Scotland County

Scotland is one of 100 North Carolina counties. We are in last place in virtually every category. We have the highest unemployment rate, the lowest per capita income, lowest educational achievement, highest crime rate and second worst health rating. It’s not a pretty picture.

The good news is, this unenviable record can be reversed. The key rests right in our own pocket, but we must be willing to reach in, grab it, insert it into the lock and turn it. No one can or will do this for us.

Our future is within us!

We Support Our Police

Laurinburg Police recently arrested several subjects following a month’s long investigation into a Vance Street convenience store suspected of selling synthetic marijuana, known as Spice. Dealing in, selling or promoting illegal substances is never wise. Doing so from a convenience store appears just plain stupid. Any perceived value will now …

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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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County Considering Tax Rate Reduction

Experienced carnival operators know how to play the ‘shell game’. No matter how hard you try, or how many times you play, you never win. It’s no different when government sets out to separate you from your hard earned money. Scotland County Manager Kevin Patterson previously stated that he would …

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Ward Named Scotland County Economic Development Director

Local resident Mark Ward has been appointed Director of the Scotland County Economic Development Corporation. Ward presently serves as Vice President of First Bank’s Laurinburg Branch. He’s an area native and UNC graduate. With a strong background in Finance and depth of local experience, Ward can be expected to demonstrate …

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Scotland County’s New School

Public education is undergoing increasing scrutiny. America spends more per pupil on K-12 education than any other developed nation, yet, despite such taxpayer generosity, American students score at the very bottom, as measured by internationally recognized standards. Scotland County schools rank near the bottom in North Carolina. Educators’ solutions have …

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CarolinaCrossroads.news Launches

Carolina Crossroads News is a locally owned and operated Free online digital media serving Scotland County. Viewers are encouraged to comment, submit articles, opinions, videos, short stories, art, recipes, notice of community events, etc. Don’t feel you need to be a journalist either. Writing skills not everything you’d wish? We’re …

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Scotland County North Carolina Property Taxes on the Rise

Many Scotland County North Carolina property owners are opening mailboxes to discover a ‘Notice of Real Property Assessed Value’ increase. The good news is: Your property is growing in value (at least, that’s what the Assessor says). The bad news is: higher property tax bills are on the way. How …

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