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BPA in Canned Goods

Bisphenol A or BPA is found in many everyday items we use. In addition to being suspected of causing cancer, it’s an estrogen mimicker which can cause the early onset of puberty in girls and feminization of males. Negative publicity has caused some manufacturers to eliminate BPA from products like …

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Automation = Fewer Jobs

Scotland County desperately needs jobs. An expensive new Economic Development Director was recently hired to ‘make it happen’. Previous directors failed to produce results. In today’s rapidly shifting employment environment this is going to be a daunting challenge. AI (artificial intelligence) driven automated robotics is progressing at an unimaginable pace …

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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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The One Thing that Can Save Us All! (Video)

Not all of us are old enough to remember President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Even fewer remember that Eisenhower earlier served as Supreme Allied Commander of European Theater Operations during World War 2. Ike was no slouch and he definitely wasn’t afraid to make waves. Ike’s great grand daughter Laura Eisenhower …

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