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Scotland County getting swamped again
LAURINBURG — The good news is that the thermometer is showing warmer temperatures this weekend. The bad news? Scotland County and surrounding areas are being swamped once again with rain.
Council talks discusses a recreation center again
LAURINBURG — It’s the topic that brings out the best and worst in the residents of Scotland County: a recreation center. Laurinburg Mayor Matthew Block has to lead the fight to bring a recreation center to Laurinburg, but voiced disdain for the option Scotland County Parks and Recreation offered to
East Forsyth rallies in fourth quarter to beat Scotland in 4A final
Durham, N.C. — East Forsyth came back from behind in the fourth quarter to beat Scotland County 35-28 and win the 4A state championship game. Scotland took a 28-21 lead with 10:03 left in the game on a Joseph McKoy one yard touchdown run.
Officers: About 40 video gaming machines seized in NC raid
MAXTON, N.C. (AP) - Law enforcement officers have raided a property that the Tuscarora Indian Nation of North Carolina claims as sovereign territory in eastern North Carolina after they received complaints that an illegal casino was being operated there.
Magistrates, clerk meet with new chief judge
LAURINBURG — Scotland County magistrates and clerk of Superior Court recently joined Chief District Court Judge Amanda Wilson from Richmond County after her appointment to the position.
EDC to invest in downtown Laurinburg
LAURINBURG — The Economic Development Corporation is going to be investing in downtown Laurinburg in the very near future. Mark Ward, director of Economic Development and president of the Scotland County Economic Development Corporation, told the city council Tuesday that his board had agreed to buy
Man charged in connection to woman's assault in Maxton, deputies say
MAXTON, NC - The Robeson County Sheriff's Office arrested a man, who deputies claim, assaulted a woman early Friday morning. Deputies were asked to check on a woman in the 2800-block of Oxendine School Road just after 4:30 a.m. When they arrived, they say they found blood on the porch and doorknob t
Deputies raid Buffalo Ranch again in Robeson County, several people arrested
ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WPDE) — The site of an alleged illegal gambling operation is being raided again. Robeson County Sheriff’s deputies, along with state and federal authorities, were back at the Buffalo Ranch of the Tuscarora Nation Friday afternoon on Modest Road near Maxton, according to Robeson
Heartfelt kudos to ‘Tis the Season members
“Tis’ the Season” has turned downtown Laurinburg into Christmas magic — from the initial vision, through the many hours of planning that it obviously took, to the many people involved in the execution; from making individual decorations, to decorating the many trees, to the “tree stage,” to the skat
Governor appoints local pioneer for MLK Commission
LAURINBURG — In a special ceremony on Thursday, Walter Rodgers was sworn into the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission at the Scotland County Courthouse, sworn in by District Judge Chris Rhue.
Two charged in Scotland County murder
Scotland County, N. C. (WPDE) — Karlis Morman and Johnathan Ulyssess Cantron are each charged in the murder of Brandon Brooks, according to Captain Jessica Sadonikov with the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office.
Man wanted on multiple counts of child rape in North Carolina
The Union County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for 31-year-old Daran Marte Wingo. Deputies report several arrest warrants have been issued against Wingo, charging him with multiple counts of statutory rape of a child by an adult and multiple counts of indecent liberties with a child.
Hamlet man molested child of guest, warrants say
HAMLET — A Hamlet man has been charged with committing a sex act on the child of someone staying at his home. Howard McLauren, 47, of Hylan Avenue, and his girlfriend allowed a relative of the girlfriend’s and her 4-year-old child to stay at their home when McLauren allegedly committed a lewd and la
Two men charged in Sunday shooting
LAURINBURG — Two of the men who were transported to a hospital in the region after a deadly robbery attempt on Sunday, have been charged in connection to the incident. The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lees Mill Road on Sunday where 31-year-old Brandon Brooks was pronounced deceased
Evening fire destroys home in Laurinburg
LAURINBURG, NC - An evening fire that destroyed a house in Laurinburg is under investigation. The City of Laurinburg Fire Department says it received a call about the fire on Gulf Street around 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Slain North Carolina teen ‘might be alive’ if authorities hadn’t overlooked evidence from 2016 case, prosecutor says
LUMBERTON, N.C. — The kidnapping and killing of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar may have been prevented if authorities had properly handled DNA evidence from a separate case last year, a North Carolina prosecutor said.
Man attempts to flee police after break-in
LAURINBURG — A Laurinburg man was arrested Saturday after breaking into an occupied residence. The police department got a call from the 21-year-old female resident of West Boulevard, who was in the home when 24-year-old Antonio LePage Evans Jr. entered through the back door. He caused around $900 d
BOE not happy Sycamore Lane still not completed
LAURINBURG — The contract timeline for the additions on Sycamore Lane Elementary School has passed and the Board of Education is questioning if they can charge the company for each day it’s not complete.
Gibson honored as Woman of the Year
LUMBERTON — The National Association of University Women’s Robeson-Scotland Branch nd the National Association of University Women – Southeast Section honored Mazie Shaw Gibson as its Woman of the Year 2017-18 during a celebration on Nov. 16.
Council votes no to crime consultant again
LAURINBURG — For the city council’s last meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, the topic of hiring a crime consultant made an appearance back on the agenda and in the concerns from citizens during the public comment period.