Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:13:57 EST 1800 School floor talks continue LAURINBURG — Members of both the Scotland County Board of Commissioners and the Scotland County Board of Education agreed on Tuesday that any new guidelines for local funding to the county schools should insulate both boards from precipitous... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:08:12 EST Council settles on funding agreement for 911 call center LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council on Tuesday amended an agreement with the county designating its commitment to funding for the the county's emergency call center, slated to come into service by the end of the year. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:08:10 EST Students prepare to return to class LAURINBURG — Packed with cars and people in the middle of Tuesday afternoon, a boisterous atmosphere ruled Scotland High School as students and parents streamed in and out in droves for the annual back-to-school open house, getting a jump on the... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:08:09 EST Health board approves budget amendments LAURINBURG — An abbreviated supper meeting of the Scotland County Board of Health was held Tuesday so members could complete a training session for departmental accreditation requiring renewal by the state. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:08:06 EST RCC students return to class HAMLET — New and returning students began classes Monday at Richmond Community College's main campus in Hamlet and at the Honeycutt Center in Laurinburg. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:08:04 EST McCrory announces 68 jobs for Wagram plant WAGRAM — With the recent purchase of the former WestPoint Home plant on Airbase Road by Cascades Tissue Group, 68 new jobs will be brought to the facility by the end of 2015, Gov. Pat McCrory announced during a Monday morning visit to the... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:53:05 EST Remembering baseballs’ No. 42 “He is number 42,” I said. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:52:17 EST Jaylend Ratliffe progressing well in rehab LAURINBURG — Scotland football star Jaylend Ratliffe continues to undergo rehabilitation and is making good progress as of Monday evening, according to a source. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:52:15 EST Materials used to manufacture steroids seized LAURINBURG — Following a three-month investigation that involved law enforcement agencies from across the United States, authorities this weekend seized some major tools of an advanced underground steroid operation headquartered in Scotland... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:52:10 EST Two injured in Friday wreck listed in stable condition LAURINBURG — Two Robeson County men injured when a dump truck collided with an interstate overpass on Friday remain hospitalized, but in stable condition, according to hospital spokespersons. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:52:09 EST Is the economy recession prone? Most of us focus on decisions affecting our daily lives — earning an income, spending, investing, and looking ahead to our retirement. If we have some time left over, we try to have fun! Businesses face similar choices about production,... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:52:06 EST Banks becomes commander SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A Laurinburg native became commander of a U.S. Air Force squadron in a ceremony last month at Joint Base San Antonio. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:24 EST Jaylend Ratliffe moves out of ICU LAURINBURG — Scotland football star Jaylend Ratliffe is out of the intensive care unit, according to a source. After beginning rehab earlier in the week, Carolinas Medical Center doctors felt comfortable enough to move him in the pediatric wing... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:23 EST Band’s pipes get Irish treatment LAURINBURG — The Scotland High School marching band will grace the Pate Stadium field with a bit of Irish luck during halftime shows this fall's football season. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:19 EST Dump truck crash clogs major highway LAURINBURG — A Friday afternoon accident on U.S. 74 hospitalized two people, covered a stretch of the eastbound lane in poultry waste and caused a traffic back-up that lasted several hours and stretched for miles. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:15 EST Business summit set for September North Carolina's businesses are a vital component of our national economy and must be afforded every opportunity to prosper, grow and create jobs. It's a state priority, as well as one of my own, to support industries and small businesses... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:14 EST Raises for all not the best policy Critics of the Republican-led General Assembly allege that the teacher-pay raise included in this year's state budget could have been implemented in a much simpler fashion: by giving across-the-board hikes to all rather than giving large raises... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:13 EST Ferguson police got surplus military equipment WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis are giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns and other surplus military equipment... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:12 EST Local dance team takes top honors MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Competitive clogging teams from Laurinburg's Detonation Dance Studios received several top placings at the Clogging Champions of America Beach Jam last month. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:10 EST QB competition still ongoing for Fighting Scots LAURINBURG — With less than a week until the Fighting Scots take the field for their first regular season game of the year, one big question still linger over the team as they prepare for the South View Tigers. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:07 EST