Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:09:39 EST 1800 Georgia bureau takes probe to Scotland County http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152600403/Georgia-bureau-takes-probe-to-Scotland-County LAURINBURG — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has expanded its investigation into the murder of two men, whose badly decomposed bodies were found in a well on a private property last weekend, to Scotland County. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:11:22 EST McInnis bids for 15-point scale http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152605706/McInnis-bids-for-15-point-scale RALEIGH — Scotland County's state senator introduced two education-related bills this week, one to maintain a 15-point scale for grading school performance and another to increase the teaching loads of UNC system professors. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:11:18 EST April designated Alcohol Awareness Month http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health-news/152601434/April-designated-Alcohol-Awareness-Month LAURINBURG — Citing the pervasive glorification of alcohol and drug use in society, even in Scotland County, local mental health professionals are advocating education during an April alcohol awareness campaign. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:11:16 EST Local business owner honored with National Guard award http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152599186/Local-business-owner-honored-with-National-Guard-award LAURINBURG — Derek Cole, general manager of One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning based in Laurinburg, was recently honored with the Patriot Award by the National Guard. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:11:16 EST Event marks women’s history month http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/community-news-home_top-news/152606098/Event-marks-womens-history-month LAURINBURG — The remarkable talents of underestimated individuals may seem a strange topic for a celebration of women's history, associated as that subject is with pioneering characters from Susan B. Anthony to Betty Friedan. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:11:12 EST Historic Robeson County academy gets a new name http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/152605648/Historic-Robeson-County-academy-gets-a-new-name RED SPRINGS — Flora Macdonald Academy has changed its name to Highlander Academy. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:11:11 EST Senate passes bill that could cut utility rates http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152587252/Senate-passes-bill-that-could-cut-utility-rates RALEIGH — After a third and final reading, the state Senate passed a bill Thursday that could lead to lower electric bills in Laurinburg as early as this fall and forwarded it to the House of Representatives, where passage of a House version... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:11:13 EST Maxton woman uses diagnosis to promote screenings http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health-news/152587881/Maxton-woman-uses-diagnosis-to-promote-screenings LAURINBURG — Connie Oxendine of Maxton recently found out the hard way why colonoscopies are conventionally recommended to those aged 50 and up. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:32 EST Easter events set for next weekend http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/community-news-home_top-news/152533990/Easter-events-set-for-next-weekend LAURINBURG — A group of events next weekend promise to make the wait for the Easter Bunny a little more bearable for local children. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:30 EST Relinquish control to God http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152577811/Relinquish-control-to-God Sometimes we have to take our hands off of a situation and give God time to work. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:22 EST Lumbee family: Tribe offers no fix for furnace http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152586434/Lumbee-family:-Tribe-offers-no-fix-for-furnace LAURINBURG — Surviving winter with no heat in an aging doublewide manufactured home, now beleaguered by the prospect of summer without air conditioning, the 11-member household of J.C. and Janie Clark, all Lumbee Indians, said Thursday they have... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:19 EST Passion for youth inspires law career http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152582483/Passion-for-youth-inspires-law-career LAURINBURG — Though Laurinburg native Brandi Jones Bullock never planned to follow in her family's footsteps to become an educator, it was a 10-year teaching career that finally spurred her to attend law school. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:15 EST ‘Welding for Everyone’ class to be offered at Scotland High http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152593638/Welding-for-Everyone-class-to-be-offered-at-Scotland-High LAURINBURG — Richmond Community College will offer a six-week welding course on the campus of Scotland High School in Laurinburg that will prepare beginners to enter the workforce as well as give welders with experience an opportunity to hone... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:14 EST Bill that could lower electric rates expected to pass today http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152576936/Bill-that-could-lower-electric-rates-expected-to-pass-today RALEIGH — The state Senate is expected to pass on final reading today a bill that could lead to lower electric bills in Laurinburg as early as this fall, as well as boost economic development throughout Eastern North Carolina. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:11:11 EST Laurinburg native earns recognition for unconventional costumes http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-local_features-news/152563021/Laurinburg-native-earns-recognition-for-unconventional-costumes LAURINBURG — Seemingly insignificant moments in childhood sometimes portend a pathway to success. So it was when Olivia Mears was 11 and decided she wanted to make her own Halloween costume, based on a character in an online fantasy game series,... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:20 EST Hospice gifted shiny raffle prize http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/community-news-home_top-news/152556777/Hospice-gifted-shiny-raffle-prize LAURINBURG — Though the value of 15 diamond rings may seem a grand sum, for Bob's Jewel Shop owner Gertrude McCabe that number doesn't begin to approach the value of the service provided for her late husband Bob by Hospice of... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:19 EST Sub sales benefit Cancer Center http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/community-news-news/152559536/Sub-sales-benefit-Cancer-Center LAURINBURG — Though all hands were on deck behind the counter at Laurinburg's Jersey Mike's franchise on Wednesday, employees still worked at double time slicing, chopping, and stacking to satisfy the appetites of the largest lunch... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:17 EST RCC opens summer registration http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152571633/RCC-opens-summer-registration HAMLET — Registration for summer classes has opened for current Richmond Community College students. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:14 EST UNCP to host entrepreneurial summit http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/152571689/UNCP-to-host-entrepreneurial-summit PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will host its 7th Entrepreneurial Summit on April 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Office for Regional Initiatives (formerly Regional Center) at COMtech. It is free and open to the public... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:13 EST Bill would redirect sales tax to NC’s rural counties http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152563484/Bill-would-redirect-sales-tax-to-NCs-rural-counties RALEIGH — Sponsors of a bill to redirect sales tax money from urban areas to counties like Scotland view the measure as a step toward rectifying inequities in North Carolina counties' resources. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:46:12 EST