Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:37:54 EST 1800 Foolish choice on Medicaid expansion When you consider all the bad choices made by the General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory in the last two years — and there have been too many to mention — the one that may make the least sense was the decision not to expand Medicaid... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:33:19 EST World ignored signs of ISIS power Winston Churchill once said, “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” Over the past several months, the world has watched with great concern the events unfolding around the Middle East and Eastern... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:33:18 EST From fire hose to stethoscope LAURINBURG — Before Lumberton Fire Chief Mike Cox retired from the Fire Department in 2010, he explored options for his next career. With the medical field in mind, he realized that he already had the minimum requirements needed to start... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:33:17 EST The (not so) great basketball game Carolina Military Academy was a college preparatory school in Maxton that occupied the campus of the then-closed Presbyterian Junior College. CMA opened in 1962 and closed in 1972. The creative writer of this tale is a 1964 CMA graduate who... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:33:15 EST Songs merry and sad Throughout life we meet many people that through some simple display of concern, reaching out, and caring; they become forever sacred and revered in our memories. That would accurately describe Jack and Jewls. Both were exceptionally good people, but... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:33:12 EST Hargrave, McInnis celebrate CTE agreement HAMLET — As students are returning to school this fall, Richmond Community College and Scotland County Schools celebrated an expanded partnership between the two institutions that paves the way for more students to take advantage of free college... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:33:10 EST Wagram resident named Miss North Carolina Jr. High School SOUTHERN PINES — Calli Brielle McIntyre, of Wagram, was crowned Miss North Carolina Jr. High School America 2015 on Aug. 9 at Pinecrest High School. Calli will represent North Carolina at the national Miss High School America Pageant, to be held... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:33:08 EST District dishes out inspiration LAURINBURG — In a Friday morning convocation ceremony, hundreds of Scotland County Schools teachers, administrators, and staff packed the Scotland High School auditorium for a session of collective encouragement for the tasks that lie ahead in... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:32:16 EST Cold challenge moves to Main Street LAURINBURG — The “Ice Bucket Challenge,” after making the rounds of social media for weeks, arrived on Main Street on Friday when Laurinburg police and restaurant workers doused each other with pails of freezing aqua pura, all to... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:32:14 EST Legislators lament ‘unsustainable’ state budget LAURINBURG – The $21 billion state budget recently passed by the General Assembly “is unsustainable and fiscally irresponsible,'' state Rep. Ken Goodman told about 50 people attending Friday's legislative breakfast... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:32:12 EST Convocation marks official start of academic year at SAU LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University welcomed new and transfer students from 30 countries and 25 states during the annual Opening Convocation held Aug. 21. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:32:10 EST School prep should include immunizations Back-to-School season is here. It's time for parents to gather supplies and back packs. It's also the perfect time to make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccines. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:32:07 EST Source: Richard Bailey selected as new AD at Scotland LAURINBURG — Scotland football coach Richard Bailey is the new athletic director for Scotland High, The Laurinburg Exchange has learned. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:26:09 EST Jaylend Ratliffe off feeding tube LAURINBURG — Scotland star Jaylend Ratliffe passed his swallow test Friday, and is no longer on a feeding tube, according to a source. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:26:06 EST Scotland dismantles South View 52-0 LAURINBURG — After a long, tumultuous summer, the Fighting Scots unleashed their emotions on the South View Tigers, dismantling the team 52-0 during Friday night's season opener in Hope Mills. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:22:09 EST Bailey taps Ferguson asstarting quarterback LAURINBURG — A quarterback with a name other than “Ratliffe” stitched across his back will line up under center for Scotland tonight at South View. Head coach Richard Bailey has named junior Dashaun Ferguson the new quarterback for... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:51:05 EST Holland anxious to take the field once more LAURINBURG — Enough cheeseburgers and chicken sandwiches to feed a small army. Playing the Madden NFL video game. Riding four-wheelers. Even looking over SAT notes. As Dakota Holland put it, it was setting up to be a perfect day to hang out with... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:24 EST ‘If you slow down, you go down’ LAURINBURG — Thought to be Scotland County's oldest resident, Sallie Mae Hasty Graham died on Monday having never abandoned the industrious ethic and straightlaced mien she cultivated over 109 years of life. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:23 EST Coal ash bill heads to Gov. Pat McCrory ROCKINGHAM — A bill addressing the coal ash controversy following a spill into the Dan River earlier this year is on its way to the governor's desk. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:20 EST Weatherization program out for bid LUMBERTON — Just six months after a scathing state audit uncovered the misappropriation of more than $4.8 million in federal funds, Southeastern Community Family Services Inc. — previously Four-County Community Services Inc. — is... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:50:19 EST