Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:53:42 EST 1800 Task force recommends teacher pay increase http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/4478661/Task-force-recommends-teacher-pay-increase LAURINBURG — A set of recommendations forwarded Monday to the General Assembly by the 18-member Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force included, in the short term, increasing salaries for inexperienced teachers. The report, expected... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fort Hood victim recalls the day he almost died http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-local_features/4472673/-Fort-Hood-victim-recalls-the-day-he-almost-died RED SPRINGS — When Army Specialist Ivan Lopez opened fire at Fort Hood earlier this month, killing three soldiers and injuring 16 others, it was news around the world. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Pet of the Week for April 15 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/4472998/Pet-of-the-Week-for-April-15 Spanky is a 1-year-old “pocket” pointer mix with a dash of spaniel, and weighs about 25 pounds. He is quiet with good manners. He is leash trained and likes to give kisses and cuddle. Spanky has been treated for heartworms and will be... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for April 15 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter/4469957/Crime-report-for-April-15 Arrests LAURINBURG — Christopher Crump, 21, of 224 Benjamin Road in Maxton, was arrested Sunday for carrying a concealed weapon, according to a police report. He was held under a $1,500 secured bond. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Godmother of child burned in hot water arrested Friday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/4472927/Godmother-of-child-burned-in-hot-water-arrested-Friday LAURINBURG — The godmother of a 22-month-old girl who suffered third-degree burns to her feet last weekend was arrested Friday, according to the Laurinburg Police Department. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Former county resident awarded $25K scholarship http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/4459963/Former-county-resident-awarded-$25K-scholarship JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former Scotland County resident and former Wagram Elementary School, Shaw Middle School and Scotland High School student Kabreel McEachin-Campbell will be awarded a scholarship from the United Negro College Fund and Target... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Gibson to apply for water system grant http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/4157192/Gibson-to-apply-for-water-system-grant GIBSON — The Gibson town commission held the first of two public hearings on Thursday concerning an application for a grant to improve the town's water system. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST City native applies for vacant seat http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/4156988/City-native-applies-for-vacant-seat LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Education will have three applicants to interview on April 21 to fill the seat vacated earlier this year by Darwin Williams. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Overpass planned for busy intersection http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/4157602/Overpass-planned-for-busy-intersection LAURINBURG — The N.C. Department of Transportation has begun the process to construct, by 2017, an overpass at what has been identified as Scotland County's most dangerous intersection. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Huesa inducted into Honor Society http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/4160532/Huesa-inducted-into-Honor-Society SOUTHERN PINES — Julia Huesa of Laurinburg, was among 14 students inducted into the National Honor Society at the O'Neal School on April 8. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Vice president named for workforce division http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/4160363/Vice-president-named-for-workforce-division HAMLET — Robbie Taylor of Hamlet will be leading Richmond Community College's Workforce and Economic Development (WED) division upon the retirement of Steve Smith next month. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fifth annual ‘Ride Like A Knight’ horse show Saturday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/4160325/Fifth-annual-Ride-Like-A-Knight-horse-show-Saturday LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University will hold the fifth annual Ride Like A Knight Horse Show today, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Equestrian Center. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Scots Make SAT Wall of Fame http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/4159503/Scots-Make-SAT-Wall-of-Fame LAURINBURG — Fifty-three Scotland High School students were recognized Thursday during a ceremony in the Media Center for completing their SAT, the College Board admissions test, with a score of 1,500 or higher. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Brigadier General Jamerson will speak at UNCP commencements http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/4159779/Brigadier-General-Jamerson-will-speak-at-UNCP-commencements PEMBROKE — Chancellor Kyle Carter has announced that United States Air Force Brigadier General Allen J. Jamerson will be UNC Pembroke's commencement speaker for two ceremonies that will be held on May 9-10. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Dr. Weston Cook picked for 2014 Teaching Excellence Award http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/4159165/Dr.-Weston-Cook-picked-for-2014-Teaching-Excellence-Award PEMBROKE — The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University North Carolina system has selected The University of North Carolina at Pembroke history professor and longtime Laurinburg resident Dr. Weston F. Cook Jr. to receive its 2014 Award for... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Candidates for local office sound off at forum http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/4154875/Candidates-for-local-office-sound-off-at-forum LAURINBURG — Nineteen of the county's 22 candidates for public office fielded questions from a standing-room-only crowd and three-person media panel at the Scotland County courthouse Thursday night, during the Laurinburg/Scotland County... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for April 12 http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/blotter/4153902/Crime-report-for-April-12 Arrests Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Children, parents gather for annual pajama party http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/4161075/Children-parents-gather-for-annual-pajama-party LAURINBURG — children and their families gathered in their best pajamas at Scotland County Memorial Library on Thursday night for an evening of storytelling. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST E-cigs on rise; smokers tout vapor as beneficial http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/4161249/E-cigs-on-rise;-smokers-tout-vapor-as-beneficial ROCKINGHAM — Vaping is a term used to describe the use of electronic cigarettes, and its popularity is soaring. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Format targets learner’s strenghts, weaknesses http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/4160184/Format-targets-learners-strenghts-weaknesses HAMLET — College and Career Readiness at Richmond Community College has a new class format that targets specific weaknesses which are preventing people from completing their high school education. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST