News

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits available for Scotland County residents 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 11/08/2016
A request for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits for North Carolina households impacted by Hurricane Matthew was approved for eight additional counties including Scotland County. Assistance will help individuals who are not current... read more
 

Thank you to a community that comes together 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 11/02/2016
By Kevin Patterson, County Manager The effects of Hurricane Matthew are fresh in our minds. Power outages inconvenienced some people while others found their homes and possessions devastated by flooding and storm damage. Recovery will be slow but ... read more
 

Academic opportunities expand 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 10/03/2016
Growth and making more academic opportunities available were themes shared by all presenters at the September 23 Education Forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Scotland County Schools Superintendent Ron Hargrave said the drop out rate... read more
 

D.C. visit a plus for the community 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 09/19/2016
A letter of support from Congressman Richard Hudson helped bring about a positive notification from the FAA for a local economic development project application. That was one of several good things that came out of a recent visit to Washington,... read more
 

United Way grant helps purchase football helmets 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 09/14/2016
Parks and Recreation purchased 85 new football helmets for the youth program thanks to a $6,500 grant from United Way of Scotland County. “With all of the focus recently on brain injuries, concussion protocols and safety of the sport we felt it... read more
 

Library celebrates 75 years of service 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 08/23/2016
Scotland County Memorial Library will celebrate its 75th birthday August 28. That’s the official birthday. Unofficially, the library is several years older than that. In the late 1930s, the first public library in Scotland County was established ... read more
 

Health Department awarded re-accreditation status 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 08/18/2016
The Health Department has again been awarded the status of Re-Accreditation along with 10 other health departments by the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation Board. North Carolina is the first State in the country to mandate... read more
 

Cascades donates property to Scotland County 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 07/20/2016
Cascades Inc., a North American leader in the recovery, manufacturing and converting of green packaging and tissue paper products, donated a portion of the vacant land near its tissue converting facility in Wagram. The land will be transformed... read more
 

It's hurricane season, and it only takes one 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 07/19/2016
Hurricane forecasts on weather-based websites might be confusing. Predictions vary. None appear to be in agreement. “It depends on whose website you look at as to what’s going to happen,” said EMS Director Roylin Hammond. “The bottom line with... read more
 

Kristen Patterson named Health Director 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 06/30/2016
Kristen Patterson has been selected by the Scotland County Board of Health to assume the responsibilities of Scotland County Health Director effective August l. Patterson is a Scotland County native who currently resides in Hoke County where she ... read more
 
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