Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:14:22 EST 1800 Scots win, oust Warriors LAURINBURG — If the Scotland defense had one weakness exploited this season, it's that dual-threat quarterbacks sometimes gives them fits. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:59:05 EST Police: Child set fire that gutted downtown store LAURINBURG — After uncovering surveillance video from the remains of the Super Dollar variety store downtown, authorities have pinpointed a child as the cause of the Nov. 2 fire that destroyed the building. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:55:03 EST How to not live a hungry life An old Quaker came to the end of his days as a farmer; no longer did he have the strength to work the soil. So, he placed a sign on his land that read, “This farm will be given to anyone who is truly satisfied.” Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:14:06 EST Strong faith an example for others There are many religions in the world, and they all claim to be the real thing. They all have a name, they all have a founder and they all have somebody following them. They all claim to have the truth and they are appealing to the world to come and... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:14:03 EST Unique goods up for grabs at Bazaar A Christmas tree seven feet tall decorated by Ray McDaniel of Brady's Florist and Gifts and a doll house made by Frank Jute, a parishioner, are two reasons you might want to visit the Christmas Bazaar in the fellowship hall at St. Mary Catholic... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:20 EST Locals weigh in on proposed $1 cigarette tax hike$1-cigarette-tax-hike LAURINBURG — In case you missed it, Thursday was the Great American Smokeout, a nationwide promotion by the American Cancer Society aimed at encouraging people to quit using tobacco products. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:18 EST Work to spruce up downtown begins its second phase LAURINBURG — By the end of this year, the Laurinburg Downtown Revitalization Corporation is slated to have pressure-washed and painted its way to the completion of the second phase in its downtown improvement project. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:16 EST McLaurin eyes his future ROCKINGHAM — Don't rule out a political comeback for state Sen. Gene McLaurin. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:15 EST Scots’ hoops sink first win HOPE MILLS — After losing in heartbreaking fashion to Union Pines on Tuesday, the Scotland basketball team rebounded to beat South View 64-50 Wednesday night to notch their first victory of the season. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:13 EST ‘Sense of desperation’ LAURINBURG — Win, or go home.In the second round of the NCHSAA football playoffs, Scotland and East Wake face those options — and neither wants to settle for the latter. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:12 EST Ratliffe recovery something to be thankful for As most know by now, Scotland's Jaylend Ratliffe powered through another obstacle on his winding road to recovery earlier this week when he was discharged Sunday from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:10 EST ‘You have a loss, but all is not lost’ LAURINBURG — Some 500 people gathered on Thursday to reflect on the lives and deaths of their loved ones as well as on the service provided to Scotland and surrounding counties by Hospice of Scotland County. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:08 EST The life-saving success of the ACA You'd never know it from the overheated political rhetoric of the Right these days, but thousands of people in North Carolina have been signing up for health care coverage since the new enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act began last... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:06 EST No victory parade, yet Although I support the tax cuts and other fiscal policies adopted by the North Carolina General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory over the past two years, I have repeatedly urged policymakers and commentators alike to avoid making grandiose claims about... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:04 EST Dispelling myths about hospice Each November, hospice organizations around the world celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. You might wonder why I chose the word “celebrate” in conjunction with this annual observance — but in fact, there is much to... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:21:12 EST Downtown gears up for new look Downtown Laurinburg will look very different this holiday season. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:21:10 EST Scotland’s Ward signs with UNCP LAURINBURG — Scotland senior Logan Ward dominated the high school cross country circuit for much of this season, and now he'll have the chance to do the same in the college ranks. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:21:09 EST Two incumbents lose re-election to Tribal Council PEMBROKE — Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina voters Tuesday ousted two incumbents in the three contested races for Tribal Council and brought back a former councilman. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:21:08 EST Elections board stays busy LAURINBURG — As if the contested sheriff's election is not enough to keep them busy, elections staff and members of the Scotland County Board of Elections had to come in the morning after Tuesday night's special meeting and perform a... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:21:06 EST Maxton considers closing crossing MAXTON — The Maxton Board of Commissioners decided on Tuesday to begin closing down one of the CSX railroad crossings in town — and use the money that will save to upgrade other crossings. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:21:03 EST