Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:31:35 EST 1800 County weighs budget options http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152091923/County-weighs-budget-options LAURINBURG — In a Friday retreat, the Scotland County Board of Commissioners highlighted priorities and established a framework for budget discussions in the coming months. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:01:12 EST Woman with Wagram ties makes fifth straight Dean’s List http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news-news_education/152088412/Woman-with-Wagram-ties-makes-fifth-straight-Deans-List WILMINGTON — The granddaughter of Wagram natives Dr. Johnie and Bernice Gorham has marked her fifth straight semester on the Dean's List at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:56:13 EST Pilot Club of Laurinburg receives grant for Smart Boards http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features-news_education/152092717/Pilot-Club-of-Laurinburg-receives-grant-for-Smart-Boards LAURINBURG — The Pilot Club of Laurinburg will soon receive a grant to install two internet-capable dry-erase boards in North Laurinburg Elementary School. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:56:11 EST Vigil commemorates boy’s life http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152101383/Vigil-commemorates-boys-life LAURINBURG — Like most people, Chaka Davis Smith was totally in the dark about Jeune's Syndrome when a doctor diagnosed the rare disease in her 2-year-old child in 2010, the only case in all of North Carolina that year. Tristan Smith died... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:01:18 EST Dude looks like a lady http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152104231/Dude-looks-like-a-lady LAURINBURG — The men of the inaugural United Way of Scotland County Womanless Pageant took getting dressed for a cause literally on Friday night. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:01:13 EST Liberty Tax offering free service to firefighters, police, EMS http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/business-news/152069297/Liberty-Tax-offering-free-service-to-firefighters-police-EMS LAURINBURG — Liberty Tax Service is offering free tax preparation to first-time customers who are firefighters, emergency personnel or police officers.The service is offered during the week of March 1. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:31:11 EST Readers share thoughts on their church http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/152067904/Readers-share-thoughts-on-their-church “Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came” is the title of a 1970 film that derived its name from an American anti-war slogan from the hippie subculture during the Vietnam War. So says Wikipedia. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:06:15 EST Keep your spiritual closet clean http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/152067263/Keep-your-spiritual-closet-clean Joe Stowell said, “We clean up the outside of our lives hoping that no one will look into the 'closet' where we have hidden our sins by rationalization and excuses, and by blaming others for our own faults.” Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:06:12 EST School redistricting concerns voiced at info session http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/152083030/School-redistricting-concerns-voiced-at-info-session LAURINBURG — For the parents, teachers, and students at I. Ellis Johnson Elementary School, a proposal by the Scotland County Board of Education that it be merged with North Laurinburg Elementary has caused alarm about the quality of education... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:06:11 EST City man faces charges after chase http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152070895/City-man-faces-charges-after-chase LAURINBURG — A high speed police chase originating in Laurinburg on Thursday morning came to an end in McColl, South Carolina, when the 29-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:01:12 EST Snow, sleet in forecast http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152049728/Snow-sleet-in-forecast LAURINBURG — Though forecasts of the latest winter storm continued to differ late into Wednesday afternoon, meteorologists at the National Weather Service agreed that any precipitation which fell overnight had the potential to make travel... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:36:14 EST City’s fiber network underutilized http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152048928/Citys-fiber-network-underutilized LAURINBURG — First installed nearly 20 years ago as a way to better monitor well sites and pump stations, the city of Laurinburg's fiber optic network may prove to be a choice card in the city's hand as it approaches economic... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:36:13 EST Sanderson a long shot for Scotland http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152051011/Sanderson-a-long-shot-for-Scotland LAURINBURG — Though Scotland County's board of commissioners voted earlier this month to open the county's doors to a Sanderson Farms chicken processing plant, the project remains a long shot. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:36:12 EST Raynor named interim head of health dept. http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152038002/Raynor-named-interim-head-of-health-dept. LAURINBURG — For longtime members of Scotland County's Board of Public Health, the appointment of the health department's latest interim director on Tuesday may have brought a sense of déjà vu. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:41:16 EST Economic director candidates screened http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152031139/Economic-director-candidates-screened LAURINBURG — After nearly four months' vacancy, the Scotland County Economic Development Corporation director's position may be filled within a week. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:41:15 EST Novelist, instructor to read at writers’ forum http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/152021561/Novelist-instructor-to-read-at-writers-forum LAURINBURG — Novelist and creative writing professor Ted Wojtasik will share his work this Thursday at the St. Andrews University Writers' Forum beginning at 8 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers' Forum Lounge in Orange Residence... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:41:14 EST 2 caught with deputy’s guns http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152024446/2-caught-with-deputys-guns ROCKINGHAM — A man accused of stealing two assault rifles from a sheriff's office cruiser during a string of car break-ins was caught early Saturday in Moore County. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:56:12 EST Snowfall over, but more could come Wednesday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152021907/Snowfall-over-but-more-could-come-Wednesday LAURINBURG — Scotland County awoke this morning to a fresh dusting of cool, fluffy powder and continuing snowfall, which according to the National Weather Service was coming to an end just before noon. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:01:12 EST Crime report for Feb. 24 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter-news/152003853/Crime-report-for-Feb.-24 Arrests Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:01:11 EST GOP members ponder voter motivation http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/152015156/GOP-members-ponder-voter-motivation LAURINBURG — Pondering data from last November's election, the Scotland County Republican Party met Monday night to discuss and maybe discern what motivates different voters. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:56:17 EST