Commissioners declare emergency

The Hoke County Board of Commissioners voted tonight to declare a State of Emergency.

The board members additionally approved the following measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic:

  • Suspend county sewer and water service non-payment cutoffs for 30 days
  • Suspend foreclosure proceedings for non-payment of taxes, and defer tax payment plans during the State of Emergency declaration
  • Expand meals for senior citizens through Meals on Wheels during the current emergency (not permanently)
  • Approved a policy for teleworkers in the event county employees have to work from home
The county has activated its emergency communications website,, and plans to share updates through that site.
We’ll have further coverage in this week’s issue of The News-Journal.
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