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Monday a time to remember price they paid

“All gave some, but some gave all.” — Unknown 1.32 million. That is the number of Americans who have died fighting for this country — and the ones who are being honored this Memorial Day weekend, which should not be confused with Veterans Day, a day to recognize the service of all our veterans. To put that number in persp

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Marlon Rafael McPhatter has earned his doctorate in sports management from the College of Education at Florida State University.
McPhatter is the son of Eunice Campbell and the stepson of Charles Campbell. He is the grandson of the late Andrew and Viola S. Cureton and a member of Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

McPhatter receives Ph.D

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Marlon Rafael McPhatter has earned his doctorate in sports management from the College of Education at Florida State University. McPhatter is the son of Eunice Campbell and the stepson of Charles Campbell. He is the grandson of the late Andrew and Viola S. Cureton and a member of Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Towns pause on Monday to honor nation's war dead

ST. PAULS — All gave some, but Memorial Day is about those who gave all. The holiday, anchored on the final Monday in May, is rooted in Decoration Day, which was established shortly after the Civil War as a way to commemorate the 620,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who lost their lives in battle. Decoration Day expanded to include casual

Second annual trail ride for St. Jude on tap

WHITE LAKE — The second annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride & Lunch will take place Saturday in the Bladen Lakes State Forest at Singletary Loop Trail just off N.C. 53 East near White Lake from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Event Coordinator JoAnn Nunnery said all horses participating in the event must have a negative Coggins test. Cost of ri

LAURINBURG — Toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children all put their pedals to the pavement on Friday morning in support of two local children badly injured in a car accident in April.
It was the first Trike-A-Thon fundraiser held at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church which raised money to directly benefit a specific family. In the more th

Pedals to the pavement

LAURINBURG — Toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children all put their pedals to the pavement on Friday morning in support of two local children badly injured in a car accident in April. It was the first Trike-A-Thon fundraiser held at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church which raised money to directly benefit a specific family. In the more th

County discusses garbage, water fees

LAURINBURG — Hammering down the details of the 2015-2016 budget on Friday, the Scotland County Board of Commissioners discussed a solid waste availability fee and an increase in water rates that may be implemented in the coming year. Continuing a trend that has for several years running elicited warning letters from the state treasurer, the

LAURINBURG — Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Laurinburg Alumnae Chapter, celebrated May Week on May 17 with a luncheon held at the A.B. Gibson Center in Laurinburg. During the annual event, academic scholarships were awarded to graduating high school seniors from the Chapter's service area.
Recipients were Lyric McPhaul of Red Springs High

Sorority alumnae present scholarships

LAURINBURG — Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Laurinburg Alumnae Chapter, celebrated May Week on May 17 with a luncheon held at the A.B. Gibson Center in Laurinburg. During the annual event, academic scholarships were awarded to graduating high school seniors from the Chapter's service area. Recipients were Lyric McPhaul of Red Springs High

E'town firefighters respond to house fire

ELIZABETHTOWN _- The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 234 Sand Pit Road on Thursday. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy fire showing from the rear of single family dwelling. After an initial scene size-up by the fire department incident commander, it was determined that an offensive fire attack mode wou

UNC gets notice of allegations

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA connected to the school's academic fraud scandal. In a statement Friday, Chancellor Carol Folt and Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham said UNC is reviewing the “lengthy” notice and will release it publicly “as soon as possible” after reda

One of the most telling parts of the long debate on the House budget Thursday night and early Friday morning came in a discussion over an amendment offered by Rep. Marilyn Avila to end tax credits for renewable energy, the latest round of what has become a crusade against solar energy by the Tea Party right.
The majority of the House had the good

Status quo no reason to cheer

One of the most telling parts of the long debate on the House budget Thursday night and early Friday morning came in a discussion over an amendment offered by Rep. Marilyn Avila to end tax credits for renewable energy, the latest round of what has become a crusade against solar energy by the Tea Party right. The majority of the House had the good

Mēki Jacobs Graham, DNP, MSN/Ed, NP-C — a nurse practitioner who works for Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Bladen and Columbus counties —recently received her doctor of nursing practice degree with a focus on management and leadership from Gardner-Webb University.
The degree is the highest level of a terminal practice doctorate in nurs

LCFH nurse practitioner earns doctorate

Mēki Jacobs Graham, DNP, MSN/Ed, NP-C — a nurse practitioner who works for Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Bladen and Columbus counties —recently received her doctor of nursing practice degree with a focus on management and leadership from Gardner-Webb University. The degree is the highest level of a terminal practice doctorate in nurs

Remembering doesn't require grand gesture

As evident by the number of cars that will be found on our highways this weekend, for many whose employers allow them the opportunity, Memorial Day marks the first unofficial day of summer — a day to celebrate in the backyard or at the beach, maybe in a bathing suit painted to resemble an American flag. For many more others, like those who h

Evers extends thanks for support of athletics

As athletic director at East Bladen High School, I would like to thank our Booster Club and all of our sponsors for making this such a successful sports season. A special thank you goes to Doll Priest for helping with the organization of our club as our treasurer and to Kathy Coates for getting all of our announcements to the media and parents. O

Crime report

Theft Summer Pait, of Carol Road, Pembroke, reported Thursday that she was robbed at gunpoint on Ayers Court in Lumberton of $500 in cash and $225 worth of medications, according to a police report.

ELIZABETHTOWN — The former Camp E-Tik-Etu has sprung back to life in the form of Southeastern Carolina Crossroads. The former site of an Eckerd-style youth camp is now home to a 42-day program for men who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse problems, said the Rev. David Chestnutt, director of the facility.
The facility is set to officially

Carolina Crossroads now taking applicants

ELIZABETHTOWN — The former Camp E-Tik-Etu has sprung back to life in the form of Southeastern Carolina Crossroads. The former site of an Eckerd-style youth camp is now home to a 42-day program for men who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse problems, said the Rev. David Chestnutt, director of the facility. The facility is set to officially

AUSTIN, Texas — Seniors Collins Cuthrell and Zade Denton added their names to a prestigious list of former players from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Thursday afternoon as the standout infielders were selected to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's All-America Team, the organization announced.
Thursday's

Cuthrell, Denton earn All-American honors for UNCP

AUSTIN, Texas — Seniors Collins Cuthrell and Zade Denton added their names to a prestigious list of former players from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Thursday afternoon as the standout infielders were selected to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's All-America Team, the organization announced. Thursday's

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — A 2013 Scotland High School graduate has completed training as a Tactical Data Systems Administrator MOS 5974, earning a 99.31 percent final average and a meritorious mast award from the United States Marine Corps.
Lance Cpl. Austin Carlyle completed his training at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twen

Carlyle graduates with honors from Marine Corps training course

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — A 2013 Scotland High School graduate has completed training as a Tactical Data Systems Administrator MOS 5974, earning a 99.31 percent final average and a meritorious mast award from the United States Marine Corps. Lance Cpl. Austin Carlyle completed his training at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twen

It's Memorial Day Weekend: A time to honor those who have served our country and given it all. It's also an opportunity to thank the veterans and their families who have served our country and provided us with the freedoms we enjoy, and take for granted, everyday. My thanks go out to all who have served, continue to serve and who are preparing to s

A holiday lobster named Jim

It's Memorial Day Weekend: A time to honor those who have served our country and given it all. It's also an opportunity to thank the veterans and their families who have served our country and provided us with the freedoms we enjoy, and take for granted, everyday. My thanks go out to all who have served, continue to serve and who are preparing to s

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. — Family Nurse Practitioner Gail Cain, who has provided medical care to Bennettsville community members for the past 15 years, has joined the staff of Scotland Health Care Center, a family practice facility on US 15-401 bypass.
The practice also includes Dr. David Howell, Dr. Jadene Lowry, and Family Nurse Practitioner Gy

Longtime practitioner joins Scotland Health's Bennettsville practice

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. — Family Nurse Practitioner Gail Cain, who has provided medical care to Bennettsville community members for the past 15 years, has joined the staff of Scotland Health Care Center, a family practice facility on US 15-401 bypass. The practice also includes Dr. David Howell, Dr. Jadene Lowry, and Family Nurse Practitioner Gy

FAIRMONT — Going into Friday night's game against Fairmont High School, Midway baseball coach Jason Fussell knew his team would have to come out with a chip on its shoulder — especially since they beat the Golden Tornadoes by a single run en route to a state title last season.
“We felt like (Fairmont) was the team to beat because

Fairmont goes out fighting

FAIRMONT — Going into Friday night's game against Fairmont High School, Midway baseball coach Jason Fussell knew his team would have to come out with a chip on its shoulder — especially since they beat the Golden Tornadoes by a single run en route to a state title last season. “We felt like (Fairmont) was the team to beat because





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