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Historic Laurinburg

Beneath the tall stately oaks lies Laurinburg, North Carolina. A three-time All America City located in the Sandhills region, Laurinburg offers the charm and quiet living of a small southern town with close proximity to larger cities, the mountains and the coast. Developing from its rich agricultural heritage, Laurinburg is still an agricultural community and it is also the progressive business and cultural center of Scotland County.

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.

32 Miles

Pinehurst, NC
World-class Golf

43 Miles

Fayetteville,
Fort Bragg

93 Miles

Charlotte, NC
The Queen City

97 Miles

Myrtle Beach,
South Carolina

100 Miles

Raleigh, Durham,
Chapel Hill, NC

105 Miles

Wilmington, NC
Port City

109 Miles

Greensboro, NC
The Triad

229 Miles

Biltmore Estate,
Asheville, NC

Interesting Facts

About The Area

Area: 12.45 sq. miles or 7,971.5 acres
Population: 15,646
Elevation: 218 feet above sea level
Average Temperature: 63.3º F
Highest Recorded Temperature: 107º F (August 1, 1988)
Lowest Recorded Temperature: -3º F (January 21, 1985)
Average Annual Rainfall: 49.3 inches
Growing Season: 212 Days
City Streets: 91.19 miles (86.59 miles are paved)
State Streets within the City: 47.21 miles
All American City: 1956, 1967 and 2003
Tree City USA: 1980-present

Community

Scotland County is a great place for families. Learn about the area here.

Business

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Industry

Manufacturing, Shipping/ Transport, Higher Education, Agriculture

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Christmas Tree Community Bonfire Event Postponed

Due to the amount of expected rainfall between now and Friday evening, we have made a decision to postpone the Community Bonfire event at Legion Park to next Friday, January 19th, at 6:00PM. Any questions can be referred to the Fire Department…
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Cemetery Item Removal

The Cemetery Department will be picking up all Christmas floral arrangements on March 15, 2018.  All other items, starting January 22nd, that are not in compliance with the Cemetery Ordinance will be removed and retained for 2 weeks for pick-up. …
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HOLIDAY SOLID WASTE INFORMATION

SOLID WASTE INFORMATION   City of Laurinburg Residents & Businesses   The City of Laurinburg will be closed on Monday, December 25th, and Tuesday, December 26th for the Christmas Holiday.  All solid waste routes for Monday…
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PRESS RELEASE - CITY HALL DRIVE-THRU WINDOW CLOSURE

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CITY HALL drive-thru window CLOSURE Laurinburg, N.C. – December 18, 2017 – Due to ongoing construction of the New City Hall & Police Department at 303 W. Church St., the utility…
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COMMITTEE VOLUNTEER NEEDED

The City is accepting applications for the Laurinburg/Scotland County Crime and Drug Committee. There is currently one vacancy.  The Crime & Drug Committee is an advisory committee and is appointed by the City Council and the Scotland County…
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Important Notice of Pole Inspections

Starting as early as December 4th, the Electric department will have a contractor in town inspecting poles. Utility Asset Management is the name of the company. They will have two trucks in town that will have, "Contractor for the City of Laurinburg",…