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Abbi Overfelt

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E-Mail Address: aoverfelt@civitasmedia.com
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LAURINBURG — A Scotland County man who last month gave authorities information that led to the bodies of Lonnie Patterson and Randy Hobbs has been charged in connection with their deaths.
Robert Johnson, 35, of Hargrave Street in Laurel Hill, was charged on April 2 with two counts of concealing a death and two counts of being part of a death

Scotland man charged in connection with 2 murders

LAURINBURG — A Scotland County man who last month gave authorities information that led to the bodies of Lonnie Patterson and Randy Hobbs has been charged in connection with their deaths. Robert Johnson, 35, of Hargrave Street in Laurel Hill, was charged on April 2 with two counts of concealing a death and two counts of being part of a death

LAURINBURG — Though passers-by will certainly miss receiving a hearty greeting from the “mayor” of McGirts Bridge Road, Joyce Pressley imagines that her father, Luke Harrington, is in his version of paradise, complete with live serenades by the Dixie Hummingbirds and access to peppermints and Durango chewing tobacco aplenty.
The

'Mayor of McGirts Bridge' dies at 100

LAURINBURG — Though passers-by will certainly miss receiving a hearty greeting from the “mayor” of McGirts Bridge Road, Joyce Pressley imagines that her father, Luke Harrington, is in his version of paradise, complete with live serenades by the Dixie Hummingbirds and access to peppermints and Durango chewing tobacco aplenty. The

Police cameras could address deeper problem

It baffles us how a police officer could shoot someone in the back. Not only how they could be so callous as to pull a trigger when a suspect is clearly not an immediate threat, but also how they thought they could get away with it. We are saddened and outraged by the latest incident in Charleston, South Carolina. We are heartened that it was swif

Board seeking assistant elections director

LAURINBURG — Following the resignation of Lindsey Adams, the Scotland County Board of Elections is again seeking an assistant elections director. The board announced the vacancy during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, saying Adams resigned on April 1 “for personal reasons.” A longtime Laurinburg resident, Adams was hired last June

PEMBROKE — Hayes Pond will not be sold by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina — at least anytime soon.
At a meeting Tuesday of the Lumbee Nation Tribal Programs Committee, its five members voted unanimously to keep the property, which is located in Scotland and Robeson counties, until a full study can be conducted. The committee's recom

No sale on Hayes Pond

PEMBROKE — Hayes Pond will not be sold by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina — at least anytime soon. At a meeting Tuesday of the Lumbee Nation Tribal Programs Committee, its five members voted unanimously to keep the property, which is located in Scotland and Robeson counties, until a full study can be conducted. The committee's recom

LAURINBURG — A Scotland County man who last month gave authorities information that led to the bodies of Lonnie Patterson and Randy Hobbs has been charged in connection with their deaths.
Robert Johnson, 35, of Hargrave Street in Laurel Hill, was charged Thursday with two counts of concealing a death and two counts of being part of a death,

Man, 35, charged in two deaths as probe continues

LAURINBURG — A Scotland County man who last month gave authorities information that led to the bodies of Lonnie Patterson and Randy Hobbs has been charged in connection with their deaths. Robert Johnson, 35, of Hargrave Street in Laurel Hill, was charged Thursday with two counts of concealing a death and two counts of being part of a death,

Sheriff's Lt. fired after accusations of domestic abuse

LAURINBURG — A Scotland County sheriff's lieutenant was fired this week after a domestic violence protection order was filed against him in civil court. James Robert Britt, a lieutenant in the patrol division, was terminated on Wednesday afternoon according to Sheriff Ralph Kersey. An ex-parte order, alleging physical and emotional abuse by

Zaxby's coming to Laurinburg this summer

LAURINBURG — By the end of this summer, Laurinburg should be home to an upscale fast-food eatery. Zaxby's, a chicken restaurant offering drive-thru and eat-in options that range from salads to sandwiches and wings, will be built near the intersection of X-Way Road and U.S. 401, according to Ben Fields, operating partner of MFAC, LLC, a group

LAURINBURG — Derek Cole, general manager of One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning based in Laurinburg, was recently honored with the Patriot Award by the National Guard.
This award is given to individual supervisors who assist employees serving in the National Guard or Reserve. Employers are recognized for providing benefits like flexible

Local business owner honored with National Guard award

LAURINBURG — Derek Cole, general manager of One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning based in Laurinburg, was recently honored with the Patriot Award by the National Guard. This award is given to individual supervisors who assist employees serving in the National Guard or Reserve. Employers are recognized for providing benefits like flexible

Georgia bureau takes probe to Scotland County

LAURINBURG — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has expanded its investigation into the murder of two men, whose badly decomposed bodies were found in a well on a private property last weekend, to Scotland County. Fingerprints helped to confirm the identity of one of the bodies found in Jeff Davis County, Georgia, as that of Lonnie Patterso

Cody Moody became the Laurinburg Police Department's newest patrolman on Thursday. Moody is a 2009 graduate of Purnell Swett High School and a 2013 graduate of Robeson Community College where he received his Basic Law Enforcement Training. Moody was joined by his mother and father Michael and Susan, and grandfather and grandmother Bobby and Linda d

Moody sworn in as Laurinburg officer

Cody Moody became the Laurinburg Police Department's newest patrolman on Thursday. Moody is a 2009 graduate of Purnell Swett High School and a 2013 graduate of Robeson Community College where he received his Basic Law Enforcement Training. Moody was joined by his mother and father Michael and Susan, and grandfather and grandmother Bobby and Linda d

LAURINBURG — The Scottish Pilot Club of Laurinburg presented BrainMinders to kindergarteners at Scotland County elementary schools this month.
BrainMinders is Pilot International's signature program to teach children about brain safety. BrainMinder Buddies Wise Old Owl, Gerald Giraffe, Penny Panda, Martin Monkey and Fiona Fox tell the childr

Scottish Pilots perform brain program

LAURINBURG — The Scottish Pilot Club of Laurinburg presented BrainMinders to kindergarteners at Scotland County elementary schools this month. BrainMinders is Pilot International's signature program to teach children about brain safety. BrainMinder Buddies Wise Old Owl, Gerald Giraffe, Penny Panda, Martin Monkey and Fiona Fox tell the childr

LAURINBURG — Information received by local authorities has led Georgia investigators to two badly decomposed bodies, one believed to be that of a Scotland County man reported missing last year.
According to Scotland County Sheriff's Capt. Mitch Johnson, the bodies were found after authorities received information from a man who turned himsel

Body could be that of county man

LAURINBURG — Information received by local authorities has led Georgia investigators to two badly decomposed bodies, one believed to be that of a Scotland County man reported missing last year. According to Scotland County Sheriff's Capt. Mitch Johnson, the bodies were found after authorities received information from a man who turned himsel

LAURINBURG — A Friday afternoon celebration held to commemorate 20 years of success for Habitat for Humanity's ReStore netted an additional $2,900 towards the cost of building and rehabilitating homes in Scotland County.
That total is $1,500 more than the store's average daily sales, said manager C.F. McDowell. Sales were boosted by a 20-per

ReStore celebration nets funds for Habitat

LAURINBURG — A Friday afternoon celebration held to commemorate 20 years of success for Habitat for Humanity's ReStore netted an additional $2,900 towards the cost of building and rehabilitating homes in Scotland County. That total is $1,500 more than the store's average daily sales, said manager C.F. McDowell. Sales were boosted by a 20-per

LAURINBURG — Putting a pen to paper on Friday afternoon, Laurinburg Mayor Tommy Parker signaled the start of Women's History Week, which will begin Monday.
But before he began, he praised the Rev. Essie Davis for her unsung efforts to organize events that bring the community together. One such event next week will be on Friday at noon at the

Proclamation signals start of Women's History Week

LAURINBURG — Putting a pen to paper on Friday afternoon, Laurinburg Mayor Tommy Parker signaled the start of Women's History Week, which will begin Monday. But before he began, he praised the Rev. Essie Davis for her unsung efforts to organize events that bring the community together. One such event next week will be on Friday at noon at the





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