Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:18:20 EST 1800 Police investigate double stabbing http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50733148/Police-investigate-double-stabbing LAURINBURG — Police are investigating a Monday night incident at a Laurinburg home during which two people reportedly stabbed each other. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:14:06 EST City native returns home to sign mystery novel http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50724686/City-native-returns-home-to-sign-mystery-novel LAURINBURG — City native and fledgling mystery novelist Nellie Dixon will bring her first novel back home next week with a book reading and autograph session at the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:00:14 EST Scotland residents report phishing scams http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50732140/Scotland-residents-report-phishing-scams LAURINBURG — Scotland County residents have received calls from individuals who claim to be agents from the Internal Revenue Service, threatening them with arrest or repossession of a house or car if they fail to pay back taxes. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:54:10 EST Kilpatrick named business director http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50722573/Kilpatrick-named-business-director LAURINBURG — Veteran newspaper executive Kent Kilpatrick has been named a regional business development director for Civitas Media effective Sept. 15. The announcement was made by Michael Bush, president and CEO of the Davidson, N.C.-based... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:17:18 EST One in custody after shooting near school http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50726760/One-in-custody-after-shooting-near-school LAURINBURG — A 21-year-old Laurinburg man was arrested Friday after firing shots with a stolen gun near Washington Park Elementary school shortly after the last bell rang, forcing the two staff members who remained to place the campus on... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:17:17 EST Annual Kuumba fest to celebrate African heritage, culture, art http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50726098/Annual-Kuumba-fest-to-celebrate-African-heritage-culture-art LAURINBURG – A colorful, tasty and rhythmic array of family fun is expected this weekend for the 24th annual Kuumba Festival, beginning Friday night with a beauty pageant, then climaxing Saturday with a day-long... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:17:16 EST Who will be named most charming? http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50724037/Who-will-be-named-most-charming LAURINBURG — Will your child be voted Scotland County's Most Charming Child? Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:17:14 EST Free GED practice tests offered http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/50699757/Free-GED-practice-tests-offered HAMLET — Those who have not obtained a high school diploma will be offered a free opportunity, starting Monday and ending Oct. 3, to see if they possess the knowledge to obtain a GED. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:07:16 EST Acrobats, musical to hit GPAC stage http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50700717/Acrobats-musical-to-hit-GPAC-stage PEMBROKE — The Givens Performing Arts Center presents the National Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of China on Oct.13 at 7:30 p.m. Known for their colorful costumes and breathtaking acrobatics, the company returns with a production of new... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:07:14 EST Harris joins cardiology team http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health/50699603/Harris-joins-cardiology-team LAURINBURG — Dr. William L. Harris, an interventional cardiologist, board certified in cardiovascular diseases, and a member of FirstHealth Cardiology Services, now offers office hours in Laurinburg and Pembroke. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:07:12 EST They called him Cotton http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50701330/They-called-him-Cotton It was not just Scotland High School and Scotland County that turned out Friday night, Sept. 5, to welcome injured Jaylend Ratliff back home, but by the appearance of the numerous television cameras and news journalists, the central part of North and... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:07:10 EST Jackson crematory operator certification http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50700914/Jackson-crematory-operator-certification LAURINBURG — Fronie E. Jackson, a Funeral Service Licensee with McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium, recently earned her Certified Crematory Operator designation from the National Funeral Directors Association. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:23 EST Spivey appointed to RCC board http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/50699112/Spivey-appointed-to-RCC-board HAMLET — Willa Spivey begins a second term serving on Richmond Community College's Board of Trustees this month after being reappointed by the Richmond County School Board. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:22 EST Leaders reflect on state of schools http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50702121/Leaders-reflect-on-state-of-schools LAURINBURG — The leaders of four educational institutions reflected on their recent successes and respective roles in the community on Friday during a “state of education” summit held by the Laurinburg-Scotland County Area Chamber of... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:18 EST Tribe to end vet services, HUD orders http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50703419/Tribe-to-end-vet-services-HUD-orders PEMBROKE — Services that have been offered for years to Lumbee veterans through the Lumbee Tribal Government can no longer be funded by federal money provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:16 EST Bank takes control of Rockingham track http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50703283/Bank-takes-control-of-Rockingham-track ROCKINGHAM — A bank has taken control of the Rockingham Speedway as foreclosure proceedings against the owners work their way through the court system. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:14 EST Students receive legislative lesson http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50698574/Students-receive-legislative-lesson LAURINBURG — Though members of the audience were only half the required voting age, state Rep. Garland Pierce told two classes of North Laurinburg Elementary School students on Friday that their ideas matter, and that it's never too early... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:12 EST Students turn mentors at SAU http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/50699303/Students-turn-mentors-at-SAU LAURINBURG — Every Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. on the St. Andrews University campus, students gather for study tips and mentoring in their science classes from members of Tri Beta and Psi Chi. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:09 EST Woodworker retires as winemaker http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/50688614/Woodworker-retires-as-winemaker WAGRAM — Jim McClanathan believes in karma. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:20 EST City prayer walk, youth rally set for Saturday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50692944/City-prayer-walk-youth-rally-set-for-Saturday LAURINBURG — Hoisting signs and banners and carrying flags, hundreds are expected to gather in downtown Laurinburg Saturday before marching from where Church and Main streets meet to Scotland High School, singing and praying the whole... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:17 EST