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FY 2017-2018 Citizen Budget Input

Approximately 70 citizens attended the Citizen Budget Input Session held Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the A.B. Gibson Center.  The process for the input session was that individuals were assigned tables from 1-10 when they arrived.  The break out session whereby ideas, projects, programs and issues lasted for approximately 40 minutes and then the results from each table were presented.  Here are the results of the Citizen Budget Input Session along with input submitted either via email or phone call to the City Manager. 


The City of Laurinburg currently has one (1) opening on the Laurinburg/Scotland County Crime & Drug Committee. The Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Laurinburg City Council and the Scotland County Board of Commissioners. Its mission is to develop strategies to reduce, prevent and respond to crime, drug and gang activity. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month, except July, with a light lunch served.

The City of Laurinburg is seeking applicants for the newly formed Tree Committee, which has three (3) members who must reside within the City limits.  The Tree Committee will be responsible for studying, investigating, counseling and developing and/or updating and administering a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs along streets and in other public areas. 

Interested Laurinburg residents can contact the City Clerk at 291-2590 for an application or you can download the application here. You can drop off or mail the completed application to the City Clerk at 305 W. Church St. or P.O. Box 249, Laurinburg, NC 28353.


The City of Laurinburg will hold a launch event for their Laurinburg Industrial Park on December 20th at 11:15am at 1000 Stewartsville Road. 

The site was recently developed by the City of Laurinburg in collaboration with ElectriCities of North Carolina through their Smart Sites (S2) site readiness program. The program is designed to assist public power member communities to prepare shovel ready sites for industrial and commercial development.

The Laurinburg “Industrial Park” is located just 0.3 miles from Interstate 74, includes 150+ acres, and is served with City of Laurinburg utility services to include electric, fiber, water and sewer. The property is also adjacent to a rail line operated by Gulf & Ohio and has gas service in close proximity provided by Piedmont Natural Gas.

For additional information about locating your business in the park, contact Charles Nichols, City Manager, at 910-276-8324.


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Event Calendar

   March 6, 12:30 p.m.

   Crime and Drug Committee

   Council Chambers, 303 W. Church St.

   March 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

   City Council Meeting

   Council Chambers, 303 W. Church St.


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Mon., January 2

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King, Jr. Day

Mon., January 16

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April 14

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Mon., September 4


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