Publication: Laurinburg Exchange

First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Vigil sheds light on the lost

LAURINBURG — They came from Scotland, Hoke, Robeson and Cumberland counties — some in jeans, some in heels and others in uniform. In wheelchairs and strollers, some old and some young, the strangers who came together Friday night at the Scotland County ... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Life’s rewards well worth the hike

A number of years ago, I attended a retreat in the mountains of North Carolina. Autumn had arrived, and I looked forward to a change of scenery. I don’t remember much about the speeches or sessions, but the highlight of the trip was a hike up a mountain ... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Tellers hold audience transfixed

LAURINBURG — Leaning lovingly against each other on a bench beneath the shade of an old hardwood, listening with eyes closed to the loquacious levity spilling from a nearby packed party tent, the retired Chapel Hill couple typified the autumn tranquility ... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Autumn a great time to be in Scotland County

We’ve now just past the halfway point in October. So far we have played host to the Kuumba Festival, the Scotland County Highland Games, and the John Blue Cotton Festival. Additionally, the exchange group students and teachers from our Sister City of ... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Tellers preview diverse narratives

LAURINBURG — A preview of this weekend’s Storytelling Festival of Carolina delivered to a small but receptive crowd on Friday revealed that the event will encompass far more than just a few yarns.Adopting poetic meter as easily as the inflections of everyday ... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Four recognized for public service

LUMBERTON — Four Scotland County residents were recognized for their devotion to public service Thursday night by the Lumber River Council of Governments. The annual awards supper, held at the Southeastern NC Agricultural Events Center, also celebrated ... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Jones and Kersey trade barbs at candidate forum

LAURINBURG — Though they didn’t make a dent in the dozens of questions proposed by the audience, the heated exchange between Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones and challenger Ralph Kersey at the Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce candidate ... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Family of Lennon Lacy to speak at county NAACP event

LAURINBURG — The mood of tonight’s 39th annual Freedom Fund Banquet is expected to be a bit more somber with a last-minute addition to the program — the parents of a Bladenboro teenager who are challenging the decision of local authorities in their son’s ... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

LETTER: It’s time for a moratorium on city’s solar industry

To the editor:The city and county government leaders seem to have an issue at hand to deal with and, until recently, one that it seemed no one gave any thought to: the solar industry. Conversation didn’t turn to this subject nor occupy any concern. No ... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Scotland High grad meets Secretary of the Navy

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — Austin Carlyle, a 2013 Scotland High School graduate, met Ray Mabus, the United States Secretary of the Navy, at a recent event at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California.Carlyle is in training ... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

UNCP celebrates the ‘Spirit of Pembroke’ at homecoming

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, its students, alumni and friends will celebrate “The Spirit of Pembroke” at Homecoming 2014 on Oct. 20-25.There are a multitude of events during the week, including the annual Homecoming Parade ... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

Man faces felony charges following chase

LAURINBURG — A South Carolina man has been jailed under a $25,000 bond after leading authorities on a chase that reached speeds of 100 mph and ended in a crash on U.S. 401, according to Laurinburg police.Laurinburg Assistant Police Chief Cliff Sessoms ... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]

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“My son had to leave for another commitment,’’ the Rev. McCook said, “but he called me at home and said, ` "Dad, you might enjoy this.’ So my wife and I came down. It’s well laid out and well managed. It was extremely well done.’’"

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Autumn a great time to be in Scotland County [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 19 2014]
Tellers hold audience transfixed [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 19 2014]
Life’s rewards well worth the hike [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 19 2014]
Vigil sheds light on the lost [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 19 2014]
Family of Lennon Lacy to speak at county NAACP ... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 18 2014]
Jones and Kersey trade barbs at candidate forum [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 18 2014]
Four recognized for public service [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 18 2014]
Tellers preview diverse narratives [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 18 2014]
LETTER: It’s time for a moratorium on city’s so... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
UNCP celebrates the ‘Spirit of Pembroke’ at hom... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
Scotland High grad meets Secretary of the Navy [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
Man faces felony charges following chase [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
LETTER: Candidates disappoint in Common Core qu... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
School board members face off at forum [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
Police still seeking teen’s shooter [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
McLaurin, McInnis square off at forum; Blue tal... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
Faith moves God to action [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
Methodists claim a rich heritage [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
Teen pregnancy rate drops [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
Card game features careful calculations [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 17 2014]
Two hospitalized following chase with authorities [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 16 2014]
Hudson wants travel ban from West Africa [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 16 2014]
Ebola training underway [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 16 2014]
Social workers talk strides, challenges [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 16 2014]
African queen working to create sister city par... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 16 2014]
Vets to serve as Grand Marshals [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 16 2014]
Council mulls modifications to ordinances [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 16 2014]
Chamber kicks off Shop Local campaign [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 15 2014]
Band to rock auditorium for PTA fundraiser [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 15 2014]
Laurinburg-based manufacturer acquires New Jers... [Published Laurinburg Exchange - Oct 15 2014]
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