Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:33:06 EST 1800 Hudson, Blue to square off for eighth district http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150270114/Hudson-Blue-to-square-off-for-eighth-district LAURINBURG — After his first term representing North Carolina's eighth congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, Richard Hudson has made the transition from congressional staffer to legislator in his own... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:16 EST Ten candidates seeking office in local races http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150270530/Ten-candidates-seeking-office-in-local-races LAURINBURG — On the local ballot for the November general election, for which early voting begins today at the Scotland County Board of Elections, voters will have the most choice in candidates in the Scotland County Board of Education and... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:15 EST Scotland teachers recognized http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/150264682/Scotland-teachers-recognized ​LAURINBURG — Two Scotland County teachers have recently been recognized by regional associations. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:14 EST Is Scotland Health ready for future of healthcare? http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150265209/Is-Scotland-Health-ready-for-future-of-healthcare What will the hospital system of the future look like and is Scotland Health Care System ready for it? The health care reform that we constantly hear about is actually health care payment reform. So whether you are hearing about the federal... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:12 EST RCC awards Citizen of the Year http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/150264109/RCC-awards-Citizen-of-the-Year HAMLET — The annual update of Richmond Community College and the RCC Foundation were presented Monday during a banquet honoring the Foundation's Citizen of the Year, John Garner. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:11 EST Open Mic set for tonight http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/150260605/Open-Mic-set-for-tonight LAURINBURG — The Writers' Forum at St. Andrews University will hold an Open Mic tonight at 8 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers' Forum Lounge in Orange Residence Hall. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:09 EST Students take river excursion http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150269202/Students-take-river-excursion LAURINBURG — Hailing from the seaside town of Oban, the 12 Scottish participants in this year's sister cities exchange are no strangers to navigating icy waters. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:06 EST Wainstein report unveiled http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150270655/Wainstein-report-unveiled CHAPEL HILL (AP) — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a “shadow... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:52:11 EST Eagles and Saints win Cotton Bowl http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150272863/Eagles-and-Saints-win-Cotton-Bowl LAURINBURG — The 48th annual Cotton Bowl festivities took place Wednesday night, and both games saw dramatic victories. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:52:09 EST SAU wins “Dig Pink” match http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150269343/SAU-wins-Dig-Pink-match LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University volleyball team rolled to a four set win over Bluefield College at home Tuesday on “Dig Pink” night to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:51:07 EST No charges to be filed in sheriff’s office probe http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150270203/No-charges-to-be-filed-in-sheriffs-office-probe LAURINBURG — A spokesperson for the N.C. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced that no criminal charges will be filed based on the State Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the $53,000 collected from Scotland County sheriff's... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:58:03 EST Kiwanis Club offers fluffy, buttery fundraiser http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150266655/Kiwanis-Club-offers-fluffy-buttery-fundraiser LAURINBURG — You can help support young Scotland County students in need this weekend by showing up at the National Guard Armory on South Main Street and eating your fill of pancakes and sausage, courtesy of the Laurinburg Kiwanis... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:25:20 EST October festivals touted as boost to local economy http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150267370/October-festivals-touted-as-boost-to-local-economy LAURINBURG — The final numbers are not yet in, but autumn brought another successful festival season to Scotland County, said Cory Hughes, executive director of the Scotland County Tourism and Development Authority. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:19:13 EST Gigging for the elusive blue-fin sucker http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150247791/Gigging-for-the-elusive-blue-fin-sucker Now to set ya'll straight this here story is not about certain people who seem to fall for anything, no-sir-re. This story is my recollection of one of my experiences while gigging blue-fin suckers in local creeks. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:18 EST Nov. 8 a night for oyster lovers http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150248029/Nov.-8-a-night-for-oyster-lovers Oysters, oysters, oysters: Calling all oyster lovers, and shrimp and chicken wing lovers too! It is time for our annual Chamber on the Half Shell Oyster Roast. This is a fun event for spending time with the great folks of Scotland County, playing some... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:16 EST ‘I’ve made some friends for life’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150251905/Ive-made-some-friends-for-life LAURINBURG — The best and the brightest high school students of Oban, Scotland, shared lunch Tuesday with most of their 12 counterparts from Scotland High School as the Laurinburg Rotary Club hosted the Highlanders to celebrate the... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:14 EST Fund increase proposed http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150255116/Fund-increase-proposed LAURINBURG — In a meeting centered around the school system's future capital needs, on Tuesday the school board and county commissioners' school funding liaison committee discussed a funding proposal from its school board... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:12 EST Council to hear public input on solar ordinance http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150255785/Council-to-hear-public-input-on-solar-ordinance LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council on Tuesday night set public hearings on proposed changes to the city's ordinance in relation to solar farms, while authorizing amendments to a long-term lease of city property by a solar farm... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:10 EST McNeill thriving at East Carolina http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150251120/McNeill-thriving-at-East-Carolina GREENVILLE — Three days before East Carolina University's football team would defeat Southern Methodist University, head coach Ruffin McNeill sat in the team's meeting room adjacent to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, speaking to a... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:08 EST Wingate swim team sinks St. Andrews http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150253762/Wingate-swim-team-sinks-St.-Andrews LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University swim team was defeated by Wingate University on Saturday in the Knights' first home meet of the season. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:04 EST