:31:13 EST