Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:05:32 EST 1800 NC adds 19K jobs in March RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina showed the country's second-largest increase in employment in March, when 19,400 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Family of abused infant urges others to speak up LAURINBURG — In his first days of life, Charlie Oetzel was like any other normal, healthy baby. He ate, slept and cried. He needed constant care and attention. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Cross carried through town to commemorate Good Friday LAURINBURG — Drivers waved, honked their horns and shouted words of encouragement to a crowd of about 36 who, on Good Friday, were being led by a man dragging a cross through Laurinburg. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST UNCP’s annual Ladies Garden Party is April 25 PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke's First Lady Sarah Carter will host the annual Ladies Garden Party at the Chancellor's Residence on April 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event, which includes a luncheon, will be staged in the backyard of the... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Scotland High inducts first members of technical honor society LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Schools Career and Technical Education Department held its first National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony on April 3 in the auditorium at Scotland High School. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Young entrepreneurs awarded funding to launch startups LAURINBURG — On March 25 at 6 p.m. student entrepreneurs took to the stage to present their business plans before a panel of local leaders of industry and a public audience. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST New SAT: What will those questions look like? WASHINGTON (AP) — Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT,... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Gore named to honors list CHAPEL HILL — Anthony J. Gore, Jr. has been named to the Hayden B. Renwick Super Seniors Honors list at the University of North Carolina, an accomplishment which requires maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Dr. Santisteban elected president-elect of Academy of Sciences PEMBROKE – Biology professor Maria Santisteban has been named president-elect of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences. In its 112th year, the premier professional organization for scientists in North Carolina promotespublic understanding of... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SAU Pipe Band wins at Loch Norman Games LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University Pipe Band recently won the Grade III Pipe Band contest at the Loch Norman Scottish Games. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Scotia resident aims to increase Parkinson’s awareness LAURINBURG — When Doris Milligan's husband began showing signs of depression, she thought it was due to a recent lifestyle change — the couple, very active throughout their lives in Laurinburg, had just moved to... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST FirstHealth’s Cancer Survivors Day set for May 29 PINEHURST – FirstHealth's 27th annual National Cancer Survivors Day will be held on May 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the FirstHealth Conference Center at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Cancer survivors, their relatives and friends and... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Class of 1999 reunites in Wilmington WILMINGTON — The class of 1999 recently held its 15-year class reunion in Wilmington. Following the 10 year reunion, held in Laurinburg, the class voted for a destination reunion in Wilmington for its 15th year. It was headquartered at the... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Scottish Pilot Club holds annual fundraiser LAURINBURG — The Scottish Pilot Club of Laurinburg held its annual Bridge Fashion Show Luncheon on April 10 at Scotia Village. One hundred women enjoyed lunch, cards and fashions from Hi-Lites in downtown Laurinburg. Cash prizes were given to... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Museum to recall town’s agricultural, military history GIBSON — With many of Gibson's businesses long gone and its heyday a distant memory for the older among its 400 residents, some of them to keep those glory days alive through a museum in the town's depot. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Pope poses for ‘selfies’ after Palm Sunday homily VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Case could affect Laurel Hill woman’s killer LAURINBURG — The outcome of the case currently before the N.C. Supreme Court, of whether or not commuting the death row sentences of four convicted murderers to life in prison under the Racial Justice Act was an error, may affect an appeal made... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST An empty tomb is not an empty promise “The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault” aired almost three decades ago this week, and at the time, it was the most watched syndicated television show in the history of the medium. The charismatic host of the show that evening kept viewers... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Churches join forces with Easter services Two neighboring congregations out in the county, Snead's Grove United Methodist and Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian, will hold a joint Easter Sunrise Service in a long-standing cooperative effort by the two churches. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST God’s good news from the grave This coming Sunday we will celebrate “Resurrection Sunday,” traditionally known as Easter. The greatest bombshell that ever hit the face of the earth is what took place this coming Sunday morning when Jesus Christ rose bodily from the... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST