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Scott Witten

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E-Mail Address: switten@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 910-865-4179, 910-843-4631

Latest Stories by Scott Witten

Health worker accused of robbing elderly client

ST. PAULS — A health care worker has been charged with stealing from her elderly patient's bank account. Police charged Lisa D. McGee, 28, of Shannon, on Thursday with misdemeanor financial fraud. She is accused of stealing $432 from 73-year-old Lessie Smith. Thefts of more than $500 can be classified as felonies. St. Pauls Police Chief To

RED SPRINGS — While most Martin Luther Jr. King Day celebrations honored the work of the late civil rights leader, Saturday's event in Red Springs honored two people who have followed King's example of public service.
The Red Springs Chapter of Las Amigas Inc. used its annual Harambee Breakfast to celebrate two Red Springs natives — Ap

Pair honored for following King's service example

RED SPRINGS — While most Martin Luther Jr. King Day celebrations honored the work of the late civil rights leader, Saturday's event in Red Springs honored two people who have followed King's example of public service. The Red Springs Chapter of Las Amigas Inc. used its annual Harambee Breakfast to celebrate two Red Springs natives — Ap

Girl Scouts adding online cookie sales

RED SPRINGS — It is that time of year again. Girl Scout cookie-selling season has returned. But this year, Scouts have added a twist — online ordering. For the first time, people can to make cookie purchases online. Girl Scouts of the N.C. Coastal Pines is participating in Digital Cookie, a web platform that lets girls sell from their

RED SPRINGS — A retired Hoke County principal has been named the new headmaster of Flora Macdonald Academy.
Steve Hagen, a former principal at Hoke County High School, became headmaster just before the school's Christmas break.
Hagen could not be reached for comment.
He replaces David Holloway, who stepped down for health reasons, accordin

Hagen to head Flora Macdonald Academy

RED SPRINGS — A retired Hoke County principal has been named the new headmaster of Flora Macdonald Academy. Steve Hagen, a former principal at Hoke County High School, became headmaster just before the school's Christmas break. Hagen could not be reached for comment. He replaces David Holloway, who stepped down for health reasons, accordin

ST. PAULS — St. Pauls is continuing its efforts to step up collection of unpaid taxes.
The board recently gave its town attorney the greenlight to go after another 25 delinquent taxpayers who owe the town a total of $54,000.
The town threatened a similar number of delinquent taxpayers with legal action at the end of last year and were able

Town goes after delinquent taxes

ST. PAULS — St. Pauls is continuing its efforts to step up collection of unpaid taxes. The board recently gave its town attorney the greenlight to go after another 25 delinquent taxpayers who owe the town a total of $54,000. The town threatened a similar number of delinquent taxpayers with legal action at the end of last year and were able

ST. PAULS — Starsky Norman said he hopes his new batting cage business will be a home run for himself and the town of St. Pauls.
Norman Showcase Academy is 33,000-square-foot indoor baseball and fast pitch softball facility. The new business is inside the Superior Industrial Center, the former Burlington plant at 106 E. Clark St.
The center

Batting cage complex to open

ST. PAULS — Starsky Norman said he hopes his new batting cage business will be a home run for himself and the town of St. Pauls. Norman Showcase Academy is 33,000-square-foot indoor baseball and fast pitch softball facility. The new business is inside the Superior Industrial Center, the former Burlington plant at 106 E. Clark St. The center

Audit: Town finances seeing improvements

RED SPRINGS — An auditor is praising town leaders for “working diligently” to improve Red Springs' financial standing. The Red Springs Board of Commissioners received results last week from its annual audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30. According to the audit, the town's fund balance increased from $1,031,576 in 2013 t

RED SPRINGS — The new head of the Red Springs Fire Department tried to reassure town officials and residents on Tuesday that the rancor and division that has plagued the volunteer department is gone.
In a report to the Red Springs Board of Commissioners, interim Fire Chief John G. Ammons Jr. said almost all the firefighters who resigned two

Interim fire chief in Red Springs reassures board

RED SPRINGS — The new head of the Red Springs Fire Department tried to reassure town officials and residents on Tuesday that the rancor and division that has plagued the volunteer department is gone. In a report to the Red Springs Board of Commissioners, interim Fire Chief John G. Ammons Jr. said almost all the firefighters who resigned two

Fire department placed on 12-month probation

RED SPRINGS — The Office of State Fire Marshal has placed the Red Springs Fire Department on probation, but will allow the department to keep its Class 6 fire rating. State officials made the decision after a surprise visit last week to the Red Springs firehouse. Robeson County Fire Marshal Stephanie Chavis said the department was placed on





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