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Teenager arrested for assault | Laurinburg Exchange

JonesLAURINBURG — A 17-year-old Laurinburg teenager was arrested Thursday after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.The 21-year-old girlfriend reported the assault at the police department, according to Assistant Chief Terry Chavis. The victim told police the assault happened at her residence on Nic

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-08-17 17:15:00

The future comes to the Wagram Prison | Laurinburg Exchange

WAGRAM — Growing Change, which is refurbishing the old Wagram Prison, got a visit from the 22nd century on Friday.

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-08-17 20:44:00

Power Outage in Downtown Southern Pines

Approximately 1,000 customers are experiencing a power outage in downtown Southern Pines this evening, including several businesses on Broad Street.

PILOT.COM - 2018-08-18 23:43:00

Relay For Life looms Sept. 8 at Scotland High School | Laurinburg Exchange

The 2018 Scotland County Area Relay For Life event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, at Scotland High School’s Pate Stadium from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The festivities will begin with the opening ceremony and survivor lap at 10 am. Their group’s goal this year is to raise $200,000.


Owner has plans for old Ramada site | Robesonian

The grant being sought for demolishing the flooded Ramada Inn is about $500,000. The hotel and a restaurant located there, Adelio’s, were swamped by Hurricane Matthew.

ROBESONIAN - 2018-08-18 16:00:00

Chesterfield County deputy involved in wreck

Cheraw, SC (WPDE) —A Chesterfield County deputy is ok today after being involved in a wreck on Chesterfield Highway in Cheraw, according to Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks.Brooks said the deputy’s patrol car was damaged.We’re waiting to learn what led to the crash and If any other cars were i

WPDE.COM - 2018-08-19 04:12:22

Almost all new staff will greet South-Ashpole students | Robesonian

The school, with about 200 students, was taken over by North Carolina’s Innovative School District, which rehired just two teachers. The new staff and leadership will attempt to turn a failing school, where fewer than one in five students are working at grade level, into an “A” school in five years.

ROBESONIAN - 2018-08-18 16:00:00

Local Humane Society joins ‘Clear the Shelter’ event | Laurinburg Exchange

Normally the cat adoption fee is $75, but, for Saturday, cats are half off and they have specials for the barn cats. The dog adoption fee stays the same at $125.

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-08-17 18:20:00

Felon accused of stealing firearms | Robesonian

Evan Kelly Sanderson, 36, of 467 Paul Road, was arrested Tuesday by Robeson County sheriff’s deputies and charged with felony larceny of a firearm and felony possession of a firearm by a felon, court records show. He was placed in the Robeson County Detention Center under a $10,000 bond.


Fort Bragg-area residents to 'hear and feel' explosions this weekend, officials say

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) - Fayetteville and Fort Bragg area residents can expect to "hear and feel" explosions this weekend, as a certain kind of mine clearing training returns to the area after a 20-year absence, officials say.

CBS17.COM - 2018-08-18 00:50:29

FirstHealth Says Patients Being Targeted by Scammers

FirstHealth of the Carolinas is warning patients of an identity theft scam.According to an advisory issued Friday by the hospital chain, patients and their family "have been contacted on the phone or in person by scammers requesting confidential information." The scammers are posing as FirstHealth e

PILOT.COM - 2018-08-17 21:17:00

Section of N.C. 71 to be closed for work | Robesonian

LUMBERTON — A section of N.C. 71 near Maxton will be closed for most of the coming week so a pipe beneath the roadway can be replaced.The section will be closed to both lanes of traffic starting at 7 a.m. Monday until 4 p.m. Friday, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.The detour will


Man accused of using minor in drug sale | Robesonian

Gabriel Landen Jacobs, 20, of 8835 N.C. 72, was arrested on Tuesday for employing or intentionally using a minor to commit a drug law violation, being in possession of marijuana paraphernalia and felony possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana, according to court records. The UNCP Cam


Wind splits, fells old tree in town | Laurinburg Exchange

On Wednesday night, one of the large trees in front of First Capital Bank on Laurinburg’s Main Street split and fell into the parking lot, blocking the exit from the bank.


People need to start poking back at ‘contrarian’ | Laurinburg Exchange

That same “contrarian” recently took on a local icon in Jim Quick, who performed at the last Laurinburg After Five concert — a battle that he willQuickly lose. Being the mayor of that city, one would think this “contrarian” would want to be the positive face of the city by attending every event poss


Tuscarora Indians are federally recognized | Laurinburg Exchange

According to the U.S. Department of Interior-Bureau of Indians Affairs’ Memorandum Letter dated Sept. 26, 1975, the 10-page letter by the Bureau of Indians Affairs’ Regional Director Harry Rainbolt of the BIA Eastern Office to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., provides validity


Dillon woman says DNR officer didn’t have to shoot her son

"My son says he's gone leave. He goes to leave. The officer turns around, stops hit the window and shoots my baby. In his arm. My baby is 17 years old. This could ruin his life. We don't know if he's gonna recover from this. We don't even know if they're gonna have to take his arm off,” said Tyndall


Two people shot, killed in Bennettsville Wednesday morning

"The Bennettsville Police Department will continue to work this investigation diligently with the State Law Enforcement Division to solve this matter, moreover, help bring closure to the family and justice to the victims," according to the release.


Marlboro County teen dies in single-vehicle crash

The 6:55 p.m. crash happened when her south-bound Honda Accord ran off the right side of Salem Road and into some trees, said Cpl. Sonny Collins, South Carolina Highway Patrol.


NAACP to give away school supplies Saturday | Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The local chapter of the NAACP is bringing back its annual “Back to School, Stay in School” event at Scotland High School gym on Saturday, from 10 a.m to noon. Students will get school supplies and food that will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.