Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:01:37 EST 1800 William Carter claims ninth win at Amateur LAURINBURG — Several tournaments took place over the last week at Scotch Meadows Country Club. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Agency ranked No. 8 in nation LAURINBURG — Jerry and Allison Norton, owners of Associate Staffing L.L.C., started the business with the hope that if they could commit to meet each and every challenge, they'd reap what they'd sown — six years later, their... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Tax holiday repeal could have shoppers headed across SC line LAURINBURG — In recent years, shoppers in Scotland County and throughout the state have looked to the first weekend in August as a chance to score school supplies, clothing, and other items while minimizing the blow to their bank... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bill forces counties into false choice Plans to finance both public education and transit at the local level would be stopped in their tracks under the version of legislation (House Bill 1224) that has emerged from the state Senate Finance Committee. The bill not only places a hard cap on... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Speech-stifling ordinance grants notable exemption On June 26, in McCullen v. Coakley, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law requiring pro-life activists to stay outside a 35-foot “buffer zone” around abortion clinics. Although the outcome of this landmark... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Good fire protection stems from great partnerships When government increases taxes there is a general push back from citizens. This year the Board of Commissioners voted to increase the fire tax from 2 cents to 5 cents, and the action was greeted with more support than outrage. Unlike most county... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Optimist 10U team continues regional tourney run MATTHEWS — Thanks to recent success and a bit of luck, the Optimist 10U baseball team was invited to participate in the Cal Ripken Southeast Regional this week. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local agencies join military training exercise LAUREL HILL — Those gathered on a playground or front porch near the Laurel Hill Community Center on Wednesday morning were privy to an odd sight — the arrival of two unmarked vans carrying a mix of uniformed soldiers and a somewhat motley... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kids get birds-eye-view of feathered fowl LAURINBURG — More than 700 children were blown away Wednesday at the Scotland Memorial Library after learning where their ears would be if they were owls — nearly directly behind their eyes. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Planning board further refines city ordinance LAURINBURG — The city's planning board reviewed on Wednesday the first set of drafted articles designed to overhaul and modernize the city's unified development ordinance. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Committee to draft new school funding rule LAURINBURG — Between August and March, a committee of county commissioners and school board members plans to redesign the county's method for determining school funding and thereby eliminate the contention engendered on a nearly annual... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Repeat offender breaks into home days after being released from jail LAURINBURG — A 21-year-old Laurinburg man is back behind bars for allegedly breaking into a city home days after he was released from the Scotland County jail, according to the Laurinburg Police Department. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for July 24 Break-in Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST MMA welterweight fighter excited for match near Laurinburg home LAURINBURG — Growing up, mixed martial arts fighter Blaine Thomas bounced from place to place, constantly moving because his father worked in the military. Despite living in countless locations and houses, he has always called Laurinburg... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST School board should be praised for discussion of system’s needs To the editor: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Newton seeks chemistry with receivers as Panthers report to camp CHARLOTTE (AP) — Cam Newton will have plenty to do when the NFC South champion Panthers report to training camp. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Scotland sending two players to East-West All-Star game LAURINBURG — After helping their team advance to the state championship game as seniors, Scotland High's Garrett Best and Tasheen Tyson find themselves together on the same team once more before they embark on their college... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Stone tapped for district judge seat LAURINBURG — An attorney who has practiced law across the state of North Carolina for 19 years was appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory last week to the District Court seat left vacant by the retirement of Judge John Horne, Jr. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Where are the charges against owners of sweepstakes cafes? To the editor:Looking at the paper, I see that Scotland County again has the highest unemployment rate in the state, at 12.7 percent. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ol’ Charley done found religion Last week we left Ol' Charley Perkins as mad as a setting hen 'cause he thought someone had poisoned his bear. Charley won't never much of a religious man anyway, no-sir-re. Why he never would go to Sunday school, church or revival... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST