Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:08:54 EST 1800 Liberty Tax offering free service to firefighters, police, EMS http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/business-news/152069297/Liberty-Tax-offering-free-service-to-firefighters-police-EMS LAURINBURG — Liberty Tax Service is offering free tax preparation to first-time customers who are firefighters, emergency personnel or police officers.The service is offered during the week of March 1. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:31:11 EST Readers share thoughts on their church http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/152067904/Readers-share-thoughts-on-their-church “Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came” is the title of a 1970 film that derived its name from an American anti-war slogan from the hippie subculture during the Vietnam War. So says Wikipedia. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:06:15 EST Keep your spiritual closet clean http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/152067263/Keep-your-spiritual-closet-clean Joe Stowell said, “We clean up the outside of our lives hoping that no one will look into the 'closet' where we have hidden our sins by rationalization and excuses, and by blaming others for our own faults.” Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:06:12 EST School redistricting concerns voiced at info session http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/152083030/School-redistricting-concerns-voiced-at-info-session LAURINBURG — For the parents, teachers, and students at I. Ellis Johnson Elementary School, a proposal by the Scotland County Board of Education that it be merged with North Laurinburg Elementary has caused alarm about the quality of education... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:06:11 EST City man faces charges after chase http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152070895/City-man-faces-charges-after-chase LAURINBURG — A high speed police chase originating in Laurinburg on Thursday morning came to an end in McColl, South Carolina, when the 29-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:01:12 EST Snow, sleet in forecast http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152049728/Snow-sleet-in-forecast LAURINBURG — Though forecasts of the latest winter storm continued to differ late into Wednesday afternoon, meteorologists at the National Weather Service agreed that any precipitation which fell overnight had the potential to make travel... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:36:14 EST City’s fiber network underutilized http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152048928/Citys-fiber-network-underutilized LAURINBURG — First installed nearly 20 years ago as a way to better monitor well sites and pump stations, the city of Laurinburg's fiber optic network may prove to be a choice card in the city's hand as it approaches economic... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:36:13 EST Sanderson a long shot for Scotland http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152051011/Sanderson-a-long-shot-for-Scotland LAURINBURG — Though Scotland County's board of commissioners voted earlier this month to open the county's doors to a Sanderson Farms chicken processing plant, the project remains a long shot. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:36:12 EST Raynor named interim head of health dept. http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152038002/Raynor-named-interim-head-of-health-dept. LAURINBURG — For longtime members of Scotland County's Board of Public Health, the appointment of the health department's latest interim director on Tuesday may have brought a sense of déjà vu. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:41:16 EST Economic director candidates screened http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152031139/Economic-director-candidates-screened LAURINBURG — After nearly four months' vacancy, the Scotland County Economic Development Corporation director's position may be filled within a week. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:41:15 EST Novelist, instructor to read at writers’ forum http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/152021561/Novelist-instructor-to-read-at-writers-forum LAURINBURG — Novelist and creative writing professor Ted Wojtasik will share his work this Thursday at the St. Andrews University Writers' Forum beginning at 8 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers' Forum Lounge in Orange Residence... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:41:14 EST 2 caught with deputy’s guns http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/152024446/2-caught-with-deputys-guns ROCKINGHAM — A man accused of stealing two assault rifles from a sheriff's office cruiser during a string of car break-ins was caught early Saturday in Moore County. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:56:12 EST Snowfall over, but more could come Wednesday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/152021907/Snowfall-over-but-more-could-come-Wednesday LAURINBURG — Scotland County awoke this morning to a fresh dusting of cool, fluffy powder and continuing snowfall, which according to the National Weather Service was coming to an end just before noon. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:01:12 EST Crime report for Feb. 24 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter-news/152003853/Crime-report-for-Feb.-24 Arrests Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:01:11 EST GOP members ponder voter motivation http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/152015156/GOP-members-ponder-voter-motivation LAURINBURG — Pondering data from last November's election, the Scotland County Republican Party met Monday night to discuss and maybe discern what motivates different voters. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:56:17 EST Memorial Foundation recognizes donors http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/community-news/152010697/Memorial-Foundation-recognizes-donors LAURINBURG — The Scotland Memorial Foundation recognized more than 150 of its most generous donors last week during its 13th annual Highland Society Dinner. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:56:16 EST Police charge two with selling drugs from hotel room http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter-news/152009564/Police-charge-two-with-selling-drugs-from-hotel-room LAURINBURG — Two Laurinburg men are facing drug charges following a weekend investigation at the Clinton Inn, according to Laurinburg police. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:56:14 EST Redistricting info sessions set http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news-news_education/152005838/Redistricting-info-sessions-set LAURINBURG — The meeting time for the second in a series of public information sessions regarding potential redistricting of Scotland County Schools has been adjusted by 30 minutes to accommodate parent-teacher conferences, a school spokesperson... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:56:13 EST 2 charged in fights at Scotland High http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter-news/152009459/2-charged-in-fights-at-Scotland-High LAURINBURG — Two Scotland High School students were arrested Friday after becoming involved in separate altercations, according to police. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:56:12 EST Health department restores prenatal clinic http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/152011054/Health-department-restores-prenatal-clinic LAURINBURG — A fuller range of public health services for pregnant women has been restored at the Scotland County Health Department after a four-year lapse, but now with an expanded service menu and more flexible insurance... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:56:11 EST