Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/NEWS Sat, 23 May 2015 06:34:16 EST 1800 UNCP chancellor: ‘It’s good to be home’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153648493/UNCP-chancellor:-Its-good-to-be-home PEMBROKE — After working as a surgeon and with the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Robin Cummings may seem an unexpected choice for the next chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. But Cummings, a Pembroke... Fri, 22 May 2015 06:46:20 EST Hospice offers special thanks to volunteers http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153648483/Hospice-offers-special-thanks-to-volunteers LAURINBURG — Scotland Health System's Dulin Center was filled to near capacity on Thursday night with people who may not have otherwise encountered one another, if it were not for their shared desire to serve others. Fri, 22 May 2015 06:46:19 EST Seniors celebrate end of games http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153649825/Seniors-celebrate-end-of-games LAURINBURG — More than 100 county seniors celebrated the culmination of Scotland County's Senior Games on Thursday night, the majority of them reveling in their chance to represent the county at the state finals. Fri, 22 May 2015 06:46:18 EST You are stuck with you http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/153650335/You-are-stuck-with-you Recently, on a visit to my hometown, I took the time to drive by the house that had been my childhood home. It was the first time I had seen it in nearly two decades. It was largely unchanged except that it seemed so much smaller. Surely, the house,... Fri, 22 May 2015 06:46:17 EST Pentecost tells story of Spirit at work http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/153634911/Pentecost-tells-story-of-Spirit-at-work A Methodist preacher told me this week that if you put a ragged, dirty man living under a highway overpass beside the most beautiful Gothic cathedral in the world and ask God which one God loves more, God would come down on the side of the man from... Fri, 22 May 2015 06:46:14 EST A renewed mind key to fighting Satan http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/lifestyle-religion/153590690/A-renewed-mind-key-to-fighting-Satan Now the mind is a strange thing — if not guarded it can become a playground for Satan. Fri, 22 May 2015 06:46:12 EST Cummings tabbed as UNCP chancellor http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153637580/Cummings-tabbed-as-UNCP-chancellor CHAPEL HILL — Dr. Robin Cummings has been named the next chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:21:12 EST Sheriff’s deputies equipped with body cameras http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153621944/Sheriffs-deputies-equipped-with-body-cameras LAURINBURG — Using monies seized during a 2013 raid of an illegal video gambling operation, the Scotland County Sheriff's Office has purchased two used patrol cars and more than enough body cameras needed to equip each deputy. Thu, 21 May 2015 02:21:17 EST Chamber announces Green School Jam awards http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/153626979/Chamber-announces-Green-School-Jam-awards LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce's GREEN Team recently announced the winners of the Green School Jam awards. Thu, 21 May 2015 02:21:14 EST School leaders celebrated http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153616563/School-leaders-celebrated LAURINBURG — Though delivered in many more words, Scotland County Schools Superintendent Ron Hargrave's message to the 47 teachers, teacher assistants, and other employees gathered in the St. Andrews University Belk Center on Wednesday was... Thu, 21 May 2015 02:21:12 EST County updated on school funds http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153609702/County-updated-on-school-funds LAURINBURG — Though the mediation that brought 2014's Scotland County and Scotland County Schools budget deliberations to an end also left little room for negotiations this year, on Wednesday the Scotland County Board of Commissioners... Thu, 21 May 2015 02:21:11 EST Local man miffed at Maxton fountain’s condition http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153614017/Local-man-miffed-at-Maxton-fountains-condition MAXTON — A Laurinburg businessman man who donated the fountain to Maxton's downtown park about two years ago is ready to remove it. Wed, 20 May 2015 12:51:12 EST County’s splash pad opens Saturday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153592740/Countys-splash-pad-opens-Saturday LAURINBURG — Scotland County Parks and Recreation's splash pad will open for the summer on Saturday at noon. Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:21 EST City to apply for 2 programs http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153600745/City-to-apply-for-2-programs LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council gave its new community development director free rein to apply for a pair of programs that he said could pay dividends for the city's downtown area. Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:17 EST Health board approves fees, tweaks ordinance http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/153599595/Health-board-approves-fees-tweaks-ordinance LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Board of Health on Tuesday approved fees for services administered through its newly established child health program as well as tougher penalties for those who violate the county's animal control... Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:16 EST ‘It’s their time to shine’ http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153600384/Its-their-time-to-shine LAURINBURG — Comprising parents, social workers, and guardian ad litem volunteers, an intimate crowd, but not one short on enthusiasm, cheered on 10 foster children on Tuesday in a talent show organized by the Scotland County Department of... Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:14 EST RCC lauds 36 nursing grads at pinning ceremony http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/153588198/RCC-lauds-36-nursing-grads-at-pinning-ceremony HAMLET — Thirty-six nursing students of Richmond Community College were officially pinned during the college's Associates Degree Nursing commencement exercises May 14 at the Cole Auditorium. Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:13 EST Goins named Scotland Health’s top employee http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health-news/153588727/Goins-named-Scotland-Healths-top-employee LAURINBURG — Scotland Health Care System presented its top honor, the annual Award of Excellence, in a ceremony last Friday. Wed, 20 May 2015 07:06:11 EST School board mulls options for redistricting http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153569266/School-board-mulls-options-for-redistricting LAURINBURG — Faced with a bevy of scenarios, the Scotland County Board of Education rejected all redistricting proposals but one on Monday, however the board's deliberations are far from over. Tue, 19 May 2015 07:11:42 EST Duo claims Chalk Banks victory http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/153562976/Duo-claims-Chalk-Banks-victory WAGRAM — Though they were 150 years too late to find Fort Fisher, the two-man crew of the “CSS Lumber” emerged victorious from the leafy recesses of the river's Chalk Banks Access Area on Saturday to win the Chalk Banks... Tue, 19 May 2015 07:11:36 EST