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Rescheduled meetings announced 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 01/30/2017
The Scotland County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) rescheduled its February 7 meeting to 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, at the Small Business Innovation Center, 16800 US 401 Bypass, Laurinburg. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss... read more
 

Mountaire adds 65 jobs and $45 million investment in Scotland County 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 01/24/2017
Scotland County Board of Commissioners Chair Carol McCall announced today that Mountaire Farms plans to increase their presence in NC with a Grain Mill to be located in Scotland County. Mountaire will add $44 million dollars of new investment while ... read more
 

Pittenger opens local office 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 01/24/2017
A member of U.S. Representative Robert Pittenger’s staff will be in Laurinburg Tuesdays for regular office hours to meet and assist citizens with federal issues. “Whether you have issues with Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, veteran’s... read more
 

Edmund Locklear named Athletic Programs Supervisor 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 01/09/2017
Edmund Locklear has joined Parks and Recreation as Athletic Programs Supervisor. He replaces Al Blades, who retired December 31, 2016. Locklear served as Facility Manager for Next Level Sports Academy in Pembroke. During his four-year tenure... read more
 

Travis Allen named Assistant to the County Manager 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 01/03/2017
Travis Allen, a Cherokee County native who earned a Masters in Public Administration from Western Carolina University, has been named Assistant to the Scotland County Manager, effective January 3, 2017. Allen served as a graduate assistant at... read more
 

Graham earns national certification in Parks and Recreation 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 12/22/2016
Parks and Recreation Director Bryan Graham is now a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) conveyed to him by the National Certification Board (NCB) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The CPRP certification is... read more
 

Library joins NC Cardinal consortium 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 12/22/2016
Scotland County Memorial Library is now a member of the NC Cardinal Library consortium, an alliance of North Carolina public libraries that share a common online catalog and integrated library system (ILS) that enables the sharing of resources among ... read more
 

DuPont Pioneer opens new warehouse 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 12/19/2016
DuPont Pioneer continued its decades-long partnership with Scotland County when it celebrated the opening of its offsite warehouse at Laurinburg-Maxton Airport. The 176,000-square-foot facility represents a $10 million investment in the... read more
 

Workforce training discussed during McInnis listening tour 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 12/16/2016
Creating jobs and lowering the unemployment rate was uppermost on the minds of elected officials when they met with Senator Tom McInnis. While paying a visit to the area as part of a listening tour, McInnis asked the group to share their greatest... read more
 

Job creation from new prospects, expansions continues strong in Scotland County 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 11/21/2016
Job creation, attracting new prospects and expanding current industrial operations is strong in Scotland County. In 2015 and 2016, industry invested $15 million in Scotland County and created 115 new jobs. Since 2009, industrial projects handled... read more
 
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