Year: <span>2020</span>

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Cape Fear Valley to hold COVID-19 live town hall meeting on Facebook

Back by popular demand, Cape Fear Valley CEO Mike Nagowski will hold another live Facebook community townhall to answer questions about COVID-19 and its effect on the community.   The question-and-answer session will air during the Making Rounds Live radio show on Tuesday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to noon. Viewers can watch and submit their...

Tornado strikes
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Tornado strikes

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in Hoke County this afternoon. No injuries were reported, though several trees were downed. The tornado struck just south of Plank Road. The weather service says radar images and photos of the trees provided by Hoke Emergency Management confirm the tornado. Rainfall has been heavy with 1.63 inches...

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Third food company hit by COVID-19

• By Catharin Shepard • • Staff writer •  Another meat processing facility in the Hoke County area is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19, according to the Hoke County Health Department. Two cases identified last week made Butterball the third food production company with local operations now dealing with an outbreak of the virus. One...

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Design work on rec building likely to cost $1 million

• By Catharin Shepard • • Staff writer • The Hoke County Board of Commissioners Monday approved a new set of contracts for design work on a proposed Parks and Recreation center, featuring what would be the county’s first public swimming pool. The contracts include costs for the design of the building itself, plus plans...

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Letter: ‘Purcell was a leader who made my job easier’

To the Editor: I read today with shock and dismay of Kenneth Purcell’s sudden passing. The person that wrote his obituary certainly knew Kenneth well. I knew him back when he was in high school and I was assistant principal and in charge of buses and bus drivers. I depended on all of those teenage...

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Letter: Still, I’d vote for a billy goat

To the Editor: I am writing in reference to Ms. Claudyne S. Brock’s letter in The News-Journal May 6, 2020. She states she taught Bible School for 62 years. I wonder if she thinks it’s alright to separate young children from their parents and put them in overcrowded cages, grabbing women by their private parts,...

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Huff: Pretty much sums it up

Man has made a lot of progress throughout history although progress itself is somewhat subjective. Some resist change, feeling more secure with things as they are. I sometimes think we put too much emphasis on new gadgets that, while intriguing, add little to our quality of life. For the most part, when given the choice,...

SandHoke to confer diplomas tomorrow
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SandHoke to confer diplomas tomorrow

Photo: A billboard on US401 honors graduates. (Contributed photo) SandHoke Early College High School will confer high school diplomas on 89 Class of 2020 graduates May 22. Graduation, which will be held at 11 a.m., is not a traditional commencement ceremony this year. Graduates will receive their high school diplomas during the drive-thru graduation ceremony...

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Cape Fear gets drug that could help treat COVID-19

Cape Fear Valley will receive an allocation of remdesivir from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services to aid in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, the hospital system announced Friday. The first patients will receive the drug this week.  Remdesivir is an investigational antiviral drug that underwent clinical trial evaluation. The NIAID sponsored Adaptive...

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Soup kitchen needs food

The Open Door Soup is holding a food drive to help meet the needs of the Hoke County community. The soup kitchen is seeking immediate donations of canned and nonperishable foods. The soup kitchen continues providing prepared food for anyone in need of a meal at its location on Turnpike Road in Raeford. The soup...

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Raeford kids do ‘Miles For Monroe’ to support camp

Camp Monroe has offered summer camp and programs for children since 1954, but this year, due to COVID-19, the camp was forced to put things on hold. A family in Hoke County is working to help the camp through the difficult time by holding a unique 10-mile run. Talene Munson and her children Justice, Aurora,...

Browsing the Files: 75, 47 and 25 Years Ago
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Browsing the Files: 75, 47 and 25 Years Ago

Photos:The old Carter’s Esso gas station on south Main street was torn down to make way for the Edenborough Shopping Center. James Carter now has Carter’s Exxon on U.S. 401 South. The building stood on Main Street 38 years. Carter’s father acquired it in 1947. (May 24, 1973) Hoke High School’s top 14 graduates: from...