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Wingate swim team sinks St. Andrews - Laurinburg Exchange
LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University swim team was defeated by Wingate University on Saturday in the Knights’ first home meet of the season. SAU sophomore Georgi Krastev won 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke for the Knights. He won the 100-yard ...
‘I’ve made some friends for life’ - Laurinburg Exchange
LAURINBURG — The best and the brightest high school students of Oban, Scotland, shared lunch Tuesday with most of their 12 counterparts from Scotland High School as the Laurinburg Rotary Club hosted the Highlanders to celebrate the 22 nd Annual ...
Council to hear public input on solar ordinance - Laurinburg Exchange
LAURINBURG — The Laurinburg City Council on Tuesday night set public hearings on proposed changes to the city’s ordinance in relation to solar farms, while authorizing amendments to a long-term lease of city property by a solar farm developer.
McNeill thriving at East Carolina - Laurinburg Exchange
GREENVILLE — Three days before East Carolina University’s football team would defeat Southern Methodist University, head coach Ruffin McNeill sat in the team’s meeting room adjacent to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, speaking to a reporter. As players cleared ...
Crime report for Oct. 22 - Laurinburg Exchange
LAURINBURG — Clifton Dale Thomas, of McNair Avenue, was charged with assault on a female and held in the Scotland County jail without bond, according to police. Neighbors called 911 when they heard a struggle, Laurinburg Police Capt. Terry Chavis said ...
Gigging for the elusive blue-fin sucker - Laurinburg Exchange
Now to set ya’ll straight this here story is not about certain people who seem to fall for anything, no-sir-re. This story is my recollection of one of my experiences while gigging blue-fin suckers in local creeks. A little knowledge of the blue-fin ...
Missionary weighs trip to republic ravaged by Ebola - Laurinburg Exchange
LAURINBURG — The Rev. Roy McCook has a lot to pray about as he plans his 15 th journey to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in November. Concerns about visas, bug spray, anti-malarial drugs and otherwise vital vaccinations seem almost trivial in light ...
60s radical returns to NC - Laurinburg Exchange
Howard Fuller was back in North Carolina last week promoting his new book, “No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior’s Life from Black Power to Education Reform.” Fuller is a professor of education and director of the Institute for the Transformation of ...
CDC drops the ball on Ebola - Laurinburg Exchange
In the last few weeks, the tragic Ebola epidemic in West Africa has hit home as we’ve witnessed the first death and transmissions in America. Additionally, news that the second health care worker to contract the disease was able to board a commercial ...
Rockingham Speedway foreclosure averted - Laurinburg Exchange
ROCKINGHAM — In five months, the Rockingham Speedway will be under new ownership. Andy Hillenburg of Concord and Bill R. Silas of Stuart, Florida, have agreed to sell or auction off the speedway in order to avoid foreclosure for default on a $4.2 million ...
Tigers take down Scots in first round - Laurinburg Exchange
Scotland junior Kaitlin Lewis dives for a ball that is just out of reach, securing another point for Ragsdale in the Tigers' win over the Scots. LAURINBURG — Scotland volleyball coach Molly Hayes said before the season, if her girls play hard and compete ...
Life’s rewards well worth the hike - Laurinburg Exchange
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 ...
Autumn a great time to be in Scotland County - Laurinburg Exchange
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 ...
Tellers hold audience transfixed - Laurinburg Exchange
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 ...
White propels Scots to 29-22 win - Laurinburg Exchange
LAURINBURG — One score: 75 to 28. All week, that’s what the Pinecrest coaches and players had to hear as they prepared for their match against Scotland. After last season’s debacle at Pate Stadium, the Patriots yearned nothing more than to return ...