About Laurinburg





The lifestyle in Laurinburg is relaxed and laid back, but never boring - not with year-round outdoor recreation, a vibrant arts scene, progressive community services and close proximity to beaches, the mountains, big city attractions, and college and professional sports.

Laurinburg is located on US Highway 74, a major east-west four-lane highway, US Highway 401, a major north-south four-lane highway, and minutes away from Interstate 95 which runs from Maine to Florida. Also located just 43 miles from Fayetteville and Fort Bragg, Laurinburg is conveniently located for residential or business purposes for the expansion generated by Base Realignment and Closing (BRAC) and the impending growth of Fort Bragg.

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Distances from Laurinburg

Highland Games

  • Pinehurst & Moore County (world championship golf) - 32 miles
  • Fayetteville/Fort Bragg - 43 miles
  • Charlotte - 93 miles
  • Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area - 100 miles
  • Wilmington - 105 miles
  • Greensboro - 109 miles
  • Asheville - 229 miles
  • Myrtle Beach, SC - 97 miles

Opportunities abound for civic involvement and other activities. With over six civic clubs, there are plenty of activities with which to become involved.

Some of the many events in Laurinburg include:




Laurinburg After Five

Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce (910) 276-7420


Kuumba Festival

Kuumba Festival Committee

4th Saturday in September

Scotland Highland Games

Scotland Highland Games Committee

1st Saturday in October

The John Blue Cotton Festival

The John Blue Cotton Festival Committee

2nd Saturday in October

Storytelling Arts Festivals

Storytelling Art of the Southeast


Chamber on the Half shell Oyster Roast

Laurinburg/Scotland County Chamber of Commerce(910) 276-7420

2nd Saturday in November

Christmas on Main

Laurinburg Downtown Revitalization Corporation

Sunday before Thanksgiving

Christmas Parade

Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce (910) 276-7420



Interesting Facts

Average Temperature
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Growing Season
City Streets
State Streets within the City
All American City
Tree City USA

12.45 sq. miles or 7,971.5 acres
218 feet above sea level
63.3º F
107º F (August 1, 1988)
-3º F (January 21, 1985)
49.3 inches
212 Days
91.19 miles (86.59 miles are paved)
47.21 miles
1956, 1967 and 2003