Year: <span>2020</span>

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 www.harristeeter.com/covidtesting 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...