Laurinburg Exchange- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:21:50 EST 1800 University tree lab finds home in Gibson http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/localnews1/150624963/University-tree-lab-finds-home-in-Gibson GIBSON — Like many small towns struggling in tough economic times, routine infrastructure problems can become expensive budget-breakers that often require innovation and imagination to solve in an affordable way. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:00:06 EST Man charged with attempted murder http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150655869/Man-charged-with-attempted-murder LAURINBURG — A Bennettsville man has been charged with attempting to murder his Laurinburg girlfriend, according to Laurinburg police. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:09:04 EST SAU advances to 2nd round http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150657136/SAU-advances-to-2nd-round THOMASVILLE, Ga. — In just their second ever appearance in the NAIA Nationals, the St. Andrews men's soccer team emerged victorious on Saturday after defeating Thomas University, 2-1. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:06:03 EST Kersey, McInnis decry allegations, celebrate GOP wins http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-news/150659921/Kersey-McInnis-decry-allegations-celebrate-GOP-wins LAURINBURG — Hours after incumbent Sheriff Shep Jones submitted to the North Carolina Board of Elections allegations that successful challenger Ralph Kersey and his supporters paid black residents in exchange for votes, Kersey was introduced at... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:05:03 EST Scots beat down Bucs http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150660458/Scots-beat-down-Bucs LAURINBURG — The Fighting Scots extended their winning streak to two games Monday night, defeating Jack Britt 60-37 at home. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:03:05 EST Amid showers, Christmas on Main brings holiday cheer http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top-local_features/150642084/Amid-showers-Christmas-on-Main-brings-holiday-cheer LAURINBURG — A series of light showers cast a cloud over Sunday's Christmas on Main event, thinning the crowd considerably from the thousands expected to turn out. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:16:04 EST Laurel Hill man caught in global patent dispute http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/news/150605777/Laurel-Hill-man-caught-in-global-patent-dispute LAUREL HILL — A national company has brought a federal complaint against a Scotland County man's online retail business, saying the products sold there violate its patents. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:54:08 EST Heroes united before Thanksgiving http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150628234/Heroes-united-before-Thanksgiving Families and friends will soon gather around their tables to celebrate Thanksgiving. This special holiday originated from the first harvest of the new world — a time when the Pilgrims and Native Americans joined together in fellowship to feast... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:11:09 EST Nationals bound http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150633220/Nationals-bound THOMASVILLE, Ga. — The 16-win St. Andrews Knights are in the midst of their best season in program history. Now, their goal is to make sure they can extend their year by one more game. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:11:08 EST 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 Events ring in holiday season http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/home_top/150632321/Events-ring-in-holiday-season LAURINBURG — With storefronts glowing and bedecked with ornaments and Christmas greenery, Scotland County has entered the full holiday swing. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:11:05 EST North Carolina’s new fracking rules fall short http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion/150633496/North-Carolinas-new-fracking-rules-fall-short The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission issued its final vote on proposed changes to the rules regulating the process of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas — i.e. fracking — last Friday. As you've probably heard by now, the... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:11:03 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 Scots win, oust Warriors http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/sports/150635451/Scots-win-oust-Warriors LAURINBURG — If the Scotland defense had one weakness exploited this season, it's that dual-threat quarterbacks sometimes gives them fits. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:59:05 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