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Edkins leaving Scotland High  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland High School Principal Brian Edkins will be returning to Cumberland County, according to officials with Scotland County Schools.



City prepares for fireworks on the Fourth  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The city of Laurinburg is preparing to host its 17th annual Fourth of July fireworks display at Pate Stadium next week. This year's show will ...



Next Scotland High School graduates 276 students  Laurinburg Exchange

Katelin Gandee | The Laurinburg Exchange Scotland High School had 276 students graduate on Saturday morning. The weather forecast moved the graduation ...



Scotland County Schools prepares for final 2019 graduations  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — It's graduation weekend for the last of Scotland County School's seniors — with rain looking to put a damper on the celebrations.



Scotland High graduation moved indoors  Laurinburg Exchange

Scotland High School Class of 2019 – Graduation Update: Because of the inclement weather that's in the forecast for Saturday, Scotland High's graduation…



Bomb threat clears Scotland High School  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — A bomb threat at Scotland High School made through social media forced students and faculty into Pate Stadium for about an hour Thursday ...



Longtime Laurinburg police chief announces retirement  wpde.com

Laurinburg Police Chief Darwin "Duke" Williams announced his retirement Wednesday afternoon. Williams said he's had a great experience as chief, but it's time ...



Parts of Scotland High School vandalized  wpde.com

SCOTLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WPDE) — The Public Schools of Scotland County is investigating to determine who vandalized parts of Scotland High School ...



Scotland High School senior wins Scotland Motors car  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — For the third year, Scotland Motors has given a car away to Scotland High School students — which has now been made into an event for the ...



Scotland High's Class of 1969 to celebrate its 50th anniversary  Laurinburg Exchange

Fifty years ago the second graduation class at Scotland High School was about to graduate. We were the students, who in smaller community schools…



15 students charged in vandalism at Scotland High School  wpde.com

Fifteen students have been charged in connection with a case of vandalism last month at Scotland High School, according to Scotland County Schools Public ...



First day of filing brings a surprise  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Filing for the 2019 municipal elections started Friday with six candidates starting off the list. Right off the bat it became clear that Laurinburg…



Schools tab2 principalsfor 2019-20  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — As the school year comes to a close, two current Scotland County Schools employees begin to prepare for new jobs in the district.



Students charged in vandalism of high school  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — There have been 15 students arrested in connection to the vandalism of Scotland High School in last month. On April 18, the school contacted ...



JROTC nearly perfect  Laurinburg Exchange

Courtesy photo On Friday, Scotland High School JROTC held its program accredidation and recieved the highest ranking possible of Honor Unit Distrinction with ...



Four teens arrested after fight at high school  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Laurinburg police officers arrested four teenagers Wednesday after a fight broke out at Scotland High School. At about 11:50 a.m..



The small, rural, southern county that can  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — In northeastern Scotland County, the cool, dark waters of the Lumbee River flows – eventually reaching the Atlantic Ocean near Georgetown…



SHS vandalism still under investigation  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG —The investigation into who vandalized Scotland High School last week is still ongoing by the Laurinburg Police Department.



Scotland County benefiting from international teachers  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The state of North Carolina is facing a teacher shortage, and one way schools are dealing with it is by bringing in international teachers who ...



Scotland schools exceed state graduation rate  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland County Schools is at an all-time high for graduation rates, beating the state average for the first time. The Department of Public…



Scotland County Schools thank partners  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — More than 40 community partners were celebrated for their support of the Scotland County School System on Wednesday afternoon.



Call center being planned for Laurinburg  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — A new call center is working it's way to Scotland County with a Laurinburg native pushing to make it happen. An AT&T call center run by ...



School board to purchase metal detectors for SHS  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — School officials are moving forward with increased security measures for Scotland High School. The five members of the Scotland County ...



Scotland County Schools celebrates employees  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Every year Scotland County Schools honors members of staff who have been recognized as one of their school's or department's “Of the ...



Untitled  Laurinburg Exchange

Break-in LAURINBURG — A resident of Ingleside Drive reported to the police department Sunday that someone had broken into four cars on the property. A 45.



Feathers will not be allowed at graduation  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — American Indian students who petitioned to wear their eagle feathers at graduation will not be allowed to do so at the upcoming Scotland ...



Community gets invovled with new school name  Laurinburg Exchange

Katelin Gandee | The Laurinburg Exchange Students from I. Ellis Johnson and South Scotland Elemtary led the new school naming presentation on Tuesday ...



Scotland High School graduates 322 seniors  Laurinburg Exchange

Amber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Scotland High School senior Octavis McLaurin cheers after the 322 seniors from the Class of 2017 moved tassels from ...



Scotland band headed to Philly at Thanksgiving  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — As school and tryouts are around the corner, those who are trying out for the Scotland High School band will also be preparing for a trip to…



College fair coming to Scotland County  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — A college fair will bring people from surrounding counties to Scotland County. Elite Enterprises is bringing the HBCUs and More College ...



Scotland County Schools working on growth of students  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG —The Board of Education met Sunday for the Committee of the Whole End-of-Year meeting, and looked closer at the 2017-18 state report cards ...



Scotland advances to the state championship  Laurinburg Exchange

RAEFORD — Scotland is going to the state championship. The Fighting Scots held Seventy-First to 73 yards of offense on their way to a 28-0 victory over the…



SHS seniors awarded $3 mil.  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Seniors at Scotland High School were awarded millions of dollars in scholarships during the school's annual Senior Awards program.



Edkins named principal at Scotland High  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG – School officials announced Wednesday that the new principal for Scotland High School has been selected. Brian Edkins was approved as ...



Schools Face Flooded Buildings And Impassable Bus Routes After Florence  WUNC

Schools across the southeastern part of the state remained closed this week as administrators begin to assess the damage from Hurricane Florence.



Lumbee Tribal Council supports wearing of eagle feather for graduation  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — An emergency meeting called by the Lumbee Tribal Council on Tuesday that resulted in the unanimous approval of a resolution in support of ...



Fighting for 'the least of these'  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — A trip to Barnes & Noble to pick up a book was the beginning of a pursuit toward a law degree for Brandi Jones Bullock. She said she ...



Scotland County natives return home to open restaurant in downtown Laurinburg  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Angela Pegues and O'Shea Monroe have been earning their culinary stripes while operating a catering business in Charlotte, but the ...



Scotland High senior headed to NASCAR Technical Institute summer program  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — A Scotland High School senior has his immediate future all mapped, thanks to an opportunity that will take him to Mooresville this summer.



Hurricane Florence leaves its mark on Scotland  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland High School Athletic Director David Johnson had a message for the school's coaches and players after Hurricane Florence hit ...



Scotland County's 'Night to Shine' will be Feb. 8  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — On Feb. 8, hundreds of people will be having the time of their lives across the country and the world — including right here in Scotland ...



Fighting Scots homecoming parade  Laurinburg Exchange

Photos by Jael Pembrick | Laurinburg Exchange Scotland High School students hyped up the crowd during their homecoming parade through downtown ...



SHS graduation Saturday  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG— Scotland High School's Class of 2017 is set to walk across the stage and receive diplomas Saturday morning. A total of 327 seniors will end ...



Two arrested in first shooting of 2019  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Two individuals have been arrested in connection with the shooting that killed 86-year-old Darrell Bridger on Jan. 2 near downtown ...



Scotland High celebrates homecoming  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland High School's homecoming parade should bring hundreds to the downtown area in support of Fighting Scots football. The parade is ...



'A pretty good way to graduate': The road to the 2006 state baseball title  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The date was Saturday, June 3, 2006. The next day, Scotland High School's baseball team would win the 4A state championship. But if you ...



Douglas Yongue, local educator and state representative, passes away  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland County lost one of its shining stars Thursday with the passing of Douglas Y. Yongue at Scotland Memorial Hospital just one day after ...



Hurricane Florence blows in at No. 1  Laurinburg Exchange

The East Coast took a hard hit from Hurricane Florence in mid-September — wind, rain, and flooding was predicted and occurred when the storm came ...



New appointment  Laurinburg Exchange

Courtesy photo LaTanta McCrimmon, standing with Rep. Garland Pierce, is the newly appointed deputy legislative director for Gov. Roy Cooper. In this role ...



Scotland business owner named RichmondCC Foundation's Citizen of the Year  Laurinburg Exchange

Hamlet, N.C. (March 11, 2019) – Richmond Community College's Foundation has named local business owner and long-time college supporter Dean Nichols ...



Hundreds attend, enjoy LaurelFest  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The weather cooperated for festival-goers Saturday at the 17th annual LaurelFest. During the open ceremony, the LaurelFest committee ...



Spring Hill Middle on the way to become STEM school  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Despite being a few years behind Carver Middle School in becoming a STEM School, Spring Hill Middle School is expected to catch up in the ...



Scotland seniors graduate  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG —For Carrie Dean, Saturday's graduation from Scotland High School is not the end of a chapter in her life or the lives of her fellow students.



Still no vice-chair for BOE  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The vote for Scotland County Board of Education vice-chair is still at a standstill after Monday night's meeting. Like the first vote in December…



Red carpet to roll out for 'Night to Shine'  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — On Feb. 8, volunteers for Tim Tebow's Night to Shine prom will roll out the red carpet for those with special needs who are age 14 and above at ...



Cancer Survivors Day celebration is Friday  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG – Scotland Cancer Treatment Center is hosting their annual Cancer Survivor's Day celebration on Friday. This Cancer Survivors Day Celebration ...



Scotland High School seniors receive over $2.5 million in scholarships  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Seniors at Scotland High School were awarded millions of dollars in scholarships during the school's annual Senior Awards program.



Scotland County Schools receives multi-million dollar grant  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland County Schools announced at its Board of Education meeting Monday that the district has received a more than $2.2 million grant to ...



Florence has Scotland's attention  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — As Hurricane Florence continues to huff and puff its way toward the Carolinas, officials in Laurinburg and Scotland County are stepping up…



McKoy and Wilson sign to play football at Ramah  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Joseph McKoy and Isaiah Wilson, two members of the small senior class that helped lead Scotland's football team on an improbable run to its ...



Hargrave: SHS students had gun on campus  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Authorities have charged two Scotland High School students with having a gun on campus, school officials said. One of the student's parents ...



Officers get sworn in  Laurinburg Exchange

Courtesy photo The Laurinburg Police Department held a swearing in ceremony for officers Jamar Alford, Jonathan Williams, Heather Quick and Jahlil Alford ...



School lawyer: No referendum need  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The attorney for the Scotland County school system said the financing plan for school consolidation does not need referendum.



Traveling along Scotland County's 'hidden gem'  Laurinburg Exchange

There are often some things we all take for granted, but then we realize that some of them are not commonly known to many. As an example last weekend…



Habitat gets huge boost from state for Roof Repair Ministry  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — On Wednesday, Chris Carpenter put his signature on perhaps the most important document of his professional career — and agreement with ...



Brianna Nicole Stanley: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  Heavy.com

Brianna Nicole Stanley is a North Carolina teacher charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old student.



Despite the heat Optimist Plate Sale brought out volunteers and customers alike  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The weather may have been warm Wednesday, but that didn't stop volunteers nor those looking for a bite to eat from coming to the annual ...



Scotland Early College High School grads told to 'list possibilities'  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — For Alaina Alford, it was a tough balancing act. Speaking at Saturday's graduation of Scotland Early College High School, the Class of 2018…



Summer meal program begins Monday  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Summer Meals Program begins on Monday — but volunteers are still needed to help feed the youth of the county.



Ambulance involved in accident  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — A Braveheart Medical Transport ambulance that was carrying a patient was in an accident with another car early on Tuesday afternoon.



Cascades welcomes Cooper and new jobs  Laurinburg Exchange

WAGRAM — More jobs are coming to Scotland County and Gov. Roy Cooper joined Cascades in the announcement of the project on Tuesday morning.



'Rock This Town'  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — A blast from the past filled the room at Scotch Meadows Country Club during the “Rock This Town” 1960s-style fundraiser sponsored by ...



Scotland schools to offer summer camps for STEM, CTE  Laurinburg Exchange

Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Scotland County Schools will be offering an eight-day Passport to STEM summer camp to rising fifth graders who ...



Scotland grad named president at Pfeiffer  Laurinburg Exchange

MISENHEIMER — A 1995 graduate of Scotland High School has taken the reins as the 11th president of Pfeiffer University near Charlotte. Dr. Scott Bullard…



Satterfield named interim Scotland High School principal  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG – Cory Satterfield, an assistant superintendent with Scotland County Schools, has been named the interim principal at Scotland High School for ...



Good grades help earn new car  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — It was hard for Scotland High School sophomore Jhamari Smith to smile any bigger after it was announced Thursday afternoon that he had ...



JROTC cadets celebrate at annual Military Ball  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The Scotland High SChool JROTC held its annual Military Ball at The Highlands in Laurinburg on Saturday, and presented numerous awards ...



Laurinburg fireworks show at Scotland High  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The city of Laurinburg will host its annual Fourth of July celebration at Scotland High School's Pate Stadium on Monday.



Two local cloggers dance in London  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Two Scotland County natives got to put on their dancing shoes and clog on the cobblestone streets in London for New Year's Day.



Scotland County Sheriff names new chief deputy  wpde.com

Scotland County Sheriff Ralph Kersey has promoted Captain Eddie Smith to the position of chief deputy. Lloyd Goins resigned from the position two weeks ago ...



Robots inspire 'beautiful thing'  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Hoping to inspire the next great innovator or just a love of technology, Scotland County Schools held the second annual Robotics Showcase.



Scotland County schools prepare for new year  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG —The new school year does not kick off until Monday, but a bunch of nine graders got their first taste of what high school life will be like.



Scotland loses a beloved community member  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG Though she may not have been born and raised in the South, Keiko Fore was the epitome of Southern grace and hospitality, according to those ...



Principal to leave Scotland High School for Shaw Academy  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland High School principal Greg Batten has accepted the principal position at Shaw Academy, school officials announced Friday.



Coach Richard Bailey Show kicks off new season  Laurinburg Exchange

Scotland High School football coach Richard Bailey previews the season during his radio show at Jerry's on Monday. Bailey said he is optimistic about the future ...



Fighting Scots in unfamiliar territory  Laurinburg Exchange

Scotland defenders bring down Marlboro County quarterback Elijah Blair on Friday. Scotland entered its bye week with a 1-2 record, and head coach Richard ...



Please don't kid yourselves, this can happen here  Laurinburg Exchange

It happened again. We knew it would; it was just a matter of time. Earlier this month, a longtime city employee opened fire inside a municipal building in the…



Veterans Day celebration is a success  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Rainy weather could not stop the pride of local veterans and residents who gathered at the National Guard Armory to celebrate Veterans Day ...



Scots awarded for spirit  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland High School was presented with the ABC 15 WPDE Spirit Award — the first North Carolina recipient to win the award since the ...



Scotland drop-out rate hits third year low; best in region  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland County is one of six districts in the state to see a significant decrease in the number of high school drop outs over the last three years.



Schools May Not Have To Make Up Any Days For Florence  WUNC

State lawmakers say they are drafting a bill to help schools deal with all the missed days they are having due to Hurricane Florence. Some schools in the.



Local school progress steady and slow  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — A snapshot of how Scotland County Schools are performing reveals steady student growth but continued shortcomings in overall performance.



Red Cross prepares for hundreds  Laurinburg Exchange

Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange The American Red Cross officially opened the doors to Scotland High School as a shelter on Thursday morning and ...



Dedicated to athletics  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — David Johnson's life has always centered around sports, so it seemed like the logical next step to become the athletic director at Scotland ...



Shooting kills Laurinburg man, suspect arrested  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Many in Scotland County woke Thursday to learn of a deadly shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon, but by afternoon Laurinburg ...



SAU wrestling camp coming soon  Laurinburg Exchange

St. Andrews University's wrestling program will host a fitness day camp from July 8-11. The registration fee is $160 per participant. Boys and girls from…



Tester: Scots begin summer workouts  Laurinburg Exchange

High school football is back. That might be music to some of your ears. It certainly is for a group of young men at Scotland High who are hungry for a shot at…



Relay For Life event heats up Pate Stadium  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG —Saturday dawned clear and warm, then turned steamy as the day's temperatures rose into the low 90s and the heat index even higher. But the ...



Previous Local artist creates fun and relaxation through earrings  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Art and science might seem like two subjects on complete opposite sides of the spectrum, but for one local artist they come together perfectly ...



CTE students get 'signed'  Laurinburg Exchange

Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Scotland High School held a CTE (Career Technical Education) Signing Day on Wednesday for seven students.



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