News

FY 2017 budget approved 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 06/30/2016
The FY 2017 budget approved June 27 by the Board of Commissioners provides a one percent COLA for all County employees effective with the pay period that begins July 16. Additionally, about one-third of employees will receive step increases... read more
 

Bryan Graham named Parks and Recreation Director 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 06/17/2016
Bryan Graham will assume the responsibilities of Parks and Recreation Director effective July 6. Graham comes to Scotland County from the Town of Pembroke, where he served as Director of Parks and Recreation since October 2008. During his tenure ... read more
 

Joint statement released regarding school expansion and news school construction 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 06/03/2016
It is the responsibility of the Scotland County Board of Commissioners and the Scotland County Board of Education to ensure that the educational environment for children, teachers and support staff is economically sustainable, safe and enhances the... read more
 

Commissioners visit State lawmakers 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 05/25/2016
Commissioners Carol McCall, Whit Gibson and Guy McCook and County Manager Kevin Patterson spent the day in Raleigh visiting with Senator Tom McInnis and Representatives Garland Pierce and Ken Goodman. The visit was part of County Assembly Day,... read more
 

Tour may boost economic investment 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 05/24/2016
Site selection consultants paid a visit to Scotland and four other participating counties to see what the region has to offer in industrial and business expansion opportunities. Scotland, Anson, Moore, Montgomery and Richmond counties and North... read more
 

Tax Aide service at library continues to grow 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 05/16/2016
With a significant uptick in the number of people using the free income tax service made available through AARP Tax Aide and Scotland County Memorial Library the option of expanding the service next year to three days a week to include Saturdays has ... read more
 

Report to the People spotlights community service 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 05/12/2016
Cooperative Extension staff might be small in number but their impact in the community is huge. In 2015-2016, the staff of six and one part-timer provided service and interacted with 13,850 citizens in a variety of educational events and visits. The ... read more
 

Dial 211 for referral to service agencies 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 04/26/2016
Free and easy access to health and human services, government agencies and disaster resources is just a three-digit phone call away at 211. 211 is administered by United Way in all 100 counties and operated 24/7 by two call centers, one in... read more
 

Spring Litter Sweep teams collect 2,600 pounds of trash 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 04/18/2016
Nearly 2,600 pounds of litter was collected along Scotland County roadsides during the 2016 Spring Litter Sweep April 4 to 9. The Young Professional Network was crowned King of the Mountain for picking up the most trash earning the title, a... read more
 

Mark Ward named Economic Development Director 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 04/08/2016
Laurinburg native and banker Mark Ward will take on the role of Economic Development Director effective May 2. A 1989 graduate of Scotland High School, Ward has worked in the Laurinburg banking industry since 1996, first with Wells Fargo... read more
 
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