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Hundreds in Hoke tested for COVID-19 at free drive-through site

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • More than 300 people in Hoke County have gotten tested for COVID-19 at a free drive-through testing site provided through a Harris Teeter partnership. The site at Don Steed Elementary signed up at least 126 people for testing Friday, and tested 140 people Saturday and another 94 people...


Butterball employees among recent cases of COVID-19, Health Department says

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Two Butterball employees – one who lives in Hoke County, and one who does not – tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Hoke County Health Department. The Health Department added Butterball to the list of food production companies in the area experiencing an outbreak of coronavirus. A...


Six-month-old baby among newest known Hoke cases of COVID-19

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • There were 139 known COVID-19 cases in Hoke County Thursday morning, including a six-month-old baby who is the daughter of a first responder. The most recently identified cases of COVID-19 in Hoke County include: A six-month-old baby girl, who became ill May 7 and tested positive May 12...


How to schedule a free COVID-19 test, provided by Harris Teeter

Anyone in Hoke can schedule an appointment to get a drive-through COVID-19 test thanks to a partnership from Harris Teeter. To schedule an appointment, go online to and sign up. There is no cost for the test. The sign-up website was having technical difficulties Tuesday, but was working as of Wednesday morning. The site...