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MLB round up: Verlander aims for 7th win in a row

Astros ace Justin Verlander has been as dominant as ever in his return from Tommy John surgery, going 6-1 with a 1.22 ERA in eight starts. Verlander has a 19-inning scoreless streak and hasn’t allowed a run in his last three outings. The 39-year-old righty didn’t pitch last season...
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Police investigating attempted sexual assault

LAURINBURG —Laurinburg Police are investigating an attempted sexual assault. Wednesday at 5:40 p.m., police responded to Scotland Memorial hospital after a 24 year old woman was attacked. According to a report from LPD, the woman was entering her vehicle and was attacked from behind. Police say the assailant, described...

Seahawks OTAs have different feel with no Wilson, Wagner

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For the past decade in Seattle, nearly every team drill and every team activity had No. 3 and No. 54 at the front of the line leading the way. That hasn’t been the case this offseason and that point was emphasized yet again Monday when the Seahawks moved into the next phase of offseason workouts. The Seahawks are no longer the team led by Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner, creating a decidedly new vibe to Seattle’s offseason program.

Cureton honored for always helping others

LAURINBURG — Annie Cureton loves children. She spent her entire career helping kids as a teacher, principal, and school administrator. Her impact on Scotland County made such an impact that on May 15, two of the women whose lives she’d played a key role in, Tracey Williams and Miriam Monroe organized a drive-by to celebrate Cureton.

Nurses give back to law enforcement

LAURINBURG —Carolina Hearts Home Care owner and agency director Brigitte Laney knows that law enforcement has a tough job. She’s not an officer, but her brother-in-law is a police officer in Pembroke. “Last year we were just in conversation, talking about how the police department wasn’t getting the...

Scotland Regional Hospice receives surprise donation

LAURINBURG — Each spring, Scotland Regional Hospice holds its annual golf tournament, a two-day charity golf event that raises funds used to provide care to the terminally ill and their families in the community. Since its inception 36 years ago, the hospice organization’s premier fundraiser has been sponsored each year by Eaton Golf Pride with Scotch Meadows Country Club playing host and has raised over $4.3 million for patient care.

Alonso’s HR in 10th lifts Mets past Cardinals 7-6

NEW YORK (AP) — Hours after the Mets learned Max Scherzer will join fellow ace Jacob deGrom on the injured list, Pete Alonso kept New York rolling with a two-run homer in the 10th inning for a 7-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Paul Goldschmidt tied...

McIlroy powers to a 65 for early lead at PGA Championship

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy was more interested in his own history in the majors than the peculiar heritage at Southern Hills on Thursday at the PGA Championship. Southern Hills has proven to be favorable to frontrunners. As for McIlroy, he has failed to break par in the opening round 15 times in the 27 majors he has played since winning his last one.

UNCP to launch new 3D printing summer program

PEMBROKE – The Office for Regional Initiatives at UNC Pembroke is launching a new 3D printing program this summer. The program will teach state-of-the-art printing techniques and allow participants to use professional-grade 3D printers and CAD/CAM software to explore the latest design process for prototyping and building solutions. The...

Woof…The Laurinburg Dog Park is now open

LAURINBURG ─ The Laurinburg Dog Park is open to the community and travelers. The Dog Park is located on the 401 Service Road in Laurinburg and offers plenty of room for dogs to stretch their legs after a long road trip and the city hopes it will bring more people into the local businesses off Hwy 74.

Mental health help in Scotland County

LAURINBURG — May is Mental Health Awareness month and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with reaching out for help. The staff at The Scotland County Family Counseling Center offers a look a what mental health services can do for anyone seeking a better quality of life. The center provides...