Laurinburg Exchange- RSS Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/ http://laurinburgexchange.com/ Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:28:45 EST 1800 Free GED practice tests offered http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/50699757/Free-GED-practice-tests-offered HAMLET — Those who have not obtained a high school diploma will be offered a free opportunity, starting Monday and ending Oct. 3, to see if they possess the knowledge to obtain a GED. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:07:16 EST Acrobats, musical to hit GPAC stage http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50700717/Acrobats-musical-to-hit-GPAC-stage PEMBROKE — The Givens Performing Arts Center presents the National Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of China on Oct.13 at 7:30 p.m. Known for their colorful costumes and breathtaking acrobatics, the company returns with a production of new... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:07:14 EST Harris joins cardiology team http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/health/50699603/Harris-joins-cardiology-team LAURINBURG — Dr. William L. Harris, an interventional cardiologist, board certified in cardiovascular diseases, and a member of FirstHealth Cardiology Services, now offers office hours in Laurinburg and Pembroke. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:07:12 EST They called him Cotton http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50701330/They-called-him-Cotton It was not just Scotland High School and Scotland County that turned out Friday night, Sept. 5, to welcome injured Jaylend Ratliff back home, but by the appearance of the numerous television cameras and news journalists, the central part of North and... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:07:10 EST SAU wrestling adds 14 recruits http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/50699713/SAU-wrestling-adds-14-recruits LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University wrestling program welcomes 14 new recruits this summer in preparation for the coming season. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:24 EST Jackson crematory operator certification http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/local_features/50700914/Jackson-crematory-operator-certification LAURINBURG — Fronie E. Jackson, a Funeral Service Licensee with McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium, recently earned her Certified Crematory Operator designation from the National Funeral Directors Association. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:23 EST Spivey appointed to RCC board http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/50699112/Spivey-appointed-to-RCC-board HAMLET — Willa Spivey begins a second term serving on Richmond Community College's Board of Trustees this month after being reappointed by the Richmond County School Board. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:22 EST Building a path back to power http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50703892/Building-a-path-back-to-power North Carolina progressives have earned a good deal of deserved praise at the national level over the last year or so for their spirited resistance to the conservative political takeover that has afflicted our state. Let's hope that resistance... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:21 EST Low wages beat no wages http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50705311/Low-wages-beat-no-wages Labor unions and “moral” activists once again have convinced a few of the poorest and least educated workers in the Triangle to walk off their jobs and demand publicly that they all be priced out of work and their jobs be taken by... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:20 EST Leaders reflect on state of schools http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50702121/Leaders-reflect-on-state-of-schools LAURINBURG — The leaders of four educational institutions reflected on their recent successes and respective roles in the community on Friday during a “state of education” summit held by the Laurinburg-Scotland County Area Chamber of... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:18 EST Tribe to end vet services, HUD orders http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50703419/Tribe-to-end-vet-services-HUD-orders PEMBROKE — Services that have been offered for years to Lumbee veterans through the Lumbee Tribal Government can no longer be funded by federal money provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:16 EST Bank takes control of Rockingham track http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50703283/Bank-takes-control-of-Rockingham-track ROCKINGHAM — A bank has taken control of the Rockingham Speedway as foreclosure proceedings against the owners work their way through the court system. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:14 EST Students receive legislative lesson http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50698574/Students-receive-legislative-lesson LAURINBURG — Though members of the audience were only half the required voting age, state Rep. Garland Pierce told two classes of North Laurinburg Elementary School students on Friday that their ideas matter, and that it's never too early... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:12 EST Students turn mentors at SAU http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news_education/50699303/Students-turn-mentors-at-SAU LAURINBURG — Every Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. on the St. Andrews University campus, students gather for study tips and mentoring in their science classes from members of Tri Beta and Psi Chi. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:06:09 EST Fighting Scots tame Wildcats in 49-21 win http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/50707145/Fighting-Scots-tame-Wildcats-in-49-21-win LAURINBURG — After a heart-wrenching defeat in their last game, the Fighting Scots came into Friday's contest with a chip on their shoulder. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:31:07 EST Diagnosis hits home http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/50691442/Diagnosis-hits-home LAURINBURG — For the cancer survivors to be celebrated during an opening lap at next week's Relay for Life event at Scotland High School's Pate Stadium, the disease can be characterized as a defeated adversary. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:22 EST Woodworker retires as winemaker http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/50688614/Woodworker-retires-as-winemaker WAGRAM — Jim McClanathan believes in karma. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:20 EST City prayer walk, youth rally set for Saturday http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50692944/City-prayer-walk-youth-rally-set-for-Saturday LAURINBURG — Hoisting signs and banners and carrying flags, hundreds are expected to gather in downtown Laurinburg Saturday before marching from where Church and Main streets meet to Scotland High School, singing and praying the whole... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:17 EST McCrory could grant pardons to two men freed from prison http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/50692852/McCrory-could-grant-pardons-to-two-men-freed-from-prison RALEIGH — Two men recently freed from prison after 30 years have applied for pardons of innocence from Gov. Pat McCrory. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:15 EST Being gay still a fireable offense http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50690330/Being-gay-still-a-fireable-offense North Carolina Congressman Robert Pittenger made headlines recently for suggesting that firing people from their jobs solely because they are gay is one of the “freedoms we enjoy” as Americans. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:12 EST