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Bennettsville man arrested in TV theft

Stirling Alexander Pauling, 28, was arrested by MCSO deputies in connection to the burglary that happened on Nov. 12. He was located shortly after the incident and the television was returned to the victim, deputies say.

WPDE.COM - 2018-11-13 16:53:49

145-inch trophy buck goes down in Chesterfield County

Better late than never? Nope, that wouldn’t have worked for Joshua “Fatback” Sellers of Patrick, S.C., last Friday.

CAROLINASPORTSMAN.COM - 2018-11-13 04:51:10

Bear spotted near Dillon restaurant

Dillon, S.C. (WPDE) —A bear was spotted Tuesday afternoon near the Zaxby’s on Highway 9 in Dillon, according to Lt. Ben Byers with S.C. Department of Natural Resources.Several people said the bear was walking and trotted in the parking lot, but wasn’t bothering anyone.Byers said he’s still working t

WPDE.COM - 2018-11-13 18:39:09

Bright Hopewell adds shoes to giveaway list | Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — At least once a month, Bright Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church gives out food to those in need. But on Tuesday, folkjs were able to get a few more items — including children’s shoes.

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-11-13 20:40:00

Laurinburg teenagers arrested for shooting | Laurinburg Exchange

SmithLAURINBURG — A shooting Thursday night has now landed two teenagers in jail.Laurinburg police officers responded to Hall Street after a call of shots fired was reported. Once they arrived on the scene they were told the victim had been seen running into the woods behind Hall Street for cover.Th

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-11-12 17:34:00

‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ coming to Hamlet | Laurinburg Exchange

HAMLET — Following four successful years of touring and more than 350 performances, the “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest-running and highest-rated holiday television special will fly into Hamlet at the Cole Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 26, live on stage with the critically acclaimed Rudo

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-11-13 16:01:00

Amber Alert: Police ask public to stop spreading rumors, FBI increases reward

Lumberton police officials, in a news conference Tuesday afternoon, encouraged the public to stop sharing "misinformation" about

ABC11.COM - 2018-11-13 21:12:01

One killed in Scotland County wreck

One person is dead after a wreck Monday on McGirt's Bridge Road near Highland Road in Scotland County, according to a N.C. Highway Patrol dispatcher. The dispatcher said she isn't sure how many cars were involved in the wreck at this time. Officers on scene tell us quite a few people are badly hurt,


McLeod Health Cheraw Radiology Department receives perfect score on mammography inspection | Laurinburg Exchange

”Receiving a score of 100 percent on our recent MQSA inspection is an honor for McLeod Health Cheraw. This perfect score demonstrates our staff’s commitment to delivering the highest quality mammographic images possible. A major part of the survey is the review of documentation for our mammography e

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-11-13 15:48:00

Pee Dee area roads impacted by flooding

DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) - Several Pee Dee area roads are impacted Tuesday morning by flooding after heavy overnight rain.According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol's website, Bethel Road near SC 151 in Darlington County has water crossing the highway.Two roads in Marlboro County are also impacted

WBTW.COM - 2018-11-13 13:56:32

Olympic HS on lockdown after social media threat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Olympic High School is currently on lockdown after a threat was made against the school on social media, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said Tuesday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to the school. Officers are currently in the process of searching every room on campus to con

WCNC - 2018-11-13 16:42:00

Dillon man charged after standoff with deputies

Larry Gene Farmer, 56, of Dillon is charged with opposing or resisting law enforcement officer serving process and threatening life of public official in standoff thatoccurred last Wednesday on 10th Avenue in Dillon, according to Captain Cliff Arnette with the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office.


FLOODED SCHOOL BUS: Emergency crews pull school bus from Cabarrus County floodwaters

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C.- Emergency officials in Cabarrus County said a school bus driver had to be rescued after the bus became stuck in fast-moving floodwaters early Tuesday.[IMAGES: Crews work to remove school bus from Cabarrus County floodwaters]Officials said bus No. 169 was stuck in floodwaters f

WSOC-TV - 2018-11-13 12:52:34

Darlington County Schools superintendent details new schools project

Newman, who took over in June, says the new schools were sorely needed as the district's students outgrew smaller, aging buildings.

WPDE.COM - 2018-11-13 10:30:39

Elves on the loose | Laurinburg Exchange

A group of elves were scattered along Main Street in downtown Laurinburg on Monday morning, braving the cold and rain to string lights on the 76 Christmas trees that line the sidewalks. The elves are part of the ‘Tis the Season group that will kick off six weeks of holiday activities starting on Sun

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-11-12 15:59:00

Veterans Day celebration is a success | Laurinburg Exchange

“It’s inspiring to the crowd that turned out, at least we got the people out of the elements where they will not be cold or wet,” said Jimmy Bennett, president of the Veteran’s Council and American Legion Post 50. “We had to make a last-minute (location) change, and I am glad the people found it and

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-11-12 21:18:00

PAGELAND HISTORIC HOUSE FIRE: SLED investigating after blaze engulfs historic Pageland home

PAGELAND, S.C.- South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating after a fire destroyed a 100-year-old home in Pageland Monday morning.[RELATED: 1 firefighter injured battling blaze at historic SC plantation]Huge fire at a historic home in downtown Pageland overnight. The home was being used


Car crash leads to drug trafficking arrest

MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) —A man who crashed his car was busted for trafficking weed early Friday morning in Marlboro County.Deputies with the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office responded to the Brickyard Road area of Wallace after receiving calls reporting a vehicle in the ditch. Responding deputi


Once an ally, writer now wants mayor’s resignation | Laurinburg Exchange

While at the time I was enamored by the thought of getting involved in the political process, I exercised poor judgement — especially in participating with Mr. Block in personal attacks against current and former city council members and other citizens in the fight against building the new city hall


Oyster Roast brings in hundreds | Laurinburg Exchange

An estimated 450 people at $40 per ticket filled the line around the St. Andrews Equestrian Center for the Laurinburg-Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce event. With the line on the perimeter, the oyster shucking took center stage in the middle of the building, where bundled up attendees attack

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE - 2018-11-12 19:07:00