Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:20:34 EST 1800 UPDATE: Ratliffe still critical, but improving LAURINBURG — Scotland High quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe remains in critical condition following an ATV accident Tuesday afternoon, sources said Wednesday, but has been taken off a ventilator and is talking and responsive. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report for July 30 Arrests Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Duke, energy agency reach deal RALEIGH — North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency and Duke Energy Progress announced Monday morning that they have approved an agreement for Duke to purchase the power agency's generating assets. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McColl main jailed following 130-mph chase LAURINBURG — A McColl man is being held in the Scotland County jail after stealing items from Walmart and leading Laurinburg police on a chase that reached 130 miles per hour and crossed the South Carolina state line. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McPhatter recognized for work with nutrition program LAURINBURG — Hazel McPhatter, Scotland County program assistant for the NC Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, was presented with the program's award at the EFNEP's State Conference June 23. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Churches asked to hold ‘Relay Sunday’ LAURINBURG — The American Cancer Society is asking that all churches in the Scotland County area participate in Relay Sunday on Aug. 3. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST City man jailed following fight LAURINBURG — A 36-year-old Laurinburg man has been jailed under a $30,000 bond following a Thursday night altercation that left a Bennettsville man in critical condition, according to Laurinburg police. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) The Scotland County American Red Cross hosted a training session for facilitators of its Pillowcase Project on Wednesday. The project, which evolved during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is a preparedness education program in which children... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Newest arrivals at Scotland Memorial Davis Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Pilot Club members lauded at convention LAURINBURG — The 2014 Pilot International Annual Convention and Leadership Conference was held in Chicago on July 2 through July 6. The theme for the convention was “Celebrating the Gift of Pilot.” Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Don’t wait to talk about end-of-life care At Hospice of Scotland County, we see this situation all too often: a family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what the patient... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Young joins Scotland Memorial hospitalist team LAURINBURG – Dr. Sarah Young, a board certified internal medicine physician, has joined Scotland Health Care System's hospitalist team. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Partnership offers children’s book club for caregivers LAURINBURG — Scotland County Partnership for Children and Families recently held the first Motheread/Fatheread meeting for 2014. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kitchen collaborations can lead to healthier home meal options For some people, kitchens are sacred rooms in which to cook solo, and frenetically do things their way. More often than not, people cook alone, even when they are preparing meals for their family or houseguests. It is understandable to cringe with... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Teen Court officials recognized Volunteers in Scots for Youth's Teen Court were recognized recently at an event held at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. Teenagers aged 14-18 participate in the program by acting as as court officials in a system of justice for local high school... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Duke Energy could be close to deal RALEIGH — Duke Energy could announce as soon as next week whether a deal has been reached to help reduce high electric bills for customers in Laurinburg, Lumberton and 30 other eastern North Carolina municipalities. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Store gives Main Street a taste of Latin America LAURINBURG — The Hispanic grocery store “Mi Fiesta” has been giving a taste of Latin America to the Scotland County community since 2006. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Display raises local awareness to dangers of leaving kids in hot cars LAURINBURG — Before entering the air-conditioning of Laurinburg's Walmart on Thursday, shoppers paused to double-check a digital thermometer which measured the temperature of a vehicle's interior at 137 degrees. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Students enjoy summer of interactive learning LAURINBURG — Nineteen sticky-faced fourth graders on Thursday enjoyed an afternoon of ice cream and outdoor fun at Covington Street Elementary School after participating in the Read to Achieve summer reading camp. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Church happenings for July 25 - Aug. 2 Submission guidelines: All church news submissions must be typed or hand written in block letters and delivered to The Laurinburg Exchange office by Wednesday at noon for inclusion in Friday's edition. E-mail submissions are... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST