Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:14:49 EST 1800 Retired teacher pens trilogy of sci-fi novels http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/150938520/Retired-teacher-pens-trilogy-of-sci-fi-novels LAURINBURG – Gail Morgan McRae grew up in a house with no plumbing on her grandmother's Robeson County tobacco farm — light years and then some from Creedor, a bucolic planet inhabited by an agrarian society in another star... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:13:12 EST Local bridge players win big http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150937403/Local-bridge-players-win-big LAURINBURG — County residents Betty Hasty, Lil Owens, Joanne Martin and Jim Beales were big masterpoint winners Monday in the American Contract Bridge League-sponsored Sectional Tournament at Clubs, played in Districts 7 and 10, plus Unit 219,... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:17 EST Maxton on track to close crossing http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150934534/Maxton-on-track-to-close-crossing MAXTON — Maxton remains on track to close one of the CSX railroad crossings in town. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:16 EST UNCP graduate, grandmother publishes two children’s books http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features-news_education/150936596/UNCP-graduate-grandmother-publishes-two-childrens-books PEMBROKE — Linda Locklear Jacobs, a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, recently published two children's books: “Life on the Farm with Marcus and Mia” and “Summer on the Farm with Marcus and... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:15 EST Community Music School holds Christmas recital http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news_education/150934574/Community-Music-School-holds-Christmas-recital LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University Community Music School held “A Christmas Recital” on Sunday afternoon in Hagan Choral Room of Vardell Hall. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:14 EST Vinson named chair of Scotland Health’s Board of Trustees http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health-news/150936087/Vinson-named-chair-of-Scotland-Healths-Board-of-Trustees LAURINBURG — Mike Vinson was elected as chairman of Scotland Health Care System's Board of Trustees during its meeting this week at the WR Dulin Conference Center. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:11 EST Mercy a gift of life to the world http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150932535/Mercy-a-gift-of-life-to-the-world Some years ago I read about Charles Brown, a World War 2 pilot on his first mission, just before Christmas, 1943. His B-17 had been shot to pieces by German fighters and anti-aircraft guns. Half his crew was wounded, his tail gunner was dead, and he... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:07 EST Sing hallelujah for another year in Christ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150932780/Sing-hallelujah-for-another-year-in-Christ There is no other word that fits this occasion on this coming Christmas day than hallelujah. It sums up in one word what this means as it relates to our king of kings and Lord of Lords! Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:08:06 EST Bondsman says he was threatened by sheriff’s deputies http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150916256/Bondsman-says-he-was-threatened-by-sheriffs-deputies LAURINBURG — A Lumberton bail bondsman and former member of the Robeson County Sheriff's Office says he was verbally harassed by two Scotland County sheriff's deputies while attempting to arrest someone who had missed... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:32:03 EST Crime report for Dec 18 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter-news/150926531/Crime-report-for-Dec-18 Arrests Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:25:04 EST Christmas comes to the library http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150924515/Christmas-comes-to-the-library LAURINBURG — Despite a hectic schedule and big demand, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus stopped and roosted for a while Wednesday at the Scotland County Library, presiding over several holiday events that kept the usually quiet library quite lively for... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:22:06 EST Authorities seek 2 county men; car found in Georgia http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150919915/Authorities-seek-2-county-men;-car-found-in-Georgia LAURINBURG — Authorities are searching for clues in the disappearance of two Scotland County men whose blood-stained car was found last Wednesday on the side of a Georgia highway. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:22:04 EST Alltel stores to be re-branded as AT&T http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/business-news/150923407/Alltel-stores-to-be-re-branded-as-ATT LAURINBURG – If you live in North Carolina and get your cell phone service through Alltel, the brand name is about to be changed to that of another cell phone service provider, AT&T, it was announced Wednesday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:21:03 EST Headline for less Headline Conservancy buys county pine forest for bird habitat http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150906769/Headline-for-less-Headline-Conservancy-buys-county-pine-forest-for-bird-habitat WAGRAM — The red-cockaded woodpecker, long on the federal list of endangered wildlife species, has more protected recovery area in Scotland County, thanks to a recent acquisition by the Nature Conservancy. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:55:23 EST Local urologist certified by national board http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health/150900822/Local-urologist-certified-by-national-board LAURINBURG — Dr. Tony Karamalegos was recently re-certified by the American Board of Urology. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:55:20 EST UNCP offers plug-in for electric cars http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/150901108/UNCP-offers-plug-in-for-electric-cars PEMBROKE — When UNC-Pembroke's solar car-charging station is not attached to electric and hybrid vehicles, it is helping to light up the campus. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:55:18 EST Choose to live together in harmony http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/150868264/Choose-to-live-together-in-harmony One hundred years ago the Great War was raging in Europe. On one battlefield, separated by perhaps a hundred yards and braving living in their cold, wet, and muddy trenches were the sworn enemies from Germany and the United Kingdom. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:43:03 EST (No heading) http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150874107/ WAGRAM — “I'm on the nice list,'' reads a T-shirt worn by a fidgety 4-year-old girl with shoulder-length curls, hands clasped behind her back as she rocks from one foot to the other and back again, trying to be patient as... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:40:04 EST Kersey could be sworn in Monday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150887845/Kersey-could-be-sworn-in-Monday LAURINBURG — Ralph Kersey could be sworn in as Scotland County's newest sheriff on Monday, the same day that he will be certified as the winner of the Nov. 4 election, according to county elections director Dell Parker. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:26:05 EST Goodman, McLaurin: Coal ash cleanup calls for caution, patience http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150887604/Goodman-McLaurin:-Coal-ash-cleanup-calls-for-caution-patience ROCKINGHAM — Not everyone can be first in line. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:24:12 EST