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Grocery store suspect charged with felony

ROCKINGHAM — The suspect from a shooting inside Mill Road Grocery on Monday has been charged. Jeremy Austin Goins, 29, of Lee Sweatt Circle in Hamlet, has been charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and one misemedeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon.
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Gospel on Cronley deemed a success

LAURINBURG — The Living Water Christian Resources, LLC bookstore and the Total Women Outreach Ministry hosted a gospel singing event on Saturday to help raise money for their ministries and Event Coordinator Janie Adams said the event was a success. “We raised funds by making an Ad Book, getting donations...

Five charged with various drug crimes

LAURINBURG — The names of those arrested Friday in a search warrant that led to two Scotland County Sheriff’s Office deputies coming into contact with fentanyl has been released. According to Capt. Randy Dover, 45-year-old Amanda Starnes, 32-year-old Bryan Edwards, 20-year-old Tiana Mitchell, 29-year-old Thomas Phillips and 48-year-old Kevin Morgan...

Alternate Location for Charters of Freedom Proposed

County leaders have signaled their support to locate a permanent display housing replicas of America’s founding documents on the grounds of the new courthouse facility in Carthage. The selected site is easily accessible to the public and is “very appropriate,” Chairman Frank Quis said, noting similar Charters of Freedom settings...

FirstHealth mandates vaccines for employees, volunteers

PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas announced Wednesday that it has instituted a mandatory vaccination policy. The new policy requires all employees, medical staff, volunteers, students, agency staff and vendors to receive COVID-19 vaccines by Nov. 19, according to a press release. Mickey Foster, FirstHealth CEO, said the policy is...

Weather Forecast For Sanford

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Sanford: Wednesday, September 22: Showers And Thunderstorms Likely; Thursday, September 23: Slight chance of rain showers then sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Friday, September 24: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Saturday, September 25: Sunny during the

Mill Road shooting suspect expected to turn self in

ROCKINGHAM — A suspect in the shooting on Monday at the Mill Road Grocery stated his intent to turn himself in on Tuesday. Jeremy Austin Goins, 29, of Hamlet, has been in contact with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, he has not turned himself into authorities. Goins is the suspect in the shooting of Samantha Jo Smith, 23, of Hamlet. Smith sustained a wound to the leg.

Farmers market set for Saturday

LAURINBURG — The farmers market will be back in McDuffie Square on Saturday morning. The market will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the intersection of Atkinson and Railroad streets and through the walkthrough in downtown Laurinburg. “We’re hoping to have a good group of vendors and we’ve reached...

County Crime Report: Sept. 21

ROCKINGHAM — At 12:48 p.m., police responded to the Magistrate’s Office to serve a warrant for larceny, breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen goods, totaling $14,999. The Rockingham Police Department charged Jessica Michelle Edwards. Sept. 16. ROCKINGHAM — At 7:57 p.m., police responded to a...

Found Dog, White Husky in Aberdeen

Additional Comments Found on a run, no collar, sweet dog, followed me home so I am keeping her safe for the time being. Size/Weight of Pet Tiny (1-10 lb) Has Pet Been Scanned for Microchip? This can be done at a veterinarian's office or by animal control. Yes. APPEARANCE. Tail...

Lost Dog, Brown Bully Breed Puppy in Carthage

Street or Road Where Pet Lost Union church Rd. Additional Comments Chanel is a 5 month old bully. She is a tri chocolate colored . She went missing this morning I have a feeling someone took her , if I have to I will offer a reward. We would like out baby back.

We saw you recently …

… taking a break along Atkinson Street in Laurinburg. The Laurinburg Exchange will be looking for you at community events and random locations around Scotland County, and the ‘We saw you recently …’ photo will be presented each day. You might get caught by our cameras, and if you’d like an emailed copy of this photo, send an email request to [email protected] If you do that, you will win a free month’s subscription to The Laurinburg Exchange — so keep watching.

Pinehurst Hosts Top 70-And-Older Tennis Players

More than 550 tennis players from coast to coast came to Pinehurst last week to compete in the USTA National 70, 85 and 90 Clay Court Championships, an event the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club has hosted for more than 30 years. The 70-and-over singles draw had 68 players, and...

4-Day Weather Forecast For Hamlet

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Hamlet: Wednesday, September 22: Showers And Thunderstorms Likely; Thursday, September 23: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Friday, September 24: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Saturday, September 25: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight;

Dancing Through the Pandemic

The Sophisticated Ladies, a senior Rockette-style Dance Troupe, have rehearsed and performed through these pandemic times. In 2021, the dancers have performed at Penick Village Assisted Living, Quail Haven Skilled Nursing, Coventry House, Encore Theatre, and the Christian Women’s Connections brunch at Pinehurst Country Club. At the Encore Center, the...