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Power restored after brief outage

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LAURINBURG — Power crews have restored electricity to Laurinburg homes following storms that brought heavy downpours to Scotland County.Robert Smith, director of the city of Laurinburg’s electric services, was out working with crews on King Street late Monday morning. He estimated that 800 customers were affected.Power at the Laurinburg Exchange was restored at about 11:45 a.m. following a 10-minute outage.A spokesperson for Duke Energy, which supplies power to many county residents, said no outages had been reported during the storm.


Festival shows Lumber the love

ORRUM — There were plenty of familiar faces and just as many new ones attending the fifth annual Lumber River Day festival on Saturday, but more importantly, according to the superintendent of the Lumber River State Park, were the number of smiles.“Folks love coming out by the river and taking a free canoe ride, and I think we try to make it real kid friendly. We get them out and moving around, and getting involved in nature,” Neil Lee said. “Kids love this ...

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RCC accepting tuition payments

HAMLET — Richmond Community College is now accepting tuition payments for the Fall 2014 semester.“The state just set the tuition rate for the 2014-15 academic year,” said Brent Barbee, RCC’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Before the rate was set, we were not able to accept tuition payments for the upcoming semester.”The tuition rate for 2014-15 for all for-credit classes in the North Carolina Community College S...

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O’Neal student has family tale published

SOUTHERN PINES — Rising O’Neal seventh grade student, Bray Woodard, attended the awards and book signing ceremony for the Grannie Annie Writing Contest on June 1 in St. Louis, Mo. Her story is published in volume 9 of The Grannie Annie book, which is a collection of stories about family histories.The Grannie Annie received 449 stories this year, more than ever before. Students in grades 4 through 8 and homeschooled and international students age 9 through 14 are invited...

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UNCP takes production of ‘The Little Prince’ on the road

PEMBROKE — In the play “The Little Prince,” an 8-year-old boy recounts his travels across the universe and back, which while impressive did not make the cast’s four-hour drive to Roanoke Island any less daunting.Students of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke had a rare opportunity to mount a touring production of the children’s play, “The Little Prince” when they take their show on the road to Roanoke Island’s Festival Park ...

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Faith Church gears up for golf tourney

LAURINBURG — Area golfers are invited to bring their best game to Scotch Meadows Country Club on Aug. 13, for Faith Presbyterian’s 13th annual Ministry & Mission Golf Tournament.A 1 p.m. shotgun start in a Captain’s Choice format will begin the day.Registration will begin at noon. Ten percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Project In As Much, which provides food on the weekends for Scotland County’s school-aged children. The rest will...

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Ode to Eastern North Carolina

Just to the east of the rolling Piedmont and west of the great Atlantic Ocean is a side of heaven known as eastern North Carolina. Few people even know our greatest secret!

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Scotland County school system offers summer reading challenge

LAURINBURG — Students can enter to win a free Kindle Fire by reading 20 minutes a day now through Aug. 24.Forms will be sent home with kindergarten through 8th grade students at the beginning of the school year for parents to sign, verifying that their student has read. Participating students’ names will be entered in the drawing.Visit for tips to encourage your student to read this summer as well as book lists by grade level.

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