Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:45:42 EST 1800 McLaurin votes for curriculum compromise ROCKINGHAM — Scotland County's state senator says he did his homework to help students and parents make sense of theirs. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST From Laurinburg to the MLB LAURINBURG – From the moment Laurinburg native Montrell Marshall took the field as child, Scotland County Parks and Recreation athletics superintendent Al Blades knew he was going to be a standout. Little did he know that the same boy he watched... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST College student picks up gig as banjo picker, fruit peddler LAURINBURG — Perched in the shade on the tailgate of a pickup truck filled with watermelons and plucking a banjo, Colton Williford personifies summer. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Scotland residents earn UNCP degrees PEMBROKE — Several Scotland County residents were among the Spring 2014 graduates of the University of North Carolina Pembroke, who received their bachelor's and master's degrees in a recent ceremony. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST RCC enrollment deadline nears Richmond Community College held a second registration session Monday to sign students up for classes for fall semester. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST RCC welcomes opportunities to explore trade programs HAMLET — Richmond Community College is hosting a series of information sessions this summer about its skilled trade programs, which train students as welders, electricians, heating, air and refrigeration technicians and other technicians... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Students step into Civil War roles LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University's Department of Liberal and Creative Arts during the 2013-2014 school year participated in the project Reacting to the Past, in which students had the chance to participate in part of a civil war class... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST RCC moving forward with fitness trail project HAMLET — Richmond Community College students, faculty and staff looking to incorporate some exercise into their daily routine on campus will soon have access to the Mary Ellen Kindley Fitness Trail. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Summer camp gives students a taste of colleges, careers LAURINBURG — The Career Technical Education (CTE) and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) partnered up June 23-26 to provide a free summer camp for over 50 rising seventh, eighth and ninth grade... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Voting law revision wastes money, time This is what happens when politics and ideology overrule common sense. In their zeal to “reform” the voting system in North Carolina, Republican lawmakers pushed through a change that has created confusion, more work and wasted... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mediation session a positive step for Scotland County To the editor: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ask not what your county can do for you Upset with high Scotland County property taxes? We all would like to pay less for county services. We demand our county government provide the maximum efficiency in our public services, and at the minimum amount of tax money. But are Mr. and Mrs. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hospital offers patients online access to medical records LAURINBURG — With the launch of Scotland Memorial's secure Internet patient portal, both inpatients and outpatients can now view their medical record online, at no additional cost. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The bridge to the past In the far southeastern corner of North Carolina sits the seafood capital, Calabash. Sixty years ago it was a sleepy dock for shrimp boats coming in the evenings to unload their daily haul. Restaurants began spring up along the docks offering truly... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crowds unwind at Laurinburg After Five Locals enjoyed an evening of music, food and fun Friday at the Murphy-Brown Laurinburg After Five event held by the Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce. The event took place on the grounds of the James L. Morgan Recreation... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Teen actress awarded $10,000 scholarship$10000-scholarship NEW YORK CITY — The coveted Jimmy Award for “Best Performance by an Actress” was awarded to 15-year-old Jai'Len Josey, a student of Tri-Cities High School in Atlanta, Ga. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Facing a deadly kitchen snake Writers Note: Many storytellers have an element of truth in their tales. But to engage the reader, they embellish their tales as their creativity and imagination allow. The following is a factual story — for better or worse — that... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Newest arrivals at Scotland Memorial The following children were born recently at Scotland Memorial Hospital:Robinson Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Youth workers honored by Cross the Creek Men Cross the Creek Men recently gave special recognition to those who have given 20 or more years of service, working with the youth in Scotland County. The honorees included Robert Williams, Richard Cureton, Bertha Armstrong, Loretta Rena McNeil, Jack... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local veterans advocate honored on Senate floor RALEIGH — State Sen. Gene McLaurin on Thursday honored the lifetime service of a local veteran advocate, Mary O'Neal. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST