Laurinburg Exchange- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 3 Sep 2014 00:20:06 EST 1800 Brown: ‘The whole thing was all a lie’ LUMBERTON — For Geraldine Brown, it comes as no surprise that after 30 years in prison, her brothers may soon walk free. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:12:12 EST Obama calls for higher wages MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's “revving” performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:12:11 EST The First Sunburnt Boy It has been more than a few years ago when the location of my fifth grade was a second floor classroom above the kitchen at Central School. It is impossible to forget the exact location as the scents from the rising yeast rolls and various foods... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:33:04 EST Capps joins full-time SAU faculty in Religious Studies LAURINBURG — When Tanner Capps arrived on the St. Andrews University campus in the fall of 2013, it was as a part-time professor in Religious Studies as he completed his doctoral work through Duke University. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:47:06 EST UNCP: New logo will include Old Main PEMBROKE — A spokesman for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke says any worries by Lumbee Tribal Council members that a logo being designed for university will not depict Old Main are unwarranted. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:47:04 EST Buie hearing set for Tuesday LUMBERTON — Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt is prepared to turn over to a judge the fate of two men who have been in prison for 30 years in connection with the rape and murder of an 11-year old, saying new DNA evidence is... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:46:21 EST Stephenson earns chamber certification ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives has designated Tonia Stephenson, president of the Laurinburg/Scotland Area Chamber of Commerce, a Certified Chamber Executive. The certification is the only national designation... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:46:15 EST Greene retires from Air Force LAURINBURG — Scotland County native Carlton Andre Greene, Jr. retired this week after 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:46:13 EST UNCP’s summer camps return PEMBROKE — More than 200 children ages 5-18, enjoyed sports, theatre, SAT prep, health careers and leadership experiences at UNCP summer camps this summer. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:46:11 EST RCC to offer personal training course LAURINBURG — Richmond Community College will offer a course to prepare students to become certified as personal trainers from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays this fall. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:46:09 EST Faculty members credited as authors of lab manual LAURINBURG — Two professors of the St. Andrews University Biology department have contributed to a laboratory manual, Principles of Biology I, traditionally used for freshmen biology courses. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:46:07 EST Faith calendar for Aug. 29 Submission guidelines: Submissions must be delivered to the Laurinburg Exchange office or emailed to Abbi Overfelt, at, by Wednesday at noon for inclusion in Friday's edition. Events occurring outside... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:02:11 EST ‘I call her my fairy godmother’ LAURINBURG – Drawn by what she calls “a divine connection'' that began as a poor child's quest for a winter coat, a U.S. State Department officer is returning to her hometown this weekend to celebrate the life of a small,... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:18 EST Relay campaign begins Thursday with banquet LAURINBURG – Scotland County's heralded Relay for Life campaign kicks off next Thursday with a 6 p.m. banquet at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church to celebrate those who have beaten the dreaded disease, remember loved ones who have died... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:17 EST God sees the best in you where others see worst Let's take a trip down memory lane, and in looking we have to be honest; honest enough to admit that a lot of us at some point were headed down a dead end road, a one-way street. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:11 EST Maxton church the twin of Old Laurel Hill Venturing a bit farther from home last week than I usually do when going on what I call “a fact-finding mission,” I discovered a church in Robeson County that has a twin sister right here in Scotland County. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:09 EST Christianity about belief, not belligerency “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” These are the words of Simon Peter, one of Jesus' first disciples, written to some of the first and earliest Christians. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:29:08 EST Southeastern loses weatherization bid LUMBERTON — A $1.7-million contract for federal weatherization assistance funds has been awarded to Cumberland Community Action Program following a bidding process initiated after the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources chose... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:54:14 EST McLaurin and McInnis rack up endorsements ROCKINGHAM — Candidates for Richmond County's state Senate seat are lining up endorsements from policy powerhouses and political heavyweights ahead of the Nov. 4 general election. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:54:13 EST Program serves up warm fellowship LAURINBURG – Tuesday was a pearl of a late-summer's day, clear but not too hot, a pleasant northeast breeze blowing gently as Bill Campbell steered his motorized wheelchair the one mile from his home to the city's Senior Nutrition... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:54:11 EST