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Scotland County/Laurinburg Fleeced in Huge Financial Scam

Big fish eat little fish, the strong prey upon the weak, and the knowledgeable quarry the ignorant. Scotland County’s dismal economic, education and health metrics are self-imposed, the result of poor choices made over decades. Some say we’ve gone down about as far down as we can go, but we’re …

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School Consolidation Discussion Misses the Mark

Laurinburg Mayor Matt Block’s recent article regarding Scotland County School’s consolidation, remodeling and new construction plans was well received by the community, but frankly, we thought it completely missed the mark. Mayor Block is not just a politician, he’s also a doctor of cardiology. Dr Block, like other medical professionals, …

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Housing Authority Utility Waiver?

Laurinburg City Council is proposing to give Housing Authority residents a Waiver from having to pay the City Utility’s ‘Electrical Connection Fee’. This ‘connection fee’ is actually a Security Deposit designed to help protect the Utility from irresponsible ratepayers who skip out without paying bills. Is it right that those …

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Mayor Block’s Crime Spree Continues

Laurinburg Mayor Matt Block’s crime spree continues unabated, at least according to some media pundits. Three recent motor vehicle citations for speeding, reckless driving and wanton disregard can now be added to Doctor Block’s lengthy Rap Sheet which includes being a cardiologist, a purported federal tax scofflaw and a rumored …

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