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Abbi Overfelt

Position: Editor
E-Mail Address: aoverfelt@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 910-506-3023

Latest Stories by Abbi Overfelt

Moore County day care worker charged with felony child abuse

SOUTHERN PINES (AP) — Authorities in Moore County say a worker at a Southern Pines day care faces charges after a 10-month-old received a head injury. Multiple media outlets report 35-year-old Wendi Jean Hargrove of Aberdeen is charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious injury after police in Southern Pines began investigating report

LAURINBURG — A longtime educator who taught for more than a decade at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke died Friday following a short battle with cancer.
Anthony Ray Curtis, known as “Dr. Tony” to students of his Mass Communication courses, is remembered as someone who was always learning and sharing knowledge with oth

Longtime professor at UNC-Pembroke dies following illness

LAURINBURG — A longtime educator who taught for more than a decade at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke died Friday following a short battle with cancer. Anthony Ray Curtis, known as “Dr. Tony” to students of his Mass Communication courses, is remembered as someone who was always learning and sharing knowledge with oth

Teens shot during shoe exchange

LAURINBURG — A 14- and 15-year-old were shot on Sunday after a meeting with another teenager to exchange a pair of shoes went wrong, according to Laurinburg police. According to Assistant Police Chief Cliff Sessoms, the three met in a field between Terra Drive and the Northside Square Shopping Center at around noon, after agreeing on a socia

Denise Dunn, youth services librarian of Scotland Memorial Library, reads to preschool children at State Line Children's World on Monday. The reading is one of many activities planned at the school, and one of thousands planned across the United States, in celebration of National School Choice Week. State Line, located on Barnes Bridge Road, was fo

School choice week celebration

Denise Dunn, youth services librarian of Scotland Memorial Library, reads to preschool children at State Line Children's World on Monday. The reading is one of many activities planned at the school, and one of thousands planned across the United States, in celebration of National School Choice Week. State Line, located on Barnes Bridge Road, was fo

GOP question accountability for sheriff's office

LAURINBURG — At Monday night's meeting of the Scotland County Republican Party, featured speaker Rebecca Riggs was lauded for her work as Sheriff Ralph Kersey's campaign manager — and applauded for her ongoing duties as Kersey's administrative assistant. But Riggs, after presenting a brief overview of how she came to be involved with t

LAURINBURG — A Laurinburg resident and longtime educator who taught for more than a decade at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke died Friday following a short battle with cancer.
Anthony Ray Curtis, known as “Dr. Tony” to students of his Mass Communication courses and fellow professors alike, is remembered as someone wh

Professor remembered as having 'passion for education'

LAURINBURG — A Laurinburg resident and longtime educator who taught for more than a decade at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke died Friday following a short battle with cancer. Anthony Ray Curtis, known as “Dr. Tony” to students of his Mass Communication courses and fellow professors alike, is remembered as someone wh

LAURINBURG — On Thursday night, outgoing Laurinburg-Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce board chairman Nick Sojka informed the 300 organization members and supporters present at its annual meeting and awards banquet that, based on the evidence, the future for the area's business community holds promise.
“By every quantifiable meas

'Moving forward together'

LAURINBURG — On Thursday night, outgoing Laurinburg-Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce board chairman Nick Sojka informed the 300 organization members and supporters present at its annual meeting and awards banquet that, based on the evidence, the future for the area's business community holds promise. “By every quantifiable meas

Health Department budget on track

LAURINBURG — Though the Scotland County Health Department is running 10 percent behind on budgeted revenue collection, slight “under-spending” is keeping the books at a satisfactory 3 percent deficit, finance director Tim Martin told the Board of Health at Tuesday's regular meeting. “If we finish up at under 3 percent I'll

LAURINBURG — Days after what would have been the 86th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., hundreds remembered the nation's most influential civil rights leader on Monday by marching down Main Street to the tune of spirited gospel or filling the seats of Bright Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, where they were advised that the teachings

Remembering King

LAURINBURG — Days after what would have been the 86th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., hundreds remembered the nation's most influential civil rights leader on Monday by marching down Main Street to the tune of spirited gospel or filling the seats of Bright Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, where they were advised that the teachings

Freezing rain in Laurinburg's forecast

LAURINBURG — While drizzle that falls today is not expected to cause any problems on Scotland County roads, colder temperatures and freezing precipitation could make for a dangerous Wednesday morning commute, according to the National Weather Service. The “worst-case scenario” is an ice accumulation of one-tenth of an inch, said

County schools, RCC on two-hour delay Wednesday

LAURINBURG — As temperatures and drizzle continued to fall through the afternoon, Scotland County Schools and Richmond Community College announced that Wednesday's classes would start two hours later than usual. According to the National Weather Service, any frozen participation that accumulates on Scotland County roads tonight will not thaw

Compromise keeps government open

All North Carolinians deserve to know when their local governments hold special meetings or plan public hearings. State lawmakers have a unique opportunity this year to preserve that right and save cities and counties some money in the process. Sometime after the 2015 regular session begins, Rep. Marilyn Avila, R-Wake, plans to introduce a comprom

LAURINBURG — In its first induction ceremony as a nationally recognized school organization, the Scotland High School Beta Club on Thursday imparted to more than 30 students the four keys of success: achievement, character, leadership and service.
After successfully completing its charter year, effectively a trial supervised by the organizat

Beta Club looks to grow leaders

LAURINBURG — In its first induction ceremony as a nationally recognized school organization, the Scotland High School Beta Club on Thursday imparted to more than 30 students the four keys of success: achievement, character, leadership and service. After successfully completing its charter year, effectively a trial supervised by the organizat

LAURINBURG — On a frigid Friday evening, 70 people huddled in front of Legion Park ensconced in blankets and holding cups of coffee and hot chocolate to their faces, anticipating a quick remedy for their frozen fingers.
Christmas trees collected by the city of Laurinburg this week, the evening's sacrificial offering, were piled 10 feet high

Blaze offers toasty fun

LAURINBURG — On a frigid Friday evening, 70 people huddled in front of Legion Park ensconced in blankets and holding cups of coffee and hot chocolate to their faces, anticipating a quick remedy for their frozen fingers. Christmas trees collected by the city of Laurinburg this week, the evening's sacrificial offering, were piled 10 feet high

LAURINBURG — With a pledge of more than $48,000 from Hanesbrands, of Laurel Hill, the United Way of Scotland County will be able for the first time in recent memory to start the new year ahead of its 2014 fundraising goal.
The Tuesday donation of $48,314 pushed the organization more than $13,000 above its campaign objective of $244,000, set

United Way meets goal

LAURINBURG — With a pledge of more than $48,000 from Hanesbrands, of Laurel Hill, the United Way of Scotland County will be able for the first time in recent memory to start the new year ahead of its 2014 fundraising goal. The Tuesday donation of $48,314 pushed the organization more than $13,000 above its campaign objective of $244,000, set





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