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Bring your voter ID to the polls 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 01/29/2016
When you go to the polls in 2016, be sure to bring your photo ID. This election you'll be asked to show an acceptable photo ID at the polls. When you go to the polls, bring your North Carolina driver's license or identification card, passport,... read more
 

Library sponsors free tax service 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 01/29/2016
Scotland County Memorial Library will sponsor free income tax preparation services through AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, a program that helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers have more discretionary income for everyday essentials, such as food and... read more
 

State accelerates two area road projects 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 01/11/2016
Two priority Scotland County transportation projects that weren't even on the radar earlier this year will see construction dates moved up as a result of the 2015 State budget signed by Governor Pat McCrory. The accelerated projects designed to... read more
 

DOT evaluates all-way stop at five points 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 12/29/2015
After receiving an update on the four-way stop at five points US 15-501 and NC 144, the Board of Commissioners agreed with an NCDOT recommendation to leave the all-way stop in place for one year so its success in preventing major accidents could be... read more
 

Sheriff establishes "exchange zone" 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 12/18/2015
Parking at the Sheriff Office/Jail facility at 212 Biggs Street has been designated as an "exchange zone" for online transactions and custodial exchanges. With the number of anonymous, online initiated transactions increasing, the Sheriff's... read more
 

What a difference a year makes at the ABC Store 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 12/18/2015
The ABC Store has a new look, and just in time for the holidays. With the exception of some cosmetic touch ups, no major work has been done to the store since it opened in 1969. That’s all changed. At a total cost of $121,479, the roof was... read more
 

Laurinburg/Scotland County becomes Certified Retirement Community 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 10/30/2015
Laurinburg/Scotland County was selected a North Carolina Certified Retirement Community by NC Commerce. It joins 12 other communities throughout the State with the distinction. A Certified Retirement Community works closely with NC Commerce as it ... read more
 

Al Blades receives Meritorious Service Award 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 10/26/2015
Al Blades spent the better part of four decades dedicated to improving sports and all that Parks and Recreation represent to children and families of Scotland County. For all the years of service, Blades received the highest honor from the North ... read more
 

Regional Response Team essential to County safety 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 09/11/2015
In smaller municipalities and rural areas, the capacity to respond to hazardous materials incidents is almost non-existent. That’s why Scotland County depends on a Regional Response Team (RRT) for assistance. Scotland County’s RRT is based in... read more
 

Frequently asked questions on availability fees answered 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 08/27/2015
County Manager Kevin Patterson responded to several of the most frequently asked questions about availability fees since they became effective July 1. Q. I live in the County and pay a hauler. Is this a double tax? A. You pay the hauler for... read more
 
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