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Abbi Overfelt

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

Latest Stories by Abbi Overfelt

LAURINBURG — “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
The Special Olympics Oath, spoken into a microphone by a North Laurinburg student, set the tone for the county's annual games held Tuesday at Scotland High School's Pate Stadium.
“You will watch some of the best kids you've ever seen…,

Special Olympians give 100 percent

LAURINBURG — “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” The Special Olympics Oath, spoken into a microphone by a North Laurinburg student, set the tone for the county's annual games held Tuesday at Scotland High School's Pate Stadium. “You will watch some of the best kids you've ever seen…,

LAURINBURG — A Scotland County man who last month gave authorities information that led to the bodies of Lonnie Patterson and Randy Hobbs has been charged in connection with their deaths.
Robert Johnson, 35, of Hargrave Street in Laurel Hill, was charged on April 2 with two counts of concealing a death and two counts of being part of a death

Scotland man charged in connection with 2 murders

LAURINBURG — A Scotland County man who last month gave authorities information that led to the bodies of Lonnie Patterson and Randy Hobbs has been charged in connection with their deaths. Robert Johnson, 35, of Hargrave Street in Laurel Hill, was charged on April 2 with two counts of concealing a death and two counts of being part of a death

LAURINBURG — Though passers-by will certainly miss receiving a hearty greeting from the “mayor” of McGirts Bridge Road, Joyce Pressley imagines that her father, Luke Harrington, is in his version of paradise, complete with live serenades by the Dixie Hummingbirds and access to peppermints and Durango chewing tobacco aplenty.
The

'Mayor of McGirts Bridge' dies at 100

LAURINBURG — Though passers-by will certainly miss receiving a hearty greeting from the “mayor” of McGirts Bridge Road, Joyce Pressley imagines that her father, Luke Harrington, is in his version of paradise, complete with live serenades by the Dixie Hummingbirds and access to peppermints and Durango chewing tobacco aplenty. The

Police cameras could address deeper problem

It baffles us how a police officer could shoot someone in the back. Not only how they could be so callous as to pull a trigger when a suspect is clearly not an immediate threat, but also how they thought they could get away with it. We are saddened and outraged by the latest incident in Charleston, South Carolina. We are heartened that it was swif

Board seeking assistant elections director

LAURINBURG — Following the resignation of Lindsey Adams, the Scotland County Board of Elections is again seeking an assistant elections director. The board announced the vacancy during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, saying Adams resigned on April 1 “for personal reasons.” A longtime Laurinburg resident, Adams was hired last June

PEMBROKE — Hayes Pond will not be sold by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina — at least anytime soon.
At a meeting Tuesday of the Lumbee Nation Tribal Programs Committee, its five members voted unanimously to keep the property, which is located in Scotland and Robeson counties, until a full study can be conducted. The committee's recom

No sale on Hayes Pond

PEMBROKE — Hayes Pond will not be sold by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina — at least anytime soon. At a meeting Tuesday of the Lumbee Nation Tribal Programs Committee, its five members voted unanimously to keep the property, which is located in Scotland and Robeson counties, until a full study can be conducted. The committee's recom

LAURINBURG — A Scotland County man who last month gave authorities information that led to the bodies of Lonnie Patterson and Randy Hobbs has been charged in connection with their deaths.
Robert Johnson, 35, of Hargrave Street in Laurel Hill, was charged Thursday with two counts of concealing a death and two counts of being part of a death,

Man, 35, charged in two deaths as probe continues

LAURINBURG — A Scotland County man who last month gave authorities information that led to the bodies of Lonnie Patterson and Randy Hobbs has been charged in connection with their deaths. Robert Johnson, 35, of Hargrave Street in Laurel Hill, was charged Thursday with two counts of concealing a death and two counts of being part of a death,

Sheriff's Lt. fired after accusations of domestic abuse

LAURINBURG — A Scotland County sheriff's lieutenant was fired this week after a domestic violence protection order was filed against him in civil court. James Robert Britt, a lieutenant in the patrol division, was terminated on Wednesday afternoon according to Sheriff Ralph Kersey. An ex-parte order, alleging physical and emotional abuse by

Zaxby's coming to Laurinburg this summer

LAURINBURG — By the end of this summer, Laurinburg should be home to an upscale fast-food eatery. Zaxby's, a chicken restaurant offering drive-thru and eat-in options that range from salads to sandwiches and wings, will be built near the intersection of X-Way Road and U.S. 401, according to Ben Fields, operating partner of MFAC, LLC, a group

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