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Humane society to get boost from Champs

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LAURINBURG — Customers and animal lovers who plan to enjoy a meal at Champs will be getting more than what they bargained for, now that the restaurant is set on donating 5 percent of its proceeds to the Scotland County Humane Society every Thursday.General Manager Jim Kitzmiller said the restaurant’s monthly donations to the J. D. & Fran Asher Animal Shelter is something they’ll “continue doing in the long run” as he presented a $430 check to shelter director Melinda McMillan on Thursday evening. He hoped this first check would be one of many to help support the homeless dogs and cats.


Kyle Busch wins pole at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kyle Busch went from upside down to top of the field.Busch continued the season-long trend of track record qualifying speeds, turning a lap of 138.130 mph Friday to win the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.It’s the second pole of the season for Busch, who will be joined on the front row by reigning Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race.Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart and Jamie McMurray completed th...

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WLNC to acquire FM frequency

LAURINBURG — Though the station is currently restricted to daytime broadcasting only, by the end of summer listeners of WLNC radio will be able to tune in to their favorite local station after sunset.According to station owner Gary Gallman, WLNC, which has broadcast as an AM station at the 1300 frequency since its inception in the 1960s, will be rebroadcast on an FM signal by mid-August. Though listeners will still be able to tune in on AM radio, the FM broadcast will likely ...

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Laurinburg to host 10U tourney

LAURINBURG – This weekend, Laurinburg will host the 10U Cal Ripkin Eastern Carolina State Tournament at Optimist Park.This tournament will showcase the best of what the eastern North Carolina has to offer, as the top 12 teams from the region will face one another. Admission is free.The Optimist 10U All-Stars, the three-time runner-up of this tournament, will look to best West Raleigh, the favorite with three state championships.Participating teams are st...

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Summer camps offered at St. Andrews

LAURINBURG – Saint Andrews University will be the host of several summer sports camps in the coming weeks.The wrestling camp will be led by coach Joe Baranik, and it takes place July 13-17. Gray Simons, a two-time Olympian and a seven-time national champion at the collegiate level, will also be at the camp. For information call 910-277-5277.Coach Christy McPartin is in charge of the softball hitting clinic. It will take place from 9-11 a.m, on July 1, July 22, and ...

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Pet of the Week

Meowrice, is just one of the many 3-month-old kittens available for adoption for $30.The July adoption special pricing fee for adult cats is $20. Kittens are $30 and adult barn cats or kittens are $15 or four for $60.All specials include introductory immunizations, spay/neuter and microchip. Apply online at or at 1401 West Blvd.

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Summer camp gives students a taste of colleges, careers

LAURINBURG — The Career Technical Education (CTE) and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) partnered up June 23-26 to provide a free summer camp for over 50 rising seventh, eighth and ninth grade students.Students got a taste of the agriculture and culinary arts programs at Scotland High School by learning how to harvest potatoes and use them in making a stir-fry dish. They were also able to experience other CTE clusters such as Business,...

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County resident appointed to NC textbook commission

RALEIGH — Michelle Gray, resident of Scotland County, recently joined 21 others across the state as a member of the North Carolina Textbook Commission.Commissioners are appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory for a term of four years.The commission evaluates all textbooks offered for adoption. Each textbook shall be read by at least one expert certified in the discipline for which the book would be used.

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