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Discover the Carolinas on your way to the Beach

Laurinburg: The Soul of the Carolinas - Along Highway 74 in North Carolina
Why not discover more of the Carolinas on your way to the Carolina beaches. Don't get us wrong, we appreciate
you coming down to the Wilmington, Myrtle Beach area. They are some of the best beaches in the country.
But as you pass through the Carolinas, doesn't it make sense to see the Carolinas?

The Carolinas have more than a few places of singular beauty. But they have only one soul.

In the Heart of the Carolinas

Laurinburg: Along Highway 74 in North Carolina
lying in the Sandhills midway between the surf 00and Charlotte along Highway 74, Laurinburg, is only 90 minutes from Wilmington and less than two hours from Myrtle Beach. Our "Hotel District" features national brand hotels that are all conveniently located off of exit 183 - which features newly installed lighting along both the exit and entrance ramps.

Southern Hospitality

Where to Stay The Soul of the Carolinas wouldn't be complete without the finest in Southern hospitality. Our "Hotel District" features national brand hotels that will treat you like the welcome guest you are. All of our hotels are conveniently located off of exit 319 and offer an attractive array of lodging options

Where to Stay:


Clinton Inn 15-401 Bypass 910-276-6555  
Comfort Inn 1705 15-401 Bypass 910-277-7788 Book a room
Hampton Inn 115 Hampton Circle 910-277-1516 Book a room
Holiday Inn Express 400 Plaza Road 910-291-3300 Book a room
Oasis of NC RV Park 15340 Palmer Road, Marston 910-266-8372 Book a room
Pine Acres Lodge 11860 McColl Road 910-276-1531  
Quality Inn 401 Jameson Inn Circle 910-277-0080 Book a room
Scotland Inn 1500 US Hwy 15-401 910-276-0632  
Thomas Walton Manor
Bed & Breakfast
400 West Church Street 910-276-0551 Book a room


Taste of the Carolinas

Where to Eat
From "Southern Upscale" to quick serve, Laurinburg delivers on the taste of the Carolinas. From steaks, to seafood to southern fare, we have it all. And of course, you gotta try General McArthur's for some classic Carolina BBQ.

215 on Main (Southern fare)
215 S. Main Street
910-291-0280

Champs Fine Food & Spirits (Sports Bar and More)
1500 US Hwy 15-401
910-276-4386

Mi Casita Restaurante Mexicano (Mexican)
1797 S. Main Street
910-276-0032

General McArthur's (BBQ)
13661 Barnes Bridge Rd.
910-276-1498

Wooly McDuff's Neighborhood Grille (Steaks and Seafood)
1709 US Hwy 15-401
910-276-6632

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History of the Carolinas

John Blue House and Heritage Center
A magnificent example of Steamboat Gothic architecture, the century-old John Blue House provides a glimpse into an important part of Scotland County's past - the culture of the rural Carolinas. John Blue, Sr. built the house entirely of heart of pine lumber from trees on the grounds.

Call 704-900-9504 for tour information.

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The Vines of the Carolinas

Cypress Bend Vineyards Begin with a farm that has been in the family since 1807. Add two proprietors, Dan and Tina Smith, who are totally dedicated to the art of crafting quality table wines. Toss in over 120 awards in the past five years, and you have Cypress Bend Vineyards.

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The Tranquility of the Carolinas

St. Andrews Equestrian Center At St. Andrews University, some of the students have four legs. In fact, the college's Equestrian Center is so accomplished that all the Championships won during the last decade in English, Western, and Hunter Seat competitions are too numerous to list here.

The 300-acre Equestrian Center features four barns with 112 stalls, one outdoor and two indoor arenas, outdoor show and teaching areas, hunter trial courses, and permanent jumps. The grounds are open to watch practice, or just take in its beauty.

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The Beauty of the Carolinas

Lumber River/Chalk Banks Access Area The Lumber River, which meanders along the border between Scotland, Hoke, Robeson and Columbus Counties before heading further south for its rendezvous with the Little Pee Dee. It has been voted one of North Carolina's Ten Natural Wonders, the result of an on-line contest held by Land for Tomorrow, a coalition dedicated to supporting the preservation of North Carolina's land and water resources. The river is also the only black water river designated a National Wild and Scenic River in the country!

If you would like to take a canoe down part of the river, contact the Park Rangers at Chalk Banks and they will arrange to personally give you a guided tour that meets your interests.

(910) 628-4564

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Game of the Carolinas

Scotland County provides much the same inspiring scenery as our rather more well-known neighbor to the north ­namely, verdant pine trees with an understory of azalea and dogwood. Against this backdrop, golf course designers have laid out challenging links to test your skills while you enjoy a game with your favorite foursome.

Deercroft Golf and Country Club:
(910) 369-3107
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Cypress Creek Golf Links:
(910) 277-0311
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Scotch Meadows:
(910) 276-0169
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Be Our Neighbor in the Carolinas

Friday Night Events All summer long we feature live music in
Scotland County on Friday nights.

The Vineyard presents either jazz of beach music every Friday
from 7:00 to 10:00. Food is also available. The cost is $10 per person.

And the Chamber of Commerce features a Summer long beach music series once a month. Concerts are held at the Morgan Complex (which is less than
5 minutes from the Hotel District. Cost is $1 for anyone over 12 (under 12 is free!). The series includes food vendors, bounce house, splash pad and more. Concert is from 6:00 - 9:00.

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This year's schedule is:

      Friday, June 13: Hip Pocket
      Friday, July 11: Goldrush
      Friday, August 8: The Tams

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