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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 ...



More than 75 in shelter at Scotland High  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Dozens are taking advantage of the shelter at Scotland High put in place by the American Red Cross to ride out Hurricane Florence. More than ...



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 ...



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…



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.



Scotland High athletics to hold tryouts/practices  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland High School athletics will be holding tryouts and practices starting Monday.The schedule is as follows:



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 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 ...



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…



Curfew hours change as EOC asseses county damages  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Focus now turns to community and county recovery in Scotland County as the Emergency Operation Center changes curfew hours and helps ...



'We'll love this man forever'  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Courageous. Uplifting. Kind. Strong.Those words were echoed by those in attendance at Scotland High School's auditorium on Wednesday ...



They've got spirit, yes they do  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The gymnasium floor at Scotland High School was filled with the county's next generation of cheerleaders on Thursday. Girls…



Powering through the storm  Laurinburg Exchange

Scotland running back Joseph McKoy (2) lines up next to quarterback Tyler Barfield during a game earlier this season. McKoy said the Fighting Scots “wanted to ...



Fighting Scots gear up for jamborees  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The Fighting Scots will compete in back-to-back jamborees next week — the BSN Sports Cumberland County Schools Football Jamboree ...



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…



Four Scotland alums head to Celebration Bowl  Laurinburg Exchange

GREENSBORO — Four former Scotland High School football players will make the trip with North Carolina A&T to the Celebration Bowl on Saturday at…



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.



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'.



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

Courtesy photo A kayaker makes his way down the Lumber River on Saturday during the Sunburnt Boys/Sunburnt Girls Lumbee River Experience fundraising ...



Welcome to Scotland  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — While school starts on Monday, Aug. 27 for students, teachers will already be two weeks into their year.Orientation for new teachers began ...



Rotary Club hosts Oban, Scotland, students  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Murray Hamilton first came to America in 1998 as part of the annual student-exchange program between Scotland High School in Laurinburg ...



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…



Fighting Scots homecoming parade  Laurinburg Exchange

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



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 County, ...



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, ...



Middle schools to host sports camps  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Carver and Spring Hill middle schools will be offering sports camps over the next several weeks. The camps are open to students in ...



Clear book bag policy at Scotland County schools  Spectrum News

SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC -- For the 2018-2019 school year, all students grades K-12 must have a clear book bag in one North Carolina county.



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 loses a beloved community member  Laurinburg Exchange

Courtesy photo Keiko Fore and her older sister Michiko were at school when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Fore was 12-years-old at the ...



Shelter evacuated due to flooding  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The area saw record flooding Sunday as Tropical Storm Florence held a steady rain over the county, leading to the opening of a secondary…



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 ...



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 ...



Residents march for gun safety  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — If there is safety in numbers, a group of Scotland County residents hope their march and hundreds of others around the country with draw…



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 ...



Warmer weather awaits Scotland on Friday night  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The Scotland football team might save some money on hand warmers when it travels to Fayetteville to take on Pine Forest in a third-round…



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



Scots wrap spring practice  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — May showers put a damper on the Fighting Scots 10 days of Spring practice, which wrapped up on Friday.Scotland head coach Richard Bailey ...



Untitled  Laurinburg Exchange

Break-inLAURINBURG — The daughter of a resident of Hall Street reported to the police department Tuesday that unknown persons had broken into the home.



King and Queen  Laurinburg Exchange

Brandon Tester | The Laurinburg ExchangeScotland High School celebrated its 2018 Homecoming Week and the varsity football team took on Lumberton on ...



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.



Two Scots out for season with injuries  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The Scotland High School football team's Twitter account confirmed on Tuesday that starting quarterback Bruce Wall and linebacker Josh…



Scotland's AAU basketball  Laurinburg Exchange

Courtesy photo Scotland Hornets' AAU basketball players Morgan Thompson and Kabori Simons work on dribbling the ball with one hand during practice on ...



Reeves heads to the beach  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland High School senior Darian Reeves might not have cracked a smile as he signed to play college football but sitting to his right his…



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.



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…



Florence rain forces Laurinburg residents to evacuate  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The Emergency Operations Center has all hands on deck Sunday morning as the rain continues to cause flooding and evacuations.



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.



‘Why not us?’: Scots aim for storybook ending  The Fayetteville Observer

LAURINBURG — Richard Bailey's book will feature "a few chapters” about the 2018 Scotland High School football team.The Scots' seventh-year head coach ...



Smith signs with Shaw  Laurinburg Exchange

Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Scotland High School senior Khalil Smith, center, signed to play football with Shaw University on Thursday.



NAACP continues annual school supply giveaway  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Going on its 18th year, the NAACP is bringing back its annual “Back to School, Stay in School” event to make sure local students…



Schools to require clear backpacks in 2018-19  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland County school officials will implement increased safety measures across the district for the 2018-19 school year.



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 ...



Mother suspected in baby's death  Laurinburg Exchange

CHESTERFIELD, S.C. — The mother who reported that her baby was missing before the child was found dead, is a Scotland High School graduate.



School system elaborates on bookbag mandate  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Since making the decision last week to require students in all grades to carry clear bookbags beginning next month, the school system has…



Scots celebrate winter/spring seasons  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland High School hosted its annual combined winter and spring sports banquet Monday night, where coaches from 13 sports honored ...



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…



Bell breaks Scotland quarterback rushing record  Laurinburg Exchange

Amber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Fighting Scots quarterback Warren Bell broke Scotland High School's single-game quarterback rushing record on Friday ...



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 ...



Long-time educator dies  Laurinburg Exchange

LAUREL HILL — Long-time educator and recent recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award, James H. Alford, has passed away. Alford, 70, passed away ...



Lady Scots softball gets rolling  Laurinburg Exchange

Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange The 2018 Lady Scots softball team, front row from left, Kandon Luquer, Mason Roberts, Macie Gibson and Katie ...



Local resident opens up shelter  Laurinburg Exchange

MARSTON — The American Red Cross's shelter at Scotland High School isn't the only shelter in the county being opened up.Bo Frizzell…



Bowling teams strike right balance  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — In their first season the Scotland High School bowling teams advanced to the North Carolina High School state bowling championships last ...



Red Cross prepares for hundreds  Laurinburg Exchange

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



Students get chance at All-state band  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Two Scotland High School band students got the chance to try out for the NC All-State Band.Being a part of the All-State Band is one of the…



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 ...



Relay event looms on Sept. 8  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG —Organizers and volunteers are hard at work preparing for the 2018 version of the annual Scotland County Relay For Life.



Consolidation behind schedule  Laurinburg Exchange

Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange The three additions at Sycamore Lane Elementary School still had workers on site after 5 p.m. on Thursday.



School supply giveaway Saturday  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — With the 2017-18 school year right around the corner, the Scotland County branch of the NAACP will be hosting its annual Back-to-School…



Teen finds voice through art  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — At the age of just 6 years old, a quiet boy began drawing and developed a skill that has painted at bright picture of what his future may…



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 ...



Nine candidates file for Scotland offices on first day  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG- Candidates for sheriff, county commissioner and school board were among the nine people to announce for local offices on Monday, the first day ...



Williams participates in East-West All-Star game  Laurinburg Exchange

Courtesy photo Scotland graduate Chris Williams represented the Fighting Scots on Wednesday in Greensboro as part of the 70th annual East-West All-Star ...



Smith ready to soar with Eagles  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland High School senior Manny Smith was all smiles as he signed his letter to play Division I college football for North Carolina Central…



Butler signs with Methodist University  Laurinburg Exchange

Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Scotland High School senior Anthony Butler signed with Methodist University on Wednesday to play college ...



Scots kick off jamborees  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The Fighting Scots will compete in back-to-back jamborees Wednesday and Thursday — the BSN Sports Cumberland County Schools ...



Pratt heads to Fayetteville  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Senior Mylasia Pratt admitted she had come a long way since her days at Spring Hill Middle School and she had her grandparents…



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.



SHS Bagpiper restaurant partners with growers  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The Bagpiper Restaurant at Scotland High School and staffed by students hoping to join the culinary field is partnering with local growers to…



Luquer, Dixon named Athletes of the Year  Laurinburg Exchange

Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Scotland High School seniors Kandon Luquer and Trey Dixon received the Female and Male Athlete of the Year ...



Crash tries to make impact  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Laurinburg Police Department is hoping to make the public aware of the dangers of impaired driving and not wearing seat belts in a ...



Anchor convention focuses on service  Laurinburg Exchange

GREENSBORO —Members of the Scotland High School Anchor Club — Ali Andrews, Portia Driggers and Zariah Ocean — recently attended the Charter…



Laurinburg honors senior care  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — As young students from Christ The Cornerstone Academy performed songs and recited Scriptures, their elderly audience smiled broadly ...



Bell inks with Lenoir-Rhyne  Laurinburg Exchange

Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Scotland High School senior Warren Bell was joined by his family on National Signing Day as he penned his letter ...



Scotland County students remember Parkland with Walkup  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Rather than protesting, students at Scotland High School and Scotland Early College will be proactive during today'.



Johnson named Clinton head coach  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Fighting Scots defensive coordinator Cory Johnson accepted his first head coaching job on Monday at Clinton High School in Sampson ...



Scotland bowling teams aim for strikes  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland High School debuted its boys and girls bowling teams this winter season.In March, the Scotland County Schools Board of ...



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.



BOE chose experience over local  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The hiring of Eva DuBuisso of Raleigh as Scotland County School Board attorney by the Committee of the Whole wasn't unanimous…



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.



Scotland hosts first track meet  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The Scotland High School track teams the fourth Sandhills Athletic Conference meet on Wednesday at Pate Stadium.With home field ...



Scots defend their track  Laurinburg Exchange

Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange The Fighting Scots boy's track team honored its 10 seniors on Thursday in their final regular season meet.



Scotland school board urged to hire local attorney  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — The search for a school board attorney has yet to begin, but some are already advocating for Scotland County native Brandi Jones Bullock ...



SHS student arrested for drugs  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG – Police have arrested a Scotland High School student on drug charges.Javon Malloy, 18, of Pine Needle Circle, was arrested for possession ...



Man charged with DWI … for 13th time  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — A Laurinburg man has created a history of driving while intoxicated and getting his license revoked over the past 32 years. On Saturday…



Gibson, Tyson file for school board  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG- Two people filed Tuesday for seats on the Scotland County school board, according to the county Board of Elections.Incumbent Herman Tyson ...



Marcano signs with SCC  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Scotland High School senior Daly Marcano quickly signed his letter of intent to play college baseball on Wednesday before changing into ...



Principal candy cane  Laurinburg Exchange

Courtesy photoScotland High School Principal Brian Edkins arrived at school on Wednesday filled with the Christmas spirit, dressed in a red and white suit ...



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