Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:03:06 EST 1800 UNCP names chancellor search committee http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/150634993/UNCP-names-chancellor-search-committee PEMBROKE — The Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke voted unanimously on Friday to name a 19-member Chancellor Search Committee to find a replacement for Chancellor Kyle R. Carter, who announced his retirement on... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:11:06 EST Amid consumerism, Thanksgiving remains holiday about family, faith http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/150624571/Amid-consumerism-Thanksgiving-remains-holiday-about-family-faith It is the busiest time of the year for the airlines and the most traveled time of the year by automobile. Family members all across America rush to reconnect, reunite, and feast on what may well be their best and largest meal of the year. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:09:02 EST Jones submits appeal http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150629249/Jones-submits-appeal LAURINBURG — Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones on Friday appealed to the local Board of Elections its decision to dismiss his protest of the Nov. 4 sheriff's race. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:07:03 EST Police: Child set fire that gutted downtown store http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150630307/Police:-Child-set-fire-that-gutted-downtown-store LAURINBURG — After uncovering surveillance video from the remains of the Super Dollar variety store downtown, authorities have pinpointed a child as the cause of the Nov. 2 fire that destroyed the building. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:55:03 EST How to not live a hungry life http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150610465/How-to-not-live-a-hungry-life An old Quaker came to the end of his days as a farmer; no longer did he have the strength to work the soil. So, he placed a sign on his land that read, “This farm will be given to anyone who is truly satisfied.” Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:14:06 EST Strong faith an example for others http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150609295/Strong-faith-an-example-for-others There are many religions in the world, and they all claim to be the real thing. They all have a name, they all have a founder and they all have somebody following them. They all claim to have the truth and they are appealing to the world to come and... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:14:03 EST Unique goods up for grabs at Bazaar http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150614111/Unique-goods-up-for-grabs-at-Bazaar A Christmas tree seven feet tall decorated by Ray McDaniel of Brady's Florist and Gifts and a doll house made by Frank Jute, a parishioner, are two reasons you might want to visit the Christmas Bazaar in the fellowship hall at St. Mary Catholic... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:20 EST Locals weigh in on proposed $1 cigarette tax hike http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150618277/Locals-weigh-in-on-proposed-$1-cigarette-tax-hike LAURINBURG — In case you missed it, Thursday was the Great American Smokeout, a nationwide promotion by the American Cancer Society aimed at encouraging people to quit using tobacco products. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:18 EST McLaurin eyes his future http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150619319/McLaurin-eyes-his-future ROCKINGHAM — Don't rule out a political comeback for state Sen. Gene McLaurin. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:15 EST Two incumbents lose re-election to Tribal Council http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150595554/Two-incumbents-lose-re-election-to-Tribal-Council PEMBROKE — Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina voters Tuesday ousted two incumbents in the three contested races for Tribal Council and brought back a former councilman. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:21:08 EST Elections board stays busy http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150605275/Elections-board-stays-busy LAURINBURG — As if the contested sheriff's election is not enough to keep them busy, elections staff and members of the Scotland County Board of Elections had to come in the morning after Tuesday night's special meeting and perform a... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:21:06 EST Maxton considers closing crossing http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150595318/Maxton-considers-closing-crossing MAXTON — The Maxton Board of Commissioners decided on Tuesday to begin closing down one of the CSX railroad crossings in town — and use the money that will save to upgrade other crossings. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:21:03 EST Election protest dismissed http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150589022/Election-protest-dismissed LAURINBURG — A divided elections board on Tuesday night voted to dismiss an elections protest filed Monday by incumbent Sheriff Shep Jones, saying he could not present enough evidence to prove alleged misconduct by successful opponent... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:07:02 EST Health board seeks to resume screenings http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150591019/Health-board-seeks-to-resume-screenings LAURINBURG – Scotland County has moved a step closer to being able to offer a limited number of free preventive tests for cervical and breast cancers for women unable to afford the potentially life-saving screenings. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:48:13 EST NC Medicaid forecasting small surplus this year http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150589787/NC-Medicaid-forecasting-small-surplus-this-year RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina's Medicaid office predicted Tuesday it would have a small surplus for this fiscal year despite a spike in prescription drug spending and continued enrollment growth for the health insurance program that serves... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:48:11 EST Jones’ protest accuses vote buying, intimidation http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150567750/Jones-protest-accuses-vote-buying-intimidation LAURINBURG — In an election protest filed on Monday, incumbent Shep Jones claims that challenger Ralph Kersey won the Nov. 4 bid for county sheriff by buying votes — and asks that the results of that election be overturned and a new one be... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:04:05 EST Scotland Memorial named top performer http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health-local_features/150566310/Scotland-Memorial-named-top-performer LAURINBURG — Scotland Memorial Hospital was granted high honors in recent reports by the Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid due to its overall improvements in quality. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:04:04 EST Leaders discuss health programs for local entities http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150572744/Leaders-discuss-health-programs-for-local-entities LAURINBURG — In the course of a two-hour meeting at Scotland Health's Dulin Center on Monday, 18 community members agreed that both obesity and cardiovascular disease could be targeted with the implementation of a weight-management... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:03:08 EST Jones files elections protest http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150563458/Jones-files-elections-protest LAURINBURG — Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones has filed a protest with the Scotland County Board of Elections, according to county elections director Dell Parker. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:37:08 EST Hospice candlelight service set for Thursday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150329368/Hospice-candlelight-service-set-for-Thursday LAURINBURG — An annual tradition will continue Thursday when Hospice of Scotland County holds its Candlelight Memorial Service, honoring patients and families the agency has served during the previous year. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:03:15 EST