Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:51:51 EST 1800 Boards hear from expert LAURINBURG — Regardless of the outcome of the Board of Education and Board of Commissioners' joint committee convened to explore options for future school funding in Scotland County, that issue is not likely to become a simple... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:21 EST Missionary weighs trip to republic ravaged by Ebola LAURINBURG — The Rev. Roy McCook has a lot to pray about as he plans his 15th journey to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in November. Concerns about visas, bug spray, anti-malarial drugs and otherwise vital vaccinations seem... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:11 EST Tellers hold audience transfixed LAURINBURG — Leaning lovingly against each other on a bench beneath the shade of an old hardwood, listening with eyes closed to the loquacious levity spilling from a nearby packed party tent, the retired Chapel Hill couple typified the autumn... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:43:09 EST Vigil sheds light on the lost LAURINBURG — They came from Scotland, Hoke, Robeson and Cumberland counties — some in jeans, some in heels and others in uniform. In wheelchairs and strollers, some old and some young, the strangers who came together Friday night at the... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:55:18 EST Autumn a great time to be in Scotland County We've now just past the halfway point in October. So far we have played host to the Kuumba Festival, the Scotland County Highland Games, and the John Blue Cotton Festival. Additionally, the exchange group students and teachers from our Sister... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:55:12 EST Family of Lennon Lacy to speak at county NAACP event LAURINBURG — The mood of tonight's 39th annual Freedom Fund Banquet is expected to be a bit more somber with a last-minute addition to the program — the parents of a Bladenboro teenager who are challenging the decision of local... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:52:17 EST Four recognized for public service LUMBERTON — Four Scotland County residents were recognized for their devotion to public service Thursday night by the Lumber River Council of Governments. The annual awards supper, held at the Southeastern NC Agricultural Events Center, also... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:52:13 EST Jones and Kersey trade barbs at candidate forum LAURINBURG — Though they didn't make a dent in the dozens of questions proposed by the audience, the heated exchange between Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones and challenger Ralph Kersey at the Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:52:07 EST Scotland High grad meets Secretary of the Navy TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — Austin Carlyle, a 2013 Scotland High School graduate, met Ray Mabus, the United States Secretary of the Navy, at a recent event at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms,... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:17:08 EST RCC kicks off performance series with old-school artists Hamlet — The 2014-15 DeWitt Performing Arts Series will kickoff on Tuesday with “Smokey Joe's Café,” the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:02:08 EST UNCP celebrates the ‘Spirit of Pembroke’ at homecoming PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, its students, alumni and friends will celebrate “The Spirit of Pembroke” at Homecoming 2014 on Oct. 20-25. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:45:11 EST Man faces felony charges following chase LAURINBURG — A South Carolina man has been jailed under a $25,000 bond after leading authorities on a chase that reached speeds of 100 mph and ended in a crash on U.S. 401, according to Laurinburg police. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:54:09 EST Police still seeking teen’s shooter LAURINBURG — Police continue to seek a 16 year old believed responsible for a shooting on a city street corner last weekend that sent a 19-year-old woman to the hospital. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:13:15 EST Card game features careful calculations LAURINBURG – A Scotia Village card club played host Thursday to Scotland County's observance of the American Contract Bridge League's 28th annual Instant Matchpoint Game. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:40:14 EST Methodists claim a rich heritage I took special notice this week of an email from a church in Durham, my home for 30 years before moving to Laurinburg last year. It was simply an announcement about plans for the coming year at one of the city's United Methodist... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:40:07 EST Faith moves God to action As we look into Bible history, we will see that The Bible is full of people of faith that received the promise of God without seeing that promise right then — people who had to contend with devil and remember that he is a liar. In fact, Jesus... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:40:05 EST McLaurin, McInnis square off at forum; Blue talks minimum wage;-Blue-talks-minimum-wage This is a report on the debate between Gene McLaurin and Tom McInnis and statements made by Antonio Blue. Reports on the debates between school board and sheriff's candidates will be uploaded to and will appear in... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:39:06 EST Two hospitalized following chase with authorities LAURINBURG — Two men were hospitalized after the van in which they were riding Thursday afternoon lost control and crashed during a high-speed chase with Laurinburg police, Scotland County sheriff's deputies and the North Carolina... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:02:03 EST Vigil to be held for missing persons LAURINBURG — For the eleventh year, volunteers from the North Carolina-based CUE Center for Missing Persons will travel across the U.S. to raise awareness of missing children and adults. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:23:04 EST Hudson wants travel ban from West Africa CONCORD – U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson is asking the Department of Homeland Security to put a freeze on travel from West Africa to the United States as a precaution against the spread of Ebola. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:13:09 EST